PokerStars European Poker Tour’s new ranking system

PokerStars European Poker Tour’s new ranking system

Friday, 13 August 2010

The PokerStars European Poker Tour began its seventh run in Tallinn, Estonia, this week and kicked off by announcing a new Player Of The Year rankings system that is set to award the winners with a trophy alongside packages to future EPT events.

"We listened to player feedback," said Neil Johnson, EPT event host. "Because the system was new, obviously there were going to be tweaks to make it fair for everyone."

He revealed that the new system is “best for the EPT” and is designed to prevent anyone being able to take the honours with a single lucky victory.

The old system ignored field size and buy-ins, meaning that EPT Season Six Player Of The Year Kevin McPhee’s win at the 945-runner EPT Berlin was worth the same as Maxim Lykov’s win over a 298-strong field in Kiev. Now the system awards more points based on field size, though is still blind to buy-ins so long as they are at least €1,000/$1,000/£1,000. However, this does prevent the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and €10,000 Monte Carlo Grand Final winners taking an outright victory.

More details can be found at PokerStars.

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