Daniel Negreanu Takes Lead as WSOP Player of the Year 2019

Daniel Negreanu at 2019 WSOP Europe
(Source: Pokercentral.com) Daniel Negreanu wins six cashes thus far during the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

The World Series of Poker Europe Player of the Year race has seen a lot of turbulence during the last week. Shaun Deeb, Robert Campbell, and Daniel Negreanu switched on the first position.

Most recently, Negreanu, a two-time WSOP Player of the Year winner, has taken the lead after a series of fantastic results in bracelet events.

There’s just a couple of days left until the end of the WSOP Europe tournament, so it remains to be seen whether he will manage to add a third POY title to his name.

Negreanu Does Well So Far at WSOP Europe 2019

Daniel Negreanu has been showing us his old self at the World Series of Poker Europe 2019 in Rozvadov thus far.

Only in the last 24 hours, he has made some great results in several events. Namely, he finished 20th in the €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha tournament, as well as ended up 6th in the €25,000 Mixed Game Championship.

2019 World Series of Poker Europe Main Events
(Source: WSOP.com) Players at the 2019 WSOP Europe compete for the main prize and the Player of the Year honor in 15 gold bracelets events.

This has allowed him to take over the lead and leave Shaun Deep and Robert Campbell in the dust.

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The two are Daniel Negreanu’s biggest competitors in the race for the Player of the Year title. However, he has won six cashes so far at the WSOP Europe, so his standings seem bulletproof if he continues to play in the same fashion.

An Exciting Race for the WSOP Europe POY 2019

Poker fans in Europe have been treated to a real show at the WSOP Europe 2019 so far.

At the beginning of the tournament, Robert Campbell was leading the race for the Player of the Year honor. He had that privilege due to the fact that he was the only player at the World Series of Poker 2019 in Las Vegas who managed to win two bracelets.

Campbell stood his ground during the first few events until he lost it to Shaun Deeb who held it for two days. He took the lead after finishing 18th in Event No.2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha and 13th in Event No. 7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold’em.

Campbell Retook the Lead but Not for Long

On Tuesday, Campbell managed to regain the 1st spot thanks to adding another three cashes to his table standings. The most remarkable of these was the 8th position in Event No.8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em.

Daniel Negreanu remained in the third position behind these two from the beginning until today. He managed to snatch the first position as a result of the points he received after finishing 6th in Event No.10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship.

WSOP Europe 2019 Player of the Year Top 10

On Friday, October 25, 2019, the WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 list looks like this:

Rank Name 2019 WSOP POY Points
1 Daniel Negreanu 3,971.54
2 Robert Campbell 3,857.97
3 Shaun Deeb 3,710.64
4 Phillip Hui 3,186.17
5 Dan Zack 3,126.13
6 Dash Dudley 2,799.44
7 Chris Ferguson 2,790.42
8 Phil Hellmuth 2,742.43
9 Anthony Zinno 2,718.15
10 Asi Moshe 2,685.53

However, the positions on this list are bound to change at least several more times before the tournament ends on November 4, 2019.

Daniel Negreanu might improve his standings even more today. He has a stack in Event No.12: €100,000 Diamond High Roller that began on Wednesday, October 23 and is bound to end today, Friday, October 25.

2019 WSOP Player of the Year Rankings Explained

WSOP has revamped its Player of the Year formula in 2018 and is sticking to it during the 2019 WSOP tournament. The formula relies on calculating the WSOP circuit rankings based on field sizes and buy-ins.

The most recent changes aim to offer better rewards to bracelet winners and a bigger gap in points between the first and second finisher.

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