Poker Player of the Year Races August update

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 18, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »

With three outlets now handing out Player of the Year awards, tournament poker players have even more opportunities to promote themselves within the poker world, and should a player manage to capture two, or possibly all three Player of the Year awards, they would surely become one of the most marketable players in the game. And this very well could occur this year!

The early leader for the POY trophies was Jonathan Duhamel, who had a blistering start to his 2012 tournament campaign, but hasn’t been able to continue his incredible January run and is starting to slip down the leader-boards. Taking his place initially was Dan Smith, who has been one of the most consistent performers over the past year. But even Smith has had to make way for the surging Marvin Rettenmaier, coming off a solid WSOP performance as well as back-to-back WPT wins at the $25k WPT Championship and the recently concluded WPT Merit Cyprus Classic.

The question is, can Rettenmaier maintain his lead, on the GPI and BLUFF leader-boards and jump two spots in the Cardplayer rankings, or will another player close the gap?

Here is a look at the Player of the Year races from the three major outlets, Cardplayer Magazine, Bluff Magazine, and the Global Poker Index.

BLUFF Magazine Player of the Year standings through August 17, 2012:

1. Marvin Rettenmaier– 1,026.47

2. Dan Smith — 946.71

3. Phil Ivey — 904.17

4. Jonathan Duhamel — 795.80

5. Vanessa Selbst — 697.70

6. Kyle Julius — 694.43

7. Oliver Speidel — 669.81

8. Tommy Vedes — 660.57

9. Joe Kuether — 647.04

10. Daniel Negreanu — 638.96

Cardplayer Magazine Player of the Year standings through August 17, 2012:

1. Kyle Julius — 3,752

2. Dan Smith — 3,488

3. Marvin Rettenmaier — 3,272

4. Oliver Speidel — 3,046

5. Anthony Gregg — 2,984

6. Vadzim Kursevich — 2,717

7. Joe Kuether — 2,716

8. John Dibella — 2,512

9. Daniel Kelly — 2,508

10. Phil Ivey — 2,495

Global Poker index Player of the Year standings through August 17, 2012:

1. Marvin Guido Rettenmaier — 802.42

2. David Baker — 715.91

3. Jonathan Duhamel — 668.79

4. Dan Smith — 662.47

5. Erik Cajelais — 639.54

6. Kyle Julius — 637.63

7. Phil Ivey — 629.12

8. Daniel Negreanu — 607.28

9. Andrew Lichtenberger — 605.50

10. Tommy Vedes — 598.41

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.

* 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

 

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