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Look Out: Player of the Year Challengers for 2011

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Feb 01, 2011

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Thomas Marchese proved in 2010 that you can win the Card Player Player of the Year (POY) award in just your first full year on the tournament trail. Let’s take a look at a few players who could become a threat in 2011 after successful tournament performances in 2010 while playing limited schedules. Think about what Vanessa Selbst was able to accomplish in the 2010 race (fourth place) while playing a limited tournament schedule due to Yale Law School occupying most of her time. Joseph Cheong No other player made a better impression at the 2010 World Series of Poker main-event final table in November than Joseph Cheong. He played an aggressive game and eventually finished in third place to take home more than $4 million. He scored a total of five POY cashes in 2010 to finish in 12th place overall, and could be a consistent contender in major ...


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