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GPI Player of the Year: Connor Drinan Moves into Second Place

Connor Drinan

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

Connor Drinan jumped to the #2 spot this week, following a fourth-place showing in the $25,000 High Roller in the ARIA High Roller XIII. With only 12 cashes comprising his score, Drinan's next cash could very well vault him ahead of Dzmitry Urbanovich for the lead.

Other top 10 movement this week included Nick Petrangelo moving up one spot, thanks to his taking down his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Meanwhile, Sorel Mizzi emerged from a logjam at the bottom of the top 10 after cashing in Event 6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1Dzmitry Urbanovich3,380.70-
2Connor Drinan3,198.14+2
3Scott Seiver3,023.15-1
4Ivan Luca2,977.99-1
5Steve O'Dwyer2,704.32-
6Nick Petrangelo2,686.93+1
7Joe Kuether2,549.03-1
8Sorel Mizzi2,244.35+3
9Ramin Hajiyev2,228.48-1
10Vladimir Dobrovolskiy2,152.88-

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

1. 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

2. 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. 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. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six Handed13 of 93$18,040196.69
10. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Turbo10 of 73€8,825162.94
11. EPT Malta€5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event127 of 895€9,120160.88
12. Aussie MillionsA$2,500 Shot Clock No-Limit Hold'em Six Max16 of 212A$8,350129.57

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

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. 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. 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. 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. Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max9 of 125$9,775141.17
11. WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach$1,125 No-Limit Hold'em7 of 147$5,929102.09
12. WPT DeepStacks Lucky Hearts$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event20 of 396$2,88198.11

8. Sorel Mizzi

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

9. Ramin Hajiyev

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six Handed2 of 93$166,440383.81
2. EPT Grand Final€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed14 of 215€77,900327.44
3. EPT Malta€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller9 of 68€60,400273.32
4. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed37 of 269$44,540237.80
5. WPT Amsterdam€6,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller9 of 76€12,604186.08
6. EPT Malta€1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max7 of 160€10,340149.47
7. EPT Malta€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em23 of 315€5,700146.89
8. PCA$3,000 LAPT Bahamas No-Limit Hold'em Main Event79 of 532$5,340140.51
9. EPT Deauville€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Eight-Handed9 of 171€3,810107.69
10. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 217$34,260101.41
11. EPT Deauville€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty34 of 182€57061.20

10. Vladimir Dobrovolskiy

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold;em Championship7 of 538$167,360430.19
2. WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event18 of 989$26,500297.82
3. WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event16 of 989$18,045278.72
4. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Handed36 of 269$44,540241.09
5. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller34 of 304€20,500224.93
6. PCA$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 177$38,050170.08
7. EPT Grand Final€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em29 of 263€3,980125.77
8. EPT Grand Final€2,150 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Eight-Handed12 of 108€3,870124.55
9. Borgata Winter Poker Open$2,150 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty9 of 91$3,972122.54
10. LA Poker Classic$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 57$20,005110.08
11. EPT Malta€550 No-Limit Hold'em27 of 183€88527.12

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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