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Player of the Year

A Look at the Player of the Year Points Up for Grabs for the November Nine

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 24, 2011


During the slow stretch of tournament poker action in late summer, it is a good time to turn an eye to November, when the largest prizes of the 2011 Card Player Player of the Year race will be awarded. The winner of the 2011 World Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event will earn 3,600 points. Those are enough points to put a player with no prior 2011 POY-qualified results into sixth place as of press time. However, a winner with no prior 2011 POY results still would be 36 points behind November Nine member Ben Lamb, who comes into November in fifth chip-position with 20,875,000. If Lamb were to claim the world championship, not only would he be the WSOP Player of the Year, he would be the runaway favorite to win the Card Player POY award, as well, with 7,236 points. Last year, Thomas Marchese won the ...

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