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Player of the Year

Eric Baldwin Takes Back Player of the Year Lead in Aruba, Then Increases His Points Total in Vegas

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Nov 27, 2009


The 2009 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship concluded recently, and Eric Baldwin finished fourth. With the 960 Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) points he was awarded, he moved back into first place in the POY race, overtaking former leader Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Baldwin had 5,596 points after this performance, but he wasn’t done there. He increased his lead by scoring points four times at the Caesars Palace Classic. He won a $300 no-limit hold’em turbo tournament on Oct. 18, for $10,686 and 120 points. Three days later, he made a second final table, cashing in seventh place in another $300 no-limit hold’em turbo tournament, for $1,397 and 30 points. Two days after that, he made a $300 no-limit hold’em final table and captured $2,590 and 72 points. Two days later, he made his fourth final table in seven days, this time placing fifth in a ...

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