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Player of the Year

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Dec 25, 2009

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Eric Baldwin Passes 6,000-Point Mark While Four Contenders Nip at His Heels Eric Baldwin became the only player to have at least 6,000 points in the Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) race when he finished in third place in a $1,000 no-limit hold’em event at the World Poker Finals recently and won 160 POY points. His 15th final-table appearance of the year (the most of any poker player in 2009) gave him 6,058 points total. Cornel Cimpan is close behind with 5,670 points, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko is within striking distance with 5,463. With just 595 points separating the top three players in the race, there is still enough time for anything to happen among them, and nothing is decided just yet. Two other players who are still a threat, although they will need a major-tournament victory to jump into first place, are Vitaly Lunkin and Soheil Shamseddin. ...


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