BLUFF POY: Paul Volpe Continues to Lead, Dimitar Danchev Climbs

 

Dimitar Danchev climbed nine spots in the BLUFF POY race this past week.

Dimitar Danchev climbed nine spots in the BLUFF POY race this past week.

Paul Volpe continues to hold the No. 1 spot on the BLUFF Player of the Year leaderboard and even picked up some additional points this past week to widen the gap between himself and any challengers.

A small cash in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha brought Volpe up to 668.07 and put him about 11 points ahead of Daniel Negreanu, who holds the No. 2 spot this week. Already leading the WSOP Player of the Year race, Negreanu added two cashes to his resume, one in the $2,500 Seven Card Stud and a second in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max. Negreanu’s move up also ended Steven Silverman’s short-lived time in the No. 2 spot.

Scott Seiver and Dimitar Danchev had the two largest leaps forward this past week. Seiver climbed an additional six spots to the No. 4 line while Danchev moved up nine places and now sits at No. 8. Seiver earned 122.50 POY points when he finished runner-up to David Chiu in the $2,500 Seven Card Stud for $89,980. Danchev’s fourth place finish in the $5,000 Pot Limit Hold’em for $77,893 followed by a 58th place finish for $5,108 in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max gave him the most movement out of any player in the top 20 during the week.

There was very little movement among the remaining top ten players, with most being dropped down places to make room for Negreanu, Seiver and Danchev’s upward climbs. Mike Watson was the only other player in the top ten to improve. He climbed from No. 7 to No. 6 with two cashes, most notably a 10th place finish for $18,657 in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Mixed Max. Watson also picked up a min-cash for just over $5,000 in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max.

BLUFF Player of the Year rankings:

  1. Paul Volpe – 668.07 (-)
  2. Daniel Negreanu – 656.76 (+1)
  3. Steve Silverman – 652.86 (-1)
  4. Scott Seiver – 652.57 (+6)
  5. Aaron Lim – 606.65 (-1)
  6. Mike Watson – 576.44 (+1)
  7. Blake Bohn – 575.30 (-2)
  8. Dimitar Danchev – 556.55 (+9)
  9. Ole Schemion – 556.20 (-)
  10. Steve O’Dwyer – 548.12 (-4)
  11. Philipp Gruissem – 525.95 (-3)
  12. Griffin Benger – 511.35 (-1)
  13. Vanessa Selbst – 498.58 (-)
  14. David Peters – 497.60 (-)
  15. Alexander Lakhov – 497.31 (-)
  16. Joe Kuether – 482.32 (+2)
  17. Kevin Eyster – 481.05 (-5)
  18. James Anderson – 469.66 (-3)
  19. Paul Klann – 449.25 (-3)
  20. Jonathan Taylor – 437.03 (-1)
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