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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 Shurane Vijayaram AUSTRALIA Melbourne 2,280 1 1 $1,216,000
2 Ben Heath UNITED KINGDOM 2,188 1 2 $901,440
3 Christian Harder UNITED STATES Annapolis, MD 1,824 1 1 $429,664
4 Nick Petrangelo UNITED STATES Old Westbury, NY 1,628 1 3 $1,514,932
5 Tobias Hausen GERMANY 1,520 0 1 $471,200
5 Cliff Josephy UNITED STATES Syosset, NY 1,520 0 1 $403,448
7 Daniel Weinman UNITED STATES Atlanta, GA 1,440 1 1 $892,433
8 Bryn Kenney UNITED STATES Long Beach, CA 1,406 2 5 $1,774,191
9 Byron Kaverman UNITED STATES Cleveland, OH 1,375 0 4 $1,333,360
10 Fedor Holz GERMANY Vienna 1,270 0 2 $520,893
11 Michael Vela UNITED STATES New Windsor, NY 1,216 0 1 $259,980
12 Nathan Bjerno UNITED STATES Chino Hills, CA 1,200 0 1 $524,964
13 Jeffrey Rossiter AUSTRALIA Melbourne 1,140 0 1 $334,400
14 David Yan NEW ZEALAND Auckland 1,110 0 2 $169,920
15 Loni Harwood UNITED STATES Staten Island, NY 1,104 1 2 $171,587
16 Michael Graffeo UNITED STATES Fort Mills, SC 1,080 1 1 $293,687
16 Robert Raymond AUSTRALIA 1,080 1 1 $243,831
18 Bridges Roe AUSTRALIA Melbourne 1,072 1 2 $133,783
19 Charles Carrel UNITED KINGDOM London 1,040 0 3 $1,349,661
20 Luc Greenwood CANADA 1,008 1 1 $779,268
 
21 Grant Hinkle UNITED STATES Kansas City, MO 960 1 1 $375,427
21 Tyler Kenney UNITED STATES 960 0 1 $327,578
23 Justin Bonomo UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 945 0 3 $648,500
24 James Chen TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA Taichung 924 1 1 $654,998
25 Aleksei Opalikhin 912 0 1 $191,420
25 Rehman Kassam UNITED KINGDOM 912 1 1 $111,650
27 Dantonio Brown UNITED STATES Jonesboro, GA 900 0 1 $178,209
27 Ema Zajmovic CANADA 900 1 1 $200,769
27 Qiang Fu NEW ZEALAND Aukland 900 0 1 $150,567
30 Cory Smith UNITED STATES Oklahoma City, OK 892 0 2 $138,863
31 Thomas Boivin BELGIUM 888 1 2 $94,198
32 Jason Koon UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 880 1 2 $1,771,260
33 Preben Stokkan NORWAY 864 0 3 $86,491
34 John Patterson UNITED STATES 858 0 2 $236,664
35 Jordan Young 840 1 1 $112,381
35 Michael Hahn UNITED STATES Carmel, IN 840 1 1 $190,417
35 Neil Patel UNITED STATES Yarley, PA 840 1 1 $192,152
35 Ala Aqel UNITED STATES Orland Park, IL 840 1 1 $208,184
39 Phuoc Nguyen UNITED STATES San Jose, CA 810 1 3 $117,341
40 Ankush Mandavia UNITED STATES Atlanta, GA 808 1 2 $121,919
 
41 Brandon Adams UNITED STATES Boston, MA 770 0 1 $448,795
41 Dan Smith UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 770 1 2 $632,728
43 Daniel Harwood UNITED KINGDOM 760 0 1 $118,750
43 Michael Gentili CANADA Lasalle 760 0 1 $140,940
43 David Olson UNITED STATES Dallas, TX 760 0 1 $205,200
43 Martin Ward AUSTRALIA 760 0 1 $75,825
47 Martin Ryan UNITED STATES 758 1 3 $92,254
48 Jean-Francois Bouchard CANADA 750 0 1 $130,208
49 Mustapha Kanit ITALY Sliema 741 0 2 $786,712
50 Chi Zhang UNITED KINGDOM 720 1 1 $141,250
 
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