Poker isn’t a sport that is general judged by a league table. There’s not really a world-renowned ranking system like in other sports such as soccer or cricket. It’s not an Olympic sport so medals aren’t given out, and with a World Series of Poker November Niner winner rarely making it out of the blocks it’s difficult to determine who is the best.
The closest the poker industry comes to a league table of sorts involves the guys over at Bluff Magazine and the power rankings that they release throught the year. In addition, ending the year atop the list all but guarantees you are also named the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year (PoY).
Ending the year on top of the rankings for 2010 and taking home the PoY crown is Canadian, and Team Titan Poker captain, Sorel Mizzi. The year has been quite the eventful one for Mizzi, and started off when he came third in the Aussie Million back last January, taking home $638,000.
He carried on his stellar form throughout the year, which included a second place in the €10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller at EPT Tallinn, followed by a fifth place in the same event at EPT London, and then a seventh place at WPT Foxwoods.
Mizzi finished all this off with ninth place at the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic Main Event, and although he didn’t win anything of note in 2010, consistency meant victory for the Canadian ace.