Hughes overtakes Ferguson in POY Race

If you are looking for a sweat during the WSOPE this year, you have one in the most controversial Player of the Year Race ever.

Ryan Hughes WSOP poker player
Ryan Hughes

The World Series of Poker Europe began with one of poker's most controversial figures, former Full Tilt founder Chris Ferguson, leading the Player of the Year Race after a record breaking 17 cashes during the Summer. 

Ferguson is in Rozvadov to try and further his lead, and is guaranteed to play the €10,350 Main Event because he won his seat as a prize for finishing on top in Vegas, but he now has stiff competition.

Ryan Hughes pulled off a similar cashing feat in Vegas this Summer, cashing 16 times in total during the series. By making the money last night in the €1,100 Monster Stack event he officially overtook Ferguson. The table has not been updated yet but Ferguson stands at 898.46 and with his €3,184 cash for 21st Hughes should goes past the 900 point mark today (The official WSOP points calculator does not factor in the change in currency from dollars to euros so we don't have the exact number yet). 

Hughes is a US poker veteran with over $2 million in live cashes and won consecutive Stud Hi/Lo bracelets in 2007 and 2008. 

Elsewhere in Rozvadov 13 players remain in the Monster Stack which attracted 561 entries and a first prize of €117,708 to the eventual winner. You can watch it as it happens today from 14:00 CEST today. Starting today is the €550 Pot Limit Omaha event.

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