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This Week in Poker -- May 29 – June 4

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Neil ChanningCheck out every Friday for a weekly wrap-up of the news from the live poker tournament trail.

Card Player Player of the Year Update

The Card Player Player of the Year Race is brought to you by Bodog

1: Thomas Marchese — 3,902
2: Sorel Mizzi — 3,542
3: Mike Beasley — 3,200
4: Dwyte Pilgrim — 3,136
5: Harrison Gimbel — 3,000
6: Sam Stein — 2,826
7: Allan Baekke — 2,760
8: Tyler Reiman — 2,640
9: Mike McDonald 2,440
10: Liv Boeree — 2,438

This Week in Poker

There was no significant POY movement in the top 10 this week, but Neil Channing (pictured above right) finished second in the $5,000 no-limit hold’em shootout at the World Series of Poker and he was awarded 1,440 points. When combined with the 640 points he won earlier in the year at Grosvenor UK Poker Tour main event in London, he now holds 2,080 points total on the year and sits in 17th place overall.

Joshua Tieman took home 1,728 points for his victory over Channing in the $5,000 no-limit hold’em shootout, but he trails the Irishman in the POY standings in 32nd place.

Praz Bansi picked up his second WSOP bracelet with a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event victory on Wednesday, June 2 and he also took home 1,440 points to pull into a tie for 49th place.

Event No. 3 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) champion Aadam Daya, also scored a bracelet on Wednesday that awarded him 1,440 points. He now holds 1,860 points for the year thanks to a previous final-table appearance at the Fallsview Poker Classic in January that gave him 420 points.

WSOP Bracelet Winner POY Breakdown

Event No. 2 ($50,000 Players Championship): Michael Mizrachi — 864 points
Event No. 3 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Aadam Daya – 1,440 points
Event No. 4 ($1,500 Omaha 8OB): Michael Chow – 960 points
Event No. 5 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Praz Bansi – 1,440 points
Event No. 6 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em shootout): Joshua Tieman – 1,728 points
Event No. 7 ($2,500 deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball): Peter Gelencser – 1,044 points


WSOP — Michael Mizrachi Wins $50,000 Players Championship
WSOP — Praz Bansi Wins Second Bracelet at Event No. 5
WSOP — The Grinder Leads Day 1 at Seven-Card Stud World Championship
Borgata Summer Poker Open Schedule Released

Looking Ahead

World Series of Poker

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Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III

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Caesars Mega Stack Series

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Binion’s Poker Classic

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The Grand Poker Series

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PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour — Lima, Peru

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