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GPI WSOP Player of the Year: Brian Hastings Rises to Second Place; Paul Volpe Still Leads

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  • Through 27 completed events at the 2015 World Series of Poker, Paul Volpe is still in the lead for the GPI WSOP Player of the Year.

Last month, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the Global Poker Index (GPI) announced a partnership in which the GPI would, "tabulate, power, and sponsor" the WSOP Player of the Year award. The race will last over the course of 74 events at the WSOP and WSOP Europe (Oct. 8-24 in Berlin, Germany).

To this point in the WSOP, 27 events have been completed and Paul Volpe still leads the way. Meanwhile, Brian Hastings had made a charge up the standings following his win in Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship for $239,518.

GPI WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 (as of June 14)

PlacePlayerTotal Score
1Paul Volpe1,258.56
2Brian Hastings1,013.57
3Shaun Deeb965.65
4Ismael Bojang938.33
5Greg Merson911.32
6Olivier Busquet903.58
7Mike Gorodinsky832.12
8Ronald Lee827.24
9Barry Hutter803.39
10Mark Radoja778.40

Below is a breakdown of each player's WSOP cashes and POY points received per event.

1. Paul Volpe — 1,258.56

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #10: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 128$206,620423.03
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 143$197,048412.05
Event #7: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship12 of 109$22,110218.61
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed36 of 493$11,515204.87

2. Brian Hastings — 1,013.57

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship1 of 91$239,518446.92
Event #19: $3,000 Limit Hold'em Six-Handed7 of 319$21,684240.46
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em29 of 422$11,523209.62
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed104 of 1,651$3,610116.57

3. Shaun Deeb — 965.65

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship1 of 128$318,857480.73
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed22 of 493$16,219243.42
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship9 of 103$26,557241.50

4. Ismael Bojang — 983.33

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #7: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship3 of 109$130,851355.96
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship8 of 128$37,227274.70
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed37 of 493$11,515202.72
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed137 of 1,651$3,008104.95

5. Greg Merson — 911.32

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 422$152,126364.70
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship5 of 128$79,182321.27
Event #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha29 of 1,293$5,690113.92
Event #6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo35 of 1,436$6,319111.43

6. Olivier Busquet — 903.58

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker3 of 7,275$589,569328.61
Event #10: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship12 of 143$26,490245.51
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed32 of 493$13,578214.09
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed107 of 1,651$3,610115.37

7. Mike Gorodinsky — 602.89

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship2 of 103$167,517390.52
Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship9 of 91$23,463229.23
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em28 of 422$11,523212.37

8. Ronald Lee — 827.24

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed9 of 493$38,324313.39
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em24 of 422$14,280224.43
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed101 of 1,651$3,610117.81
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker479 of 7,275$3,928114.71
Event #5: $565 No-Limit Hold'em The Colossus269 of 22,374$7,17056.91

9. Barry Hutter — 803.39

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout1 of 1,000$283,546291.26
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 422$22,670266.63
Event #10: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship12 of 143$26,490245.51

10.Mark Radoja — 778.40

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed39 of 493$11,515198.60
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em36 of 422$11,523192.69
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker146 of 7,275$8,151164.80
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout48 of 1,000$5,413128.03
Event #6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo62 of 1,436$3,89094.27

*Numbers obtained from the Global Poker Index.

To view the GPI WSOP Player of the Year, 2015 GPI 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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