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World Series of Poker Drastically Changes Player of the Year Race

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 10, 2011

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At some point each summer, the World Series of Poker completely changes things in the Card Player Player of the Year race. This year, those changes were felt during the final stretch of preliminary events. There are now three new players in the top five on the leader board, and there’s a new front-runner for the title. Sam Stein has scored a number of big cashes in 2011, and many of them came this summer at the Rio. Ironically, it was one of his smallest cashes that allowed him to leap over Galen Hall for the top spot in the POY race. Stein was four points behind Hall after his gold-bracelet victory in the $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event. He then cashed in 24th place in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship to bank 54 points, making him the new leader in the race with a total of 4,334 points. Elsewhere in ...


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