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GPL Results, Standings and Schedule After Week 12

  • In both the Americas and the Eurasia Conference of the @gpl, this was a week for the downtrodden.

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.

In both the Americas and the Eurasia Conference, this was a week for the downtrodden.

Starting in the Americas, the San Francisco Rush deployed Anton Wigg in both six-max matches. The Swedish online star and former European Poker Tour champion crushed it, coming out on top of both matches with wins against Mike McDonald and Darren Elias when things got heads up.

Another online superstar, this time of the cash variety, was used in the heads-up match. Phil Galfond fell to Jonathan Little of the Las Vegas Moneymakers but it didn't stop the Rush from a conference-best 17 points. With that, they moved into playoff position in fourth place, surpassing the New York Rounders.

On the flip side, it was Chance Kornuth week for the L.A. Sunset as he played every hand the team was dealt. Kornuth may be on a high-roller rampage, winning yet another $25,000 event at the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville High Roller, but he flopped in GPL action. He managed just a third-place finish for three points and a basement finish in the six-max games.

After that, he took to the felt against Thiago Nishijima for a heads-up match but got rolled over 3-0. The second-place Sunset had a golden opportunity to gain ground on the Montreal Nationals, who only got six points themselves, but ended up farther back than they started the week.

On the Eurasia side, the last place Rome Emperors are suddenly within striking distance of a playoff spot. They still remain in sixth but tallied a huge week with 17 points and now sit just three back of the fourth-place Berlin Bears.

Team manager Max Pescatori stepped up to the plate in the six-max rounds. He didn't light the world on fire but put up two solid efforts with a second and a third for eight points total. Then, Timothy Adams wiped out four-time bracelet winner George Danzer 3-0, taking one of his wins in just a single hand.

The Hong Kong Stars tallied six points this week. They deployed Team Manager Celina Lin, but she was less successful than Pescatori in her one six-max match, grabbing just a single point for fifth place. Bryan Huang was the selection for the second six-max but he could only do one better with a fourth-place finish.

Randy Lew brought success to the team the previous week in heads up. He tried to duplicate his win but failed in a 2-1 loss to Igor Kurganov of the London Royals. The Stars were in second after a monster Week 11 but slipped into third as the Royals surpassed them by a point. The Moscow Wolverines also only got six points but saw their position stay roughly the same — they're now nine points up on second instead of 10.

Week 12 Results

Match 16-Max  
1George DanzerParis Aviators7
2Max PescatoriRome Emperors5
3Andrey PateychukMoscow Wolverines3
4Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears2
5Celina LinHong Kong Stars1
6Vanessa SelbstLondon Royals0
Match 26-Max  
1Liv BoereeLondon Royals7
2Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears5
3Max PescatoriRome Emperors3
4Bryan HuangHong Kong Stars2
5Bertrand GrospellierParis Aviators1
6Andrey PateychukLondon Royals0
Match 36-Max  
1Anton WiggSan Francisco Rush7
2Mike McDonaldMontreal Nationals5
3Chance KornuthL.A. Sunset3
4Chris MoneymakerLas Vegas Moneymakers2
5Jason MercierNew York Rounders1
6Darren EliasSao Paulo Mets0
Match 46-Max  
1Anton WiggSan Francisco Rush7
2Darren EliasSao Paulo Mets5
3Chris MoneymakerLas Vegas Moneymakers3
4Jason MercierNew York Rounders2
5Mike McDonaldMontreal Nationals1
6Chance KornuthL.A. Sunset0
Match 5Heads-Up  
Igor KurganovLondon Royals26
Randy LewHong Kong Stars13
Match 6Heads-Up  
Timothy AdamsRome Emperors39
George DanzerParis Aviators00
Match 7Heads-Up  
Andrey PateychukMoscow Wolverines13
Daniel CatesBerlin Bears26
Match 8Heads-Up  
Xuan LiuMontreal Nationals00
Jason WheelerNew York Rounders39
Match 9Heads-Up  
Chance KornuthL.A. Sunset00
Thiago NishijimaSao Paulo Mets39
Match 10Heads-Up  
Phil GalfondSan Francisco Rush13
Jonathan LittleLas Vegas Moneymakers26


Americas Conference   
1Montreal Nationals18718
2L.A. Sunset17618
3Sao Paulo Mets16814
4San Francisco Rush14917
5New York Rounders14912
6Las Vegas Moneymakers12211
Eurasia Conference   
1Moscow Wolverines15612
2London Royals14714
3Hong Kong Stars14611
4Berlin Bears14512
5Paris Aviators14413
6Rome Emperors14210

Next Week's Schedule

DateTime (ET)Match
Oct. 1812 p.m.Paris Aviators vs. Hong Kong Stars
 2:30 p.m.Rome Emperors vs. Moscow Wolverines
 5 p.m.London Royal vs. Berlin Bears
Oct. 1912 p.m.London Royals vs. Moscow Wolverines
 2:30 p.m.Paris Aviators vs. Berlin Bears
 5 p.m.Rome Emperors vs. Hong Kong Stars
Oct. 201 p.m.New York Rounders vs. San Francisco Rush
 3:30 p.m.Montreal Nationals vs. Sao Paulo Mets
 6 p.m.Las Vegas Moneymakers vs. L.A. Sunset

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

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