LUNKIN CONSIDERED FOR THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Vitaly Lunkin is one of the poker stars to be considered for the player of the year honours.All palms should be granted a big discussion between the different actors of the jury, including the estate of Vitaly Lunkin as player of the year, but two categories seem almost decided in advance. The player of the year should indeed be Liv Boeree .

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HAXTON FINISHES SECOND

Isaac Haxton finished second only to Vitaly Lunkin in 2009. Haxton, who bypassed a computer science degree at Brown University to pursue poker, made his presence known to the world at the 2007 World Poker Tour PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure where he finished second to Ryan Daut for $861,789. He then found success online before finishing second to Vitaly Lunkin in Event #2 of the 2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker, the $40,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $1.168 million. While a prestigious title has eluded Haxton twice, he is largely regarded as one of the best young guns in the game.

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