EPT9 Berlin Day 6: More data than you can shake a stick at. And a graph

There's no two ways about it: German players have been dominant at this EPT Berlin main event. It may have been mentioned on this Blog once or twice before, but it is no less relevant now. Of the eight seats around the final table, five of them were filled by German players at start of day. That's 62.5 per cent of the field.

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EPT Berlin final table players (l-r): Daniel-Gai Pidun, Roman Herold, Alexander Helbig, Pascal Vos, Lasse Frost, Robert Haigh (seated), Roman Korenev (standing), Julian Thomas.

This is of course remarkable, even if it not the first time it has happened. However, it is even more extraordinary when we look at how the concentration of German players has altered throughout the week. In short: this started as a German-dominated field, but it got progressively even more so day by day.

Germans accounted for 30.48 per cent of the field on day one, 31.17 on day two, 32.14 on day three, 39.29 on day four and 52.94 on day five. Commentators (including this one) expected there to be a drop off at some point, but it just didn't happen. Mad Harper, the EPT Media Coordinator, put all the raw data into a chart, and compared it with the performances of the other countries providing final table players.

It looks like this:

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The upward surge of German players at EPT Berlin

On the subject of statistics, it's also interesting to examine the paths to the final table of the players still left on the last day. Winning major poker tournaments is so often all about timing: you want to save your run-good for the late stages, when pots are worth so much more.

Here's the information of where all our final eight stood at the end of the five days they have played before the final:

End of Day 5 - Eight remain
1st - Robert Haigh, 5,495,000
2nd - Daniel-Gai Pidun, 5,250,000
3rd - Lasse Frost, 3,700,000
4th - Alexander Helbig, 3,315,000
5th - Roman Herold, 3,050,000
6th - Roman Korenev, 2,995,000
7th - Pascal Vos, 1,750,000
8th - Julian Thomas, 1,735,000

End of Day 4 - 17 remain
1st - Roman Herold, 4,485,000
4th - Alexander Helbig, 2,040,000
5th - Robert Haigh, 1,659,000
7th - Julian Thomas, 1,400,000
9th - Daniel-Gai Pidun, 1,191,000
10th - Roman Korenev, 1,186,000
11th - Pascal Vos, 1,130,000
15th - Lasse Frost, 678,000

End of Day 3 - 55 remain
3rd - Pascal Vos, 972,000
6th - Roman Herold, 816,000
10th - Lasse Frost, 761,000
18th - Roman Korenev, 626,000
19th - Alexander Helbig, 622,000
20th - Robert Haigh, 617,000
25th - Julian Thomas, 499,000
31st - Daniel-Gai Pidun, 401,000

End of Day 2 - 168 remain
8th - Pascal Vos, 426,000
19th - Lasse Frost, 304,200
20th - Alexander Helbig, 295,300
22nd - Daniel-Gai Pidun, 282,500
30th - Roman Korenev, 249,500
61st - Roman Herold, 165,800
98th - Julian Thomas, 117,800
128th - Robert Haigh, 82,900

End of Day 1 - 478 remain
61st - Alexander Helbig, 95,800
77th - Daniel-Gai Pidun, 89,300
126th - Roman Korenev, 74,200
154th - Julian Thomas, 65,600
159th - Roman Herold, 64,500
174th - Lasse Frost, 60,400
193rd - Pascal Vos, 57,100
417th - Robert Haigh, 19,800

Player-by-player:

Robert Haigh
Day 1: 417th - 19,800
Day 2: 128th - 82,900
Day 3: 20th - 617,000
Day 4: 5th - 1,659,000
Day 5: 1st - 5,495,000

Daniel-Gai Pidun
Day 1: 77th - 19,800
Day 2: 22nd - 282,500
Day 3: 31st - 401,000
Day 4: 9th - 1,191,000
Day 5: 2nd - 5,250,000

Lasse Frost
Day 1: 174th - 60,400
Day 2: 19th - 304,200
Day 3: 10th - 761,000
Day 4: 15th - 678,000
Day 5: 3rd - 3,700,000

Alexander Helbig
Day 1: 61st - 95,800
Day 2: 20th - 295,300
Day 3: 19th - 622,000
Day 4: 4th - 2,040,000
Day 5: 4th - 3,315,000

Roman Herold
Day 1: 159th - 64,500
Day 2: 61st - 165,800
Day 3: 6th - 816,000
Day 4: 1st - 4,485,000
Day 5: 5th - 3,050,000

Roman Korenev
Day 1: 126th - 74,200
Day 2: 30th - 249,500
Day 3: 18th - 626,000
Day 4: 10th - 1,186,000
Day 5: 6th - 2,995,000

Pascal Vos
Day 1: 193rd - 57,100
Day 2: 8th - 426,000
Day 3: 3rd - 972,000
Day 4: 11th - 1,130,000
Day 5: 7th - 1,750,000

Julian Thomas
Day 1: 154th - 65,600
Day 2: 98th - 117,800
Day 3: 25th - 499,000
Day 4: 7th - 1,400,000
Day 5: 8th - 1,735,000

Don't forget the way to follow our main event coverage. There's hand-by-hand stuff, including chip counts, in the panel at the top of the main EPT Berlin page. There will be feature pieces below that panel, including updates from the side events. EPT Live is now live.

Meanwhile, High Roller coverage is on the High Roller page. And everything to do with the European Poker Tour is on the European Poker Tour site.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour