Seriously, I'm referring to his impressive finish in event 23 at this year's World Series of Poker. This marked the third WSOP cash by a Batface and it also marks a significant improvement over past triumphs.
Special thanks to Zach for sending these numbers to me. Here's the story:
Randy Brown (aka TBR or Tibber) makes Batface history by going deep in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Randy finished 178th out of a field of 5919 for winnings of $39,075. He beat 97 percent of the field and his winnings represent a 290 percent return over the tournament buy-in. This performance still stands as the largest Batface cash in a WSOP event.
Zach Ballenger was the next Batface to make a run at glory. At the 2006 WSOP, he went deep into a $2500 Buy-in, No Limit Event. Zach finished 50th in a field of 1290 to outlast 97.2 percent of the field. His $8901 in winnings represented a 280 percent return over the buy-in.
Eric's recent performance saw him placing 25th in a field of 1344, meaning he bested 98.2 percent of the field and saw a 600-plus percent return over the tournament buy-in. Statistically, this is clearly the best performance of any Batface at the WSOP.
Todd "Tiny B" Phillips at least deserves honorable mention with his 5th place finish in the $1500 Buy-in No limit Event at the 2006 WSOP Circuit Event in Tunica. Although not a WSOP venue performance, this finish stands as the lone Batface final table appearance at a major tournament. In finishing 5th out 228, Todd outclassed 97.8 percent of the field and his pay-out was a whopping 1225 percent return over the buy-in.
In another post, we should lay odds on who will be the first Batface to make a WSOP final table...or possibly win a bracelet? Coming soon.
Incidentally, I've played in 6 WSOP events and haven't ever made it past the first break, much less cashed. Doesn't matter though, 'cuz I'm killing it at the cash games.