PokerStars Championship Player of the Year

There's more than $200,000 up for grabs in the race to become the first-ever PokerStars Championship Player of the Year!

Each PokerStars Championship event in 2017 will feature a tournament Leaderboard, and the winner of each Leaderboard will receive a $16,000 VIP package to the 2018 PokerStars Championship Bahamas. There they will face off in a $100,000 winner-takes-all freeroll to crown the 2017 PokerStars Championship Player of the Year.

Player of the Year Contenders

Player Name

Leaderboard Won

Vladimir Troyanovskiy


Daniel Dvoress

Monte Carlo

Nick Petrangelo


Chris Hunichen


Bryn Kenney


How does the Leaderboard Work?

  • Each 2017 PokerStars Championship stop will run an individual tournament Leaderboard.
  • Players will earn points according to the Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, will win a seat in the Player of the Year final, which The final will takes place at the 2018 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
  • They will also receive a Bahamas VIP package, valued at approximately $16,000.
  • The package includes a Main Event seat, a high category hotel room, airport transfers, spending credit to be used within Atlantis Resort
  • The winner of the final will be crowned the 2017 PokerStars Championship Player of the Year and take home $100,000