With just two events left of the season, the race for the WPTDeepStacks Europe Player of the Year is heating up.
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The season will culminate at the WPTDeepStacks European Championship, which takes place at the Casino Barrière in Deauville across May 9-12.
The POY will be crowned at the special WPTDeepStacks Europe Player of the Year party on Saturday, May 11 at the Barrière O2 bar.
The current WPTDeepStacks European POY is Tobias Peters, and the Dutchman has since gone on to take 11th place in both the WPTDS Marrakech Main Event and WPT500 Barcelona, as well as placing 39th in the WPT Barcelona Main Event.
Currently sitting at the top of the POY tree is Simon Brandstrom with 1,200 points, after he came through a record-breaking 1,232 player-field to win WPTDeepStacks Barcelona, the largest ever WPTDeepStacks event outside of North America. The event was also the fifth-largest in WPTDS history, behind only to four previous tournaments that have all taken place at the Seminole Hard Rock, Florida.
However, Francois Tosques is hot on Brandstrom’s heels in second place with 1,150 points and is one of the players to watch, with the Frenchman having a keen eye on taking the title. Tosques won the WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event back in September 2018 and has also secured cashes in the Deauville, Berlin and Barcelona Main Events since then. Tosques has earmarked the POY award as one of his goals for 2019, so expect to see him taking every opportunity he can to accumulate points.
Our most recent European champion Felix Schulze has taken over third place after his WPTDeepStacks Main Event win in Amsterdam. Schulze added 1,000 points to the 50 he already held for cashing in the Berlin Main Event back in January, and like Tosques, has admitted he has ambitions to claim the top spot.
Sitting in joint-fourth place is Christophe de Meulder who has also been a regular feature at the European events this season. The Belgian shot up the leaderboard after he took the bronze medal in Barcelona, and previously cashed in two of the three WPTDS Brussels events to occur this season.
De Meulder shares a spot on 1,000 points with previous champions Danny van Zijp, Saul Berdugo, Thomas Hofmann, Mohamed Abdou, and WPTDS Barcelona runner-up Frederik Brink.
The current WPTDeepStacks Europe POY standings can be viewed here.
Full information and schedules for the upcoming WPTDeepStacks European events can be found below:
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WPTDeepStacks European Championship Deauville
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