Error Leads To New WSOP Champion Being Revealed
November 14, 2019
There appears to have been a tabulation error for this year's WSOP Player Of The Year calculation. Initially, it was announced that Daniel Negreanu had won the most points for the year and thus was our new Player Of The Year. However, that was later retracted when someone caught on to the fact that there had been a tabulation error of some sort. The correct champion for 2019 is Robert Campbell.
This ordeal has only served to increase the volume of those who have been calling for a revamping of the entire WSOP Player Of The Year system. It turns out that the entire system is so complicated that even the players themselves never bothered to calculate their own points. They just trusted what the people behind the curtain were telling them more or less, and it was therefore not noticed by the players until months later.
A Russian poker journalist named Alex Elenskiy was the first to notice the errors and point them out. He posted on a popular poker forum online known as Two Plus Two. He pointed out that Daniel Negreanu had been awarded over two-hundred points towards Player Of The Year for a WSOP event that he did not actually cash in. That was what had lifted him above the other players and what had caused massive miscalculations across the board. It essentially meant that all of the numbers were jumbled and that there was no truth to what any of them actually meant. A full recalculation was required before we eventually discovered that Robert Campbell was our new Player Of The Year.
The WSOP corrected the error and posted a public apology on its website that they linked to in a tweet that also apologized to the poker community. They offered congratulations to Robert Campbell, and they blamed a data entry error for the whole issue. They also sent out letters to all players who were impacted by the unfortunate mistake.
Campbell says that he is humbled to have won the award. He had previously been gracious to Daniel Negreanu when he believed that Daniel was the Player Of The Year. Now, he was simply taken aback by the fact that he was in fact the true winner of 2019.
This whole situation will clearly leave WSOP almost no option but to review its system for calculating Player Of The Year points. It is indeed possible that the system that we have known for all of these years may now be done.