7 days since last hit!
(61st longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2019
Game Days
Played: 21 / Remaining: 344

About the KDP
Kaufman's Dead Pool is a by-invitation-only dead pool. We are currently in our 22nd year of play. The KDP was created and maintained by Gene Kaufman.

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Recent Deaths
Date Celeb # Hits
1/15Carol Channing13
1/14Mel Stottlemyre3
.: 2018 :.
12/18Penny MarshallSolo: Michelle Downey
of celebs DEAD

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Goodbye, Dolly!

Wow, we're off to a big start with our second hit in 2 days, as our Seventh most-picked of the year has died. Carol Channing was 97, and 13 people picked her, including Kelly Keegan's List 2, which now has 2 hits. On January 15th. (One of these days I've GOT to get around to making the year-to-year compare thingy that I keep putting off*).

Getting their first hit of the game: Katy Conlin's List 2, Jimmy Casino, Rich Place's Barley Place—Older than me List, Michelle Downey, Shelley Brown's List 1, John Downey, Judith Place, Lindsey Roke, Toe Tag and Natalie Tyler's Golden Oldies, I`m Ready for my Close-Up, Mr. Reaper and Let`s Hear It For the Girls Lists.

Congratulations, everyone!

Blurb Credit: Mike Spinney

* A quick perusal of the archives reminds us that Brad Hope had 2 hits on January 4, 2015. Guess we'll have to keep an eye on earliest-to-3 now!



Old-timey baseball guy Mel Stottlemyre has died at 77 and opens up the game with a triple: Joe Biasi, Kelly Keegan's List 2 and Brave Sir Robin all get the hit, and start crowding the top of the standings.

Congrats, all!

News Archive

Recent Site News
10/2/2013 - Added a new chart showing how long it's been since we've had a Dry Spell longer than the current one to the Dry Spell page.

3/4/2013 - Cleaned up a few spots with missing data on the Profiles and Weighted Finish pages.

1/7/2013 - In the process of moving the game to a new host - hopefully things won't be TOO wonky!

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Important Game Dates to Note
12/25 Lists accepted
  Noon (ET) - No more new celebs accepted
  Midnight (ET) - No more lists accepted
  Midnight (ET) - Current Game ends.
01/01 New Game starts
02/01 Unpaid lists dropped from game