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This Week in Poker -- June 26 – July 2

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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
4: Dwyte Pilgrim — 3,376
5: Mike Beasley — 3,320
6: Valdemar Kwaysser — 3,190
7: Allan Baekke — 3,000
7: Harrison Gimbel — 3,000
9: Gavin Smith — 2,965 (pictured right)
10: Sam Stein — 2,907

This Week in Poker

There was another flurry of movement on the Card Player Player of the Year leader board this week. Gavin Smith joined the top 10 when he won his first gold bracelet at event No. 44 ($2,500 mixed hold’em) at the World Series of Poker. Smith was awarded $268,238 and 1,440 points for the victory. That gives him a total on the year worth 2,965 points and it helped him make the leap into ninth place overall.

The other major movers and shakers in the top 10 were previous members that improved their standings with WSOP cashes. Allan Baekke made the final table of event No. 47 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em) and he cashed in eighth place. Baekke was awarded 240 points, which was enough for him to jump up to a seventh-place tie with Harrison Gimbel. Dwyte Pilgrim made his 11th final table of the year and his first one at the WSOP when he cashed in eighth place at the $2,500 mixed hold’em event. Pilgrim took home 240 points and he jumped into fourth place overall with 3,376 points.

WSOP Bracelet Winner POY Breakdown

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

Event No. 42 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Dean Hamrick – 1,440 points
Event No. 43 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship): Ian Gordon – 1,440 points
Event No. 44 ($2,500 mixed hold’em): Gavin Smith – 1,440 points
Event No. 45 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Jesse Rockowitz – 1,440 points
Event No. 46 ($5,000 pot-limit Omaha 8OB): Chris Bell – 1,344 points
Event No. 47 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em): Shawn Busse – 1,440 points
Event No. 48 ($2,500 mixed event): Sigurd Eskeland – 1,440 points
Event No. 49 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em): Michael Linn – 1,440 points
Event No. 50 ($5,000 pot-limit Omaha): Chance Kornuth – 1,920 points
Event No. 51 ($3,000 no-limit hold’em triple chance): Ryan Welch – 1,440 points

Headlines:

WSOP – Gavin Smith Wins First Bracelet
WSOP – Dean Hamrick Wins Event No. 42
WSOP – Chris Bell Wins Event No. 46
WSOP – Bryn Kenney Chip Leader after Day 2 in $25,000 Six-Handed NLHE

Notable Tournament Results:

PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour Killarney Main Event

Final-Table Results:

1: Femi Fakinle— €63,400
2: Aonghus Farrell — €39,200
3: Jens Schmukal — €24,000
4: Peter Barrable — €17,700
5: Brian Downey — €14,600
6: David Rowley — €12,100
7: Philip Phu — €9,600
8: Michael Hill — €7,425

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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Aria Classic

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