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Player of the Year

Seven New Players in the Top 10, Thanks to the WSOP

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jul 24, 2009

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The World Series of Poker is the marquee event of the poker year. Thousands of poker players from all over the world have converged upon the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race will never be the same. The first stretch of the summer produced a new leader in Cornel Cimpan, and now there are seven new challengers for the throne. The 2009 WSOP has seen a lot of repeat successes from players. Brock Parker, Jeffrey Lisandro, and Phil Ivey have won two bracelets each, and 15 players have made multiple final-table appearances. Here is a quick rundown of the seven new players in the POY top 10: Brock Parker (second place – 3,132 points): Parker won his first gold bracelet in event No. 14, a $2,500 six-handed limit hold’em tournament, and took home $223,688 along with 1,332 ...


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