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2017 Scoring Criteria

World's Best Poker Players


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2017 POY Leader Boards - Overall

 
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Rank ↑ Player Location POY Points Titles Final Tables POY Winnings
 
1 Bryn Kenney UNITED STATES Long Beach, CA 3,106 2 11 $2,947,921
2 Ben Heath UNITED KINGDOM 2,976 1 4 $1,059,369
3 Nick Petrangelo UNITED STATES Old Westbury, NY 2,918 1 6 $2,232,135
4 Anthony Spinella UNITED STATES Port Jefferson, NY 2,360 1 3 $1,085,108
5 Shurane Vijayaram AUSTRALIA Melbourne 2,280 1 1 $1,216,000
6 Daniel Colman UNITED STATES Holden, MA 2,266 2 5 $2,134,234
7 Simeon Naydenov BULGARIA Sofia 2,230 0 2 $805,079
8 Samuel Panzica UNITED STATES Saline, MI 2,174 1 2 $1,415,554
9 Daniel Strelitz UNITED STATES Torrance, CA 2,100 1 1 $1,001,110
10 Darryll Fish UNITED STATES Cape Coral, FL 2,076 1 3 $615,120
11 Justin Bonomo UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 1,985 0 5 $1,442,980
12 Mikita Badziakouski BELARUS 1,965 2 8 $1,202,187
13 Fedor Holz GERMANY Vienna 1,950 0 3 $1,398,285
14 Cliff Josephy UNITED STATES Syosset, NY 1,920 0 2 $533,818
15 Christian Harder UNITED STATES Annapolis, MD 1,912 1 2 $435,363
16 Elliot Smith CANADA Richmond, BC 1,840 1 2 $381,025
17 Jason Koon UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,830 1 5 $2,143,451
18 Sergio Aido SPAIN 1,806 1 5 $1,933,908
19 Steve O'Dwyer UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,791 2 4 $1,558,879
20 Ari Engel UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,704 2 7 $277,935
 
21 Loni Harwood UNITED STATES Staten Island, NY 1,664 1 3 $519,587
22 Byron Kaverman UNITED STATES Cleveland, OH 1,639 0 6 $1,382,117
23 Rainer Kempe GERMANY Berlin 1,568 1 4 $1,175,904
24 Koray Aldemir AUSTRIA Vienna 1,546 2 5 $1,733,453
25 Manig Loeser GERMANY Bad Homburg 1,536 0 3 $671,675
26 Tobias Hausen GERMANY 1,520 0 1 $471,200
27 Daniel Weinman UNITED STATES Atlanta, GA 1,440 1 1 $892,433
27 Darren Elias UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 1,440 1 1 $335,436
27 Tony Sinishtaj UNITED STATES Flushing, NY 1,440 1 1 $661,283
30 Terry Schumacher BELGIUM Verviers 1,412 1 2 $426,918
31 Jared Griener UNITED STATES Huntington Beach, CA 1,400 0 1 $431,340
31 Terry Tianyuan Tang CHINA 1,400 0 1 $335,075
33 Xuan Liu CANADA Missisauga 1,368 1 1 $228,042
34 Adrian Attenborough AUSTRALIA Melbourne 1,366 1 2 $321,347
35 Sorel Mizzi CANADA Toronto, ON 1,320 1 2 $272,007
35 Mike Leah CANADA Innisfil, ON 1,320 2 2 $198,075
37 Michael Addamo AUSTRALIA 1,302 1 2 $330,483
38 Dan Smith UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,298 1 5 $929,063
39 Michael Del Vecchio UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,290 1 2 $308,728
40 Ryan Yu CANADA 1,257 0 2 $221,343
 
41 Dylan Wilkerson UNITED STATES San Francisco, CA 1,232 1 2 $230,288
42 Michael Vela UNITED STATES New Windsor, NY 1,216 0 1 $259,980
42 Chino Rheem UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 1,216 0 1 $521,660
44 Michael Hahn UNITED STATES Carmel, IN 1,214 3 3 $267,949
45 Stanislav Koleno SLOVAKIA 1,210 1 3 $290,970
45 Griffin Benger CANADA Toronto 1,210 1 2 $235,191
47 Alan King Lun Lau HONG KONG 1,206 2 3 $461,930
48 Kenneth Smaron UNITED STATES Philadelphia, PA 1,200 1 1 $293,860
48 Ryan Riess UNITED STATES East Lansing, MI 1,200 1 1 $716,088
48 Nathan Bjerno UNITED STATES Chino Hills, CA 1,200 0 1 $524,964
 
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