Global Poker Index each week publishes top 300 poker players’ list playing in tournaments and the criteria for selection is based on six half year periods of player’s result. Top performers too get ranked by GPI and it is based on the calculation method of USA Today Global Poker Index and it considers two six-month periods of each player.
The 2015 GPI Player of the Year list is head by Dzmitry Urbanovch with a GPI score of 2900.87 and followed by Ivan Luca with 2662.47 and Joe Kuether snatching the third place ranking with 2545.91. The No.1 ranking player Urbanovch manages to cling on to the top spot and for seventh consecutive week he is holding the first place. This has been possible for him with the points earned in the runner-up spot at European Poker Tour Grand Final €100K Super High Roller, where Erik Seidel took the top prize. It is also a good turn of events as other players with EPT Grand Final scores earnings are climbing up the POY leaderboard hard.
Scott Seiver had a phenomenal jump as he climbed to the fourth spot from No.2 after he reached the final table in the €50K Super High Roller and the €100K Super High Roller in Monaco; he then came up with another victory in the eight-handed €5,000 pot-limit Omaha side event. This week also sees Thomas Muhehlocker joining the top 10 jumping to No.10 from a lowly No.16 spot and he also finished in the €100K SHR final table.
After halting the run of Ole Schemion as the top player for 18 consecutive weeks in the GPI overall ranking, Scott also spent another quiet week as leaderboard topper. However there are activities happening down below because of the results coming from Monte Carlo which soon will tell on the rankings.