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Player of the Year: Top Players Climb Player of the Year Standings, Along With a Talented German Player

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


Some very big names in poker have made progress in the Card Player 2011 Player of the Year (POY) race recently. Erik Seidel dominated the lineup of high-roller and invitational events that kicked off 2011, and you could say that he has made the “Year of the High Roller” the “Year of Erik Seidel.” He has cemented his legacy as one of the top players in the game, and he leads all tournament players this year in final-table appearances (five) and POY winnings ($4,207,267). He also has accumulated 1,884 POY points, which puts him in 12th place in the standings. His most recent triumph came in March, when he won the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship and $750,000. Most of his tournament winnings this year have come from winning the biggest buy-in poker tournament of all time, the $250,000 super high-roller event at the Aussie Millions, for $2,489,747. Another big-name ...

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