19 days since last hit!
(50th longest Dry Spell)

Current Game: 2021
Game Days
Played: 128 / Remaining: 237

About the KDP
Kaufman's Dead Pool is a by-invitation-only dead pool. We are currently in our 24th year of play. The KDP was created and maintained by Gene Kaufman.

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Recent Deaths
Date Celeb # Hits
4/20Tempest Storm0
4/19Walter MondaleSolo: Natalie Tyler-24
4/14Bernie Madoff4
25 of 210 celebs DEAD

Game News


Natalie Hits with Fritz

Former VP Walter "Fritz" Mondale has died at the age of 93, and Natalie Tyler's My Heart Will NOT Go On List picks up the solo with her second hit of the year.

Congrats, Natalie!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney


Death Made Off with Madoff

Professional fraudster Bernie Madoff has died at 82, and 4 players were left holding the (body) bag, including Joe Biasi, who gets his 6th hit of the game and slips from 5th place up to 3rd place.

Kelly Keegan's List 1 snags his fifth hit and Kevin Byrnes gets his fourth.

Finally, Natalie Tyler's Mixed Nuts and Toxic Molds List makes the board with this list's first hit of the game.

Congratulations, all!

Blurb credit: Mike Spinney


The Duke of Deadinburgh

Alright, folks - we've got a big one here. Prince Philip has died at the tender age of 99. He was tied for 10th place on the list of most-picked celebs, tied for first on the most-picked celebs currently alive (obviously no longer on that list), and tied for 2nd on most-picked of 2021, as well as making the most-picked list for each of the last 5 years. In short, there's going to be a lot of people with a newly-open slot for next year. 21 lists, in fact, lead by Bob Razem's List 1, which picks up hit #6 and moves up to 2nd place. Joe Biasi gets his fifth hit.

Grabbing a fourth hit: Kelly Keegan's List 1, Bob Razem's List 4, Grady Harmon, Paul Lineback, and Jimmy Casino.

Natalie Tyler's Final Impulses List, Toe Tag, Gene Kaufman, Lindsey Roke, Carol Ann Roke, and Brave Sir Robin all snag their third.

Rob Dunmire, Bob Lyhus, Shelley Brown's List 1, Bo Place, and Michelle Downey each get their second hit.

Finally, making the board for the first time: Mike Roche's Politicos List and Natalie Tyler's My Heart Will NOT Go On and Nonagenarians lists.

Congrats, all!

Blurb Credit: Bob Lyhus

Honorable Mentions:
"Duke of Edinburied" - Mike Spinney
"The Prince is dead... not the singer" - Mike Roche

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Recent Site News
2/7/2021 - Added SSL certificate to support https://. Fixed a bug that was showing wrong % amounts on Most Hits page. Fixed but showing incorrect Weighted Finish amounts.

12/26/2019 - Updated some of the navigation items - added links to long-existing but apparently hidden pages for seeing which celebs were deemed NOT FAMOUS, as well as a page to Check if a Celeb was picked.

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.

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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