In almost every sport worldwide, fans and players develop a fascination for looking at all the numbers involved so that they might debate how those figures outline the answer to the question of who the greatest players are. With the increasing prevalence of Hendon Mob, and also the GPI in recent years, we are beginning to gain a clearer picture of who the consistent players are, and not only in terms of how much they cash for, but also how frequently they finish in the money. Some people will attribute great importance to total career earnings, but it's important to understand that cashing frequently alongside making plenty of final tables, is the sign of a consistent player with a strong work ethic.
There are a few names in Asia who are beginning to stand out in this regard. As you might expect, serial tournament crusher, Sam Razavi has been near the top of the worldwide cashes list in recent years, finishing 3rd on this list in 2012 with 38 cashes, 7th in 2013 with 33, and currently occupying 3rd in 2016, with 14. In fact, he is tied for 3rd with Japanese pro, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa.
2016 NUMBER OF CASHES
|1st||United States||Ben Palmer||16|
|2nd||United States||Blake Whittington||15|
|5th||United States||Roland Israelashivili||13|
|5th||United States||James Petzing||13|
Source: Hendon Mob
Sam Razavi (Photo APT)
Another Japanese player who has been posting excellent results in terms of cashes is Iori Yogo. While his 2016 hasn't entirely taken off yet, he showed his capabilities in 2015, when he finished 2nd in the worldwide cashes list, with 40.
2015 NUMBER OF CASHES
|1st||United States||DJ Mackinnon||42|
|2nd||United States||Joe Kuether||40|
|5th||United States||ichael Wang||39|
Source: Hendon Mob
Men " The Master" Nguyen
It is certainly impressive too see regulars from the Asian poker scene gracing the upper reaches of these lists, but if we broaden our scope to look at the most live cashes over the course of an entire career, Men “The Master” Nguyen sits in number 1 spot, with a remarkable 460 career cashes. He is of course Vietnamese by birth, and well known in Asia, as well as globally.
Men '"The Master" Nguyen