Global Poker Index each week releases a list of poker players from 300 top tournaments played across the world and rank them according to their performance. The Index uses a formula where it takes six half year period results of the player in to account. The GPI also rank top performers using a point system used by USA Today Global Poker Index point system and takes two six months periods to calculate that.
Dzmitry Urbanovich topped the leaderboard last week after a sudden jump to the top of the 2015 Global Poker Index Player of the Year battle, and this was owed to his success in the European circu it where he won three side events in European Poker Tour Malta series and he accounted for two more final tables.
Before the end of the series Urbanovich is likely to claim a fourth EPT tournament which is a record, while winning €220 buy-in Crazy Pineapple Turbo event with added some more POY points to his tally. Results derived from Malta also threw up surprises in the POY race, which saw Connor Drinan making it to the second spot that he achieved by winning four cashes, a runner up finish at the €25,500 High Roller and also the €10,300 High Roller cash.
Nicholas Petrangelo grabbed the third spot when he reached the final table in both these High Roller events where as Ivan Luca with a runner up finish in the €10,300 HR earned him the number 4 spot. The tenth spot was achieved by Steve O’Dweyer on the base the finishes in two in-the-money at Malta. Stephen Chadwick is the man lurking outside the top ten spots, who during the series had cashed three times which also add one victory and two final tables, which saw him to climb a phenomenal 12th spot from No.45.