Daniel Negreanu Takes #1 Spot in WSOP Player of the Year Race

Daniel Negreanu claims #1 spot on the WSOP Player of the Year listRobert Campbell and Shaun Deeb round out the top 3As WSOPE Main Event continues, anyone could become Player of the Year

Daniel Negreanu is now at the top of the list of the WSOP Player of the Year after placing sixth in the €25,000 Mixed Games Championship

Mixed Games Championship Pushes Negreanu Into POY Lead

While bracelets are coveted on the WSOP circuit, the Player of the Year title is a big deal. This year, we’ve seen a tight POY race, and Daniel Negreanu has just taken over the top spot, knocking Robert Campbell into second place.

Negreanu placed sixth in the €25,000 Mixed Games Championship at the World Series of Poker in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. While first place is always a great ac mnl168 hievement, the pro only needed to land in this position to take him to the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard.

Negreanu has six WSOP bracelets to his name, so far, and he has cashed in over 130 WSOP events. The last time he won the WSOP Player of the Year award was in 2013, when he came first in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the Asia Pacific World Series of Poker and the €25,600 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the WSOPE. He also won Player of the Year in 2004.

Last year, Negreanu failed to make the Top 100 POYleaderboard. In 2017, he came close to the top spot by earning 717 points and hitting11th spot on the list.

Still a Tight Race

He has now beaten out Robert Campbell, who had the number one spot going into the WSOPE in Rozvadov. Shaun Deeb took over for a few days, but Campbell regained his position by landing himself at the final table in the €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em event.

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Now, there are just 261 points between the top three players on the WSOP leaderboard. There’s just one even left in the year, so it really could be anyone’s game.

Over 1,000 points are usually awarded to the Main Event winner,which means that even players in 15th place and above could snatchthe top spot – if they are currently playing in Rozvadov. The Top 10 playerscurrently are:

RANK NAMEPOINTS1Daniel Negreanu3,971.542Robert Campbell3,857.973Shaun Deeb3,710.644Phillip Hui3,186.175Daniel Zack3,126.136Dash Dudley2,799.447Chris Ferguson2,790.428Phil Hellmuth2,742.439Anthony Zinno2,718.1510Asi Moshe2,685.53