The major tournaments held this week in the framework of the 2016 World Series of Poker have significantly affected the current situation in the list of the top 2016 Players of the Year.
One of the tournaments that led to changes in the rankings was the WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship, which attracted 92 participants. The players who took part in it were able to collect $4,176,000 as a prize pool. It was won by Brian Rast, who pocketed $1,296,097 and earned 918 Player of the Year (POY) points.
Rast managed to beat Justin Bonomo in the heads-up round. In addition to this second position in the WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship, Bonomo was able to take the second place in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Tournament. Besides, he earned a lot of POY points by finishing the $10,000 No-Limit Holdíem Six-Max Championship and the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Eight-Or-Better Championship in the third place. Such achievements allowed him to take the lead in the Player of the Year with 4,470 points and $2,420,823 earned this year.
Two $25,000 Buy-In High Roller Events took place this week on July 1 and July 2 at Bellagio Casino. Sixty-three poker players participated in the first tournament, creating a prize pool of $1,512,000. It was won by Jason Koon, who collected $514,080 and 504 POY points.
The second tournament attracted 39 participants. Its prize pool was quite modest and reached 936,000 dollars. The victory was achieved by David Peters, who pocketed $393,120 and earned 420 POY points. David Peters added another victory to his achievements this week. He succeeded in winning his first WSOP title for the victory in the $1,500 No-Limit Holdíem Tournament.
Peters received $412,557 and 1,080 POY points. It is interesting to note that his total earnings this year exceeded $4.5 million.
Now Justin Bonomo is over 400 points ahead of David Peters in the 2016 Player of the Year rankings.