How The WSOP Player of the Year Earns Points
The World Series of Poker has such a massive player base that it’s challenging to keep track of everyone for the WSOP Player of the Year title. As a result, the company developed the Player of the Year Points system to identify noteworthy players and reward them for their efforts. This points system is how they do it. Each year, players are awarded points based on their performances at WSOP events (excluding satellites). They even give you bonuses if you have reached certain milestone points in previous years – like if you qualified for the final table in one event last year or finished in the top 10 in another event from the previous season. If you meet those milestones and finish well at any WSOP events this year, your Player of the year points goes up, giving you the incentive to play as much as possible. Here’s everything you need to know about this new player-ranking system…
How to Earn WSOP Player of the Year Points
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to earn WSOP Player of the Year Points, let’s review how these points are calculated: Your total points are calculated using the following formula: (average finish in all tournaments added together) + (number of cashes multiplied by the number of events in which they cashed). Let’s say you won one tournament last year, cashed in two events, and finished in the money two other times. Your total points would be calculated as follows: (3+0+1+1) + (2×2) = 17. That’s not a bad haul for one year. For those of you who don’t excel at math, calculating your point total is a bit easier with the WSOP Poker Player of the Year app. You can download it for free on both Android and iPhone devices. The app also lets you track your progress throughout the year.
Which Tournaments Count Towards Your Points
All WSOP Main Events, satellites, and satellites that feed into the Main Events count toward your points. However, Turbo Satellites do not count. As you can see, satellites are important to your success. Even though they don’t earn you as many points as cash games, they are the best way to get into larger events. You can’t earn points if you don’t play! The WSOP Player of the Year Tournament Schedule All WSOP Main Events All $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop events All $111,111 High Roller events All $10,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian All $25,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian All $100,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian
What Are Your Options for Earning Points?
You have three ways to earn points: – Playing in the WSOP Main Event – Cashing in WSOP events – Becoming a WSOP Bracelet Winner – Finishing in the top 10 in certain WSOP events from the previous year. Again, remember that you get bonuses if you’ve already achieved certain milestones in the past. If you made it to the final table in a WSOP event last year, you automatically get ten extra points with it. – Becoming the WSOP Player of the Year
How Many Points Do You Need to Be Ranked?
Rankings are determined by how many points you’ve earned during the year. Here’s what you need to do to earn a ranking: – Earn at least 1,000 points: You’ll earn the title of “Notable” Player. – Earn at least 5,000 points: You’ll earn the title of “Semi-Finalist.” – Earn at least 10,000 points: You’ll earn the title of “Finalist.” – Earn at least 20,000 points: You’ll earn the title of “Player of the Year.”
The Rewards for Earning Ranking Points
We’ve already talked about how you can earn enough points to become the overall WSOP Player of the Year. If you do, you earn a $100,000 cash prize. What else can you win by earning points?
- $10,000 to the overall WSOP Bracelet Winner
- The winner of any WSOP bracelet gets $10,000. – $50,000 to the WSOP Tournament Winner
- The winner of any WSOP tournament gets $50,000. – $10,000 to the WSOP Main Event Runner-Up
- The runner-up in the WSOP Main Event gets $10,000. – $1,000,000 to the WSOP Tournament Winner
- The winner of the $10,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian gets $1,000,000. – $1,000,000 to the WSOP Tournament Winner
- The winner of the $25,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian gets $1,000,000. – $100,000,000 to the WSOP Tournament Winner
- The winner of the $100,000,000 Poker Tournament at the Venetian gets $100,000,000.
If you love poker, the WSOP Player of the Year Points system is a great way to stay motivated. You’ll have a clear goal to shoot for every time you sit down at the table: earn as many points as possible. With these points, you can determine how successful you are during the year. It is a great way to track your progress. You can also see how you stack up against your opponents. To win, you need to earn the most points possible.