“hort336″ & “VPIHokie1970″ Win Online Player of the Year Titles

Despite a few bumps in the road  for both the New Jersey and Nevada online poker climates the race for the Online Player of the Year came down to “hort336″ winning the the New Jersey title by just over 300 points and “VPIHokie1970″ took top honors in Nevada.

“hort336″ won nearly $88,000 across 444 tournaments in the last year. He cashed just under 25% of the time with 101 cashes – but of those cashes he mad 62 final tables. He won 14 events out right, placed in the top three spots 31 times and his single largest cash was $18,500.

His largest cash came in the same weekend where he made two final tables – he won the Sunday $100,000 Guaranteed event and at the same time finished in third place in the $10,000 Guaranteed event.

Michael “itWasThatOr0″ Gagliano finished second by just a few points and had a very similar year – 462 events played and cashed in 112 of them. He made just over $87,000 with almost twice the final tables of “hort336″ – but mostly in smaller events.

New Jersey Online Player of the Year

  1. hort336 – 27,774.43
  2. itWasThatOr0 – 27,464.56
  3. Flawlessbinkage – 26,097.07
  4. gresmaul – 23,986.41
  5. NoXcape – 23,844.47
  6. JohnnyDrama – 23,296.04
  7. MikeyCasino – 22,988.01
  8. Jermz – 22,540.19
  9. Deuxemachin – 22,344,49
  10. Hashtag Hashtag – 22,237.83
  11. Bigcakes1 – 22,116.28
  12. centrfieldr – 21,917.27
  13. juice – 21,877.19
  14. jakep474 – 21,594.37
  15. phatdaddy – 21,541.37
  16. AnthonyMason – 21,501.00
  17. LuckySpewy – 21,179.83
  18. sisco – 19,846.70
  19. chewbroccoli – 19,264.46
  20. T1mB3y B33F – 19,213.31

The Nevada race wasn’t as close with “VPIHokie1970″ winning the POY title by 1,705 points over “CindrllaMan.” “VPIHokie1970″ played over 1,100 tournaments cashing nearly 20% of the time. He recorded 59 wins, had a single largest cash for $10,000 and earned $111,729 along the way.

Across the Nevada players smaller fields seemed to dominate the stats – the top five finishers in the OPOY race averaged a 75 player field per event.

Nevada Online Player of the Year

  1. VPIHokie1970 – 18,767.03
  2. CindrllaMan – 17,061.39
  3. BShriever5 – 16,411.50
  4. mnbass1 – 15,538.42
  5. butters – 15,160.29
  6. Peaches – 14,200.45
  7. ValueTown – 14,067.07
  8. voffvoffvoff – 12,398.53
  9. FromBehind – 12,327.04
  10. jchak – 12,092.81
  11. SuGaRaY71 – 11,937.93
  12. brokefinger – 11,936.66
  13. MrBeaumont – 11,874.04
  14. Sgt.Pepper – 11,865.51
  15. luckisreal – 11,824.05
  16. JaminOnFaces – 11,762.50
  17. bcmclawh – 11,547.22
  18. Cyanever – 11,527.99
  19. lindleyloo – 11,414.15
  20. helionic – 11,339.93
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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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