Lock Poker 2013 Player of the Year Update -- David Peters Climbs
A Look At The Biggest Poker Tournament Results Of The Week
With the World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker Circuit and the European Poker Tour all finishing off their seasons in the coming weeks in time for the World Series of Poker, this past week was almost the calm before the storm in the 2013 Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by Lock Poker. While no major changes to the top twenty were made, plenty of money and POY points were awarded this week, and here is a look at the events that made the biggest impact on the POY race this week:
Italian Poker Tour San Remo
The Italian Poker Tour San Remo marked the completion of the regional tour in grand style. The IPT saw a number of big events, but none bigger than the €2,200 ($2,620) no-limit hold’em main event, which drew 428 entrants to build a €830,320 ($1,088,612) prize pool. In the end the last man standing was Nicola Sasso, who earned €185,000 and 1,080 POY points, enough to put him into a tie for 48th place in the POY race.
Sasso defeated David Peters heads-up for the title after coming to a deal, sending the American poker pro home with €155,000 and 900 POY points. Peters had also finished runner-up in the €5,250 no-limit hold’em high roller event earlier in the week for €23,000.
With a third final table showing earlier in the year at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Peters has put together 1,160 POY points, supplanting Scott Seiver in 41st place in the overall POY standings.
World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia
After making 14 WSOP Circuit final tables and never emerging victorious, Las Vegas’ Rex Clinkscales finally removed himself from the top of the list of most final tables without a win on that tour when he took down the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Philadelphia $1,675 main event, topping a field of 351 entrants to win $121,095 and 600 POY points.
Clinkscales had already made three smaller final tables in 2013, but this is his first major title. Incredibly Ken Silberstein, the runner-up from 2012, finished third in the same event this year for $54,614.
In the preliminary events in Philly, Chris Reslock took down two events, earning his sixth and seventh WSOPC titles to become the all-time leader in the gold-ring race.
Here is a look at the top twenty in the POY race:
|1||Three Years Later, Blair Hinkle Finally Receives His Missing $1 Million In Full Tilt Poker Money|
|2||Man Loses $500K On Super Bowl, Sues Casino|
|3||Chris Moorman Wins The 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic|
|4||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Three Great Small Stakes Plays That Fail In Tougher Games|
|5||George Lopez Arrested For Drinking Way Too Much And Passing Out On Casino Floor|
|6||Chris Moorman Headlines WPT L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Final Table|
|7||High-Stakes Online Poker: Dan Cates Wins $486,000|
|8||2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Main Event Builds $5.1 Million Prize Pool|
|9||New Jersey Online Poker Event Sees Huge Field|
|10||U.S. Lawmaker Wants To Ban Online Poker|
|1||Chan Pelton Banned From All World Series of Poker Events and Properties After Taking Single Tournament Chip|
|2||Three Years Later, Blair Hinkle Finally Receives His Missing $1 Million In Full Tilt Poker Money|
|3||Man Loses $500K On Super Bowl, Sues Casino|
|4||High-Stakes Online Poker: Poor February Puts Blom Back In The Hole Lifetime On Full Tilt Poker|
|5||Chris Moorman Wins The 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic|
|6||Police Arrest Two For Allegedly Using Fake Poker Chips At Maryland Casino|
|7||Crazy Gambling Stories From February|
|8||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Three Great Small Stakes Plays That Fail In Tougher Games|
|9||NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship Not Running In 2014|
|10||George Lopez Arrested For Drinking Way Too Much And Passing Out On Casino Floor|