2019 WSOP Player of the Year: Daniel Negreanu Clinches Third POY Title

Daniel Negreanu

Shaun Deeb was eliminated today in 11th place in the final event of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe, meaning Daniel Negreanu has clinched his third career World Series of Poker Player of the Year title.

A finish of fifth place or better in today's Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em would have been enough for Deeb to surpass Negreanu and win his second straight WSOP POY, but his knockout just shy of the final table means he'll have to settle for a third-place finish behind Negreanu and Robert Campbell in second.

2019 WSOP POY Top 10

Here's the final Top 10, per the WSOP's last official update:

PlacePlayer2019 WSOP POY Points
1Daniel Negreanu4,074.88
2Robert Campbell3,961.31
3Shaun Deeb3,917.32
4Anthony Zinno3,322.00
5Phillip Hui3,186.17
6Dan Zack3,126.13
7Dario Sammartino3,091.03
8Chris Ferguson2,997.10
9Kahle Burns2,983.37
10Dash Dudley2,860.79

Negreanu and Campbell also both cashed in the Colossus at Rozvadov to help secure those top two spots. For Negreanu, it was his seventh cash of the WSOPE and 24th World Series of Poker cash overall this year counting those he collected in Las Vegas during the summer.

Negreanu's 24 cashes included five final tables and two runner-up finishes, but no bracelets to add to the six he's previously won.

SeriesEventFinish (Entries)Cash2019 WSOP POY Points
WSOP$10,000 Super Turbo Bounty (#2)6th (of 204)$52,099379.7
 $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack (#9)485th (of 6,150)$1,25757.9
 $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (#13)29th (of 296)$2,78044.6
 $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack (#25)381st (of 2,577)$87551.9
 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed (#31)106th (of 754)$4,51454.7
 $1,000 Double-Stack No-Limit Hold'em (#34)523rd (of 6,214)$2,16462.0
 $600 WSOP.com Online NLHE Knockout Bounty (#38)46th (of 1,224)$1,652190.4
 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud (#41)2nd (of 88)$151,700488.3
 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty (#56)155th (of 1,867)$1,76256.1
 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better (#60)152nd (of 1,117)$2,33052.6
 $10,000 Razz (#62)5th (of 116)$69,223379.1
 $1,500 Limit Hold'em (#66)20th (of 541)$4,360192.3
 $1,000 WSOP.com Online NLHE Championship (#68)36th (of 1,750)$4,734213.1
 $3,200 WSOP.com Online NLHE High Roller (#74)72nd (of 593)$6,31053.8
 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty (#78)42nd (of 1,130)$3,553210.8
 $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller (#83)2nd (of 99)$1,725,838630.2
 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. (#87)36th (of 301)$4,73448.7
WSOPE€550 Pot-Limit Omaha, 8-Handed (#2)59th (of 476)€787 ($869)41.5
 €25,500 Short Deck High Roller NLHE (#6)16th (of 111)€39,943 ($41,847)56.4
 €25,500 Platinum High Roller NLHE (#8)10th (of 83)€48,929 ($54,680)217.7
 €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em Mix (#9)37th (of 279)€2,392 ($2,673)44.6
 €25,500 Mixed Games Championship (#10)6th (of 45)€54,287 ($60,655)352.9
 €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha (#11)20th (of 271)€4,127 ($4,605)92.2
 €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em (#15)195th (of 2,738)€2,036 ($2,275)103.3
 TOTALS $2,207,4894,074.88

At the start of his latest VLOG from the Czech Republic (before everything had been decided), Negreanu detailed his WSOP stats for the year and how those winnings represented over a million dollars in profit all told. He also added some further comments about the Player of the Year race. Take a look:

When Negreanu won his first WSOP Player of the Year title in 2004, that year he won one bracelet, made five final tables, and had six cashes worth $346,280. When he won his second in 2013, he won two bracelets, made four final tables, and cashed 10 times for $2,414,304 total.

About the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year

After changing the way POY points were calculated prior to last year, the WSOP has kept the same formula to determine this year's winner. The formula is "loosely based" on the one employed to calculate WSOP Circuit rankings, with modifiers based on buy-ins and field sizes.

At the time, the WSOP explained the changes had been made "to better reward bracelet winners and players who run deep, while still rewarding consistency." A couple of differences from the pre-2018 system include a bigger gap between points earned from first- and second-place finishes, and min-cashes being worth relatively less than was the case before.

Here's an information sheet provided by the WSOP that provides further details regarding the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year.

During the 2019 WSOP players earned points in 84 of the "open" bracelet events. The WSOP Europe schedule was expanded to 15 bracelet events, with all of them counting toward the Player of the Year except Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em.

You can see the entire Top 100 over the WSOP Player of the Year page.

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UPDATE (added 8 Nov 2019):

The WSOP has issued a statement acknowledging a data-entry error mistakenly caused Daniel Negreanu to be credited with a cash in one event (Event #68 from the WSOP in Las Vegas) in which he in fact did not cash or receive POY points. As a result of the correction, Robert Campbell is the 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. Read more here: "WSOP Corrects POY Mistake: Robert Campbell Winner, Not Daniel Negreanu."

  • With Shaun Deeb's early KO today, Daniel @RealKidPoker Negreanu has clinched his 3rd WSOP POY title.

  • With 24 cashes, Daniel @RealKidPoker Negreanu has won 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year.

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