Ben Lamb Ranks First in Card Player’s POY
January 6, 2012
Ben Lamb, who came in third place in the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year Award, did a little better in the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year rankings—three places better-coming in first place. Lamb also won the 2011 World Series Poker Player of the Year award. Thanks to his superior run in the WSOP in which he landed his first bracelet and cashed an addition four times, not to forget his third place finish in the Main Event Championship.
Only one other player, Daniel Negreanu, has won both the WSOP POY award and the Card Player Magazine POY in the same year. Chris Moorman, from the UK, took the second place spot on Card Player’s POY list. Eugene Katchalov, who took first place in the Bluff Magazine Poker Player of the Year rankings, placed ninth in Card Player’s rankings. The reason for a variance in players across the various POY lists is the formulas used by each to determine points for tournaments won, final table finishes, and cashes. There are a couple main players though who managed to make both the Card Player list and the Bluff Magazine list.