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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


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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