Despite not winning a World Poker Tour(WPT)occasion, Jake Ferro is the Season XIX Player of the Year.
Ferro scheduled an outstanding 3 money throughout the COVID-shortened 2021 season for an overall of $669,540. He didn’t deliver a WPT prize, he ran deep in 2 significant occasions.
Unseating the Defending Champ
Brian Altman went into the year as the ruling POY winner and he started ideal where he ended pre-pandemic. The New Englander won the very first occasion of the season–$3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Tampa— for $613,225, vanquishing a field of 1,165 entrants. He ‘d go on to money in 2 other occasions and acquire 1,450 Player of the Year points.
Altman put together another excellent season on the World Poker Tour and now has 3 titles, one less than Darren Elias, who holds the all-time record. When all was stated and done, Ferro stacked up 1,550 points, 100 more than Altman, and now ends up being the ruling WPT Player of the Year.
How He Did It
Like Altman, Ferro ran deep at the WPT Tampa drop in June, and moneyed in 39th location for $15,690. He ‘d then have even higher success– much higher success– in November in South Florida at the $3,500 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open.
With a huge field of 1,566 entrants, Ferro took 2nd location for $573,605, by far the biggest rating of his poker profession. Gediminas Uselis, likewise a 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) champ, won it for $778,490.
Ferro’s remarkable play didn’t drop in Florida. He ran deep once again in December, this time in the prominent $10,400 buy-in WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The recently minted Player of the Year completed in 14th location out of 716 for another $80,245.
“I’m enjoyed have actually won WPT Player of the Year for Season XIX and am certainly eagerly anticipating playing more World Poker Tour occasions in 2022,” Ferro stated. “It would have been a dream come to life to have actually engraved my name on the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, however coming so close just makes me hungrier for the coming season.”
Prior to the start of Season XIX, Ferro had actually never ever moneyed in a World Poker Tour occasion. In all live competitions throughout the 2021 fiscal year, he cashed for $1,050,000. From 2008-2020, he had a combined $190,000 in revenues according to The Hendon Mob.
* Images thanks to World Poker Tour (WPT).