2011 WSOP Player of the Year Update

Here’s a quick run down of the 2011 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race. Remember, points are not awarded for the Seniors only, Ladies only and Casino Employees only events.

1 – Ben Lamb – 486.25
2 – Phil Hellmuth – 420.75
3 – Samuel Stein – 402.63
4 – Mikhail Lakhitov – 401.80
5 – Mitch Schock – 364.81
6 – John Juanda – 336.00
7 – Amir Lehavot – 330.75
8 – Sean Getzwiller – 325.00
9 – Jason Mercier – 323.45
10 – Daniel Idema – 318.88
11 – Mark Schmid – 317.75
12 – Steve Landfish – 317.70
13 – Fabrice Soulier – 315.00
14 – Viacheslav Zhukov – 315.00
15 – Jake Cody – 313.13
16 – Eric Rodawig – 311.50
17 – Eddie Blumenthal – 306.05
18 – Bertrand Grospellier – 299.25
19 – Allen Bari – 292.63
20 – Jason Somerville – 291.50

Ben Lamb’s victory in the 2011 Pot Limit Omaha Championship, in addition to his second place finish in the $3,000 Pot Limit event, sees him comfortably ahead of Phil Hellmuth in the race to become WSOP Player of the Year for 2011.

Hellmuth has two runner up finishes so far this WSOP, in the Seven Card Stud Hi Lo Championship and the No Limit Deuce To Seven Draw Championship, as well as two much smaller cashes.

In third place is Samuel Stein who, like Ben Lamb, has played especially well in the 2011 WSOP Omaha events. Stein beat Lamb heads up in the $3,000 Pot Limit event and finished 24th in the Championship event. Stein also managed a third place finish in the Pot Limit Hold’em Championship.

Bertrand Grospellier is currently 18th on the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year leader board, but he is the chip leader entering Day 3 of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) Championship. That event is especially interesting in the Player of the Year race, as Ben Lamb also remains among the final 22 players.

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