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Player of the Year - Player of the Year Top 10 Features a Collection of Pros and Fresh Faces

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Mar 18, 2011


The early part of the tournament year has produced a Player of the Year (POY) top 10 that features both big-name professionals and new names. The leader and runner-up come from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event early in January. Leader Galen Hall has 3,000 Player of the Year points, and Chris Oliver is second with 2,500. Two other players in the top 10, Anton Ionel (2,000 points) and Sam Stein (1,500 points), also earned their points at the PCA, but the other six players in the top 10 landed their positions with fine performances in other tournaments in January. The Aussie Millions tournament series dominated the second half of January. The $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, attracted 721 players and created a prize pool in excess of $7 million. David Gorr won the tournament and $2 million AUD. The Victoria, Australia, resident ...

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