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WPT -- Card Player POY Race Chase Down to Six Players at Bellagio

Reigning Champion David Pham has to Make the Final Table to take the Lead

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Card Player Player of the Year Breakdown

John PhanPOY Points awarded for $15,000 World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Classic Championship

1st: 2,400
2nd: 2,000
3rd: 1,600
4th: 1,200
5th: 1,000
6th: 800

Current POY Leader: John Phan -- 6,704

POY Contenders (place they need to finish to catch Phan)

David "The Dragon" Pham: 6,022 -- points behind 682 (sixth or higher)
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier: 5,510 -- points behind 1,194 (fourth or higher)
Ivan Demidov: 4,940 -- points behind 1,764 (second or higher)
Erik Seidel: 4,754 -- points behind 1,950 (first)
Michael Binger: 4,416 -- points behind 2,288 (first)

Here are the chip counts for the POY leader and chasers at the start of day 2:

David "The Dragon" Pham: 129,000
Michael Binger: 72,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier: 64,000
Ivan Demidov: 37,000
Erik Seidel: 22,000
John Phan: 12,075

You can also check out this CardPlayer TV video about the POY race: