The New Jersey native Dan Zack has claimed the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2022 Player of the Year (POY). The pro has been a consistent WSOP POY contender since 2017. This year turned out to be a break-out year for the pro as he ended up with 4,530 points at the 2022 WSOP. He beat out Daniel Weinman, who also had a brilliant series, by over 600 points to claim the POY race title.
Zack kept the POY lead for the final three weeks and was one of three players to win two bracelets in 2022. He first won Event #15: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $440,757, and then took down Event #40: $10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $324,174.
Discussing the significance of becoming player of the year, Zack said, “It means a lot, I set a goal three years ago that I really wanted to try to win it before I left poker, and this is the third series I’ve tried.”
WSOP 2021 Main Event champ Koray Aldemir placed third with 3,111 points, while five-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2018 WSOP POY winner Shaun Deeb took the fourth spot with 2,960 points.
The final WSOP 2022 leaderboard Standings:
- Dan Zack – 4,530 Points
- Daniel Weinman – 3,922 Points
- Koray Aldemir – 3,111 Points
- Shaun Deeb – 2,960 Points
- David Peters – 2,785 Points
- Joao Simao Peres – 2,735 Points
- Yueqi Zhu – 2,596 Points
- Brian Rast – 2,459 Points
- Dario Sammartino – 2,414 Points
- Alex Foxen – 2,390 Points