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Sam Stein: Meet the Current Card Player Player of the Year Leader

Sam Stein: Meet the Current Card Player Player of the Year Leader

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 05, 2011

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You’re forgiven if you didn’t immediately recognize the face on the cover. It’s not your fault, it’s ours. After all, the $3.9 million that Sam Stein has racked up in tournament earnings over the last two years probably deserved a few more mentions than we gave out during that stretch. Perhaps we’re not entirely to blame, though. Stein himself has admitted to being a very low-key, quiet guy, especially at the poker table. While others talk a big game, Stein sits back and lets his results speak for him. At this summer’s World Series of Poker, Stein’s results spoke loud and clear. This time, we listened. Stein started his Series off with a bang, taking third in the $10,000 pot-limit hold’em championship, and he then topped it off with a win in the $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event, putting him atop the Card Player Player of the Year race. A Head ...


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