Kuether’s win awarded him 210 POY points which dropped Smith and Leah to second and third respectively.
Kuether has five cashes so far in the 2015 World Series of Poker – the best being a 26th place finish in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo event for $8,704 and 34.50 POY points. He also cashed in the $1,500 Limit Hold’em, the Millionaire Maker, a $1,500 NLH and the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.
Paul Volpe climbed six spots to land in fourth place after another final table finish in the $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Championship. He earned $89,934 and 79.20 POY points to go with his two runner-up finishes in the Heads Up Championship and Pot Limit Hold’em Championship.
Volpe has five overall cashes so far through the 2015 WSOP: he finished in 12th place in the $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Championship and finished in 36th place in the $5,000 NLH Eight Max event.
Erik Seidel climbed three more spots to land in the top five of the Power Rankings. His WSOP campaign has resulted in three cashes in $10,000 Championship events to this point. Most recently, he took fourth place in the No Limit Deuce to Seven event for $59,532 and 88 POY points. He also cashed in the Omaha Hi-Lo and Razz Championship events.
Byron Kaverman won his first WSOP bracelet of his career winning the highly anticipated $10,000 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Championship for $657,351 and 240 POY points. He overcame a tough final table that featured Doug Polk, Fedor Holz, Sam Greenwood and Volpe.
Jason Mercier won his third career WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 NLH Six Max event for $633,357 and 255 POY points. The bracelet win pushed his WSOP earnings to $2.8 million and career earnings past the $13 million-mark. He cashed earlier in the WSOP in the $1,000 Hyper Hold’em event in 29th place for 31.5 POY points.
BLUFF Power Rankings (as of June 22)
- Joe Kuether – 1,590.54 (+2)
- Dan Smith – 1,553.03 (-1)
- Mike Leah – 1,495.48 (-1)
- Paul Volpe – 1,279.95 (+6)
- Erik Seidel – 1,273.49 (+3)
- David Peters – 1,237.50 (-1)
- Dan Colman – 1,225,95 (-3)
- Stephen Chidwick – 1,225.21 (-2)
- Scott Seiver – 1,217.45 (-)
- Ole Schemion – 1,212.32 (-3)
- Pratyush Buddiga – 1,176.31 (-)
- Bryon Kaverman – 1,166.09 (NR)
- Mukul Pahuja – 1,157.76 (-1)
- Jason Mercier – 1,139.95 (NR)
- Anthony Zinno – 1,139.10 (-2)
- Olivier Busquet – 1,127.05 (-2)
- Nick Pupillo – 1,119.83 (-1)
- Steve O’Dwyer – 1,108.04 (-2)
- Aaron Massey – 1,097.51 (-1)
- Bryn Kenney – 1,073.19 (-3)
Dropped from Rankings: Martin Jacobson (19th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (20th)
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