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).
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...
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Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.