How former WSOP Champions Performed in the Main Event

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2003 WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker changed the world of poker as thousands of players have attempted and in some cases failed to win the coveted title. The million-dollar prize pools and television celebrities are some of the reasons why this main event continues to dominate the gambling world. Over the years, the WSOP Main Event has given birth to ‘poker heroes’ who will always be respected in the field.

Chris Moneymaker 2011

Although the WSOP Championship title holds great power in the poker scene, the aftermath is not as big. What remains in the minds of players are two things: skill and performance as these are two things which separate you from the rest. Since 2003, a number of former champions have either attempted to win the title again and have failed, while others have won once and simply walked away with the title.

Here’s a breakdown of each of the Main Even Winners have performed at the WSOP in Las Vegas:

Year Player Main Event Cashes Since Total Cashes Since Winnings Final Tables Since
2003 Chris Moneymaker 0 3 $32,041 0
2004 Greg Raymer 1 21 $1,582,491 6
2005 Joe Hachem 2 14 $506,891 2
2006 Jamie Gold 0 3 $19,122 0
2007 Jerry Yang 0 6 $30,913 0
2008 Peter Eastgate 1 2 $278,090 1
2009 Joe Cada 0 11 $1,382,819 4
2010 Jonathan Duhamel 0 17 $524,780 1
2011 Pius Heinz 0 3 $22,402 0
2012 Greg Merson 1 8 $324,560 2
2013 Ryan Riess 0 4 $25,731 0
2014 Martin Jacobson 0 $0 0

When combined, the winners listed above have a total of $4.73 million in WSOP earnings. Cada is the only player who has bagged a gold bracelet since the Main Event. In 2014 Cada won a total of $10,000 during the Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event. He also holds the record for the second most WSOP Main Event table appearances at the grand Las Vegas, Main Event with a performance of the fourth most cashes since 11. Raymer is the only player who holds the most final tables at 6. Raymer is also the only player who has the most cashes sitting at 21.

By | 2018-05-16T05:53:42+00:00 July 19th, 2015|Casino News|