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This Week in Poker -- June 12 – 18

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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

Even though there was no significant Card Player Player of the Year movement in the top 10 this week, the World Series of Poker continues to fill up the front page of the standings with new contenders. Let’s take a look at how many POY points were awarded per bracelet at the Series this past week.

WSOP Bracelet Winner POY Breakdown

NOTE: Non-open buy-in events are not included because they do not award POY points.

Event No. 18 ($2,000 limit hold’em): Eric Buchman – 960 points
Event No. 19 ($10,000 no-limit 2-7 lowball championship): David Baker – 600 points
Event No. 20 ($1,500 pot-limit Omaha): John “Tex” Barch – 960 points
Event No. 21 ($1,500 seven-card stud): Richard Ashby – 960 points
Event No. 23 ($2,500 six-hand limit hold’em): Dutch Boyd – 1,368 points
Event No. 24 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Jeffrey Tebben – 1,440 points
Event No. 25 ($10,000 Omaha 8OB championship): Sam Farha (pictured above right) – 1,260 points
Event No. 26 ($2,500 six-hand no-limit hold’em): Will Haydon – 1,800 points
Event No. 27 ($1,500 seven-card stud 8OB): David Warga – 960 points
Event No. 28 ($2,500 pot-limit Omaha): Miguel Proulx – 1,440 points
Event No. 29 ($10,000 limit hold’em championship): Matt Keikoan – 1,020 points

Headlines:

WSOP –- Sam Farha Wins 3rd Bracelet at $10,000 Omaha 8OB Championship
WSOP –- Matt Keikoan Wins 2nd Bracelet at $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship
WSOP –- Dutch Boyd Wins 2nd Bracelet at $2,500 Six-Hand Limit Hold’em Event
WSOP –- David Warga Wins 2nd Bracelet at $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8OB Event
WSOP –- David Baker Wins $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship
WSOP –- Tex Barch Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Event
WSOP Tournament of Champions Announces 20 Fan Selections
North American Poker Tour Announces Los Angeles Stop at the Bike

Notable Tournament Results:

PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Canberra Main Event

Tournament Stats:

Buy-in: $2,200 AUD
Number of Entries: 181
Total Prize Pool: $362,000 AUD
First-Place Prize: $95,930 AUD
Places Paid: 21

Final-Table Results:

1: Jason Gray — $95,930 AUD
2: John Maklouf — $60,635 AUD
3: Adam Cameron — $34,390 AUD
4: Michael Chon — $28,236 AUD
5: Rennie Carnevale — $23,530 AUD
6: Andrew Scarf — $19,005 AUD
7: Alan Al-Hantosh — $15,385
8: Aaron Benton — $12,308
9: Martin Rodwell — $9,593

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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PokerStars U.K. and Ireland Poker Tour Killarney

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