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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 — 4,442
2: Sorel Mizzi — 3,862
3: Jeffrey Papola — 3,420 (pictured right)
4: Mike Beasley — 3,320
5: Valdemar Kwaysser — 3,190
6: Dwyte Pilgrim — 3,136
7: Harrison Gimbel — 3,000
8: Sam Stein — 2,826
9: Men Nguyen — 2,770
10: Allan Baekke — 2,760

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Card Player’s Player of the Year: WSOP Update

WSOP Bracelet Winner POY Breakdown

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

Event No. 30 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Mike Ellis – 1,440 points
Event No. 31 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.): Konstantin Puchkov – 960 points
Event No. 32 ($5,000 6-hand no-limit hold’em): Jeffrey Papola – 1,920 points
Event No. 33 ($2,500 pot-limit hold’em/Omaha): Jose-Luis Velador – 1,440 points
Event No. 35: ($10,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em): Ayaz Mahmood – 1,560 points
Event No. 36: ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Scott Montgomery – 1,440 points
Event No. 37: ($3,000 H.O.R.S.E.): Phil Ivey – 1,440 points
Event No. 38: ($10,000 pot-limit hold’em): Valdemar Kwaysser – 1,620 points
Event No. 39: ($1,500 no-limit hold’em shootout): Steven Kelly – 1,200 points
Event No. 40: ($2,500 seven-card stud): Frank Kassela – 1,332 points
Event No. 41: ($1,500 pot-limit Omaha 8OB): Steve Jelinek – 960 points

Headlines:

WSOP – Phil Ivey Wins Eighth Bracelet
WSOP – Frank Kassela Wins Second Bracelet of Summer
WSOP – Jose-Luis Velador Wins Second Bracelet
WSOP – Jeffrey Papola Wins Bracelet at Second Final Table of Summer
WSOP – Ayaz Mahmood Wins $10,000 Heads-Up World Championship
WSOP – Scott Montgomery Wins First Bracelet

Notable Tournament Results:

PokerStars Baltic Poker Festival Main Event

Tournament Stats:

Buy-in: 21,900 EEK
Number of Entries: 222
Total Prize Pool: €310,857
First-Place Prize: €80,823
Places Paid: 26

Final-Table Results:

1: Team PokerStars Pro William Thorson — €80,823
2: Dominykas Karmazinas — €49,737
3: Miikka Anttonen — €31,086
4: Marius Maciukas — €18,651
5: Mikael Jonsson — €15,543
6: Janne Johansson — €12,434
7: Tarmo Tael — €10,569
8: Andry Purk — €8,704
9: Bent Christensen — €6,839

Looking Ahead

World Series of Poker

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Bellagio Cup VI

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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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Aria Classic

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