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2015 Card Player Player of the Year Update -- Blake Bohn Wins In Iowa

A Look At The Biggest Poker Tournament Results Of The Week


The World Series of Poker wrapped up for the summer a few weeks ago now, and although there has been a bit of a lull, things are starting to heat up again in the 2015 Card Player Player of the Year race. Here’s a look the tournaments that most impacted the standings over the last week:

2015 Iowa State Poker Championship MSPT Main Event

Blake BohnA total of 410 entries were made in the $1,100 buy-in 2015 Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Casino main event, the centerpiece of the Iowa State Poker Championship. As a result the event grew a total prize pool of $396,200.

In the end Blake Bohn emerged victorious, capturing his second career MSPT title and the $101,229 first-place prize just weeks after finishing 23rd in the World Series of Poker main event for $262,574.

Bohn was also awarded 720 Player of the Year points for the win. This was his third final table showing of 2015, and as a result he climbed to 168th place in the overall POY standings with 1,064 total points and year-to-date earnings of $395,758.

With latest score Bohn increased his lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $2.2 million.

Florida State Poker Championship

Hunter CichyThe 2015 Florida State Poker Championship $1,500 buy-in main event drew 550 players to build a sizable $742,500 prize pool. In the end Joseph Couden walked away the champion, taking home $154,762 and 840 POY points for the win.

Finishing third in that event was Hunter Cichy, who took home $104,500 and 560 points. This was Cichy’s fourth final table finish of the year, including his runner-up showing in the inaugural $1,000 buy-in WSOP online bracelet event for $116,066 and 760 points.

He also finished sixth in the 2015 WPT500 Aria event, navigating his way through a field of 5,113 entries in the $565 buy-in event to score $60,000 and 220 points.

As a result of his latest deep run he climbed to 53rd place in the POY rankings with 1,730 points and $306,666 in earnings so far in 2015.

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

Rank Player POY Points Earnings
1 Anthony Zinno 6,488 $3,418,327
2 Joe Kuether 3,778 $1,490,557
3 Byron Kaverman 3,580 $2,018,058
4 Jason Mercier 3,520 $1,369,206
5 Taylor Paur 3,144 $1,446,344
6 Ivan Luca 3,117 $1,172,535
7 Nick Petrangelo 3,104 $1,332,571
8 Igor Yaroshevskyy 3,030 $991,139
9 Dominik Nitsche 2,840 $905,223
10 Benjamin Zamani 2,801 $785,647
11 Justin Liberto 2,608 $876,582
12 Dzmitry Urbanovich 2,598 $2,568,415
13 Paul Volpe 2,521 $839,834
14 Keven Stammen 2,516 $659,643
15 Dan Smith 2,508 $1,011,332
16 Javier Zarco 2,460 $989,239
17 Scott Seiver 2,450 $7,528,868
18 Connor Drinan 2,436 $4,408,385
18 Mike Gorodinsky 2,436 $1,684,470
20 Steve O’Dwyer 2,416 $2,711,783