WSOP Player of the Year Race Update

WSOP Player of the Year Race Update

Thursday, 18 June 2009

The World Series of Poker POTY points race is an eagerly-anticipated part of the series for many pros. In the past few years Daniel Negreanu, Allen Cunningham and Erick Lindgren have all nabbed the title.

This year it’s all to play for. Currently leading the field, and with good reason, is Finnish sensation Ville Wallbeck. The mixed game specialist has won the $10,000 Championship Mixed Game event as well as finishing second in the $10k Championship 2-7 event and third in the $10k Championship Stud event. A true force to be reckoned with.

Nipping at his heels, however, is a certain Mr. Phil Ivey. Widely considered the best poker player to have ever lived, Ivey has won two bracelets this year and has four cashes to back him up. He trails Wallbeck’s 255pts with a not-to-shabby 225.

Also in contention is Roland DeWolfe, who won his first bracelet to complete a Triple Crown (WPT, EPT, WSOP) in the $5k Omaha 8 event. Daniel Negreanu is also in the running with 4 cashes and 2 final tables.

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