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Player of the Year: Pilgrim’s Progress

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Dec 01, 2010


This year’s Borgata Poker Open eclipsed the record for the largest field in World Poker Tour history and catapulted Dwyte Pilgrim to the top of the Card Player Player of the Year (POY) table (see current standings in this issue). The two day-one flights combined to have 1,042 players putting up the $3,500 buy-in and creating a prize pool of $3,438,600. The previous WPT attendance record was set at last year’s Borgata Poker Open, at 1,018 entrants. Pilgrim surpassed Tom Marchese for the top spot on the POY leader board, by outlasting the field. He also took home $733,802 for his performance, nearly doubling his career tournament earnings. As the tournament dénouement neared, WPT commentator Mike Sexton was threatening to force fellow commentator Vince Van Patten into a solo gig as he made his way to the final table, but his short stack finally gave out as he was eliminated ...

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