Daniel’s World Championship? Zack, Weinman (but not Negreanu) performs the POY race

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Daniel has dominated the 2022 World Series of Poker, in three weeks, one of them, surprisingly, not Negriano.

Daniel Zackthe only double bracelet winner this summer, and Daniel Weinman The first two places in the current WSOP best player rankings. Daniel Negrianoa permanent POY nominee and two-time winner (2004 and 2013), is still trying to get a breather and hit the heater before it’s too late to get back into the competition.

As “DNegs” proved last fall, he never really came out of it. After a slow start to the 2021 WSOP, the GGPoker ambassador quickly closed the series off with a third straight finish, placing him third behind the champ. Josh Arye And the Phil Hellmouth.

Negreanu didn’t win MVP last fall, but his late rise showed that even with only three small cash infusions so far in 2022, you can’t assume he’s dead.

Zack, Weinman is unstoppable

Daniel Weinman
Daniel Weinman

On Tuesday night, Zach emerged victorious in an eight-hour showdown against him David Funkhuser in Event #40: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship. In doing so, he won $324,174 and took first place in the WSOP Player of the Year rankings with 2,981 points.

The win was Zack’s second streak and third in his career. He also went down Event #15: $10,000 Omaha High Low 8 or better tournament For $440,757, for a beating Dustin Dirkson In another marathon singles match.

Zack, once regularly live on bike Who has become a perennial contender for POY over the past few years, has six cash chests this summer and three final table appearances. This could be the year he finally gets over the hump, especially if he continues at his current pace.

If Zack doesn’t win Player of the Year, maybe it’s Weinman, who also got off to a great start at the 53rd Annual World Series of Poker. win bracelet in Event #30: $1,000 Max Omaha 8-Handedsecond place, and eight extra cash to boot, scores 2,521 points in the POY chase, good for second place.

Deep, the latent Ivy

Phil Ivy
Phil Ivy

Although Negreanu has yet to catch a heater, his teammate is the yearly best player in the competition, Sean Depp, very close. The five-time bracelet winner sits eighth with 1,824 points, and may just have been waiting for his time to make a serious push to win his second POY title.

Another great name for professionals, Phil IvyBack in the WSOP for the first time since 2019, he’s off to a strong start. The 10-time WSOP Champion nearly won his 11th bracelet on Monday night before losing the heads-up Alexis Bunakov in Event #42: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em. He enters Wednesday’s game with 1,680 points, putting him in 10th place.

Jake SchindlerThe accused poker cheater, retreated a little later driving the race Since a week. He’s still in good competition with 1,842 points, but he hasn’t secured any cash in the past seven days.

As for the Josh Aryethe defending champion, is in the thick of things too, currently holding steady at 1,594 points, and deserving of 12th place.

The current ranking of the best player in the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

place player points
1 Daniel Zack 2,981
2 Daniel Weinman 2,521
3 David Peters 2222
4 Chad Evslag 2,012
5 Michael Munsick 1,974
6 Scott Sever 1,910
7 Jake Schindler 1,842
8 Sean Depp 1,824
9 Alex Livingston 1,725
10 Phil Ivy 1,680
2022 World Series of Poker

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