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This Week in Poker -- June 5 – 11

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Card Player Player of the Year Update

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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

Even though there was no significant POY movement in the top 10 this week, the World Series of Poker continues to fill up the standings with new contenders. Jason DeWitt (pictured above right) stormed to 24th place in the standings with a victory in event No. 17 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em) that netted him 1,920 points. DeWitt topped 791 opponents and he was awarded $818,959 in prize money.

Pascal LeFrancois became another 1,440 point winner at the WSOP when he topped 2,340 opponents to take home $568,974 along with his POY bounty in Event No. 8 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em). Other 1,440 point winners this week include Simon Watt (Event No. 11 — $1,500 no-limit hold’em) and Steve Gee (Event No. 13 — $1,000 no-limit hold’em), who along with LeFrancois, joined a nine-player tie for 52nd place along with Praz Bansi, Jeff Madsen, Gavin Smith, Joao Barbosa, David Diaz, and Valdemar Kwaysser.

WSOP Bracelet Winner POY Breakdown

Event No. 8 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Pascal LeFrancois — 1,440 points
Event No. 9 ($1,500 pot-limit hold’em): James Dempsey — 960 points
Event No. 10 ($10,000 seven-card stud world champ): Men Nguyen — 900 points
Event No. 11 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Simon Watt — 1,440 points
Event No. 12 ($1,500 limit hold’em): Matt Matros — 960 points
Event No. 13 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Steve Gee — 1,440 points
Event No. 14 ($1,500 no-limit 2-7 lowball): Yan Chen — 600 points
Event No. 15 ($10,000 seven-card stud 8OB world champ): Frank Kassela — 1,020 points
Event No. 16 ($1,500 six-handed no-limit hold’em): Carter Phillips — 1,200 points
Event No. 17 ($5,000 no-limit hold’em): Jason DeWitt — 1,920 points

Headlines:

WSOP — Men Nguyen wins Seventh Bracelet at $10k Stud World Championship
Phil Laak Breaks World Record
WSOP — Matt Matros Wins Event No. 12
WSOP — Carter Phillips Wins Event No. 16
LAPT — Jose Barbero Wins Lima Main Event
ElkY Wins WSOP Tournament of Champion Play-In Seat

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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Borgata Summer Poker Open

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