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Who Is Leading in the 2019 WSOP PoY Race?

Almost a month has passed since the 50th Annual World Series of Poker started — time flies when you’re having fun. A total of 55 bracelets have been awarded and a couple of players managed to earn a lot of money in Las Vegas. Some of the players are doing exceptionally well, and one of them is Dan Zack who is currently considered to be at the top of the leaderboard for 2019 WSOP Player of the Year race. He had a good start at the tournament but fell down after that only to return to the 1st position after making it to another final table.

Zack started his WSOP journey in 2019 by winning in an Event #6: $2,500 Mixed Tripe Draw Lowball. This event was especially significant for him as he managed to earn his first gold bracelet. Furthermore, he proceeded to earn ten cashes from this summer’s WSOP, and the most recent one is Event #51: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-LO 8 or Better, where he managed to finish
in fifth place and where Yuri Martins took the first prize.

In fact, the finish in Event #51 was enough to give Zack points to take back what was his for a long time — the first place in the 2019 WSOP POY leaderboard. Zack currently enjoys being the first, and the runner-up at the moment is Jason Gooch, who has also had a very good year so far. He managed to finish as the second-placed player in Event #24: $600 WSOP-com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed. Furthermore, he managed to win in the Event #55: $1,000 Online Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em. Upeshka Da Silva is in the third place, but was leading the race just one week ago, having won Event #38: $600 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty.

The POY Leaderboard Current Standings

Dan Zack currently has 2,516.41 points and he is the leader at the moment followed by Jason Gooch who has 2,268.02. As previously mentioned, the third-place player is Upeshka Da Silva with a total of 2,162.02. However, Scott Clements is just after Da Silva with a total of 2,157.48, meaning that we could expect something to happen in the third or fourth place very soon.

The fifth place is reserved for Daniel Strelitz, who has a total of 1,918.94 points, and Shaun Deeb closely follows him in sixth place with a total of 1,910.18. The seventh place is reserved for Robert Campbell, who has 1,879.49, and Ismael Bojang has 1,816.91 as the eighth-place player. The ninth place is occupied by Ari Engel at the moment with 1,786.49 points, and Frankie O’Dell is tenth with 1,716.45.

There are still a lot of events to be played, and a lot can change by the end of this year’s WSOP.