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GPI Player of the Year: Duhamel Enjoying Solid Lead

Jonathan Duhamel

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, and 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 Duhamel595.68--
2Erik Cajelais342.87--
3Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes337.28--
4Eui Kim327.08+12
5Noah Schwartz326.05-1
6Faraz Jaka308.35-1
7Sam Chartier305.80-1
8Oliver Speidel300.53-1
9Steve O'Dwyer290.18+16
10Jose Manuel Nadal287.09+61

EPT Campione

The three new faces in the top 10 — Eui Kim, Steve O'Dwyer, Jose Manuel Nadal — each enjoyed success at EPT Campione. Only Nadal ran deep in the Main Event, but they each excelled in side events with final-table appearances.

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 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
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em13 of 364$25,620

2. Erik Cajelais

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo 8-Max3 of 56$38,020
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max43 of 1,072$37,500
Borgata Winter Open$3,300 No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event43 of 734$9,826
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 364$256,300

3. Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
Euro Finals of Poker€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 109€100,000
EPT Deauville€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event73 of 889€11,000
EPT Madrid€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event4 of 477€140,000

4. Eui Kim

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max2 of 158$134,100
L.A. Poker Classic$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller1 of 23$242,970
EPT Campione€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Bounty1 of 82€27,800
EPT Campione€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max17 of 169€4,300

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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)

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
ANZPT SydneyAUD$2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event6 of 461AUD$39,185

9. Steve O'Dwyer

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
EPT CopenhagenDkr35,000 ($6,273) No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 299Dkr290,000 ($51,265)
WPT National Series - Denmark€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 289€159,227
EPT Madrid€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Bounty7 of 61€2,660
EPT Campione€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max2 of 27€74,000

10. Jose Manuel Nadal

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
LAPT Grand FinalR$3,700 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event24 of 367R$9,220 ($5,331)
LAPT Grand FinalR$9,600 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 36R$83,810 ($48,461)
EPT Madrid€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event51 of 477€9,000
EPT Campione€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event24 of 570€15,000
EPT Campione€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Turbo Bounty4 of 58€5,300

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

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