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Jason Wheeler Wins 2011 Card Player Online Player of the Year Race

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Feb 08, 2012


The 2011 Card Player Online Player of the Year race experienced its fair share of drama, but none of that drama really played out on the virtual felt. The biggest story of the year wasn’t about the players themselves. Instead it was about the adjustments that needed to be made following Black Friday. On April 15, the Department of Justice indicted the owners and operators of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker, almost immediately shutting Americans out of game. Some made an international move in order to keep grinding, but the vast majority of the players simply stopped playing altogether. The disparity is evident when you look at the 2011 OPOY leaderboard. Americans make up only two of the top 10 participants. Ironically, it was former San Diego resident Jason “jdpc27” Wheeler who ran away with the title, beating Canadian pro Mike “CuteIsWhatIAim4” Telker by 1,254 points, the second ...

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