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Player of the Year

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 30, 2009


The Ukrainian Sensation Takes Over Player of the Year Lead Yevgeniy Timoshenko Wins WCOOP Main Event By Julio Rodriguez There’s high-stakes tournament action going on all over the globe, but it was an online tournament that had the biggest impact on the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race. The $5,000 main event of the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker drew a remarkable 2,144 players, generating a prize pool of more than $10 million. The winner was Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko, who earned $1,715,200 for the victory. In addition to his lofty payday, Timoshenko picked up 2,880 POY points. You may recognize the young pro from his breakthrough performance in April, when he took down the World Poker Tour Championship at Bellagio for $2,149,960. That tournament netted him 2,448 points, which means that after the WCOOP concluded, we had a new leader in the POY race. Timoshenko ...

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