Lock Poker 2013 Player of the Year Update -- Volpe Takes The Lead
Back-To-Back WPT Final Tables Propel Volpe Into Top Spot
World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star
A total of 643 entries were made in the 2013 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star $7,500 main event, building a prizepool of $4,597,450. After four days of play, the huge field was whittled down to a final table of six. The last player standing was WeiKai Chang, and for the win he earned $1,138,350 and 1,680 POY points, climbing to eighth place in the overall standings.
Chang was far from the only player at this final table to make moves inside the POY top ten. Just over a week after entering the WPT L.A. Poker Classic final table with the chip lead, Paul Volpe found himself in the same position in this event. Volpe finished runner-up at the LAPC, and eventually busted from this event in third place. As a result of his impressive back-to-back performance, Volpe has overtaken the lead in the POY race with 2,870 total points and year-to-date earnings of $1,086,780.
Runner-up in Joe Nguyen climbed to 15th in the rankings, while former WPT champion Erik Seidel finished fourth for $295,590. This was Seidel’s second final table of the year, and as a result he’s climbed to 25th place in the POY race.
World Series of Poker Circuit Caesars Atlantic City
The 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Caesars Atlantic City $1,675 main event drew 540 entries to build a prize pool of $810,000. In the end, Joseph Mckeehen of North Wales, PA emerged victorious, earning the title, the $174,147 first-place prize and 840 POY points. As a result, the 21-year-old college student has climbed into an eight-way tie for 46th place in the overall standings.
Notables who made deep runs in this event include Allie Prescott (9th – $16,160), Tom Dobrilovic (14th – $10,660) Joseph Stuer (19th – $7,412) and Matt Glantz (27th – $5,427).
Here is a look at the top twenty in the POY race:
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