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Player of the Year: Lamb Into Lead, Kovalchuk and Trickett Into Top 10

by Erik Fast |  Published: Dec 14, 2011


The World Series of Poker’s $10,000 championship is unquestionably the largest poker tournament in the world, with a sizable buy-in and a massive field. As a result, this event has consistently made a huge impact on the Card Player Player of the Year race. The 2011 running of the WSOP main event was no exception. The event attracted 6,865 players, building a prize pool of more than $64 million dollars. It was eventually won by young German poker pro Pius Heinz, who took home $8,711,956 and 3,600 POY points. Combined with his final-table finish in a WSOP $1,500 no-limit hold’em event for $83,286 and 360 POY points, Heinz’s 3,960 points are good enough to move him into 12th place in the overall standings. American pro Ben Lamb finished third in the event for $4,019,635 and 2,400 POY points, bringing his point total to 6,036 and putting him in the overall ...

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