The Global Poker Index publishes the achievements of the top 1000 players on its Player of the Year leader board every week and PokerNews publishes an in-depth analysis of the results of the top 10 players every month. Poker player Dan Shak, whose total poker earnings is in seven figures, is now the top player on the leader board followed by Igor Kurganov, who has three scores in six figures.
The score for each player is based on his/her performance in as many as 11 tournaments per year. As many as 6 of the 11 results are of tournaments played between January 1 and June 30, and as many as 5 results are of tournaments played between July 1 and December 31. The tournaments ought to have minimum buy-in of $1,000 and comprise a minimum of 21 players in order to be considered to calculate a player’s score.
The top ten GPI players are Dan Shak (284.75), Igor Kurganov (280.74), Mike Teller (256.47), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (239.95), Ty Reiman (238.46), Dimitar Danchev (229.90), Ole Schemion (224.84), Christian Harder (219.16), Mervin Chan (216.44), and Shannon Shorr (212.42). Here are details of some of these players.
Dan Shak finished eighth in the $100k Super High Roller PCA event and won a prize of $228,960. He finished fourth in two Aussie Million events, winning AU$237,000 in one and $400k in another.
Igor Kurganov finished fourth in the PCA $5k NL Hold’em Turbo Event, winning $26,260. He finished second and first in the AU$100k Challenge and AU$25k Challenge, respectively, and won six-figure jackpots.
While Mike Teller won large cash prizes in three PCA events, Vladimir Troyanovskiy won cash prizes in two PCA events and Ty Reiman won cash in 2 PCA events and in the Million Dollar Heater (Biloxi) event.
Complete GPI Player of the Year details are available at globalpokerindex.com.