Are there any textual logs available to be read? Obviously there are the video records, but that's not really what I seek here. My search turned out nothing, so I am skeptical there are any. I would love to go over the hands played at WSOPs (mainly final tables), do so statistics etc.

Edit: I don't mean I would like the exact hole cards for every hand. I am curious what the player actions were and what cards were shown at showdown. Anything above would be a sweet bonus.

  • Well, you could visit wsop.com and you might find your answer.
    – user949
    Jun 30, 2013 at 19:02
  • @StellaMarch Could you post the exact link please? At the time of posting this question (Feb 7 '12) it was not available. Jul 14, 2013 at 18:10

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I'm going to go out on a limb and say: no, this does not exist

Short of hands that are blogged about on various poker news sites, this is virtually impossible. There are thousands of people playing and only a very small percentage of hands played are ever recorded anywhere (either by bloggers or by camera). Even if they were all taped, it would take a massive amount of effort to transcribe the action into text format. Given the near-zero payout for doing this, that's a huge expense with no upside -- not gonna happen.

  • Oh I guess you are right about that. I should have stressed I'm most interested in the final table. Certainly would not be that hard to write down one table, so there's slight hope a record exists. Feb 7, 2012 at 23:36
  • Yeah, I agree - a final-table-only record is much more possible (to the point of being relatively likely), though I don't know of anywhere that actually does it. Feb 7, 2012 at 23:37
  • I smell a new market for an OCR program that can read all hands placed up to the hole cam!
    – CheckRaise
    Feb 8, 2012 at 20:23
  • @CheckRaise They are using RFID now, apparently... and obviously somebody or something is already reading the hands, at least the ones they show on TV.
    – user1934
    Nov 17, 2015 at 18:43
  • They are reading hole cards now with RIFID. Reading the table would not be hard.
    – paparazzo
    Jun 28, 2016 at 20:10

It exists in a form. Not selected hands but every hand from a few selected players, whom they could find that would let them record their hands and play. I was there and met Tom Simms and Andy Bloch. (This Andy Bloch died of a heart attack I believe around 2000 and is not the same Andy Bloch current pro poker player)

From Tom Simms Personal Website

I was probably the first to record play-by-play accounts of final table action at major poker tournaments which I did at the 1996, 1997 and 1998 World Series of Poker. My internet reports are archived on the ConJelCo World Series of Poker site and included The Andy Bloch Project .

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