Every week the Global Poker Index releases a 300-poker players list that ranks the best based on various factors and a surreptitious patented formula. This gives a chance for underdogs who are continuously improving their results to get the limelight. The US sharks still dominate the list substantially; however, other nationals are faring well. On the February 26th compilation, the GPI released its list as usual, among the players in the circular is Joao Vieira, he is Portuguese and has been around the poker industry for quite some time. Though his resume is a succinct piece when compared with top-ranked players, it is worth poring over. He garnered 2440.50 GPI points to place 79th, his penultimate position was 124th, and this shows an improvement. Delving into his significant tournaments where he has appeared, he lacks EPT, WPT or WSOP accolades but seems to be on the right track.
As aforementioned, Vieira’s covered events date a few years ago, he was spotted first in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona in 2012 where he finished 41st to walk away with €16,800 and later in the €10,000 High Roller in the same tournament placing 8th to net €32,630. Continue reading Joao Vieira experience shows poker is a challenge but pays in the long-term