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GPI Player of the Year: Connor Drinan Takes Over First Place; Chidwick and Hutter Join Top 10

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  • Connor Drinan has taken over the top spot on the Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings.

Each week, the Global Poker Index (GPI) updates its Player of the Year race taking into account a player's 13 best results according to its formula. For a look at the entire list, visit the official GPI website.

After two stints at No. 2, Connor Drinan has reached the No. 1 spot in the GPI POY rankings for the first time. Drinan min-cashed Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship at the 2015 World Series of Poker, giving him the full compliment of 13 qualifying scores to count toward the POY rankings.

Other movement in the top 10 included both Stephen Chidwick and Barry Hutter joining the top 10 for the first time. Chidwick took seventh place in Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship, while Hutter min-cashed Event #10: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship and followed that by taking down Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $283,456.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10 as of June 10

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1Connor Drinan3,404.17+1
2Dzmitry Urbanovich3,380.70-1
3Scott Seiver3,149.23-
4Ivan Luca2,977.99-
5Steve O'Dwyer2,844.83-
6Nick Petrangelo2,686.93-
7Joe Kuether2,675.27-
8Sorel Mizzi2,329.74-
9Stephen Chidwick2,300.09+9
10Barry Hutter2,233.03+20

Below is a breakdown of each player's qualifying cashes and scores. Events listed in bold are changes that took place this week.

1. Connor Drinan

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. EPT Malta€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 68€572,300453.62
2. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Handed2 of 81€155,190382.67
3. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event16 of 564€51,350371.50
4. Aussie MillionsA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge9 of 104A$75,000293.35
5. WPT LA Poker Classic$50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller3 of 31$371,997279.95
6. Aria High Roller XIII$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 41$78,720278.98
7. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship39 of 538$26,780260.01
8. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller33 of 304€20,500228.00
9. WSOPEvent #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship16 of 128$17,073206.03
10. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six Handed13 of 93$18,040196.69
11. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Turbo10 of 73€8,825162.94
12. EPT Malta€5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event127 of 895€9,120160.88
13. Aussie MillionsA$2,500 Shot Clock No-Limit Hold'em Six Max16 of 212A$8,350129.57

2. Dzmitry Urbanovich

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. EPT Malta€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller1 of 68€572,300536.71
2. EPT Grand Final€100,000 Super High Roller2 of 58€1,446,600427.89
3. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 55€110,000349.90
4. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Handed3 of 81€101,600340.75
5. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty1 of 181$37,640278.92
6. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event40 of 564€23,125275.95
7. Eureka Rozvadov€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller1 of 39€25,725210.13
8. PCA$3,000 LAPT Bahamas No-Limit Hold'em Main Event34 of 532$7,980193.59
9. EPT Malta€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 156€35,200177.85
10. EPT Deauville€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller19 of 415€8,600176.92
11. WPT Vienna€3,300 No-Limit Hold'em partypoker WPT Main Event24 of 205€6,040149.89
12. EPT Deauville€1,650 No-Limit Hold'em6 of 111€9,430142.79
13. PCA$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em9 of 298$6,620119.43

3. Scott Seiver

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed5 of 269$398,340477.72
2. Aussie MillionsA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge3 of 70A$1,000,000377.58
3. EPT Grand Final€5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-Handed1 of 46€75,900319.37
4. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Handed4 of 81€78,190311.01
5. EPT Grand Final€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed20 of 215€62,100284.68
6. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship32 of 538$30,900279.61
7. EPT Grand Final€100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller8 of 58€261,800261.71
8. PCA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Handed8 of 66$243,280252.96
9. EPT Grand Final€50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Handed9 of 54€92,860238.84
10. Aussie MillionsA$250,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge4 of 25A$735,000219.68
11. WSOPEvent #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed83 of 1,651$3,989126.08

4. Ivan Luca

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 304€397,000515.84
2. EPT Deauville€10,300 No-Limit High Roller5 of 128€90,690337.30
3. UKIPT Nottingham£3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight Handed1 of 45£46,800290.49
4. EPT Grand Final€50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Handed8 of 54€121,700252.96
5. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed33 of 269$44,450251.52
6. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Handed10 of 81€19,850216.27
7. FPS Deauville€1,100 Main Event4 of 1,355€68,500212.63
8. EPT Deauville€5,300 Main Event49 of 592€11,100208.40
9. LAPT Viña del Mar$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event17 of 410$9,860182.98
10. EPT Grand Final€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 263€7,040167.31
11. partpoker WPT National Cyprus€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event13 of 172€4,375142.34
12. EPT Malta€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em37 of 315€3,900120.20
13. partpoker WPT National Cyprus€660 Monster Stack Turbo2 of 77€9,01279.75

