WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 1: 75/150 with a 25 ante
Total Players: 59
Anthony Zinno is the reigning WPT Player of the Year but he’ll hold that title only for the duration of this event, the last of the current WPT season.
Zinno is one of four players who have captured three WPT titles (Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, and yesterday’s WPT champ Chino Rheem are the other three) and earned Player of the Year honors. He didn’t take the year off and coast after winning the title. Zinno cashed six times this season including an 11th place finish in the WPT Finale earlier this week.
This season there’s a new POY in town and Mike Shariati is here trying to end his year with a second WPT title. He earned his honor with only three cashes this year on the tour, but one was a WPT title plus a runner-up finish.