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Season 11 EPT Player of the Year Races Coming Down To the Wire

donpeters • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Beyond all of the tournament titles that everyone guns for on the European Poker Tour, many strive to win the PokerStars EPT Player of the Year award.

Powered by the Global Poker Index, the EPT Player of the Year award is broken down into three tiers. According to EPT.com, "the Silver tier will award points for all events with a buy-in of $600 and lower; the Gold tier will award points for all events with a buy-in of $3,000 and lower; and the Platinum tier will count all events across the EPT Festivals, no matter the buy-in, so every EPT player can take their shot at Player of the Year glory."

Points are accumulated using the GPI formula — "an independent points scoring system that ranks live tournament poker players." There are a few factors that apply to the formula, and you can learn about how it all works by clicking here.

As it stands right now, Dzmitry Urbanovich leads the Platinum level with 3,457.79 points. He's over 160 points of Joao Vieira in second place, and then Vladimir Troyanovskiy is the only other player above 3,000. In a note to the media from PokerStars, Urbanovich was quoted as saying that the award "means more to me than the money."

Platinum Standings

RankPlayerPoints
1Dzmitry Urbanovich3,457.79
2Joao Vieira3,295.89
3Vladimir Troyanovskiy3,128.43
4Davidi Kitai2,899.21
5Benjamin Pollak2,531.25
6Fedor Holz2,484.32
7Daniel Dvoress2,418.42
8Dario Sammartino2,411.31
9David Peters2,392.58
10Ivan Luca2,384.55

With the festival coming to a close, all members in the top 10 have been seen trying to squeak out every last-second points they can. Urbanovich is definitely one of those grinding away in the tournament room, and although he has a solid lead, there could certainly be some movement and pressure at Season 11 comes to a close.

Urbanovich also tops the Gold standings, and he's up again over Vieira. This time, though, Urbanovich is over 350 points ahead of his counterpart, so his lead is slightly more comfortable.

Gold Standings

RankPlayerPoints
1Dzmitry Urbanovich1,944.53
2Joao Vieira1,592.74
3Giuliano Bendinelli1,579.25
4Atanas Kavrakov1,512.22
5Georges Yazbeck1,445.01
6David Peters1,431.14
7Paul Hoefer1,324.30
8Jose Carlos Garcia1,276.09
9Dario Sammartino1,187.77
10Frederik Jensen1,135.49

As for the Silver ranks, France's Jean-Jacques Zeitoun leads with 143.85 points. He's ahead of Stavros Avdoulos with 128.14 points in second place.

Silver Standings

RankPlayerPoints
1Jean-Jacques Zeitoun143.85
2Stavros Avdoulos128.14
3Felix Trau121.48
4Julian Salvesen114.06
5Vincent Siri112.07
6Mariano Martiradonna109.50
7Bryan Ponce Zerna108.85
8Alejandro Perez Torres105.48
9Daragh Davey99.21
10Adam Owen98.23

With today, Friday, May 8, being the last day of the festival and three scheduled events, the race for all three leaderboards should be a fighting finish until the end.