Interestingly, Greg Merson, who currently sits in sixth place on the 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Leaderboard, is only 87.75 points behind the current leader, Phil Ivey, who racked up 568.70 points this summer. As we understand it, even if Merson falls short of the final table and busts today, he will earn 75 points for his deep run, which means he’d be just 12.75 from the lead. With that said, a final table appearance would put Merson in the top spot headed into the World Series of Poker Europe.
In order for David “ODB” Baker, who currently sits in seventh place, to overtake Phil Ivey on the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard, he’ll need to finish seventh or higher. Likewise, Vanessa Selbst would have to finish fifth or higher to overtake Ivey, and that’s provided Baker doesn’t finish seventh or better. There’s
Here’s a look at the current WSOP POY standings:
Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
|7||David “ODB” Baker||433.38|
Also, here’s a look at how WSOP POY points will be awarded for the Main Event:
2012 WSOP Player of the Year Points
|Remaining Top 20%||75|
There are even more players in the mix for 2012 WSOP POY, and we'll be bringing you various updates and scenarios throughout the day.