American players were the most successful during the 2012 World Series of Poker, winning a full 46 bracelets of a possible 61. The second-most successful nation was Canada with three titles.
The 2012 World Series of Poker saw the American players dominate the altogether 61 events, winning a full 46 of the coveted golden bracelets.
The World Series is traditionally dominated by the local American players, so the good result may not come as a surprise to many.
The 2012 series, however, was the best in a while for even the Americans, who went up from winning 39 events in 2010 and 28 in 2011.
Second on the list were the Canadians, who took home three different wins, followed by Germany with two.
The Germans also had to say goodbye to their reigning World Champion, Pius Heinz, who exited the 2012 WSOP without making any major results.
Finally, England, France, Russia, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Bulgaria also celebrated exactly one champion each.
The final table of the 2012 WSOP Main Event is likely to add another triumph to the American run this year, as eight of the nine final tablists for the "October Nine" are American citizens.
Only one player - Hungarian Andras Koroknai - is still alive with a shot at the Main Event bracelet and title, sitting in the middle of the field with the table's fifth-largest stack.