Card Player Magazine annoucned that it was making changes to its Player of the Year race to include more preliminary events at tournaments outside of the United States. This will serve to make the POY race more competitive, as with more events there are more chances to earn points, making every tournament more important in the year-long race to be the best player in the poker world.
Some of the events that will be affected by the change are preliminary events at the European Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, the Aussie Millions, and although they are located in the U.S., the preliminary events to the World Series of Poker Circuit Events will also be included in the points standings. All preliminary events at these major tournaments will be included in the POY standings if they have a buy-in of $300 or more and have sixty or more entrants.
Last year’s Player of the Year champion was David “The Dragon” Pham. David has started out hot this year, but now that Card Player Magazine is including more events in the POY race, The Dragon will find even more competition awaiting him in his quest to repeat as Player of the Year.
To find out the current standings in the Card Player Player of the Year race or to see specifically what events are included, you can visit the Card Player Magazine website at www.cardplayer.com.