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Player of the Year

EPT Barcelona Gives Standings a Small Shuffle

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 16, 2009


Carter Phillips Becomes Newest Player of the Year Candidate Now that the PokerStars EPT Barcelona tournament is officially in the books, it’s time to survey its effect upon the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race. Surprisingly, it wasn’t just the main event that affected the standings. Before rising up to capture the championship, Carter Phillips also finished third in event No. 1 of the tournament. That score was good for just $23,000 of the $1,235,000 that he banked in total, but the POY points were enough to boost Phillips into 16th place overall. It’s going to take a lot more overseas success for Phillips to compete, however, inasmuch as he’s only 20 years old. That same preliminary event was chopped heads up by Jason Mercier and Dag Martin Mikkelsen. Mercier picked up 320 points and continued his climb up the leader board, settling in 39th place overall. ...

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