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GPI WSOP Player of the Year: Gorodinsky Leads, but Brian Hastings Closing Gap

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  • Mike Gorodinsky will stay in the lead of the GPI WSOP POY race until WSOP Europe, but Brian Hastings can cut the deficit to just a few points if he makes the November Nine.

In May, 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).

All that's left on the WSOP summer docket is the Main Event as the other 67 events have been completed and are reflected in the standings. Just remaining is the Main Event, which is approaching 100 players remaining. Mike Gorodinsky still holds the lead in the GPI WSOP POY race and will maintain it through the summer, however Brian Hastings is still going strong in the Main Event and if he were to make the November Nine, he would be just a few points shy of Gorodinsky. However, WSOP Europe will be completed by then and the standings will surely look different.

For now, though, here are the current standings which includes Main Event eliminations through 145th place.

GPI WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 (as of July 12)

PlacePlayerTotal Score
1Mike Gorodinsky2,157.19
2Anthony Zinno1,942.72
3Paul Volpe1.889.46
4Shaun Deeb1,803.99
5Brian Hastings1,564.60
6Ismael Bojang1,563.32
7Rep Porter1,548.79
8Stephen Chidwick1,541.79
9Phil Hellmuth1,534.33
10Stuart Rutter1,446.98

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.

1. Mike Gorodinsky — 2,157.19

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #44: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship1 of 84$1,270,086531.13
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed3 of 550$246,867407.96
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship2 of 103$167,517390.52
Event #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller17 of 175$40,357279.49
Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship9 of 91$23,463229.23
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em28 of 422$11,523212.37
Event #64: $1,000 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em26 of 905$4,299106.50

2. Anthony Zinno — 1,942.72

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller1 of 175$1,122,196619.11
Event #58: $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for ONE DROP7 of 135$565,864354.74
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed7 of 493$64,484333.06
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Championship6 of 157$74,262323.44
Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship5 of 117$72,377312.37

3. Paul Volpe — 1,889.46

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #10: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 143$206,620423.03
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship2 of 143$197,048412.05
Event #37: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship6 of 259$89,334373.03
Event #67: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship8 of 108$35,065257.87
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

4. Shaun Deeb — 1,803.99

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship8 of 387$85,306384.32
Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship1 of 128$318,857480.73
Event #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller8 of 175$112,675369.85
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
Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em130 of 2,150$2,41084.17

5. Brian Hastings — 1,564.60

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship1 of 91$239,518446.92
Event #58: $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for ONE DROP11 of 135$332,593300.56
Event #39: $1,500 10-Game Mix Six-Handed1 of 380$133,403250.46
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

6. Ismael Bojang — 1,563.32

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller6 of 175$187,571404.33
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 #63: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship22 of 204$18,619220.65
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

7. Rep Porter — 1,548.79

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #67: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship2 of 108$197,608395.22
Event #7: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship6 of 109$46,813287.28
Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed19 of 1,043$19,020252.17
Event #27: $10,000 Stud Championship10 of 91$23,463218.79
Event #29: $10,000 2-7 No-Limit Single Draw Championship14 of 77$14,693168.90
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout48 of 1,000$5,413128.03
Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em94 of 2,497$2,85498.39

8. Stephen Chidwick — 1,541.79

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Championship2 of 111$180,529397.93
Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed13 of 1,043$23,918276.07
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship7 of 103$38,447266.40
Event #56: $5,00 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo36 of 454$12,376198.41
Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em14 of 1,951$14,391148.11
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout48 of 1,000$5,413128.03
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em137 of 1,244$4,414126.83

9. Phil Hellmuth-- 1,534.33

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship1 of 103$271,105459.20
Event #58: $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for ONE DROP6 of 135$696,821373.22
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em16 of 1,244$20,263250.28
Event #68: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event417 of 6,420$21,786185.07
Event #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.31 of 772$5,388135.56
Event #39: $1,500 10-Game Mix Six-Handed17 of 380$5,360131.00

10. Stuart Rutter-- 1,446.98

EventPlacePrizePOY Points
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Championship13 of 157$24,852246.83
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em23 of 1,244$16,640229.41
Event #67: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship12 of 108$21,908217.70
Event #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.11 of 772$12,058179.24
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo5 of 1,791$67,428176.43
Event #68: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event544 of 6,420$19,500158.73
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low48 of 480$5,071144.97
Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em110 of 2,497$2,51693.67

*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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