I requested a tournament history when I won my first PSO Skill League this month. Using the hand replayer, I am planning to recreate a couple of hands that I would like to review in my free time, and I found a very interesting statistics about the field.

With the records below, the Russian Federation had the most number of players, taking almost 28% of the field; but fared poorly. I guess, looking at the almost 124K registered PSO members to date, around 20-30% represents the Russian Federation.

Here's the story of the Tourney:
  1. Among the 9,594 entries, there are 94 countries represented.
  2. Among the 9,594 entries, RUSSIAN FEDERATION had the biggest representation of 2,661 or 27.74% of the field.
  3. Among the 9,594 entries, ALGERIA, ANGOLA, BAHRAIN, FIJI, INDONESIA, MACAO, MALTA, NICARAGUA, PAKISTAN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, AND ZIMBABWE had only 1 player each for a share of 0.01% of the field.
  4. Among the 9,594 entries, 8 countries were represented in the FINAL TABLE: Philippines (2), Argentina, Russian Federation, Israel, Czech Republic, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Country & Players
  1. Russian Federation 2,661
  2. Ukraine, 998
  3. Romania, 740
  4. Spain, 653
  5. Germany, 631
  6. Hungary, 453
  7. Australia, 242
  8. Czech Republic,United Kingdom, 213
  9. Belarus, 197
  10. Bulgaria, 194
  11. Poland, 169
  12. Canada, 153
  13. Netherlands, 151
  14. New Zealand, 135
  15. Lithuania, 123
  16. Kazakhstan, 112
  17. Portugal, 101
  18. Latvia, 97
  19. Slovakia, 83
  20. Greece, 75
  21. Estonia, 70
  22. Philippines, 69
  23. Uzbekistan, 68
  24. Moldova, Republic of, 63
  25. Brazil, 56
  26. Argentina, 53
  27. Austria, 51
  28. Israel, 43
  29. Slovenia, 41
  30. Sweden, 40
  31. Serbia, 39
  32. Taiwan, 37
  33. Mexico, 36
  34. Georgia, 35
  35. Armenia, Denmark, 34
  36. Belgium, 31
  37. Croatia, 30
  38. Ireland, 21
  39. Colombia, 19
  40. Iran, Islamic Republic of, 18
  41. China, India, Venezuela, 17
  42. Norway, 16
  43. Peru, 15
  44. Switzerland, 14
  45. Finland, 13
  46. Uruguay, 12
  47. Kyrgyzstan, 11
  48. Azerbaijan, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, Malaysia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, 10
  49. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9
  50. New Caledonia, Singapore, 8
  51. Chile, Japan, Korea, Republic of, 7
  52. Hong Kong, 6
  53. Albania, Cyprus, Mongolia, Morocco, 5
  54. Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Thailand, Turkey, Viet Nam, 4
  55. Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, 3
  56. Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, French Polynesia, Paraguay, Tajikistan, 2
  57. Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Fiji, Indonesia, Macao, Malta, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Zimbabwe, 1