RozVegas anyone? There are ten more bracelet events that will count toward the total WSOP Player of the Year standings. Looks like we will see who wants a shot at picking off Campbell. It's not cheap to head out to RozVegas, but some of those tournaments are soft, so there's some value... if you go deep.
Then again, who really cares about POY standings? It's not like the get $5,000,000 bonus or even a $50,000 bonus. Heck I don't even think you get a brand new car. I suppose it's a set of steak knives and a banner.
Deeb made three final tables and cashed 17 times. He settled on a runner-up finish in 10K Dealers Choice when he lost heads-up to Adam Friedman. He missed winning his fifth bracelet by one spot.
Campbell won two pieces of bling with five final tables. The Aussie pro cashed nine times. He won his first bracelet in $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw. He took down his second bling with a victory in $10K Stud Hi/Lo.
Dan Zack surprised everyone when he jumped out to a hot start. He won his first bracelet in $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw. cooled off a bit, but still had an impressive summer at the Rio with 14 cashes and three final tables.
Daniel Negreanu made waves with multiple final tables. He also had a pair of runner-up finishes, including losing heads-up to Johnny World in 10K Stud and finishing in second in the 100K High Roller late in the 2019 WSOP to thrust himself to the chase pack. Kid Poker is only fourth overall and you know he's itching to fly out to RozVegas to try to win the POY and also pad his bracelet stats. He missed out on winning #7 this summer, but he has ten more chances this fall at the King's Casino in RozVegas.
Phil Hui is quietly in fifth place. He won his second bracelet when he took down the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and hoisted the Chip Reese Trophy. Hui final tabled three events and bubbled a fourth in the $10K Dealers Choice 6-Max.
Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 includes Jason Gooch, Joe Cheong, ODB Baker, Jesus Ferguson, and Tony Zinno.
2019 WSOP POY STANDINGS
1 Robert Campbell 3,418.78
2 Shaun Deeb 3,280.13
3 Daniel Zack 3,126.13
4 Daniel Negreanu 3,117.52
5 Phillip Hui 2,881.67
6 Jason Gooch 2,643.72
7 Joseph Cheong 2,595.54
8 David "ODB" Baker 2,480.06
9 Jesus Ferguson 2,476.96
10 Anthony Zinno 2,443.22