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Look Out: Player of the Year Challengers for 2011

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Feb 01, 2011


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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