The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Player of the Year race began Barcelona and continues here in London. Remember, this season a new points formula was implemented in conjunction with the Global Poker Index.
Players will be able to accumulate points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop will be eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.
Here are the top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard:
|1||David Benefield||261.67 pts|
|2||Ole Schemion||259.32 pts|
|3||Joao Barbosa||220.20 pts|
|4||Thomas Muehloecker||196.87 pts|
|5||Jonathan Duhamel||195.58 pts|
|6||Tom Middleton||181.74 pts|
|7||Vitaly Lunkin||176.97 pts|
|8||Steve O'Dwyer||175.30 pts|
|9||Kevin Vandersmissen||173.42 pts|
|10||Oleksii Khoroshenin||166.89 pts|
Obviously Benefield will add to his points thanks to a seventh-place finish in this event.
We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.