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Player of the Year

Bay 101 Shooting Star Vaults Three New Contenders Into Player of the Year Top 10

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: May 14, 2009


The Bay 101 Shooting Star $10,000 championship event recently vaulted three new contenders into the top 10 of the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race. Sitting in fourth place on the leader board is tournament veteran Steve Brecher, who won the Shooting Star championship, $1,025,500, and 2,340 POY points. This was the first major tournament win of his career, and his first cash of 2009. He now has $1,730,701 in career tournament winnings. Kathy Liebert was the runner-up in the Shooting Star championship, marking the second time that a well-known woman professional has finished second in the event (J.J. Liu in 2007). Liebert captured $550,000 and 1,950 points for her strong performance. This was the third cash of the year for Liebert, who finished in 12th place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January and 18th place in the World Series of Poker Circuit stop at Harrah’s ...

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