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2015 CarbonPoker Card Player Player of the Year Update -- Heimiller and Triantafyllikis Win

A Look At The Biggest Poker Tournament Results Of The Week


After a huge shakeup last week things have settled down just a bit in the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by CarbonPoker. That doesn’t mean that there weren’t plenty of POY points and piles of prize money awarded this week. Here is a look at the biggest results of the past seven days:

2015 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza II $1,100 Buy-In $200,000 Guarantee

Dan Heimiller A total of 195 players turned out for the 2015 Venetian Deep Stacks Extravaganza II $200,000 guaranteed $1,100 no-limit hold’em prelim. This fell just short of meeting the guarantee, meaning that the promised $200,000 would indeed be the final amount up for grabs.

In the end Dan Heimiller emerged victorious, securing the title while sporting a “winner winner, chicken dinner” t-shirt. For the win Heimiller scored a $52,000 payday and 336 Player of the Year points.

This was his third final table finish of the year, having placed eighth in the $25,000 high roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January and runner-up in another $1,100 buy-in $200,000 guarantee event at the Deep Stack Extravaganza I series in February. Heimiller now has nearly $200,000 in year-to-date earnings and 888 POY points, enough to move him into 77th place in the overall standings.

2015 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open

Ioannis Triantafyllikis The 2015 PaddyPower Poker Irish Open €3,500 no-limit hold’em main event drew a sizable field of 321 entrants to create a prize pool equivalent to $1,128,845 USD.

The top 36 players made the money, but the lion’s share was awarded to eventual champion Ioannis Triantafyllikis. The Greek player topped a tough final table that included Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea en route to capturing the title and the €209,500 first prize. Triantafyllikis and runner-up Kevin Killeen made a deal heads-up that locked up €192,500 for Killeen and €197,500 for Triantafyllikis, leaving €12,000 and the title left to play for.

The 720 POY points Triantafyllikis earned for the win were enough to move him into 113th place in the rankings.

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

Rank Player POY Points Earnings
1 Anthony Zinno 3,960 $1,466,038
2 Taylor Paur 2,994 $1,422,274
3 Kevin Schulz 2,280 $1,491,580
4 Jean Montury 2,232 $817,303
5 Joe Kuether 2,215 $1,202,867
6 Manny Stavropoulos 2,100 $1,270,283
7 Diego Ventura 1,900 $907,080
8 Jose Ivan Montes 1,872 $593,192
9 Dzmitry Urbanovich 1,778 $839,612
10 Ivan Luca 1,755 $613,389
11 Lennart Uphoff 1,750 $793,927
11 Mike Leah 1,750 $701,350
13 Pratyush Buddiga 1,698 $637,556
14 Ognyan Dimov 1,680 $616,376
15 Scott Seiver 1,610 $1,989,615
16 Jacob Bazeley 1,596 $510,691
17 Sorel Mizzi 1,548 $1,005,276
18 Valentin Messina 1,520 $671,695
18 Chance Kornuth 1,520 $641,140
18 Isaac Baron 1,520 $704,200