WSOP POY Standings at the Half

by , Jun 15, 2008 | 2:46 pm

Without having to calculate exact days or tournament numbers, let’s consider the WSOP to be at the halfway mark.

Taking a look at the WSOP Player of the Year overall points standings, Erick Lindgren is in a pretty solid first place spot right now. Jacobo Fernandez-Hernandez is in second place, followed by Scott Seiver, Daniel Negreanu, and Theo Tran. A certain Tom Schneider looks to be in 31st place, but the current standings do not include his 12th place razz finish last night; that addition might move him up 15-20 spots.

As far as the number of cashes, Tom just moved up to a three-way-tied first place with Nikolay Evdakov and Alex Jacob – all of them have five cashes thus far. The all-time record for cashes at the WSOP in a single year is eight, and with quite a few tournaments to go, the goal of beating that record is definitely attainable.

6 Comments to “WSOP POY Standings at the Half”

  1. Karridy

    Tom currently has 3 consecutive cashes, coming by way of all available games, as the first of those three was in the mixed event. How does that line up in way of stats/records?

  2. California Jen

    Ummm, good question. Not sure how to find that out but will try!

  3. Kevin Mathers

    Tom’s is good, but Evdakov’s first 4 cashes were in events 1, 2, 5 and 8. (Pot Limit, NL, NL w/rebuys, Mixed).

  4. DanM

    Actually Tom now has 5 cashes, tying him for most — he just missed a final table in the razz event.

    The record, of course, is 8. So both he and the Russian are shooting for that.

  5. DanM

    BTW, check out the all-time list:

    Eskimo Clark ranks 42nd … about 25 spots ahead of Tom.

  6. Karridy

    I guess I’m particularly interested in the “consecutive” part, not total. I know where’s at on that.