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WSOP Announces New Milwaukee's Best Light Player of the Year Award

WSOP Announces New Milwaukee's Best Light Player of the Year Award 0001

Milwaukee's Best Light, title sponsor of the World Series of Poker®, will be adding its name to a reformatted WSOP Player of the Year award beginning with this year's results. In addition, the POY winner will receive a nice package of buy-ins at major WSOP events throughout the coming year.

The new WSOP POY award will be based on the standings from all bracelet events, with two major exceptions — the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tourney and $10,000 Main Event. The WSOP and Milwaukee's Best Light hope to create a triad of noted achievements for each year's WSOP. "We now have a triple crown at the WSOP – the Main Event and HORSE titles and the Player of the Year designation," said Jeffrey Pollack, the World Series of Poker's commissioner. "This award puts all poker players on a level playing field and underscores our belief that every bracelet event is important, regardless of field size, buy-in or variety of game."

The buy-ins awarded to the World Series of Poker's new Player of the Year are nice, too. The winner receives the following:

[*] A buy-in to the 2008 WSOP Main Event Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light;

[*] A buy-in to the WSOP-Circuit Main Event of the winner's choice;

[*] A buy-in to the upcoming WSOP Europe Main event in London;

[*] $5,000 for travel and accomodation expenses associated with the above.

Current standings in this year's WSOP Player of the Year race will be made available on

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