Originally Posted by Nutcracker69
Um, every single hand that goes to showdown is documented. And no, sats, etc. don't factor in, just "main" events (not THE main event).
Also, I didn't do the calculation (obviously) and I don't recall offhand what the specifics were. I believe it was a combination of win percentage and amount won that they factored into a expected value calculation.
And no, AA is NOT the winningest, which should be obvious to anyone who has been around NLHE WSOP events. It is well known to either win small pots or lose big ones. Sure, it also wins big ones, but typically you either get lucky to fade outs or you get the benefit of a donk for that.
Um no - they are NOT documented, you would need over 500 people standing around documenting every single hand all day everyday for 2 months, Ive worked there for two years and played there for longer- this does NOT happen I guarantee it, unless you are talking about final tables, which again did not happen pre-1980 ish because no one cared back then, not to mention they didnt even play to a winner. I am not sure where you get your information but whoever told you this is wrong or we are missing BIG pieces of information like final table 1980 and forward only or just the hands the goofy card player folks are documenting - which is like under 1% of the hands
logistically it does not make sense anyways, again we are talking about of millions of hands, where would the data be stored? how would it be calculated? it would take years to sort through it all, not to mention a ton of money to pay someone to do it and believe me the WSOP would NEVER foot the bill for something so trivial, not to even mention that some losers at showdown dont show, so therefor missing data for the loser hands, sorry just doesnt add up here either
chalk it up to urban legend
also not to beat it down even more, but the WSOP tournaments consist of 20 different games, I assume your data is for Texas
Holdem only? If you PM me where you got your information I can look into it and help clear things up, because something is very wrong here