Robert Campbell Ends Summer by Winning The 2019 WSOP Player of the Year(POY)
The last update on the just concluded 2019 WSOP is on the winner of the Player of the Year race. No doubts, it has been an exciting summer and as we all know, Housein Ensan was crowned the winner of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
When it comes to the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Robert Campbell who has been leading for several weeks now finally won the POY race. He was the only player to be victorious at lots of WSOP Events, which earned him more points. Campbell still has ten more bracelet events at the World Series of Poker Europe soon to come.
Campbell won the Event #67: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship after getting the bracelet in Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. It is essential to note that Campbell had nine cashes in this year’s WSOP, which included an eighth-place finish in the Event #10: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice.
The two players that came close are Shaun Deeb (the winner of the 2018 WSOP POY) and Daniel Negreanu (the winner of the 2004 and 2013 WSOP POY). Both Deeb and Negreanu never won a bracelet in WSOP, but both players were always close to winning. Additionally, Deeb and Negreanu cashed 17 times this summer, just behind Chris Ferguson who cashed 19 times.
Deeb played very well, which made him reach four final tables. He finished second-place Event #35: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship won by Adam Friedman. Also, Negreanu made good runs this summer and reached four final tables; finished second-place twice – first in the Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship won by John Hennigan, then again last week in the Event #83: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller won by Keith Tilston shown on PokerGO.
Here is the list of the 2019 WSOP POY Top 10 this summer:
|Place||Player||2019 WSOP POY Points|
|8||David “ODB” Baker||2,480.06|
Dan Zack was the player with the winning points before the rise of Robert Campbell. However, Zack ended the 2019 WSOP POY at the fourth place after winning Event #6: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball.
Furthermore, Philip Hui finished at the fifth-place due to his win in the Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship for a seven-figure score.
Jason Gooch finished at No. 6 position due to his win in Event #55: $1,000 WSOP.com Online Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em. He also finished second in Event #24: $600 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed.
Joseph Cheong ended at No. 7 after numerous cashes and reaching many final tables. He earlier won his first career bracelet in Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em.
David “ODB” Baker won his second career bracelet after winning WSOP’s Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. He finished at No.8 in the 2019 WSOP POY chart.
Ferguson occupied the No.9 after he made two more final cashes at the last week of the 2019 WSOP.
Finally, the No.10 spot was gotten by Anthony Zinno, the winner of Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo.
Hossein Ensan Main Event triumph was the only WSOP cash he made, making him earn enough points (1,730.84) to occupy No.53 of the POY chart.