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Player of the Year

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Jared Jaffee Joins Player of the Year Top Three at WPT Legends of Poker By Ryan Lucchesi The buy-in for the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event was lowered to $5,000 in 2010. It turned out to be a good move, because in 2009, with the buy-in at $10,000, the tournament attracted only 279 players. This year, 462 players entered the main event at The Bicycle Casino, representing a 65.6 percent increase over last year. The tournament was especially tough for big-name professionals. A large number of them busted out after the money bubble burst on day 3, and during the play-down period to the final table, the situation did not improve. Jonathan Little was the last previous WPT winner standing, but he busted out in 12th place. This did open the door of opportunity to the up-and-comers in the field, including previous Legends of Poker final-table contestants Kyle ...

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