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Eric Baldwin Wins Card Player 2009 Player of the Year Award

The Former Baseball Player Proves That He Can Hit for Power and Average on the Felt

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Feb 05, 2010


Each year, the Card Player Player of the Year (POY) race awards points in the game’s most important tournaments. To lock up the award, a player must perform well in the World Series of Poker (57 bracelet events in 2009), on the World Poker Tour (11 championship events in the U.S. in 2009), or on the European Poker Tour (12 main events worldwide in 2009) in order to build a strong base. Event champions rise to the top, but those who supplement big wins with consistent performances in preliminary events of large tournaments distinguish themselves as true contenders. The poker player who can hit for both power and average eventually wins the award, and no player was better at both in 2009 than Player of the Year winner Eric Baldwin. At the start of 2009, Baldwin sat on the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas and discussed the upcoming ...

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