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August 12, 2006

2006 WSOP Player of the Year

This short news release was put out by Cardplayer.com Magazine regarding the WSOP player of the year race for 2006:

Jeff Madsen Is the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year
Youngest Bracelet Winner Ever Beat Out Phil Hellmuth
It’s official.

Despite recent confusion concerning the World Series of Poker’s Player of the Year race, Jeff Madsen is the clear winner with 1,467,852 points. He outraced Phil Hellmuth, who finished with 1,130,559 points.

Harrah’s Rory Shanahan, who is responsible for keeping the race’s statistics, confirmed the results to CardPlayer.com early this morning.

Madsen, a 21-year-old film student from California, won two WSOP bracelets ($5,000 No Limit short handed and $2,000 No Limit) and made another final table. He also became the youngest bracelet winner in WSOP history.

Hellmuth won his tenth bracelet this year and made multiple final tables, including a third-place finish in Wednesday’s $1,500 No-Limit event. This caused some confusion among the media at the Rio (some had Hellmuth ahead of Madsen), but Shanahan assured CardPlayer.com that Madsen is indeed the WSOP Player of the Year.

Posted by fatbill at August 12, 2006 08:26 AM


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