WSOP Reveals 100 National Championship-Eligible WSOP POY Qualifiers

WSOP logoThe World Series of Poker Circuit kicked off its 2014 schedule Thursday, with more than half of the season already in the books. Automatic bids to the 2014 WSOP National Championship are slowly starting to disappear, but there’s another way to get in for 100 qualifying poker players.

The WSOP released the list of qualifiers Wednesday night, which is based on the total combined amount of WSOP Player of the Year points accumulated over the last two years. The WSOP POY race is based on a formula created by BLUFF.

These 100 players can buy into the tournament for $10,000, which will be added to the prizepool, and play alongside the 100 players who earned automatic berths in one of three ways – by being a casino champion, by winning the Main Event at any given Circuit stop, or by earning enough combined points throughout the season to earn an at-large bid.

Thanks in large part to his run as the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year, Daniel Negreanu has the top overall qualifying score. Matt Ashton, who was beaten at the end of the race for WSOP POY, qualified in ninth. Phil Hellmuth (2nd), Michael Mizrachi (8th), Joseph Cheong (23rd) Jason Mercier (27th), Amir Lehavot (64th) and both David Bakers are among 11 players that earned a top 100 spot for the third consecutive year.

October and November Niners on this list include 2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess, 2012 Main Event Champion and Player of the Year Greg Merson, Jeremy Ausmus, Mizrachi, Phil Ivey, Cheong, Jesse Sylvia, Lehavot, Joe Cada, Mike Matusow, Russell Thomas, Jake Balsiger, Jay Farber and Jonathan Duhamel.

No official date has been set for the WSOP National Championship, which will take place in May in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The winner of this tournament will be awarded the first bracelet ever at stake in New Jersey.

2014 World Series of Poker National Championship POY Qualifiers

1. Daniel Negreanu – 1,094.82
2. Phil Hellmuth – 1,038.03
3. Greg Merson – 1,031.13
4. Antonio Esfandiari – 975.95
5. David “Bakes” Baker – 832.29
6. Jeremy Ausmus – 811.65
7. John Monnette – 740.20
8. Michael Mizrachi – 732.70
9. Matthew Ashton – 731.75
10. Phil Ivey – 722.20
11. Chris Klodnicki – 685.43
12. Dominik Nitsche – 667.83
13. Max Steinberg – 647.69
14. Stephen Chidwick – 629.77
15. Timothy Adams – 629.53
16. Konstantin Puchkov – 621.20
17. David “ODB” Baker – 616.63
18. Ryan Riess – 591.50
19. Marco Johnson – 581.13
20. Shannon Shorr – 572.40
21. Roland Israealashvili – 565.68
22. Tom Schneider – 563.76
23. Joseph Cheong – 563.00
24. Mark Radoja – 556.25
25. Jesse Martin – 549.68
26. Andrew Lichtenberger – 526.07
27. Jason Mercier – 523.08
28. Greg Mueller – 519.60
29. Anthony Gregg – 516.50
30. Andy Frankenberger – 515.86
31. Michael Gathy – 512.75
32. Jason Koon – 499.97
33. Vanessa Selbst – 494.42
34. Jon Aguiar – 492.00
35. Jared Hamby – 491.73
36. Brandon Cantu – 489.09
37. Loni Harwood – 487.20
38. George Danzer – 485.93
39. Scott Seiver – 481.14
40. David Peters – 479.05
41. Donald Nguyen – 478.13
42. Erik Seidel – 475.55
43. Andy Bloch – 475.38
44. Roger Hairabedian – 474.75
45. David Chiu – 473.31
46. Nick Schulman – 471.73
47. Jesse Sylvia – 471.25
48. Scott Clements – 468.01
49. Matt Stout – 468.00
50. Noah Schwartz – 465.60
51. Mike Wattel – 465.18
52. Charles Nelson Robinson – 460.25
53. Kyle Julius – 456.32
54. Brent Hanks – 454.04
55. Brent Wheeler – 449.88
56. Dan Kelly – 448.90
57. Joe Kuether – 445.34
58. Keith Lehr – 441.38
59. Eric Baldwin – 436.50
60. Bryan Piccioli – 433.30
61. Jeff Madsen – 433.00
62. Daniel Idema – 432.15
63. Mike Watson – 427.60
64. Amir Lehavot – 425.76
65. Brian Hastings – 424.90
66. David Vamplew – 423.50
67. Steve Sung – 423.00
68. Erick Lindgren – 421.15
69. Manig Loeser – 419.13
70. Marvin Rettenmaier – 417.23
71. Joe Cada – 411.30
72. Jacob Bazeley – 410.75
73. Yuval Bronshtein – 408.18
74. Eddy Sabat – 407.09
75. Mike Matusow – 404.95
76. Jan-Peter Jachtmann – 401.26
77. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 400.80
78. Matt Berkey – 400.13
79. Layne Flack – 399.96
80. Daniel Alaei – 398.75
81. Matthew Waxman – 397.59
82. Russell Thomas – 397.40
83. Ronnie Bardah – 396.00
84. Adam Friedman – 394.80
85. Jeffrey Lisandro – 390.12
86. Davidi Kitai – 382.92
87. Chris Dombrowski – 381.88
88. Simeon Naydenov – 378.13
89. Randy Ohel – 376.25
90. Jacob Balsiger – 374.50
91. Taylor Paur – 371.57
92. Dan O’Brien – 371.33
93. Nial Farrell – 369.32
94. Brock Parker – 369.24
95. Jay Farber – 366.88
96. John Hennigan – 364.79
97. Cliff Goldkind – 364.50
98. Jonathan Duhamel – 362.00
99. Salman Behbehani – 361.75
100. Viacheslav Zhukov – 361.30

The following two tabs change content below.

Tim Fiorvanti

Tim Fiorvanti graduated from St. John's University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2008. After several years in the industry, he started working for BLUFF in the summer of 2010. He worked his way up at BLUFF and joined full time as a Senior Writer in April of 2012. Fiorvanti now serves as the Managing Editor of BLUFF. He's a tortured Mets and Jets fan, along with several other frustrating allegiances, but he's also a two-time defending BLUFF Fantasy Football Champion.
Comments
Bluff.com News Contributors

Related News Stories