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Player of the Year: April Events Take Martin Jacobson Into Third Place and Erik Seidel Into the Top 10

Player of the Year: April Events Take Martin Jacobson Into Third Place and Erik Seidel Into the Top 10

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: May 24, 2011

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The year 2011 has been one of repeated success by many top professionals, and that has made for one of the most competitive Card Player Player of the Year (POY) races in recent memory. There are 14 players with more than 2,000 POY points, and many of them are the biggest names in the game. Erik Seidel continues to haunt the top of the leader board with wins in the Aussie Millions and the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and most recently, a runner-up finish in the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open, where he added $155,103 in prize money to his 2011 tournament earnings, which now stand at $4,362,370, and his career tournament earnings have ballooned to $14,823,022. He also picked up 500 POY points to increase his 2011 total to 2,384, which is good for ninth place in the standings. He was defeated by Mike Scarborough in the ...


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