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GPI Player of the Year: Anthony Zinno Leads Post WSOP

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  • After 68 tournaments after the 2015 World Series of Poker and many other tournaments around Las Vegas, Anthony Zinno has emerged as the leader in the GPI Player of the Year race.

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

A busy summer in Las Vegas is now behind us and when the dust settled, it was Anthony Zinno that came out ahead in the GPI POY race. Zinno's five World Series of Poker final tables and his cash in the Bellagio Cup $10K event, along with his WPT results from earlier in the year, have boosted Zinno the top of the pack and he has room to improve upon his numbers as he only has 12 cashes on the year so far, and the race allows for the best 13 results to count.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10 as of July 15

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1Anthony Zinno3,753.89-
2Connor Drinan3,657.07-
3Scott Seiver3,610.30-
4Dzmitry Urbanovich3,380.70-
5Stephen Chidwick3,352.67-
6Ivan Luca3,128.44-
7Jason Mercier3,090.58-
8Byron Kaverman3,048.52-
9Paul Volpe3,010.10-
10Joe Kuether3,004.58-

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

1. Anthony Zinno

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship1 of 538$1,015,860622.99
2. WSOPEvent #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller1 of 175$1,122,196619.11
3. WPT Fallsview Poker ClassicC$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 419C$380,021431.20
4. WSOPEvent #58: $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for ONE DROP7 of 135$565,864354.74
5. WSOPEvent #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Max7 of 493$64,484333.06
6. WSOPEvent #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Championship6 of 157$74,262323.44
7. WSOPEvent #50: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship5 of 117$72,377312.37
8. WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em Championship23 of 1,027$14,789256.74
9. Bellagio Cup XI$10,400 No-Limit Hold'em28 of 301$18,978238.09
10. WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max2 of 125$41,284221.87
11. EPT Grand Final€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em9 of 263€10,650192.51
12. PCA$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em25 of 298$2,74085.86

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-Max2 of 81€155,190382.67
3. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event16 of 564€51,350371.50
4. Super High Roller Bowl$500,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl3 of 43$3,225,000319.17
5. Aussie MillionsA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge9 of 104A$75,000293.35
6. WPT LA Poker Classic$50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo High Roller3 of 31$371,997279.95
7. Aria High Roller XIII$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 41$78,720278.98
8. Bellagio Cup XI$10,400 No-Limit Hold'em19 of 301$21,898276.97
9. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship39 of 538$26,780260.01
10. EPT Malta€10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller33 of 304€20,500228.00
11. WSOPEvent #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship16 of 128$17,073206.03
12. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Max13 of 93$18,040196.69
13. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Turbo10 of 73€8,825162.94

3. Scott Seiver

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Max5 of 269$398,340477.72
2. Aussie MillionsA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge3 of 70A$1,000,000377.58
3. Super High Roller Bowl$500,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Bowl2 of 43$5,160,000367.77
4. EPT Grand Final€5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-Max1 of 46€75,900319.37
5. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Max4 of 81€78,190311.01
6. EPT Grand Final€25,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Max20 of 215€62,100284.68
7. WPT LA Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship32 of 538$30,900279.61
8. EPT Grand Final€100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller8 of 58€261,800261.71
9. PCA$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Max8 of 66$243,280252.96
10. EPT Grand Final€50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Max9 of 54€92,860238.84
11. Aussie MillionsA$250,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge4 of 25A$735,000219.68
12. WSOPEvent #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max83 of 1,651$3,989126.08
13. WSOPEvent #35: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha107 of 978$2,50393.30

4. 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-Max3 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

5. Stephen Chidwick

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WSOPEvent #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Championship2 of 111$180,529397.93
2. Aussie MillionsA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Challenge4 of 104A$250,000390.55
3. Macau Poker CupHK$80,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 67HK$1,048,000351.02
4. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event21 of 564€40,050343.14
5. EPT Malta€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 315€102,100322.87
6. WSOPEvent #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max13 of 1,043$23,918276.07
7. WSOPEvent #17: $10,000 Razz Championship7 of 103$38,447266.40
8. EPT Malta€5,200 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Turbo5 of 73€27,600219.75
9. WSOPEvent #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo36 of 454$12,376198.41
10. PCA$5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Max11 of 109$11,100183.55
11. WSOPEvent #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 1,951$14,391148.11
12. WSOPEvent #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout48 of 1,000$5,413128.03
13. WSOPEvent #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em137 of 1,244$4,414126.83

