“Player of the Year” winner receives nothing
World Series of Poker was criticized in relation to awards in “Player of the Year” race. The fact is that no single trophy is given in addition to very prestigious title. The winner of “Player of the Year” race receives absolutely nothing.
Just found out @WSOP gives nothing now for poy. Pretty cheap and sad for the wsop to give absolutely nothing. Not sure why the boys are losing equity in some tournies to try to win it.— paul volpe (@paulgees81) 14 июля 2019 г.
Every year, the player who becomes the best one in the leaderboard on points which are given in accordance with the results at WSOP and WSOPE, gets the title. Last year Shaun Deeb became its owner.
Earlier, in addition to this title, the attractive prizes were attached in the form of tickets for Main Event with a value of $10k, and once it was even Toyota SUVs. One of such prizes was presented to Daniel Negreanu, who is two-time holder of this title. However, this year the prizes will be highly doubtful, as it was in the past few years.
Negreanu said the following:
“I think they should get a sponsor to put up a prize to the winner. Also, the Main Event winner doesn’t need a $500,000 bracelet! A lot of that money could go towards the POY. The POY race increases revenue for the WSOP. People in contention pay more rake, even double or triple dipping tournaments to maximize their chance to win POY.”