Through 41 completed events at the 2015 World Series of Poker, Paul Volpe is still in the lead for the GPI WSOP Player of the Year, but bracelet winners Phil Galfond, Max Pescatori, and Brian Hastings are lurking.
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, 41 events have been completed and Paul Volpe still leads the way, having added a sixth-place showing in Event #37: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship to his excellent summer. His four deep runs in the $10,000 championship events carry a significant weight and have helped to extend his lead. Max Pescatori and Brian Hastings, despite having won two bracelets each this summer, sit fourth and fifth, respectively.
GPI WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 (as of June 23)
Below is a breakdown of each player's WSOP cashes and POY points received per event. Events in bold are recent additions from the past week of events.
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