Brito racking up EPT Player of the Year points

ept-thumb-promo.jpgThe European Poker Tour is just about at its halfway point, and a man from Portugal is running away with the Player of the Year points lead.

Businessman Fernando Brito has knocked off everybody's socks with a runaway performance in the EPT Awards POY race. At the latest count, Brito maintained an almost silly 1,035-point lead over second place.

Although Brito only managed a min-cash in Prague last week, he hit the €1,000 turbo side event for another pile of points. Before the end of the season, the EPT may name the tourney after him. He finished runner-up in Vilamoura, won in London, and then won again in Prague.


Fernando Brito

Here's how the Player of the Year race is coming together at the season's midway point.

EPT Season 7 Player of the Year leaderboard

1. Fernando Brito -- 2810
2. John O'Shea -- 1775
3. Dario Alioto -- 1750
4. Konstantin Puchkov -- 1550
5. Kayvan Payman -- 1375
5. Yotam Bar Yosef -- 1375
7. Kent Lundmark -- 1300
7. Toby Lewis -- 1300
9. Tomer Berda -- 1180
10. Kristijonas Andrulis -- 1160

The EPT will hand out eight awards this year. Six of them are based on points accumulated during the main and larger side events. The EPT Achievement of the Year and Players' Choice Awards will be voted on by EPT players at the end of the season.

To see the standings for all the events, check out the EPT Awards homepage.

Brad Willis
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