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GPI WSOP Player of the Year: Paul Volpe Leads After 17 Completed Events

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  • Through 17 completed events at the 2015 World Series of Poker, Paul Volpe is 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, 17 events have been completed and on top of the GPI WSOP Player of the Year race is Paul Volpe, following two runner-up finishes in $10,000 championship events, plus a third cash.

GPI WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 (as of June 9)

PlacePlayerTotal Score
1Paul Volpe1,053.69
2Barry Hutter803.39
3Greg Merson797.39
4Ismael Bojang735.61
5Shaun Deeb722.23
6Jason Les689.00
7David Peters638.78
8Artur Koren611.05
9Mike Gorodinsky602.89
10Eric Wasserson581.77

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

1. Paul Volpe — 1,053.69

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

2. 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

3. Greg Merson — 797.39

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 #6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo35 of 1,436$6,319111.43

4. Ismael Bojang — 735.61

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 #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed137 of 1,651$3,008104.95

5. Shaun Deeb — 722.23

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship1 of 128$318,857480.73
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship9 of 103$26,557241.50

6. Jason Les — 689.00

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship3 of 128$142,747371.88
Event #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout2 of 308$124,696317.12

7. David Peters — 638.78

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #4: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout3 of 308$91,575291.59
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship11 of 128$24,412243.15
Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed140 of 1,651$3,008104.04

8. Artur Koren — 611.05

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em3 of 422$208,177387.22
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Millionaire Maker36 of 7,275$36,436223.83

9. Mike Gorodinsky — 602.89

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

10. Eric Wasserson — 581.77

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship10 of 103$26,557231.06
Event #13: $2,500 Omaha-8/Stud-819 of 474$7,850184.93
Event #3: $1,500 Omaha-818 of 918$9,220165.78

*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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