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

Noah Schwartz

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

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank from Last Week
1Jonathan Duhamel552.10--
2Noah Schwartz326.05+20
3Faraz Jaka308.35-1
4Sam Chartier305.80-1
5Jason Koon284.24-1
6Ruben Visser258.04-1
7Stephen Chidwick248.78+71
8Oliver Speidel238.23-2
9Daniel Idema234.08+63
10Daniel Chevalier228.35-3

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 SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$100,000 No-Limit Holdem Super High Roller4 of 30$313,600
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo 8-Max5 of 53$17,990
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max1 of 158$239,830
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller2 of 141$634,550
EPT Deauville€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max8 of 289€13,900
L.A. Poker Classic$5,100 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 98$121,115

2. Noah Schwartz

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Turbo1 of 56$85,250
Isle Classic$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event10 of 173$8,564
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em18 of 295$10,067
WPT L.A. Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 549$355,750

3. Faraz Jaka

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max3 of 1,072$755,000
Aussie MillionsAUD$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 190AUD$77,000
L.A. Poker Classic$5,100 No-Limit Hold'em5 of 98$33,270

4. Sam Chartier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max42 of 1,072$37,500
EPT Deauville€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em6 of 378€23,400
EPT Deauville€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 72€65,600
EPT CopenhagenDkr15,000 ($2,694) No-Limit Hold'em2 of 85Dkr300,000 ($53,033)

5. Jason Koon

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max15 of 158$12,260
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller4 of 141$271,950
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event27 of 659AUD$35,000

6. Ruben Visser

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max8 of 1,072$156,400
EPT Deauville€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 72€152,000

7. Stephen Chidwick

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max145 of 1,072$15,000
L.A. Poker Classic$5,100 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 98$42,780
WPT L.A. Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em9 of 549$79,060

8. Oliver Speidel

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAUD$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty6 of 315AUD$16,000
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 659AUD$1,600,000

9. Daniel Idema

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event8 of 659AUD$125,000
WPT L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em16 of 549$39,530

10. Daniel Chevalier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max24 of 1,072$52,000
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event13 of 659AUD$75,000

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

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