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Player of the Year

Sam Stein and Anton Ionel Make POY Moves at WSOP

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 27, 2011

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No other player in the Card Player Player of the Year race has done more to help his campaign at the 2011 World Series of Poker than Sam Stein. He has cashed four times, made two final tables, and won his first gold bracelet. Just two weeks after he made a run for third place in the $10,000 pot-limit hold’em championship (1,000 points) he made another final table. This time, he took home the gold in the $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event, which was good for his first bracelet, $420,802 in prize money, and 1,440 points. Stein now holds 4,280 points for the year in second place overall, and he is just four points behind the current leader, Galen Hall. Anton Ionel has not had as much success as Stein at the World Series this summer, but he did make his single cash count. Almost six months to the day since ...


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