5. Steve O'Dwyer

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. EPT Grand Final€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed3 of 215€528,700512.10
2. PCA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Handed1 of 66$1,872,580502.22
3. Aussie MillionsA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge6 of 104A$156,000341.95
4. Macau Poker CupHK$20,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 237HK$993,120319.26
5. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller17 of 304€37,600296.10
6. PaddyPower Irish Open€3,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event15 of 321€12,500214.28
7. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event74 of 564€19,175211.79
8. WPT Amsterdam€3,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event31 of 341€6,500165.96
9. IPT Malta€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event22 of 1,285€7,200140.66

6. Nick Petrangelo

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed6 of 269$301,500455.87
2. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller6 of 304€139,000403.04
3. PCA$5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Eight-Handed1 of 104$113,853371.70
4. EPT Malta€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller4 of 68€205,900370.53
5. WSOPEvent #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout1 of 308$201,812360.76
6. Fallsview Poker ClassicC$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 636C$89,534257.24
7. WPT LA Poker Classic$5,2508 of 86$17,200189.39
8. EPT Grand Final€5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed15 of 121€9,700174.00
9. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em31 of 217$3,700101.41

7. Joe Kuether

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed2 of 269$1,050,000587.56
2. WPT Borgata Spring Poker Open$2,700 No-Limit Hold'em6 of 447$51,849257.78
3. WPT Rolling Thunder$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event9 of 379$25,145252.78
4. Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza I$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event2 of 585$109,877250.42
5. WPT Borgata Spring Poker Open$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed1 of 68$53,098242.57
6. Borgata Winter Open$2,150 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 91$11,916165.49
7. WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event19 of 537$7,370151.96
8. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em15 of 217$6,240143.35
9. Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza II$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event14 of 354$6,958142.45
10. WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max9 of 125$9,775141.17
11. WSOPEvent #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo26 of 1,791$8,704126.97
12. WSOPEvent #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em139 of 3,061$3,061109.00
13. WSOPEvent #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker621 of 7,275$3,044 103.76

8. Sorel Mizzi

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$7,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event4 of 708$310,060468.17
2. PCA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Handed4 of 66$659,400336.04
3. EPT Grand Final€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed26 of 215€51,600253.23
4. WPT Amsterdam€3,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event10 of 341€14,650244.26
5. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 55€38,400236.48
6. EPT Grand Final€5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed10 of 121€12,000207.80
7. PCA$5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Eight-Handed7 of 91$20,960205.28
8. EPT Malta€5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event94 of 895€10,850185.67
9. WSOPEvent #6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo40 of 1,436$5,324107.42
10. WSOPEvent #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo104 of 1,791$2,19285.38

9. Stephen Chidwick

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. Aussie MillionsA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge4 of 104A$250,000390.55
2. Macau Poker CupHK$80,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 67HK$1,048,000351.02
3. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event21 of 564€40,050343.14
4. EPT Malta€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 315€102,100322.87
5. WSOPEvent #17: $10,000 Razz Championship7 of 103$38,447266.40
6. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Turbo5 of 73€27,600219.75
7. PCA$5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed11 of 109$11,100183.55
8. WSOPEvent #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout48 of 1,000$5,413128.03
9. EPT Malta€1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max22 of 160€3,04094.78

10. Barry Hutter

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$7,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event17 of 708$32,680337.30
2. WSOP Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout1 of 1,000$283,546291.26
3. WSOPEvent #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 422$22,670266.63
4. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six Handed7 of 93$42,840258.58
5. WSOPEvent #10: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship12 of 143$26,490245.51
6. PCA$3,000 LAPT Bahamas No-Limit Hold'em Main Event15 of 532$18,820245.11
7. WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max13 of 125$4,500121.44
8. WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event40 of 537$3,375118.10
9. WPT DeepStacks Lucky Hearts$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 396$4,033109.83
10. Borgata Spring Poker Open$1,090 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max7 of 200€8,245109.24
11. Isle Classic$1,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event29 of 372$3,25090.50
12. WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open$570 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Max7 of 142$2,85439.54

data obtained from globalpokerindex.com

To view both the 2015 Player of the Year and GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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