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2018 Scoring Criteria

World's Best Poker Players


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2017 POY Leader Boards - Overall

 
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Rank Player Location POY Points Titles ↓ Final Tables POY Winnings
 
2 Bryn Kenney UNITED STATES Long Beach, NY 7,173 5 23 $8,201,128
168 Soukha Kachittavong UNITED STATES Woondsocket, RI 1,706 4 9 $285,330
13 Dan Smith UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 4,449 4 15 $4,031,694
3 Fedor Holz GERMANY Vienna 5,875 4 14 $6,367,213
1 Adrian Mateos SPAIN Madrid 7,220 4 22 $5,664,635
53 Dietrich Fast GERMANY Berlin 2,806 4 8 $4,041,871
408 Laurynas Levinskas LITHUANIA 1,100 4 6 $296,548
4 Koray Aldemir AUSTRIA Vienna 5,510 3 17 $4,105,519
26 Stefan Schillhabel GERMANY Brighton 3,790 3 12 $5,223,950
12 Rainer Kempe GERMANY Berlin 4,559 3 13 $3,002,132
1012 Jussi Nevanlinna FINLAND 638 3 4 $97,250
9 Steffen Sontheimer GERMANY Brighton 4,782 3 16 $6,812,332
355 Talal Shakerchi UNITED KINGDOM London 1,176 3 3 $997,920
80 Patrick Leonard UNITED KINGDOM New Castle 2,360 3 5 $1,358,190
265 Sander van Wesemael NETHERLANDS 1,331 3 5 $248,166
35 Michal Mrakes CZECH REPUBLIC Prague 3,324 3 12 $737,445
8 Jason Koon UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 4,859 3 15 $3,835,191
425 Roland Israelashvili UNITED STATES Forest Hills, CA 1,081 3 9 $148,037
5 Justin Bonomo UNITED STATES Los Angeles, CA 5,144 3 16 $4,362,250
934 David Prociak UNITED STATES Orlando, FL 679 3 5 $80,681
 
14 Ari Engel UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 4,405 3 13 $768,353
231 Joshua Reichard UNITED STATES Beloit, WI 1,419 3 10 $152,052
116 Paul Balzano UNITED STATES Sunrise, FL 2,084 3 6 $288,053
178 Michael Hahn UNITED STATES Carmel, IN 1,640 3 7 $325,918
113 Nipun Java UNITED STATES Northridge, CA 2,095 3 6 $537,056
1809 Frankie O'’Dell UNITED STATES Wilmington, CA 405 3 5 $37,374
711 Michael Dentale UNITED STATES Brooklyn, NY 815 3 4 $223,613
305 Daniel Pearlman UNITED STATES Pembroke Pines, FL 1,246 3 6 $244,292
6 David Peters UNITED STATES Toledo, OH 5,034 3 18 $3,139,160
92 Henry Meacham UNITED STATES Oak Bluffs, MA 2,217 3 8 $352,829
130 Brian Rast UNITED STATES Poway, CA 1,927 3 6 $1,526,679
444 Dustin Stewart UNITED STATES 1,074 3 6 $113,139
1378 Mark Hamilton UNITED STATES CA 504 3 7 $55,836
538 Valentin Vornicu UNITED STATES San Diego, CA 954 3 8 $149,109
75 Maxwell Young UNITED STATES Seaside, OR 2,429 3 11 $357,490
285 Daniel Buzgon UNITED STATES Marlton, NJ 1,286 3 5 $254,830
15 Jake Schindler UNITED STATES Brynmawr, PA 4,396 3 15 $6,000,021
118 Eric Baldwin UNITED STATES Beaver Dam, WI 2,053 3 8 $474,466
72 Alan King Lun Lau HONG KONG 2,493 3 6 $1,197,663
960 Matthew Zimmerman UNITED STATES Charleston, SC 663 3 4 $76,730
 
22 Joseph Mckeehen UNITED STATES Wales, PA 3,907 3 6 $917,163
54 Brian Altman UNITED STATES Longmeadow, MA 2,790 3 8 $564,797
158 Jeffrey Trudeau UNITED STATES FL 1,760 3 8 $246,289
149 MARSHALL WHITE UNITED STATES Garner, NC 1,823 3 7 $514,963
480 David Larson UNITED STATES Las Vegas, NV 1,011 3 10 $100,059
938 Marcelo Mesqueu BRAZIL 676 3 4 $124,886
5763 Lunjie Xu CHINA 125 2 2 $13,252
355 Farid Jattin COLOMBIA Barranquilla 1,176 2 3 $277,243
2512 Nicolas Hidalgo ARGENTINA 314 2 3 $22,566
134 Andres Korn ARGENTINA Buenos Aires 1,908 2 3 $660,078
 
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