Bin Weng Wins 2023 Card Player Player of the Year Award

Bin Weng has been making a mark on the live tournament circuit. Although he had gained prominence in recent years with consecutive top 100 finishes in the Card Player Player of the Year race in 2021 (35th) and 2022 (93rd), he entered 2023 without a significant victory.

This year, everything changed for the 40-year-old Chinese-born player residing in Philadelphia, as he clinched six impressive wins and reached 16 final tables to dominate the POY race, presented by Global Poker. Weng’s standout performances all occurred in 2023, with two notable victories in World Poker Tour events. Over the past 12 months, Weng secured three victories surpassing the million-dollar mark, the first of which occurred just over a week into the new year. Not only did he start strong, but he also ended on a high note, concluding his remarkable run with a $958,279 win in a high-roller event a few weeks before the end of 2023.

Weng’s total earnings of $6,652,433 from 52 in-the-money finishes this year make up nearly 78 percent of his overall lifetime total of $8,570,015.

In summary, Weng amassed 12,256 POY points and over $6.4 million in POY earnings in 2023. His lead of 2,243 points over the second-place finisher, Isaac Haxton (10,013 points), in the final standings was the second-largest margin in the past 20 years of the race.

A look at the top 20 in the final 2023 POY race standings:

RankPlayerPointsTitlesFinal TablesPOY Earnings
1Bin Weng12,256616$6,410,117
2Isaac Haxton10,013727$15,945,975
3Jose Barbero9,536317$10,290,606
4Chris Brewer9,455526$13,489,681
5Ren Lin9,380326$5,922,976

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