GPI Player of the Year: Duhamel Maintains Leads, Schwartz Climbs to Second

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Each week, the Global Poker Index publishes the standings of the top 1,000 players in its Player of the Year race. Once a month, PokerNews will take an in-depth look at the top 10 players’ results and the recent tournaments that have caused a splash in the standings.

A player’s score is comprised of up to 11 tournament results that begin during the calendar year. Of those 11 results, up to six will come from Jan. 1 through June 30, while up to five will be from tournaments starting between July 1 and Dec. 31. Like the Global Poker Index Rankings, all tournaments must have a buy-in of at least $1,500 and contain at least 21 entrants to be eligible in comprising a player’s score.

Current GPI Player of the Year Top 10

Place Player Total Score Change in Rank from Last Week
1 Jonathan Duhamel 552.10
2 Noah Schwartz 326.05 +20
3 Faraz Jaka 308.35 -1
4 Sam Chartier 305.80 -1
5 Jason Koon 284.24 -1
6 Ruben Visser 258.04 -1
7 Stephen Chidwick 248.78 +71
8 Oliver Speidel 238.23 -2
9 Daniel Idema 234.08 +63
10 Daniel Chevalier 228.35 -3

WPT L.A. Poker Classic

While Sean Jazayeri (31st in the GPI PoY), David Sands (51st), and Dan Kelly (64th) claimed the top three results in the LAPC Main Event, it is the only result for all three counting toward the GPI PoY standings. Noah Schwartz took fourth place and added that result to three others to rise up the ranks, second only to Jonathan Duhamel. In addition to Schwartz, Stephen Chidwick and Daniel Idema made deep runs in Los Angeles with ninth and 16th place finishes, respectively.

Here is the breakdown for each player in the top 10. Results in bold reflect changes in this week’s standings:

1. Jonathan Duhamel

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $100,000 No-Limit Holdem Super High Roller 4 of 30 $313,600
PCA $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 8-Max 5 of 53 $17,990
PCA $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max 1 of 158 $239,830
PCA $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max High Roller 2 of 141 $634,550
EPT Deauville €2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max 8 of 289 €13,900
L.A. Poker Classic $5,100 No-Limit Hold’em 2 of 98 $121,115

2. Noah Schwartz

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Turbo 1 of 56 $85,250
Isle Classic $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 10 of 173 $8,564
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em 18 of 295 $10,067
WPT L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 4 of 549 $355,750

3. Faraz Jaka

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8-Max 3 of 1,072 $755,000
Aussie Millions AUD$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2 of 190 AUD$77,000
L.A. Poker Classic $5,100 No-Limit Hold’em 5 of 98 $33,270

4. Sam Chartier

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8-Max 42 of 1,072 $37,500
EPT Deauville €1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6 of 378 €23,400
EPT Deauville €10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 4 of 72 €65,600
EPT Copenhagen Dkr15,000 ($2,694) No-Limit Hold’em 2 of 85 Dkr300,000 ($53,033)

5. Jason Koon

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max 15 of 158 $12,260
PCA $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max High Roller 4 of 141 $271,950
Aussie Millions AUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 27 of 659 AUD$35,000

6. Ruben Visser

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8-Max 8 of 1,072 $156,400
EPT Deauville €10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 2 of 72 €152,000

7. Stephen Chidwick

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8-Max 145 of 1,072 $15,000
L.A. Poker Classic $5,100 No-Limit Hold’em 4 of 98 $42,780
WPT L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 9 of 549 $79,060

8. Oliver Speidel

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
Aussie Millions AUD$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 6 of 315 AUD$16,000
Aussie Millions AUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 1 of 659 AUD$1,600,000

9. Daniel Idema

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
Aussie Millions AUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8 of 659 AUD$125,000
WPT L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 16 of 549 $39,530

10. Daniel Chevalier

Tournament Series Event Place Prize
PCA $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 8-Max 24 of 1,072 $52,000
Aussie Millions AUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 13 of 659 AUD$75,000

For the full GPI Player of the Year standings, head on over to EpicPoker.com.

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