The Global Poker Index (“GPI”) is a ranking of the livetournament poker players in the world as of the day it is published. Players are ranked weekly based on their performance by finishing in cash positions in qualifying tournaments occurring over the previous 36-month period. A cash position is any position where the player receives a portion of the total prize for their performance in an event (all references to buy-in are inclusive of entry fees). Typically the top 10% to 20% of the participants in an event finish in a cash position. Qualifying tournaments are events with 21 or more players and a buy-in of $1 USD (or other currency equivalent) or higher that are open to the public, and are not specialty or selected audience events such as charity, seniors, doubles, satellite, women, team, employee, executive and CEO events.
Typically Canadian poker players consistently rank well in the GPI. In the GPI Top 100 which is currently lead by Ole Schemion of Germany with 3,971.85 points as of the writing of this article, the top 10 Canadians on the list are as follows including their rank on the GPI.
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