Daniel Negreanu Takes Top Spot On Latest WSOP POY Rankings
The race for the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Player of the Year has gotten more intense, with only five bracelets remaining at the on-going WSOPE in King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Tournament results at the massive European festival contributed to a fresh change in the POY rankings which now has a new leader.
Daniel Negreanu has now climbed to the top spot from No.3, last week, after earning enough points in Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship at the 2019 WSOPE where he finished in 6th place. He has now knocked Robert Campbell off the number 1 position, with a gap of more than 100 points. The Canadian poker pro is eyeing a third WSOP POY award after winning the title in 2004 and 2013.
Campbell who enjoyed the top spot for quite some time after his victories in the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw and $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship at the WSOP in Las Vegas this summer, is now in second place. The two-time bracelet winner has had a series of deep runs at the WSOPE, including an 8th place finish in Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em.
Shaun Deeb, the 2018 WSOP POY is still in the running to win his second consecutive POY as he is currently sitting in 3rd place, just over 100 points behind Campbell. Deeb grabbed the top spot earlier this week after cashing in the €550 PLO event and €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold’em at the European festival. He finished in 18th and 13th place in both events respectively.
Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu who now sits at the top of the leaderboard, has accumulated more points after finishing in the money in Event #11: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha and Event #12: €100,000 Diamond High Roller.
WSOP POY Top 10
The winner of the $50K Poker Players Championship, Phillip Hui managed to move up to No. 4 after cashing in two events and scoring a final table finish at the WSOPE. Dan Zack now drops to No. 5, with Australia’s Kahle Burns has moved up to No. 6 after winning two bracelets within a week. He sits above Dash Dudley who also climbed to No. 7 following his victory in the €550 Pot-Limit Omaha. Trailing behind him at number 8 is six-time bracelet winner Chris Ferguson.
After four cashes in the WSOPE, including a runner-up finish in the €25,500 Mixed Games Championship, 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth has now climbed to number 9, while American poker Anthony Zinno is in 10th place. We can expect more changes to the POY rankings as this year’s WSOPE comes to an end on November 4.