Ricardo Nascimento Still Leads the GG Masters POY Race

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We’re a quarter of the way through 2020 and the GG Masters Player of the Year race is seriously hotting up. Everyone wants to finish at the top of the leaderboard because a GGPoker sponsorship package valued at $500,000 is waiting for whoever does that.

Brazil’s Ricardo “[email protected]” Nascimento is the man to catch as we prepare to head into April. Nascimento won the GG Masters at GGPoker on January 26th and walked away with $44,945 and a bucketful of leaderboard points.

Nascimento then came close to winning his second GG Masters event on March 15. The Brazilian grinder finished fifth in that tournament for $11,941 and enough points for him to open a substantial lead at the top of the Player of the Year standings.

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Last week, Ryan “getplunted” Plant soared into second-place in the standings after winning the largest GG Master tournament to date. Plant topped a field of 3,051 after GGPoker increased the guarantee from $300,000 to $400,000. Plant won $42,958 and 1,297.75 points but already had another 83.76 points from a previous cash.

Last night’s winner was “StrongMentality” who got their hands on the $71,961 top prize, the biggest awarded in the GG Masters so far. The guarantee has now swelled to $500,000 so winning one of the weekly tournaments is going to award a wealth of leaderboard points.

GG Masters Player of the Year Top 20 (March 30, 2020)

1Ricardo “[email protected]” NascimentoBrazil1,575.18
2Ryan “getplunted” PlantEcuador1,381.51
4mrbradleyyUnited Kingdom1,273.65
19Felipe “Felipe Ramos” RamosBrazil664.02

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GG Masters Player of the Year points are awarded for reaching the money places in the $150 buy-in freezeout. It goes without saying that you earn even more points for navigating your way to the final table, and even more for taking down one of these events.

The formula used is: f * sqrt(Prize pool / k)

  • k is the place of finish
  • f=2.0 (1st place)
  • f=1.5 (Final table)
  • f=1.0 (In the money)
  • f=0.5 (Bubble)

The winner of the Player of the Year race becomes an ambassador for GG with a package worth up to $500,000! Those finishing in second through 10th place win free tickets to all 2021 GG Masters tournaments, which is worth $7,800 at today’s prices.

Don’t worry if the $150 buy-in for the GG Masters is out of your reach, there are satellites running around the clock that start at only $1.50. Just be aware that players who win a seat from satellites are automatically registered for the next available GG Masters and you can’t unregister. It’s a small price to pay for for the tournament having its guarantee continually increasing.

It's never too late to try and catch Nascimento, one win or a few deep runs will see you climb up the leaderboard. Sign up to GGPoker here and join the Player of the Year race.

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