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The top 20 vote getters for the 2010 WSOP TOC have been released. I shared with you my picks a few days ago, where I applied the intricate formula of choosing people I liked. It surprised me that Chris Moneymaker didn't make the cut, as he would be a sentimental choice for many poker players, but perhaps his exposure has been fairly limited since his 2003 WSOP Main Event victory. Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu were unsurprisingly the top 2 choices.
The Top 10 Vote Winners:
1. Phil Ivey - 16,267 votes
2. Daniel Negreanu - 16,239
3. Doyle Brunson - 13,796
4. Phil Hellmuth - 12,673
5. Jesus Ferguson - 11,585
6. Allen Cunningham - 10,486
7. Johnny Chan - 10,434
8. Scotty Nguyen - 9,834
9. Barry Greenstein - 9,806
10. John Juanda - 8,835
11. Erik Seidel
12. Jen Harman
13. Huck Seed
14. Dan Harrington
15. TJ Cloutier
16. Sammy Farha
17. Howard Lederer
18. Greg Raymer
19. Joe Hachem
20. Antonio Esfaniari
2004 TOC Champion: Annie Duke
2005 TOC Champion: Mike Matusow
2006 TOC Champion: Mike Sexton
2009 WSOP Main Event Champ: Joe Cada
2009 WSOP-E Champ: Barry Shulman
WSOP Acadamey Playoff Winner: ElkY
WSOP.com UK Qualifier: Andrew Barton
- Praz Bansi ~$500,000 + WSOP Event #5 Bracelet
- Stu Rutter ~$180,000 in WSOP Event #6
- Neil Channing ~$275,000 in WSOP Event #6
- James Dempsey ~$200,000 + WSOP Event #9 Bracelet
- Jamie Sykes ~$200,000 winning the Sunday Million
Having started this Supernova challenge as a lowly SilverStar, I found myself needing around 300 VPPs to hit GoldStar for June. With the wedding on Saturday, a visit to the in-laws on a Sunday, and a live WSOP satellite tournament on Monday afternoon (which I will talk about in my next video blog) I'd not left myself much time to get them. As a quick-fix, and with a taste for trying to qualify for the WSOP Main Event, I decided to play a few Steps tournaments to make upthe VPPs on Monday 31st May.