By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer
After last week’s spontaneous $250,000 buy-in event at the Aussie Millions, players and observers have been questioning how the all-time money lists around the internet have been compiled.
The Henden Mob, who maintain one of the more popular all-time money list of its kind, announced Monday that they would be changing, or at least offering the option to change, how the leaders are determined.
The Henden Mob will still offer its comprehensive list of results as it did before, but now offer the option to exclude results based on two criteria, events with a buy-in greater than $50,000, and events that are invitation-only and not open to anyone who has the bankroll to enter.
This move comes after a number of professional players, including Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, have questioned the fact that exclusive events such as the Full Tilt Poker sponsored Poker After Dark and NBC’s annual Heads Up Championship are invitation only events.
Using the original all-encompassing criteria, Negreanu leads the list with $14.1 million in career tournament earnings. Using the new parameters, Negreanu is still on top with $12.3 million. When comparing the results of the two different methods of calculation, most of the other changes near the top of the leaderboard are minor, with players only changing a few positions. One notable exception is Erik Seidel, who drops from 3rd place to 12th place when high buy-in events and non-open events are excluded.
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