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Robert Campbell Beats Negreanu for 2019 WSOP POY Award – Clerical Error at Fault

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Just days ago, Daniel Negreanu won the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year award. Only, Negreanu didn’t actually win. Robert Campbell has now been declared the official 2019 WSOP POY after a clerical error was discovered.

Kid Poker already posted a vlog expressing his excitement over winning the award. We also posted the news on ThePokerPractice. But upon further calculations, Campbell has been declared the true winner.

What Was the Clerical Error That Helped Campbell Win POY?

The key error appears to have come from Negreanu accidentally being given points for WSOP Event #68, despite not cashing in it. Here’s the WSOP’s official statement on the matter:

“We have confirmed an error was made in our results for WSOP Event #68 ($1k online tourney), affecting places 32-46. As a result, Daniel Negreanu was given 213.1 points erroneously in this event.

“We deeply regret this error and its impact. Recalculating our Player of the Year results has an impact to the standings.

“Robert Campbell finishes in 1st place in the now final results, with Negreanu dropping to third place. Again, we apologize profusely for the error in our calculations and the impact it has had.”

Close 2019 WSOP POY Award Race Ends in Bizarre Fashion

Going into the 2019 WSOP Europe, Australia’s Campbell held a narrow lead over Shaun Deeb and Negreanu. By the end of the WSOPE, Negreanu (4,074 POY points) pulled ahead of both Campbell (3,961) and Deeb (3,917).

Deeb had the final chance to beat Negreanu when he made a deep run in the Colossus tournament. However, he busted out in 11th place and narrowly missed out on the 5th-place finish he needed to win POY.

In reality, only Deeb had a chance to beat Campbell the entire time. Negreanu’s first-place standing had been erroneously calculated since July. As a result, Deeb missed out on beating Campbell – not Negreanu – when he was eliminated in 11th place.

Daniel Negreanu Wins WSOP Player of the Year – Despite Not Winning Any Bracelets

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Daniel Negreanu has won the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year. Having also won this title in 2004 and 2013, Negreanu becomes the only three-time WSOP Player of the Year in history.

Kid Poker barely edged out Shaun Deeb for the honor this year. Deeb was knocked out of the WSOP Europe €550 Colossus earlier than expected, thus sealing the title for Negreanu.

Besides being the only player to have three WSOP POYs, Negreanu is also the first person to capture this honor without also winning a gold bracelet.

Negreanu Survives Scare from Deeb

Deeb, who was defending the 2018 WSOP POY, looked in good position to grab his second straight title. He was sitting third in chips in the Colossus standings with just 11 players remaining.

Deeb only needed to finish fifth place, which seemed reasonable given his experience and chip count. However, according to himself, he “choked” before reaching one of the top five places.

Not only did Deeb fail to catch Negreanu in the race, but he also finished behind Australia’s Robert Campbell in the end.

Here are the final 2019 WSOP POY standings:

  • Daniel Negreanu (Canada) 4,074.88
  • Robert Campbell (Australia) 3,961.31
  • Shaun Deeb (USA) 3,917.32
  • Anthony Zinno (USA) 3322.00
  • Phillip Hui (USA) 3,186.17

Negreanu Uses a Barrage of Cashes to Win

As mentioned before, Negreanu failed to win a bracelet throughout either the WSOP Las Vegas or WSOP Europe. But he did cash quite frequently en route to racking up 4,074 POY points.

In all, Negreanu netted 24 cashes from the beginning of June until the beginning of November. Both he and Deeb were behind Campbell after the Vegas leg ended in July.

Deeb and Negreanu made the trip to King’s Casino Rozvadov seeking Player of the Year glory. Negreanu managed to pass Campbell and hang on to the lead after Deeb busted out of the Colossus.