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Player of the Year

Player-of-the-Year Race Homestretch

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jan 07, 2011


NAPT L.A. Bounty Shootout Event Increases the Lead for Marchese The PokerStars North American Poker Tour Los Angeles $5,000 no-limit hold’em bounty shootout event attracted many of the biggest names in poker to its 81-player field recently, but it came down to a showdown between two friends to determine the winner. Reigning Card Player Player of the Year Eric Baldwin defeated Justin Young heads up to take home the top prize of $157,280 and 384 Player of the Year (POY) points. Young was awarded $26,000 and 320 points as the runner-up. This tournament was important in the 2010 POY race because Thomas Marchese finished in fifth place to add 160 points to his point total. At the time of this writing, he had 6,486 points and led the race by 910 points over Dwyte Pilgrim (5,576) heading into the final month of the year. The last major POY scoring opportunities ...

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