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The 2022 WPT Player of the Year race is heating up!

The historic 20th anniversary season of the World Poker Tour is coming to an end and there are only a few events left where players can earn points in the ongoing race to see who will sit atop the leaderboard and be ranked #1 as 2022 Player of the Year.

WPT Mike Sexton trophy

In first place at the moment is Ray Qartomy, who finished second at the WPT Legends of Poker at the Parkwest Bicycle Casino and third at WPT Choctaw in May.

Second in the rankings is Mark Davis, who won the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown and a million-dollar prize. In third is Alexander Yen, winner of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Robert Mizrachi is fourth place with his win at the WPT Venetian and Chance Kornuth sits in fifth with his win at the WPT Choctaw and his cash at the WPT Venetian.

This is the current ranking podium:

WPT POY 2022 podium

Here are the top 20 players on the leaderboard:

Ranking

Player

PointsWPT EarningsCashesFinal Tables

Titles

1

Ray Qartomy1,700$615,000220

2

Mark Davis1,400$1,000,300111

3

Alexander Yen1,400$975,240111

4

Robert Mizrachi1,300$894,100111

5

Chance Kornuth1,275$502,450311

6

Anton Wigg1,250$672,980210

7

Mike Vanier1,225$624,000310

8

Darren Elias1,200$668,850210

9

Joshua Pollock1,200$573,350111

10

Corey Wade1,200$471,686111

11

David Tang1,100$425,712111

12

Steve Buckner1,100$348,500310

13

Fred Paradis1,000$441,686110

14

Matthew Wantman937$290,675310

15

Marcos Exterkotter900$490,000110

16

Daniel Lazrus900$482,380110

17

Brock Wilson900$420,128210

18

Po Ho900$277,225110

19

Yulian Bognadov850$440,000110

20

Viet Vo800$385,700210

You can see the complete rankings via this link.

There’s plenty at stake in the race, as the top three finishers on the WPT Season XX Player of the Year Leaderboard will be slated to win WPT Passports valued at $15,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively, that can be used at any Season XXI WPT live event across the globe.

The WPT Passport will serve as buy-in credits to the Season XXI live events, and are non-transferrable and may not be used by any other player.

WPT Five Diamond 2022

There are four World Poker Tour stops remaining, where the events held award players points that will allow them to climb the leaderboard and count towards the 2022 Player of the Year ranking:

  • WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic: currently ongoing at the Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas
  • WPT Prime Taiwan: November 17 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Associatiom, Taipei
  • WPT Seminole Rock N’ Roll Poker Open: November 25 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida
  • WPT World Championship: December 12 at the Wynn Casino, Las Vegas

Stay tuned to Cardplayer Lifestyle, where our coverage will include news of which players shine at the remaining WPT events on the calendar and who comes out on top of the prestigious Player of the Year ranking.

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Santiago is a longtime veteran of the poker industry, having written primarily about the game in Argentina since 2009. He has published hundreds of articles in Sudamerican Poker and Pokerlogia, and has provided live media coverage at the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. In addition to being a former columnist in PokerFace Magazine, […]

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