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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, NY 6,708 5 20 $7,849,828
2 Fedor Holz GERMANY Vienna 5,497 4 12 $6,214,713
3 Koray Aldemir AUSTRIA Vienna 4,956 3 15 $3,882,181
4 Adrian Mateos SPAIN Madrid 4,892 3 15 $4,456,271
5 Justin Bonomo UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 4,598 2 14 $3,954,250
6 Stephen Chidwick UNITED KINGDOM Deal 4,522 2 11 $3,262,942
7 Benjamin Pollak FRANCE Paris 4,460 0 4 $4,866,801
8 David Peters UNITED STATES Toledo, OH 4,422 1 16 $2,974,671
9 Steffen Sontheimer GERMANY Brighton 4,352 3 13 $6,620,332
10 Jason Koon UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 4,334 2 13 $3,478,991
11 Raffaele Sorrentino ITALY Catanzaro 4,224 2 4 $1,621,325
12 Mikita Badziakouski BELARUS 4,154 2 15 $4,105,642
13 Steve O'Dwyer UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 3,983 2 11 $4,147,919
14 Joseph Mckeehen UNITED STATES Wales, PA 3,907 3 6 $917,163
15 Cary Katz UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 3,803 2 14 $1,704,961
16 Jake Schindler UNITED STATES Brynmawr, PA 3,766 3 13 $5,532,771
17 Nick Petrangelo UNITED STATES Old Westbury, NY 3,639 1 10 $2,765,639
18 Andreas Klatt GERMANY 3,560 2 9 $733,449
19 Dan Smith UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 3,534 3 12 $2,453,194
20 John Juanda UNITED STATES Marina Del Rey, CA 3,500 1 7 $5,018,056
 
21 Cliff Josephy UNITED STATES Syosset, NY 3,348 0 5 $813,977
22 Scott Blumstein UNITED STATES Morristown, NJ 3,316 1 2 $8,151,838
23 Samuel Panzica UNITED STATES Saline, MI 3,234 1 6 $1,720,798
24 Rainer Kempe GERMANY Berlin 3,227 1 11 $2,451,132
25 Manig Loeser GERMANY Bad Homburg 3,182 1 8 $3,352,381
26 Tim Adams CANADA Burlington, ONT 3,174 1 12 $2,699,763
27 Ari Engel UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 3,160 2 11 $512,639
28 Nadar Kakhmazov RUSSIAN FEDERATION 3,102 2 4 $1,046,766
29 Matt Berkey UNITED STATES Erie, PA 3,071 0 4 $830,667
30 Je Wook Oh UNITED STATES Fresh Meadows, NY 3,058 1 13 $530,903
31 Pete Chen TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA Sijhih City 3,052 0 11 $757,075
32 Anthony Spinella UNITED STATES Port Jefferson, NY 3,027 1 4 $1,285,841
33 Darren Elias UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 3,000 1 6 $731,667
34 Ben Heath UNITED KINGDOM Brighton 2,976 1 4 $1,059,369
35 Nicholas Pupillo UNITED STATES Addison, IL 2,916 1 9 $561,247
35 Christopher Hunichen UNITED STATES Clayton, NC 2,916 0 7 $866,788
37 Stefan Schillhabel GERMANY Brighton 2,830 2 9 $4,164,200
38 Benjamin Zamani UNITED STATES Boca Raton, FL 2,820 2 3 $725,650
39 Jonathan Karamalikis AUSTRALIA Adelaide 2,812 0 5 $1,166,062
40 Thomas Boivin BELGIUM Charleroi 2,808 1 4 $517,777
 
41 Dietrich Fast GERMANY Berlin 2,776 4 7 $4,017,041
42 Daniel Ott UNITED STATES Altoona, PA 2,750 0 1 $4,700,000
43 Dario Sammartino ITALY Nova Gorica 2,723 0 7 $2,845,509
44 Brian Altman UNITED STATES Longmeadow, MA 2,720 3 7 $562,177
45 Benjamin Tollerene UNITED STATES Lubbock, TX 2,687 2 9 $2,890,144
46 Kurt Jewell UNITED STATES Frankfort, KY 2,649 2 12 $271,338
47 Niall Farrell SCOTLAND Glasgow 2,635 1 4 $1,307,165
48 Artur Papazyan UNITED STATES Glendale, CA 2,628 2 2 $1,058,097
49 Mike Leah CANADA Innisfil, ON 2,611 2 5 $879,578
50 Daniel Dvoress CANADA Mississauga, ON 2,607 0 8 $3,620,337
 
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