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Player of the Year

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Feb 05, 2010


Look Out: Chris Klodnicki At the last World Series of Poker Circuit event that took place in Atlantic City at Caesars Palace in March 2008, Chris Klodnicki made the final table and finished in eighth place. At the 2009 World Series of Poker, Klodnicki finished third in event No. 42 ($2,500 mixed games), which came one year after his first WSOP final-table appearance, a second-place finish in a $1,500 razz event. Klodnicki is used to making final tables at WSOP events, but he had never captured a tournament title, after coming so close multiple times. All of that changed for the 24-year-old poker professional when he outlasted 194 opponents to win the Harrah’s Atlantic City WSOP Circuit $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship in December 2009. He took home $215,915 and 960 Card Player 2009 Player of the Year (POY) points for the win. That gave him a total of 2,088 points, ...

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