All three 2013 poker POY races hotly contested

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Sep 24, 2013 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

poyWe are heading into the home stretch of the tournament season and it appears that the Player of the Year races are going to come right down to the wire.

Some of the early frontrunners, like Paul Volpe and Steve Silverman have fallen off after their torrid starts, while perennial contenders like Marvin Rettenmaier, Mike Watson, and Steve O’Dwyer are making their usual push for the title.

And then there is Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu has a legitimate chance at capturing all three Player of the Year awards with a strong finish to the year, and could conceivably win the WSOP Player of the Year award with a big showing in next month’s WSOP Europe series.

Bluff Magazine 2013 Player of the Year leader-board (accurate as of 9/24/2013):

1. Daniel Negreanu – 1,014.16 points

2. Mike Watson – 833.44 points

3. David Peters – 773.90 points

4. Ole Schemion – 762.62 points

5. Blair Hinkle – 750.97 points

6. Steve O’Dwyer – 742.62 points

7. Scott Seiver – 715.49 points

8. Joe Kuether – 705.00 points

9. Justin Bonomo – 699.17 points

10. Paul Volpe – 683.19 points

Cardplayer Magazine 2013 Player of the Year leader-board (accurate as of 9/24/2013):

1. Daniel Negreanu – 4,468 points

2. Paul Volpe — 3,530 points

3. Blair Hinkle – 3,448 points

4. Justin Bonomo – 3,995 points

5. Steve O’Dwyer – 3,338 points

6. David Vamplew – 2,932 points

7. Vanessa Selbst – 2,922 points

8. Erick Lindgren — 2,800 points

9. Michael Watson – 2,724 points

10. Steve Silverman – 2,720 points

Global Poker Index 2013 Player of the Year leader-board (accurate as of 9/24/2013):

1. Ole Schemion – 892.40 points

2. Daniel Negreanu – 875.96 points

3. Michael Watson – 836.80 points

4. Paul Volpe – 814.81 points

5. Steven Silverman – 786.11 points

6. Jonathan Duhamel – 768.24 points

7. Steve O’Dwyer – 767.53 points

8. Bryn Kenney – 764.21 points

9. David Peters – 736.55 points

10. Marvin Rettenmaier – 696.56 points

All three ranking systems use a different criterion to determine the Player of the Year:

* Cardplayer Magazine focuses on a player’s results over the course of the entire calendar year, focusing on final table appearances.

* Bluff Magazine takes into account a player’s results from the previous calendar year (weighted at about 50% of the current year)

* The Global Poker Index uses a players top cashes from different quarters of the year only, all other results are discounted

http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-players/player-of-the-year/%20

http://www.bluff.com/poker-player-of-the-year

http://www.globalpokerindex.com/player-of-the-year/

Here is a look at the Player of the Year winners throughout the years:

Cardplayer Magazine

* 1997 — Men Nguyen

* 1998 — T. J. Cloutier

* 1999 — Tony Ma

* 2000 — David Pham

* 2001 — Men Nguyen (2nd POY title)

* 2002 — T. J. Cloutier (2nd POY title)

* 2003 — Men Nguyen (3rd POY title)

* 2004 — Daniel Negreanu

* 2005 — Men Nguyen (4th POY title)

* 2006 — Michael Mizrachi

* 2007 — David Pham (2nd POY title)

* 2008 — John Phan

* 2009 — Eric Baldwin

* 2010 — Tom Marchese

* 2011 – Ben Lamb

* 2012 – Greg Merson

Bluff Magazine

* 2005 – Phil Ivey

* 2006 – Chad Brown

* 2007 – Bill Edler

* 2008 – John Phan

* 2009 – Jason Mercier

* 2010 – Sorel Mizzi

* 2011 – Eugene Katchalov

* 2012 – Marvin Rettenmaier

Global Poker Index

* 2012 – Dan Smith

 



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