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Global Poker Index World Series Player of the Year Race is On

World Series Player of the Year comes back to the topic whenever there is a World Poker Series. The WSOP event isn’t the conclusion of the World Series Player; in fact the Global Poker Index has its own race for the World Series Player of the year. Well, with very little time left in the year for Poker Actions and many events currently going, many would hope to score big to become the GPI player of the year. So, who would add the feather in the cap? Well, first let’s have a look at the current leaderboard.

Rank
Player
POY Score

  • 1st
    Kahle Burns
    3599.67
  • 2nd
    Sean Winter
    3581.45
  • 3rd
    Bryn Kenney
    3570.84
  • 4th
    Stephen Chidwick
    3499.4
  • 5th
    Manig Loeser
    3434.91
  • 6th
    Rainer Kempe
    3425.66
  • 7th
    Anthony Zinno
    3319.56
  • 8th
    Sam Greenwood
    3294.67
  • 9th
    Shannon Shorr
    3269.37
  • 10th
    Joseph Cheong
    3253.96

The GPI uses a complex form of the formula for the poker players. The formula is based on the six months period of poker players. GPI Player of the year race is generally calculated by considering the 13 best results of the players in the previous 12 months period of time.
Currently, Sean Winter and Kahle Burns are running for the top position. The gap between the two players is only 18 and anyone would expect it to change. Both the players were part of the Baha Mar Resort and the recent Caribbean Poker party.

The top 5 players in the GPI ranking are filled with the best players. Manig Loeser is now at 5th place and has four weeks to close the 166 points gap. Stephen Chidwick is in the 4th position and needs only 100 points to reach the top. Bryn Kenney has an even greater chance to take the crown with only 30 points gap from the top slot. He is also the all-time money list leader, which he took the last year.

There are two main events that can make things change for the players. The EPT Prague Main Event and High Rollers are going to be very significant.

It would be interesting to see how the players are closing the gap for the GPI title.
There is a different Global Poker Index ranking which does not include the top 13 performances. Even though the ranking isn’t impacting GPI Player of the year, but still it has huge significance.

Here is the GPI index

Rank
Player
Score

  • 1
    Stephen Chidwick
    3687.58
  • 2
    Alex Foxen
    3595.96
  • 3
    Anthony Zinno
    3387.21
  • 4
    Sean Winter
    3379.65
  • 5
    Manig Loeser
    3369.95
  • 6
    Joseph Cheong
    3339.81
  • 7
    Rainer Kempe
    3304.52
  • 8
    Jeremy Ausmus
    3277.13
  • 9
    Danny Tang
    3211.35
  • 10
    Kristen Bicknell
    3185.05

Source: https://calvinayre.com/2019/12/09/poker/one-month-to-decide-tight-race-for-gpi-player-of-the-year/

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Debopom is a web journalist and news enthusiast. He has been writing about world politics, science, health, finance, and technology. An avid sports enthusiast, Debopom has done his Masters in Finance and Bachelors in Engineering.

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