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2015 CarbonPoker Card Player Player of the Year Update -- Ognyan Dimov Into Top Five

A Look At The Biggest Poker Tournament Results Of The Week


There have been some changes made to the leader board of the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by CarbonPoker,- during the last week. Here is a look at the five events that made the biggest impact over the past seven days:

EPT Deauville €5,300 Main Event

Ognyan DimovA total of 592 players turned out for the 2015 European Poker Tour Deauville €5,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event, building a prize pool of €2,841,600 ($3,221,452 USD).

Bulgaria’s Ognyan Dimov emerged victorious in the end, earning €543,700 ($616,376 USD), his first major live poker tournament title and 1,680 Player of the Year points, enough to instantly catapult him into fifth place in the overall POY standings for the time being. This was his fourth cash but only his first final table of 2015.

The 25-year-old defeated Dany Parlafes heads-up for the title. The Romanian earned $383,974 and 1,400 POY points for his strong showing, climbing into ninth place in the POY standings. Third-place finisher Benjamin Buhr scored 1,120 points as well, enough to move into 18th place.

EPT Deauville €10,300 High Roller

Josip SimunicThe EPT Deauville €10,300 no-limit hold’em high roller attracted a total of 128 entries to build a prize pool equivalent to $1,393,232 USD.

Eventual champion Josip Simunic came out on top, taking home $349,362 USD and 660 POY points. This was the Austrian’s first final table of the year. He now occupies the 56th place spot on the POY leader board after this win.

Jean Noel Thorel finished as the runner up, earning $236,057 and 550 POY points. This was the second largest score of the Frenchman’s career behind his third-place finish in the EPT Barcelona high roller in 2013 for $239,235.

Robin Ylitalo, who won the EPT London main event in 2013, finished fourth for $127,057.

CPPT Foxwoods $1,650 Main Event

Fred ParadisThe first stop of the third season of the Card Player Poker Tour was the CPPT Foxwoods $300,000 guaranteed main event. The $1,650 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament attracted 282 entries to easily surpass the guarantee and build a total prize pool of $410,310.

In the end Foxwoods regular Fred Paradis came out on top, taking home $81,528 and 456 POY points after making a deal heads-up against Dilipkumar Patel. This was Paradis’ sixth career tournament title and his single largest tournament score.

As a result of this most recent win he moved into 117th place in the overall POY standings.

Here is a look at the current top 20 in the POY standings:

Rank Player POY Points Earnings
1 Kevin Schulz 2,280 $1,491,580
2 Manny Stavropoulos 2,100 $1,270,283
3 Diego Ventura 1,900 $907,080
4 Lennart Uphoff 1,750 $793,927
5 Ognyan Dimov 1,680 $616,376
6 Scott Seiver 1,610 $1,989,615
7 Chance Kornuth 1,520 $641,140
8 Ilkin Garibli 1,512 $1,105,040
9 Dany Parlafes 1,400 $383,974
10 Joel Douaglin 1,400 $500,174
11 Joe Kuether 1,368 $1,061,916
12 Josh Kay 1,368 $367,928
13 Aaron Mermelstein 1,368 $712,305
14 Martin Finger 1,140 $223,900
15 Niklas Hambitzer 1,140 $482,820
16 Eugene Todd 1,140 $419,467
17 Pratyush Buddiga 1,130 $468,070
18 Benjamin Buhr 1,120 $274,790
19 Oleksii Khoroshenin 1,104 $648,049
20 James Rann 1,050 $341,389