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  • Check out what happened in Week 11 of the Global Poker League.

Welcome to the weekly rundown of the Global Poker League here on PokerNews. In this space, all of the past week's results from the GPL will be listed followed by league standings and a look at the following week's schedule.

The top-scoring team in the Americas Conference this week was the Sao Paulo Mets, who racked up 18 points to pull farther away from the New York Rounders and San Francisco Rush on the playoff bubble. Joao Pires Simao shined in a couple of six-max performances, taking first in one and then falling short only in the heads-up match with Rush manager Faraz Jaka in the other. It was another João, this time Bauer, besting Jason Wheeler 2-1 to finish the week for the Mets. They are still well behind the leading Montreal Nationals, who actually had the worst week in the Americas.

The Nationals called on 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson to take the field in the six-max rounds, but he only managed to get third and fifth for a total of four points. Then, a match up of first place versus last place went the way of the Las Vegas Moneymakers as Pascal Lefrançois fell to World Poker Tour star Anthony Zinno 2-1. Luckily for the Nationals, the second-place L.A. Sunset only posted eight points, so their lead at the top of the conference only shrank by one point to 181-173.

By far the best performance of the week belonged to the Hong Kong Stars, who got one of the highest tallies of the season when they put up 20 points. The Stars opted to use two different players for their six-max matches. Both manager Celina Lin and Raiden Kan were equally successful, with Lin denying Brian Rast another big week and Kan topping Davidi Kitai heads up. Randy Lew finished the big week by beating Vladimir Troyanovskiy 2-1. The monster week allowed the Stars to jump all the way from fifth to second and they now sit a very manageable 10 points behind the first place team, the Moscow Wolverines.

Of course, teams rising in the standings means at least one team is falling, and the team that had a big fall this week in the Eurasia Conference was the London Royals. They put up a measly four points. They also chose to throw in two different competitors for the six-max round: Vanessa Selbst who finished in fifth place, and online legend Chris Moorman, who finished in the basement. Igor Kurganov couldn't turn things around in the heads-up match with Alex Luneau, falling 2-1 after only salvaging the third game for three points. The tightly packed Eurasia Conferene is still anyone's game with just 25 points points separating the the top and bottom teams, but the Royals have fallen onto the playoff bubble in fourth.

Week 11 Results

Match 16-Max  
1Celina LinHong Kong Stars7
2Brian RastBerlin Bears5
3Davidi KitaiParis Aviators3
4Vladimir TroyanovskiyMoscow Wolverines2
5Vanessa SelbstLondon Royals1
6Timothy AdamsRome Emperors0
Match 26-Max  
1Raiden KanHong Kong Stars7
2Davidi KitaiParis Aviators5
3Timothy AdamsRome Emperors3
4Vladimir TroyanovskiyMoscow Wolverines2
5Brian RastBerlin Bears1
6Chris MoormanLondon Royals0
Match 36-Max  
1Joao Pires SimaoSao Paulo Mets7
2Tyler KenneyNew York Rounders5
3Martin JacobsonMontreal Nationals3
4Maria HoL.A. Sunset2
5Faraz JakaSan Francisco Rush1
6Jonathan DuhamelLas Vegas Moneymakers0
Match 46-Max  
1Faraz JakaSan Francisco Rush7
2Joao Pires SimaoSao Paulo Mets5
3Tyler KenneyNew York Rounders3
4Anthony ZinnoLas Vegas Moneymakers2
5Martin JacobsonMontreal Nationals1
6Maria HoL.A. Sunset0
Match 5Heads-Up  
Vladimir TroyanovskiyMoscow Wolverines13
Randy LewHong Kong Stars26
Match 6Heads-Up  
Igor KurganovLondon Royals13
Alex LuneauParis Aviators26
Match 7Heads-Up  
Timothy AdamsRome Emperors13
Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears26
Match 8Heads-Up  
Jonathan JaffeSan Francisco Rush13
Aaron PaulL.A. Sunset26
Match 9Heads-Up  
Jason WheelerNew York Rounders13
João BauerSao Paulo Mets26
Match 10Heads-Up  
Anthony ZinnoLas Vegas Moneymakers26
Pascal LefrançoisMontreal Nationals13


Americas Conference   
1Montreal Nationals18118
2L.A. Sunset17318
3Sao Paulo Mets15413
4New York Rounders13710
5San Francisco Rush13212
6Las Vegas Moneymakers1118
Eurasia Conference   
1Moscow Wolverines15012
2Hong Kong Stars14011
3Paris Aviators13612
4London Royals13412
5Berlin Bears13211
6Rome Emperors1259

Next Week's Schedule

DateTime (ET)Match
Oct. 1112 p.m.Eurasia 6-Max
 1:40 p.m.Eurasia 6-Max
 3:30 p.m.Americas 6-Max
 5:10 p.m.Americas 6-Max
Oct. 1212 p.m.London Royals vs. Hong Kong Stars
 2:30 p.m.Rome Emperors vs. Paris Aviators
 5 p.m.Berlin Bears vs. Moscow Wolverines
Oct. 131 p.m.Montreal Nationals vs. New York Rounders
 3:30 p.m.Sao Paulo Mets vs. L.A. Sunset
 6 p.m.Las Vegas Moneymakers vs. San Francisco Rush

For full match replays or highlight videos, check out the official GPL website.

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