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Will Failla Retakes the Lead for WPT Player of the Year
Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Will Failla has been leading the points race for WPT Player of the Year most of the season, since his victory last August in the WPT Legends of Poker. But Joe Serock passed him last week with back-to-back third-place finishes in domestic WPT events.
When Failla entered this tournament on Day 1, he looked into the WPT cameras and guaranteed that he would retake the lead for Player of the Year.
Guess what just happened?
With Matt Marafioti's elimination in ninth place, Will Failla has locked up at least an eighth-place finish, and retaken the lead in the WPT Player of the Year race.
There are two other players still alive who could pass Serock in the points race -- Daniel Buzgon and Darren Elias. Except now they are chasing Failla instead of Serock. And the longer Failla lasts, the harder it will be to catch him.
10:13 PM, 05/01/12