EPT11 Prague: Shame about the Pope's no-show

It is the moment you have all* been waiting for: the unveiling of the EPT11 Prague Nationalities Pie-Chart. In truth, the pie-chart in Prague is the most fascinating of all during any EPT season, thanks mainly to the wide expanse of countries from which this event draws its field.

Last year, we studied the EPT Prague demographics in great detail and, to the surprise of nobody, there is a similar story this year. Russia provides the single biggest chunk of the playing populace, but only actually accounts for 9 per cent of the field, with Germany, the United Kingdom, France and the United States not so far behind.

The biggest slice of the pie this time around comes from the countries lumped together as "Others". Players have come from as far away as Venezuela, Australia, China and India for this one, as well as pretty much every country in Europe. In fact, only eight of Europe's 50 countries do not have representatives here, with the Pope's no show again meaning the Vatican City misses out.

All of the 29 biggest countries in the continent have at least one player in the main event this week. Georgia, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Iceland, Andorra, Liechtenstein and San Marino are the others letting the side down.

Here's how the full field breaks down along border lines:

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Click image above for larger version. And click to see last year's version.

*Well, at least one Twitter follower.

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Howard Swains
@howardswains in Prague