Originally Posted by mootso
79 out of ??? Why doesn't anyone ever keep track of those numbers? If it's 79 out of a small number ... impressive, if it's 79 out of 18302...less impressive.
Dunno the exact number but I'm guessing somewhere in the 500 ballpark? His first bracelet was in 1989 so he's had 20 years since then, they run about 55 tournaments a year these days but it wasn't always that many and he couldn't have entered more than about half of them anyway given that he's a hold 'em specialist and there will be conflicting timetables.
Negreanu's number will be smaller than that and I suspect Ivey's is much
smaller. Looking at the percentages would be interesting but I doubt anyone keeps track of all the times they entered but didn't cash.