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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


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: