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Eric Danis Named President of Global Poker Index

Eric Danis has been named President of the Global Poker Index (GPI) and the Hendon Mob Poker Database, the leading source on the internet for live poker tournament results (and a resource I use often). Danis’ tenure with the Global Poker Index’s parent company, Mediarex, dates back years, to when the company was called Zokay Entertainment. He became Head of Poker Content in 2013, before which he served as the company’s top statistician. “Eric has been instrumental in building the GPI and THM to the global powerhouses that they are today,” said Alexandre Dreyfus, Mediarex’s CEO, in a news release. “I’m delighted that he will now lead operations, ensuring that both GPI and THM continue to be a recognised authority in the world of poker.” Danis was in charge of organizing the American Poker Awards this year and actually won the Jury Prize. His acceptance speech in February was one

Global Poker League Second Season Waits While Expansion Occurs in China, Other Areas

It was thought by this point that the Global Poker League, the burgeoning team poker organization created by the Global Poker Index and its head honcho Alex Dreyfus, would have already started its second season. However, Season 2 of the GPL has been held up while Dreyfus moves forward with other endeavors. Chief among Dreyfus’ current interests are the start of the eight-team GPL China. For that league, Dreyfus has been able to sign a major deal with JuzhongJoy, a Beijing operation that will assist Dreyfus with operations, distribution, and sponsorships inside the Communist (but still quite capitalist when it comes to business) nation. “We want to…become the NBA of poker in China!” Dreyfus enthusiastically stated in an e-mail announcing the partnership. This isn’t the end of regionalized GPL outlets either. “I am happy to tease that GPL will support other regional initiatives such as the GPL Heads Up Challenge

Global Poker Index Adjusts POY Scoring System Effective Immediately

After a year in which many voices in the poker world stated there were issues with the status quo, the Global Poker Index announced last week that they were adjusting their scoring system that is used for the Player of the Year competition. In 2016, the number of High Roller and Super High Roller events – tournaments that start out at $ 25,000 and can go as high as $ 100,000 (or even more) – became an issue for not only the Global Poker Index’s POY race but also for other organization’s charts and standings (such as CardPlayer Magazine). In some cases, players were making all their points in these types of events, which usually have smaller fields and (in theory) could be easier to make it through than a tournament that has hundreds if not thousands of players for a lower buy in. There are several examples of not

Montreal Nationals Take Down Inaugural Global Poker League World Championship

In a dramatic, winner-take-all final match that went the distance of its “best of 11” format, the Montreal Nationals’ Pascal Lefrancois defeated the Berlin Bears’ Brian Rast to take down  the inaugural Global Poker League World Championship. The eight teams that showed up on Tuesday to determine the champion represented the top squads that survived from a long regular season grind. For the GPL Americas, the top seeded Nationals had to contend with the L. A. Sunset, the Sao Paulo Metropolitans and the San Francisco Rush (in their order of seed) if they were going to even have a chance at the GPL World Championship. On the other side of the bracket the Moscow Wolverines entered the tournament as the top seed, with the Hong Kong Stars, the Bears and the London Royals battling for the GPL Eurasia championship. From the start on Tuesday, there was an intensity to the

Inaugural Global Poker League Season to Conclude This Week

The Global Poker League will wrap up their inaugural season beginning on Tuesday. By the end of the week – Thursday, to be precise – the first champion of the fledgling poker league will be crowned, with that champion taking down a $ 100,000 grand prize as their reward. After playing through a grueling 14-week regular season that was split up pre- and post-World Series of Poker and battling through the “Summer Series” that saw the teams meet physically, the GPL determined the eight teams of the 12-team league that would compete for the GPL World Championship last month. These eight teams will play on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the two conferences deciding their champions on those days. First up will be the GPL Americas on Tuesday, with the lineup going off as such: #1 Montreal Nationals (130K in chips) vs. #4 San Francisco Rush (100K), 3PM Eastern Time #3