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Player of the Year

|  Published: Jun 22, 2009


The Great Nazari Chase By Ryan Lucchesi The first five months of the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race has been a contest to catch PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Champion Poorya Nazari. For that win in January, Nazari took home 3,000 POY points and $3 million. Since that time, everyone in the chase has set his sights on taking down Nazari, but no one has been able to catch him. Many players have scored big wins to find themselves close — most notably, Jude Ainsworth (PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker champion), who sits in second place with 2,840 points, and Cornel Cimpan (L.A. Poker Classic champion), who is in third place with 2,730 points. Not even the WPT Championship winner Yevgeniy Timoshenko (fifth place) and the EPT Grand Final Champion Pieter de Korver (tied for sixth place) scored enough points to catch Nazari. The World Series of ...

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