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Player of the Year

|  Published: Sep 04, 2009


Many Opportunities Remain to Win Player of the Year Points by Ryan Lucchesi The poker world is currently taking a collective rest before the fall season of tournaments kicks off. After the conclusion of the World Series of Poker on July 15 and the Bellagio Cup V on July 19, the top players in the world have enjoyed a few weeks of downtime before the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker tournament begins in Southern California on Aug. 22. After his very impressive summer in Las Vegas, Vitaly Lunkin leads the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race with 4,337 points. The Russian star has made four final tables and won two titles (the Russian Poker Tour Moscow main event and the WSOP $40,000 no-limit hold’em event), increasing his cash winnings for the year to $3,140,037 (another category that he leads). Eric Baldwin is close behind Lunkin with ...

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