If you haven’t been following the eighth season of the European Poker Tour as closely as is expected in the world of poker geekdom, it’s not really a surprise to see Nick Yunis topping the chip count list at the start of play today.
As mentioned earlier today, Yunis is currently placed fourth in the Player of the Year standings with 2,435 points, some 725 behind PoY leader Ondrej Vinklarek (also still in the main event).
Yunis, forever in a thin-rimmed trilby that looks three sizes too small, reached this lofty position after a season of regularly impressive results, including cashing in the EPT San Remo main event. Here’s how his Season 8 records looks so far:
Yunis, 26, is in his seventh year as a poker player, with the prerequisite success online before going live. Interestingly when he cashed in San Remo he was beating himself up about his 58th place finish late into the evening. The man has determination and the desire to win. He’s one to follow as play continues today.
See the European Poker Tour Awards page for more details.