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Daniel Negreanu Leads The Way At The Top Of WSOP Player Of The Year Rankings

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 27, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Over the last few weeks here at PokerNet.com we have brought you news of all the bracelets winners at this years World Series of Poker. Today we are going to look at the current standings for the coveted WSOP Player Of The Year, and after 43 events a well known name is forging clear at the top.

Canadian professional Daniel Negreanu is forging a big lead at the top having cashed five times already at this years WSOP. His points tally though is mainly due to his win at the WSOP Asia Pacific back in April. If it were not for that win second place man Tom Schneider would be clear at the top because he has already won two bracelets at this years WSOP, as well as cashing another five times too. Negreanu is currently well placed in Event 47 as well which is the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No Limit Hold’em Event, finishing Day 1 just outside the top ten with a healthy chip stack of 785,000. There is a prize fund of nearly $18million for this particular event, and the winner will walk away with a whopping $4,830,619, with 24 of the 166 participants receiving a cash prize of at least $173,723.

David Baker is just 24 points behind Schneider in third place, but he is a big lead of 46 points over the fourth placed man Jared Hamby. Fifth placed man Dan Kelly cashed remarkable eight times in the first three weeks of this years event, reaching two final tables as well, but as yet the elusive bracelet has eluded him. His cashes saw him sitting solidly in third place in the table, and he looked an odds on favourite to beat the record of 11 cashes at the WSOP, a record that was set last year by Konstantin Puchkov, but since his last cash he has yet to record another. Speaking last week to PokerNews Kelly Said, “You’re not going to make the most money by just earning the most cashes. You could cash in 10 events, but could earn more money by winning just one. It would be cool to break the record, but it’s one of those things where if it happens, great, and if it doesn’t, that’s fine too.”

The full list of the top 10 players can be found below, but with 19 bracelets still to be awarded at the time of writing, and the Main Event, there is plenty of time for anyone to surge past Negreanu at the top.

WSOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR TOP 10 – After 43 Events

Daniel Negreanu – 470.53
Tom Schneider – 438.51
David “Bakes” Baker – 414.10
Jared Hamby – 368.73
Dan Kelly – 344.70
Jason Duval – 328.85
Mark Radoja – 327.75
Erick Lindgren – 323.51
Jesse Martin – 318.38
Scott Clements – 303.50

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