EPT10 Deauville: Who's the greatest Deauville champ of them all?

Throw some logs on the fire, settle back into your favourite armchair, and crack open that bottle of single malt you've been saving for a special occasion. Better still get your butler to do it. It's time to mull, murmur and ruminate over who the greatest ever EPT Deauville champion is.

We could look at the style, panache, title, perceived greatness or number of Twitter followers, but let's look at the heart of poker: cold, hard numbers. How much have the seven EPT Deauville champs clocked up since their grinning mugs were plastered on the cover of poker magazines across Europe? A simple total wouldn't be fair. Remi Castaignon and Vadim Kursevich have only had one and two years respectively in which to rake it in at the tables, while the likes of Brandon Schaefer and Mats Iremark have had significantly longer. And, more importantly, what does that annual live rate of winning amount to? Let's call it, for argument's sake, the 'EPT champion streak'. Take the amount won since winning EPT Deauville and divide that by the numbers of years since taking the title. Now you have your EPT champion streak number (in US dollars).

remi_castaignon_ept9_deauville_winner.jpg

Remi Castaignon: Season 9, February 2013

EPT Deauville winnings: €770,000 ($1,050,220)

Live tournament winnings since: $32,701

EPT champion streak: $32,701



Kursevich-EPT8.jpg
Vadim Kursevich: Season 8, January 2012

EPT Deauville winnings: €875,000 ($1,150,756)

Live tournament winnings since: $233,061

EPT champion streak: $116,531



lucien_cohen_ept_deuaville.jpg
Lucien Cohen: Season 7, January 2011

EPT Deauville winnings: €880,000 ($1,197,719)

Live tournament winnings since: $348,033

EPT champion streak: $116,011



pca_2013_jake_cody.jpg
Jake Cody: Season 6, January 2010

EPT Deauville winnings: €857,000 ($1,213,194)

Live tournament winnings since: $2,458,560

EPT champion streak: $614,640



_MG_0435_Moritz_Kranich_EPT5Dea_Neil Stoddart.jpg
Moritz Kranich: Season 5, January 2009

EPT Deauville winnings: €851,400 ($1,128,983)

Live tournament winnings since: $1,752,916

EPT champion streak: $350,583



mats_irelmark_win.jpg
Mats Iremark: Season 2, Febuary 2006

EPT Deauville winnings: €490,000 ($586,686)

Live tournament winnings since: $676,992

EPT champion streak: $84,624



brandonschaefer.jpg
Brandon Schaefer: Season 1, February 2005

EPT Deauville winnings: €144,000 ($186,582)

Live tournament winnings since: $973,869

EPT champion streak: $108,208

Let's take a look at those EPT champion streaks now.

EPT champion streak
1. Jake Cody: $614,640
2. Moritz Kranich: $350,583
3. Vadim Kursevich: $116,531
4. Lucien Cohen: $116,011
5. Brandon Schaefer: $108,208
6. Mats Iremark: $84,624
7. Remi Castaignon: $32,701

It's a clear win for Jake Cody with an expected $614,640 annual live tournament win rate, as you would expect for someone who has since cleared up with a Triple Crown and final tabled in that epic Season 9 Grand Final - Steve O'Dwyer eventually came out on top of that one. Moritz Kranich may surprise some with his success, but poor old Remi Castaignon will have to rely on his €770,000 winnings from last year for a little while yet. He's got the lowest EPT champion streak of them all.

This EPT champion streak stat may need some further work...

cody_champions_streak.jpg

Click through to live updates, features and interviews from the EPT Deauville Main Event.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour