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POY: Dwyte Pilgrim Takes Player of the Year Lead at WPT Borgata Poker Open

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


A large tournament field creates a huge prize pool, and it also puts up for grabs a huge number of Card Player 2010 Player of the Year (POY) points. That was certainly the case at the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open, which set the record for the largest tournament field in WPT history with 1,042 participants. The prize pool for the event was $3,438,600, and the top prize was $733,802. All of this came from a modest buy-in of $3,500. The winner of that top prize was Brooklyn-based professional Dwyte Pilgrim. He has been a POY contender all year, and now sits firmly in first place, thanks to the 1,800 points he was awarded for his victory in Atlantic City. He has 5,576 points and a lead of 810 points over his closest competitor, Thomas Marchese. The number of final tables that Pilgrim has made this year is astounding. ...

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