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Player of the Year

New Player of the Year Leader Emerges

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Oct 02, 2009


The Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race is so close that just the smallest of cashes can have far-reaching effects. Recent weeks are a prime example of that, with a new leader emerging without the luxury of a major victory. Eric Baldwin played in a few of the preliminary tournaments at the Legends of Poker in August, and he made the final table of a $1,000 no-limit hold’em event. It was his eighth final table of the year, and he finished in third place. He was awarded $16,120 and, more importantly, 288 POY points. Those points were enough to thrust him into first place on the POY leader board. Major POY Points Awarded on Three Continents Three of the largest poker tours on the tournament circuit awarded more than 1,000 points to champions recently. The Asian Poker Tour main event in Macau was won by Frenchman Adrien ...

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