The World Series of Poker Player of the Year (POY) race and the formula to determine the winner, is always the topic of debate.Last year, the debate fired up at the World Series of Poker.
The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is the first expansion of the World Series of Poker in series history. In September 2007,. Since 2004, a Player of the Year (POY) award has been given to the player with the most points accumulated throughout the WSOP. As of 2019, fifteen different players have won the sixteen awards, with Daniel Negreanu as the only player to win the award more than.
After hearing that he had won the WSOP POY, Negreanu showed once and for all why he was such a favourite. He took to Twitter to say that he was incredibly proud of the year he’d had and was very grateful that he got to play Poker for a living. In his usual honest style he also admitted that the whole build up had been a real rollercoaster ride, and that when he said he liked dramatic.
Negreanu’s POY point total stands at 4,074.88 for 24 cashes in the World Series of Poker and the World Series of Poker Europe this year, however, without the cash it stands at 23 cashes and 3,861.78 points.
With the 2019 World Series of Poker ChampionshipEvent into its Day 2 action, the contenders have begun to make themselves knownfor the Player of the Year award. While it might be obvious that a two-timebracelet winner is in the lead, what might be surprising is just how small thatlead might be.
It's been another wild week at the 2013 World Series of Poker, with 13 more bracelets being won over the last seven days of play. Another former WSOP Playe.
Ben Lamb, Greg Merson, Daniel Negreanu and George Danzer were POY winners from 2011 to 2014 when Bluff used their secret formula to calculate the WSOP POY. And these were all deserving winners for those years and you wouldn’t find too many people arguing about that. When GPI took over in 2015, Mike Gorodinsky was declared winner that year which again was quite acceptable given his run that.
Controversy regarding the POY system started last year when the WSOP surprisingly introduced its own proprietary formula, scrapping the 2011 formula that took into consideration the field size and buy-in price, and the results of the WSOP Europe. The 2017 formula relied on ROI, rewarding those who cashed more for their buy-ins.