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Global Poker Index Player of the Year: Dan Shak in the Lead

Dan Shak

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 composed of up to 11 tournament results during the calendar year. Of those 11 results, up to six will come from Jan. 1 through June 30 and up to five will be from tournaments starting from July 1 through Dec. 31. Like the Global Poker Index Rankings, all tournaments must have a buy-in of at least $1,000 and contain at least 21 entrants to be eligible in comprising a player's score.

Thanks to his performance at the Aussie Millions, Dan Shak has taken over the top spot. He has three six-figure scores on the year already and is closing in on seven figures in earnings for 2013. Just behind Shak is Igor Kurganov. He has three-six figure scores, too, but his fourth-place finish in the AU$250,000 Challenge for AU$500,000 does not count in the GPI because it did not reach the minimum of 21 players.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1Dan Shak284.75+207
2Igor Kurganov280.74+279
3Mike Telker256.47-2
4Vladimir Troyanovskiy239.95-2
5Ty Reiman238.46-2
6Dimitar Danchev229.90+2
7Ole Schemion224.84-3
8Christian Harder219.16-3
9Mervin Chan216.44#N/A
10Shannon Shorr212.42-4

Here is the breakdown for each player in the top 10:

1. Dan Shak

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$100,000 Super High Roller8 of 47$228,960
Aussie MillionsAU$100,000 Challenge4 of 22AU$237,000
Aussie MillionsAU$10,600 Main Event4 of 629AU$400,000

2. Igor Kurganov

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo4 of 57$26,260
Aussie MillionsAU$100,000 Challenge2 of 22AU$610,000
Aussie MillionsAU$25,000 Challenge1 of 30AU$275,000

3. Mike Telker

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo1 of 57$96,750
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em7 of 195$35,000
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller15 of 161$69,980

4. Vladimir Troyanovskiy

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 161$792,180
PCA$100,000 Super High Roller7 of 47$257,580

5. Ty Reiman

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event87 of 987$21,000
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller19 of 161$59,980
Million Dollar Heater (Biloxi)$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 255$185,510

6. Dimitar Danchev

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 987$1,859,000
EPT Deauville€1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty11 of 183€2,640

7. Ole Schemion

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller4 of 161$354,860
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max5 of 86$55,480

8. Christian Harder

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo19 of 245$5,220
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo7 of 96$18,620
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller16 of 161$69,980
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Mix Max Re-Entry3 of 93$18,944

9. Mervin Chan

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAU$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em65 of 1,338AU$3,500
Aussie MillionsAU$10,600 Main Event1 of 629AU$1,600,000

10. Shannon Shorr

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event141 of 987$15,000
PCA$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em11 of 380$5,520
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max1 of 86$160,610

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

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