2022 WSOP Player of the Year goes to Dan Zack

Jon Pill
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Posted on: July 19, 2022 6:38 pm EDT

The 2022 World Series of Poker Player of the year is Dan Zack. Zack tops a list of players that are primarily high roller regulars.

The player of the year race favors these players because the formula is partly (though not linearly) weighted by buy-in. But the main reason for the prevalence of high-roller pros on the list is that these players can put in volume in small field events. Making a final table by chance is much easier in a fifty-player sit’n’go like the $250k high roller than in a large field $1,500 event.

So we see names like Koray Aldemir, David Peters, Brian Rast, and Alex Foxen from the high roller circuit There are also big-name pros like Shaun Deeb and Zack himself.

Yueqi Zhu acquitted himself impressively in yet another WSOP, passing 150 lifetime WSOP cashes this year on his way to 6th place on the POY leaderboard.

There are two Joaos in the top ten from opposite ends of the globe. Joao Vieira hails from Portugal and Joao Simao Peres from Brazil. Along with Koray Aldemir who lives in Austria, the Joaos are it for overseas representation. The other seven top ten finalists are residents in the U.S., if not actually living in Vegas itself.

Zack took the lead by the middle of the series and kept it till the end. He had 16 cashes at this year’s WSOP, converting four of them into final tables, and two of those into bracelets. He beat second-place finisher, Daniel Weinman, by a handy 4,531 points to 4,040.

2022 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard top ten

PositionPlayer NameLeaderboard points
1stDan Zack4,530.64
2ndDaniel Weinman4,040.20
3rdKoray Aldemir3,275.02
4thShaun Deeb3,197.65
5thDavid Peters2,982.08
6thYueqi Zhu2,766.27
7thJoao Vieira2,752.88
8thJoao Simao Peres2,735.76
9thAlex Foxen2,458.47
10thBrian Rast2,520.06

Dan Zack’s 2022 WSOP results

July 13Event #80: $600 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha12th$ 9,092
July 10Event #75:$ 777 Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em188th$ 3,200
July 9Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty149th$ 1,645
July 3Online: $500 No Limit Hold’em (NJ/NV) – Deepstack63rd$ 2,238
July 2Event #68: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em – Million Dollar Bounty492nd$ 3,841
June 29Event #63: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship23rd$ 20,214
June 27Event #58: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better48th$ 5,294
June 25Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha91st$ 8,761
June 23Event #50: $250,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller8th$ 488,095
June 21Event #46: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed91st$ 8,807
June 18Event #40: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better1st$ 324,174
June 14Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship3rd$ 129,670
June 14Event #30: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha166th$ 2,004
June 12Event #24: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em – Flip & Go Presented by GG Poker43rd$ 4,330
June 7Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship1st$ 440,757
June 2 Event #5: $500 No Limit Hold’em – The Housewarming200th$ 4,805

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