WSOP.com has awarded the a player of the year (POY) award for the last seven years. The award has become a prestigious title.for many rounders n the official online poker site of the World Series of Poker.
Sacher topped a number of big names in the race and takes home some extras for his efforts.
“A big congratulations again to ‘sacakewalk’ for claiming your spot in online poker history,” WSOP.com noted in announcing the achievement. “Now it is time to see who will claim this prestigious title in 2023 and become the next WSOP.com player of the year. The 2023 player of the year race has already begun; start playing now to secure your spot on the leaderboard.”
A look at the WSOP.com POY standings
For the victory, Sacher scored $10,000 and a player of the year ring. The win came after topping some top-notch contenders to win the award. Qinghai “011POKERDR” Pan finished runner-up, just less than 300 points behind.
Some of those Sacher battled near the top of the standings also included players Ryan Dodd, World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst, Angel Lopez, and Krista Gifford. Here’s a look at how the top 10 finished for the year:
- Adrian “sacakewalk” Sacher – 75,030.75 points
- Qinghai “011POKERDR” Pan – 74,768.35
- Angel “ChromeKing” Lopez – 57,913.04
- Krista “Pollux” Gifford – 57,542.61
- Tony “Panoramic” Dunst – 52,243.85
- Ryan “WhosYourDodd” Dodd – 52,082.59
- Jonathan “Art.Vandelay” Dokler – 48,853.98
- Christopher “Basile28” Basile – 47,681.14
- John “Relevancy” Ripnick – 43,883.57
- Thomas “Zebra_Debra” Sabatino – 42,584.62
Winning big at the WSOP.com poker tables
Players vying for the WSOP title put in plenty of hours at the online poker tables. Sacher found some solid scores over the past year. Here’s a few standout cashes from his 2022 portfolio.
- $500 Online Bracelet Event 16 – fifth, $12,912
- $320 Double Stack Online Circuit event – sixth, $7,675
- $500 Online Circuit event – fourth, $6,794
- $250 Online Circuit Freezeout – fourth, $6,710
Player of the year leaderboard details
For players trying to accomplish the goal for 2023, here are some of the rules:
- Points are awarded in all scheduled multi-table tournaments (MTTs) awarding cash prizes from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31.
- Some tournaments use multipliers when awarding points.
- Single-table, head-up, and satellite Sit & Go tournaments won’t be included in points calculations.
- Restricted events such as ladies only and invitational events are excluded from calculations.