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Top Five Stays the Same as Underlings Jockey for Position

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 11, 2009

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Top Five Stays the Same as Underlings Jockey for Position Just two weeks removed from the WPT Championship, three major tournaments were completed, giving a few of the contenders lower in the standings a chance to creep up on Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) leader Poorya Nazari. The action continued in Las Vegas with a WSOP Circuit event, but most of the POY damage came from Monte Carlo, Monaco, where two huge tournaments put a brand-new face in the top 10 and a more familiar face in the running. The €10,000 European Poker Tour Grand Final attracted a massive field of 935 players, and Pieter de Korver from the Netherlands took it down, walking away with the top prize of €2,300,000 ($2,990,000). He also picked up 2,400 POY points, putting him in a tie for sixth place in the standings. American player Matt Woodward finished second and ...


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