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Baker Named Player of the Year by PokerNews.com

Written By: PokerNet.com | August 2, 2012 | Posted In Poker News

It’s been announced all over the poker world that David “ODB” Baker currently holds the stop spot on the 2012 Poker “Player of the Year”. This was announced on PokerNews.com.

Baker has had several accomplishments that have gone under the radar especially during this year’s World Series of Poker. This year other personalities like Phil Hellmuth made waves during the WSOP where he grabbed his 12th bracelet and won the biggest prize in the history of WSOP during the One Drop tournament. Hellmuth managed to take center stage with the $18 million win during the said tournament.

However, Baker was able to cash out on 9 WSOP events this year. He had won Event No. 17 Eight Game Mix. He might not have gone home with $18 million, but he was able to take home with him almost $800,000 worth of overall winnings. In all of these 9 WSOP events, he had finished within the top 10 in 4 out of 9 events.

PokerNews.com set explained in detail how Baker got the top place. They had indicated in their site that, “a player’s score is comprised of up to 11 tournament results that begin during the calendar year. Of those 11 results, up to six will come from Jan 1 through June 30 and up to five will be from tournaments starting between July 1 and Dec. 31.”

Baker is so far the only player with four qualifying scores for the second half of this year that puts him on the top spot in the race to “Player of the Year”. All of these tournaments must have at least a buy-in of $1,500 and contain at least 21 entrants to be eligible in comprising a player’s score.

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