Campbell named WSOP POTY after Negreanu points errorNovember 13, 2019 7:41 pm
The operators at the World Series of Poker were left with egg of their face after messing up its Player of the Year award.
They erred in awarding the World Series of Poker Player of the Year Award to Daniel Negreanu, when the points total showed Robert Campbell earned the honor.
Last week the WSOP announced that Negreanu had won his third career WSOP POTY award after finishing the WSOPE with 4074.88 points. That put him just ahead of Campbell’s 3961.31 points and Shaun Deeb’s 3917.32 points.
Negreanu was the first player to ever win the POTY award without winning a WSOP bracelet during the year. Well, he was before a clerical error was discovered that changed everything.
The error was made in Event 68 at this summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas. Apparently when the results were uploaded to the WSOP website someone accidently uploaded results from Event 87 instead.
In Event 87, Negreanu finished in 36th place. When these results were posted for Event 68 it listed Negreanu among those that cashed when in fact, according to the correct results from Event 68, he did not.
Because of the mix-up Negreanu was erroneously awarded 213.1 points for Event 68 that he should not have received.
After those incorrect points from Event 68 were subtracted from Negreanu’s total he was left with only 3861.78 points. Campbell was not affected by the error and remained with 3961.31 points giving him the WSOP POTY title.
Negreanu ended up in third place as Deeb’s 3917.82 were enough to move him up to second.
Campbell deserved the award after a strong showing at both the WSOP and the WSOPE. This summer in Las Vegas Campbell won a pair of WSOP bracelets after capturing the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw tournament and the $10,00 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament.
In Vegas, Campbell also posted nine cashes. At the WSOPE Campbell had four cashes. His total earnings at WSOP events this season was $750,420.