6. 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 Max1 of 45£46,800290.49
4. EPT Grand Final€50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super High Roller Eight-Max8 of 54€121,700252.96
5. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Max33 of 269$44,450251.52
6. WSOPEvent #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 2,150$353,391230.20
7. EPT Grand Final€10,200 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Max10 of 81€19,850216.27
8. FPS Deauville€1,100 Main Event4 of 1,355€68,500212.63
9. EPT Deauville€5,300 Main Event49 of 592€11,100208.40
10. LAPT Viña del Mar$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event17 of 410$9,860182.98
11. EPT Grand Final€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 263€7,040167.31
12. partpoker WPT National Cyprus€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event13 of 172€4,375142.34
13. EPT Malta€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em37 of 315€3,900120.20

7. Jason Mercier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WSOPEvent #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship2 of 387$572,989521.67
2. WSOPEvent #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed1 of 550$633,357493.96
3. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Six-Max4 of 93$86,160314.52
4. EPT Grand Final€10,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event28 of 564€29,900313.14
5. PCA$10,300 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event41 of 816$27,700298.98
6. WSOPEvent #44: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship7 of 84$139,265297.87
7. Aria High Roller II$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller6 of 41$40,180230.37
8. WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open$2,200 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em2 of 94$36,250206.57
9. WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em128 of 1,476$7,300165.24
10. WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event30 of 537$4,712131.18
11. WSOPEvent #6: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo29 of 1,436$6,319117.07

8. Byron Kaverman

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WSOPEvent #37: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max Championship1 of 259$657,351550.56
2. Bellagio Cup XI$10,400 No-Limit Hold'em3 of 301$409,219462.02
3. Aria High Roller IV$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller1 of 34$282,498422.71
4. Aria High Roller III$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller2 of 42$282,435364.95
5. WPT Bay 101$7,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event15 of 708$38,450348.62
6. WSOPEvent #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em9 of 422$37,030301.22
7. WSOPEvent #58: $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for ONE DROP12 of 135$332,593290.13
8. Aria High Roller II$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller4 of 41$80,360278.98
9. EPT Grand Final€2,150 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty2 of 155€22,950245.85
10. WSOPEvent #10: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship12 of 143$26,490245.51

9. Paul Volpe

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. WSOPEvent #10: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 143$206,620423.03
2. WSOPEvent #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 143$197,048412.05
3. WSOPEvent #37: $10,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em Championship6 of 259$89,334373.03
4. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 217$89,140288.65
5. WSOPEvent #67: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship8 of 108$35,065257.87
6. Aria High Roller IX$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em7th$35,280233.26
7. WSOPEvent #7: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship12 of 109$22,110218.61
8. WSOPEvent #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Max36 of 493$11,515204.87
9. LA Poker Classic$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty1 of 98$27,570202.20
10. Borgata Spring Poker Open$2,700 No-Limit Hold'em16 of 447$8,563199.12
11. LAPT Bahamas$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event32 of 532$7,980197.41

10. Joe Kuether

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrizePOY Points
1. PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Eight-Max2 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. Hollywood Poker Open$2,500 HPO Main Event10 of 684$23,753242.91
6. WPT Borgata Spring Poker Open$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Max1 of 68$53,098242.57
7. Bellagio Cup XI$10,400 No-Limit Hold'em27 of 301$21,898241.74
8. Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III$1,100 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 1,265$167,423234.71
9. WSOPEvent #59: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em23 of 2,155$15,680191.43
10. Borgata Winter Open$2,150 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 91$11,916165.49
11. WSOP Circuit West Palm Beach$1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event19 of 537$7,370151.96
12. PCA$2,200 No-Limit Hold'em15 of 217$6,240143.35
13. Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza II$1,600 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event14 of 354$6,958142.45

data obtained from globalpokerindex.com

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