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World Series of Poker Player of the Year: Bonomo Sprints to Early Lead

  • Brett CollsonBrett Collson
Justin Bonomo

After the first two weeks of the 2014 World Series of Poker, Justin Bonomo is out to an early lead in the Player of the Year standings. Bonomo reached his eighth career final WSOP final table last week and finally claimed his first WSOP bracelet, removing his name from the list of the best players without poker's most prestigious piece of hardware.

Bonomo is followed closely in the standings by Brandon Shack-Harris, a cash game player who virtually came out of nowhere to win a bracelet of his own. Shack-Harris won the largest pot-limit Omaha event in Event #3, and followed that up with a runner-up finish in the $10,000 Razz Championship event.

Sitting third in the POY standings through 20 events is George Danzer, who defeated Shack-Harris heads-up in the Razz Championship on Sunday. It was also the first bracelet for Danzer, wideley considered one of the top mixed-games minds in the game.

Rounding out the top five through the first two weeks of the series are Brock Parker and Jonathan Dimmig. Parker picked up his third career bracelet in Event #10, and Dimmig collected the first seven-figure score of the 2014 WSOP with his victory in the Millionaire Maker.

WSOP PLAYER OF THE YEAR TOP 10 (through 20 events)

1Justin Bonomo399.00
2Brandon Shack-Harris389.00
3George Danzer372.60
4John Brock Parker349.50
5Jonathan Dimmig300.00
5Vanessa Selbst300.00
7Paul Volpe272.25
8Tuan Le270.00
9Kyle Cartwright251.50
10Jeffrey Smith230.00

With more than 40 events still to come at the WSOP in Las Vegas, plus several events taking place later this year in Australia, the Player of the Year race is still wide open. Come back to PokerNews for weekly updates.

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