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Player of the Year

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


Bellagio Cup V Awards Thousands of Player of the Year Points Alexandre Gomes Vaults Into the Top 10 Two players walked away from the $15,000 World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em championship event at the Bellagio Cup V with at least 1,000 Player of the Year (POY) points each, and each player who made the final table received hundreds at the final big buy-in tournament of the summer in Las Vegas. The Bellagio Cup V attracted 268 players, creating a prize pool of $3,899,400. The first-place prize was $1,187,670, and there were 1,350 POY points up for grabs for first place. Alexandre Gomes won the event (his first WPT title) and the 1,350 points; his total for 2009 now stands at 2,850. He is currently in ninth place on the POY leader board, just 10 points ahead of Jude Ainsworth and 150 points behind 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) winner Poorya ...

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