WSOP Player of the Year: Bonomo Overtakes Top Spot, Shack-Harris a Close Second

Justin Bonomo earned his second million-dollar score by finishing second in the $10 Million Guaranteed Main Event at the Seminole Hard Rock last week.

Justin Bonomo used a bracelet win and a second place finish to take the top spot in the 2014 WSOP POY race.

As the 2014 World Series of Poker wraps up it’s second week, Justin Bonomo leapfrogged everybody in the 2014 WSOP Player of the Year race.

Bonomo won his first bracelet and $449,980 in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six Max, which was right on the heels of a runner-up finish in the $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Championship for $219,565. His first and second place finishes in the span of a few days gives him 399 points and the top spot.

Brandon Shack-Harris also has a win and a second place finish, but is ten points behind Bonomo in the standings due to the field size multiplier of the $1,500 No Limit Six Max event. Shack-Harris finished second to George Danzer in the $10,000 Razz Championship after winning his first bracelet in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event during the first week of the series. He jumps from fifth place to second place in the standings after his deep run in the Razz Championship.

Danzer moved into the third spot in the race with his win in the Razz Championship. He earned $294,792 for his first career bracelet. He also joined Bonomo at the final table of the $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Championship, finishing fifth for $70,308. The German pro’s two final tables in $10,000 events nets him 372.60 points.

Another big mover in the standings is Brock Parker. Parker sits in fourth place on the leaderboard thanks in large part to his third career bracelet, which he earned in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. The Maryland native won $443,407 after besting a field of 178 players. This is Parker’s second cash of the series, with his first coming in Event #7, the $1,500 Razz. Parker made a deep run and finished in fifth place at an absolutely stacked final table for $25,717.

Vanessa Selbst slides from the top spot to fifth place in the standings after failing to cash in anything after her win in the $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Mixed Max. Jonathan Dimmig joins the leaderboard in sixth place due to his win in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em “Millionaire Maker.” Dimmig headed back to Buffalo, NY with over $1.3 million to his name and a bracelet.

Paul Volpe, Tuan Le, Kyle Cartwright, and Jeffrey Smith round out the top 10. Volpe made waves after his third cash of the series was a win in the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Championship for $253,524.

WSOP POY Standings (as of Event #18)

  1. Justin Bonomo – 399.00
  2. Brandon Shack-Harris -389.00
  3. George Danzer – 372.60
  4. Brock Parker – 349.50
  5. Vanessa Selbst – 300.00
  6. Jonathan Dimmig – 300.00
  7. Paul Volpe – 272.25
  8. Tuan Le – 270.00
  9. Kyle Cartwright – 251.50
  10. Jeffrey Smith – 230.00 is the only place to get the complete WSOP Player of the Year standings.

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