Shaun Deeb leads WSOP POY race; Kid Poker tries to catch up
Robert Campbell gets bumped from the top spot, but the race continues
Robert Campbell is no longer at the top of the charts in the race to become the next WSOP Player of the Year (POY). That position is now held by Shaun Deeb following several successful cashes at the WSOP Europe series of tournaments running in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He’s not alone, though, as Kid Poker is looking to threaten his reign.
Deeb was chosen the POY last year after an extremely strong finish. He was already in first place as the WSOP Europe was set to get underway and he secured his position after cashing four times during the series. He hasn’t won any bracelets this year, but has already made three final tables and 19 cashes, including two that have come at the WSOP Europe. Campbell had been sitting at the top with 3,558.62 points, but Deeb now has 3,621.53 to take the lead position.
Campbell will sit in second for now, but it may not be for long. Daniel Negreanu is looking to move up in the ranks and is currently third with 3,264.20 points. He already has two POY awards, one from 2004 and the other from 2013, and has had a pretty good run so far this year. He cashed 17 times during this past summer’s WSOP and already has two in Rozvadov. His best run of the year came in the summer when he finished second at the $10,000 Seven Card Stud tournament after falling to John Hennigan in a heads-up match that seemed to last an eternity.