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Anthony Zinno Wins 2015 Card Player Player of the Year Award

With Five Titles, Eleven Final Tables and $3.4 Million In Earnings Zinno Dominated The Tournament Circuit

by Erik Fast |  Published: Feb 17, 2016


In July, 2015 this year’s Card Player Player of the Year (POY) race looked to be all but over. By that point, Anthony Zinno had already accumulated 6,488 POY points, a massive amount that easily dwarfed the year-long point totals of the past three Player of the Year award winners, with 5,498 for 2014 champ Dan Colman, 5,140 for two-time award winner Daniel Negreanu (2004, 2013), and 5,100 for 2012 POY winner Greg Merson. It wasn’t quite the runaway victory that it looked to be, with several competitors closing the gap in the waning months of the year, but Zinno was able to hold on to become the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year. Zinno won the most POY-qualified titles of any player on the tournament circuit, making 11 final tables and emerging victorious five times. The 34-year-old poker pro, originally from Cranston, Rhode Island, now resides in Boston, ...

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