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APT Launches Player of the Year Race

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With the hosting of more Asian Poker Tour events this year than ever before, the APT has recently announced a Player of the Year (POY) competition to reward its players. The new POY race will include those two events already held this year – namely, APT Asian Series Cebu and APT Philippines – and will cover all major APT tournaments happening over 2012.

The player topping the list at the end of the year with the highest amount of POY points will score an USD $8,000 APT buy-in package to APT or APT Asian Series events during 2013. They’ll also receive a shiny new trophy and all the recognition in the poker world that comes with being declared the very first APT Player of the Year.

With two events already in the bag, standings on the POY leaderboard have been posted on the APT’s website. Leading the charge is the recent APT Philippines Main Event champion Divan Le Roux on 540 points but not far behind is Michael Marvanek, who won the 2012 APT Asian Series Cebu High Rollers and came 4th in the 2012 APT Philippines Heads Up event.

The top 10 current standings are:

1. Divan Le Roux (South Africa) 540 points
2. Michael Marvanek (Australia) 472.8 points
3. Tan Tai Zheng (Singapore) 450 points
4. Robert Browning (Philippines) 400 points
5. Samad Razavi (England) 385 points
6. Conrad Coetzer (South Africa) 378 points
7. Michael De Leon (Philippines) 369.3 points
8. Marc Rivera (Philippines) 333 points
9. Didier Cicurel (Switzerland) 303.9 points
10. Alan Engel (Canada) 300 points

Note that APT Accredited events are excluded from the POY race. For more information on the POY mechanics and the full list of player rankings, head to

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