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Player of the Year

World Series of Poker Main Event and Other Events Award Player of the Year Points

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Dec 24, 2010


The World Series of Poker main event is always the tournament with the largest number of Player of the Year (POY) points up for grabs. This year was no different, and World Champion Jonathan Duhamel reaped the rewards of winning the biggest poker tournament of the year, both monetarily and in terms of POY points. He won 3,600 points for topping the second-largest tournament field of all time (7,319 players), along with $8,944,138, and jumped into eighth place in the standings despite this being his first POY score of the year. A few other members of the “November Nine” added points to their previous scores in 2010 to jump into the top 20. Third-place finisher (2,400 points) Joseph Cheong now sits in 11th place with 3,302 points, thanks to preliminary-event wins at the Festa al Lago (432 points) and WSOP Circuit Rincon stop (288 points). He also received points for ...

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