It’s already seven days of non-stop action in the 2019 World Series of Poker, and the first seven bracelets have been won by skilled players already. The participants claiming these early bracelets are already leading the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year chart. Early favourites, Dan Zack and Ben Heath, are the two players occupying the top two spots at this stage of WSOP Player of The Year table.
It is necessary to know that Zack triumphed a field of 296 players to claim his first career bracelet in Event #6: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball and he won the $160,447 cash prize. This feat, together with two others made Zack the top favourite and the early leader of the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard.
On the other hand, Heath, who is not doing so badly as well also got his first WSOP bracelet in Event #5: $50,000 50th Annual High Roller No-Limit Hold’em. Heath also triumphed a field of 110 players and a difficult final table to win a big prize of $1,484,085. It is essential to know that Heath currently sits at NO.2.
Brian Green sits at No.3 of the chart, while Dereck McMaster and Alex Epstein sit at NO.4 and NO.5 position.
Green was successful in Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em, while McMaster won the bracelet in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
According to PokerGo, Epstein won the short deck bracelet, thus, making him the first player to do so at the WSOP, after surpassing a field of 114 players to win Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em.
What You Need To Know About the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year
The Player of the Year (POY) at WSOP is calculated based on points; the official asked to estimate the WSOP Circuit rankings, buy-ins and the size of fields.
However, WSOP has provided information based on the 2019 WSOP Player of the year. The WSOP POY race involves all the 83 bracelet events from this summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas and also all the games from the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe series that will take place in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic later this year (Oct. 15-Nov. 4). The following events have been omitted from being added:
- Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies Event
- Event #57: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em
- Event #81: $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em
The race to the WSOP POY is still open, and anything can happen as a new player may top the chart. You can always check this to get updated on the “WSOP Point Calculator.” At the page, you will also be updated all the time on the WSOP Player of the Year. Additionally, you will also know how many points each game will award on the number of players.