Bin Weng Stands as Prime Candidate for WPT Player of the Year

Bin Weng leads the race for WPT Player of the year title

The WPT World Championship series, which started in Las Vegas, is to host many large-scale and prestigious events with poker celebrities from all over the world. It is also there that the lucky person will be determined who will receive the coveted title of the World Poker Tour Player of the Year. Last year it was Chad Eveslage who got this prestigious award.

This year, the main contender for the title of WPT Player of the year is the American Bin Weng. He has had quite the year, winning the WPT SHRP Showdown Main Event for $1,128,250 first place prize, finishing fourth at WPT Choctaw ($143,000), and winning the WPT EveryOne for One Drop with a prize in $2,227,054. Weng has a total of 4 WPT cashes and 2,050 rating points. His closest rival, Hungary's Istvan Briski, has just 1,300 points, which he earned by winning the Rock 'n' Roll Poker Open Main Event.

In general, the WPT Player of the year leaderboard currently looks as follows:

PlacePlayerCountryPointsPrizes
1Bin WengUSA2 050$3,511,204
2Istvan BriskiHungary1 300$647,300
3Scott EskenaziUSA1 175$384,460
4Sri SangannagariUSA1 150$745,000
5Richard LeeAustralia1 100$550,267
6Jared JaffeeUSA1 100$426,100
7Fred NormandCanada1 075$359,450
8Rayan ChamasLebanon1 050$600,000
9Ky NguyenVietnam1 000$376,030
10Sandy SanchezUSA950$374,750

Therefore, Briski will need to finish 4th or higher in the WPT Championship in order to dislodge Weng from the top spot. Eskenazi and Sangannagari need a top-3 finish, and everyone else needs at least a heads-up play. And all this is provided that Weng does not manage to get to the prize zone. Let's see if anyone can challenge the leader.

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