Robert Campbell Sits at Top of Leaderboard, Followed by Deeb and Negreanu

Published on July 18th, 2019 9:20 pm EST

The Player of the Year race is very much on in 2019.  Illustration.Earlier this week, the last bracelet event of the summer - a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event - concluded at the Rio in Las Vegas.

Robert Campbell, a poker player from Melbourne, Australia, finished at the top of the WSOP POY leaderboard this summer, thanks largely to winning two bracelets - a $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Ball bracelet, as well as a $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better bracelet.

These were the first two bracelets of Campbell's career.

Thanks to his strong summer, Campbell will receive a free entry to the WSOPE main event, which will take place in Rozvadov, Czech Republic this fall.


After Campbell, there are two very familiar names up next on the leaderboard - Shaun Deeb and Daniel Negreanu.

Shaun Deeb and Daniel Negreanu do NOT like each other, as the two men got into a heated Twitter war earlier this year.

Deeb went on a cashing spree this summer, as he was bound and determined to win the WSOP POY award for the second straight year. Deeb had a number of deep runs this summer, including a second place finish in the $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed event for $193,090.

Heading into this summer, Negreanu announced that he would be playing as many tournaments as possible in order to try and win the WSOP POY title. This included small buy-in online tournaments and $100,000 High Roller events.

Negreanu came within an eyelash of winning his 7th WSOP bracelet on multiple occasions this summer, as he finished in 2nd place in two events, including the $100,000 No Limit Hold'em High Roller.


Here are the top four players on the leaderboard as of this moment:

1. Robert Campbell, 3,418.78
2. Shaun Deeb, 3,280.13
3. Daniel Negreanu, 3,166.24
4. Daniel Zack, 3,126.13


Given how much Deeb and Negreanu detest each other, and given how competitive both of them are, I have no doubt that both Deeb and Negreanu will be making the trip out to the Czech Republic in the fall to play in the WSOPE.

In fact, Negreanu said via his Twitter account earlier today that there is a "79%" chance that he will be going, which is obviously music to the ears of WSOPE tournament organizers.

Deeb, on the other hand, went to the WSOPE last year, and I don't see any chance that he misses it this year.


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