The WSOP Hopefuls And Where They Represent

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With the Main Event at this year’s World Series of Poker now approaching that November final table, we thought we would have a bit of a breakdown of what countries are still represented in the tournament.

Of course, it is understandable that the largest percentage come from the United States, considering the event is staged in Las Vegas and the game of poker is played more in that country than any other currently. The USA represents almost 50% of the field as 35 of the 68 survivors are from the country.

The rest of the field is actually far more spread as Canada has the second highest amount of players with 5, whilst France has 4 and Italy has 3. The UK comes in equal 4th with regards to surviving players on 2 with that number shared with Australia, Germany and Russia. There are then ten countries that have one representative apiece with Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Gabon, Greece, Holland, Latvia and Spain being the countries that still have a chance at celebrating a World Series of Poker winner this year.

That is quite a collection of nationalities we are sure you will agree; there are 18 different countries represented in total with each and every continent having players involved.

  • Argentina – 1
  • Australia – 2
  • Brazil – 1
  • Canada – 5
  • China – 1
  • Czech Republic – 1
  • Denmark – 1
  • France – 4
  • Gabon – 1
  • Germany – 2
  • Greece – 1
  • Holland – 1
  • Italy – 3
  • Latvia – 1
  • Russia – 2
  • Spain – 1
  • United Kingdom – 2
  • United States – 35

The odds heavily suggest that the winner will come from the United States but there are still plenty of top players from other countries that could surprise us. Make sure you follow our reports on the event over the next couple of days as that event finally reaches the final nine that will then have to wait until November before resuming their bid at winning the most recognised poker event on the planet.

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