Author: Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Bicknell on the rise early in 2019

January 16, 2019 GPI Global Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Coming off back-to-back GPI Female Player of the Year campaign, and her first GPI PoY Canada ...


January 17 2019, by Eric Danis

Alex Foxen is 2018 GPI PoY

GPI Player of the Year 2018

Another incredible poker season is in the books … but before we turn the page and move onto 2019, it’s ...


January 02 2019, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Haxton back in the Top 25

December 26, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Super High Roller Bowl Champion Isaac Haxton (World #20) returns to the Top 25 for the ...


December 27 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Former #1 Petrangelo back in contention

December 19, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Former World #1 Nick Petrangelo (World #14) makes a big jump back into the Top 25, ...


December 20 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Pollak matches career-best mark

December 12, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› France’s Benjamin Pollak (World #7) continues his strong 2018, returning to a career-best #7 in the ...


December 13 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI PoM for NOV 2018: Former World #1 David Peters

GPI Poker Player of the Month for November 2018: David Peters

2016 GPI Poker Player of the Year David Peters (World #2) is November’s Poker Player of the Month. With results ...


December 10 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Plesuv back in Top 25

December 5, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Winning the WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker Open means a return to the Top 25 for Moldova’s ...


December 06 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Peters back in 2nd

November 28, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings Update

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A side event victory at the WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker Open sees David Peters ...


December 03 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKS: Former #1 O'Dwyer on the comeback trail

November 21, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Former World #1 Steve O’Dwyer (World #5) is attempting to make his way back to the ...


November 22 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News

Master Poker Series joins forces with GPL Season 2 for its inaugural festival

Just a few short weeks ago, GPL China officially announced that Season 2 will officially launch in Taiwan from December ...


November 21 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Addamo at it again

November 14, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Michael Addamo (World #14) continues his climb this week. Addamo, who entered the Top 25 for ...


November 16 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI POM SEP 2018: RYAN RIESS

GPI Player of the Month for October 2018: Ryan Riess

It’s 2013 all over again! Five years ago this week the man known as “The Beast”, Ryan Riess won the ...


November 06 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Deeb, 5 others hit CB in Top 25

October 31, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Shaun Deeb (World #12) makes a big jump inside the Top 25, reaching a career-best #12 ...


October 31 2018, by Eric Danis

GPL China announces Season 2

GPL China is back with Season 2, City Pride is on the line!

In 2017, a mind-sport event called Global Poker League was set in China. It lasted six months with more than ...


October 30 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI PoM SEP 2018: Tobias Peters

GPI Player of the Month for September 2018: Tobias Peters

In what was a two-player race until the very end of the month, Tobias Peters ended up earning the nod ...


October 11 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI WORLD RANKINGS: Foxen grabs #1 spot

October 10, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Another strong performance, this time at partypoker MILLIONS UK in Nottingham, sees Alex Foxen (World #1) ...


October 11 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Haxton returns to Top 25

September 12, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A pretty quiet week in rankings movement sees Poker Masters Short Deck event winner Isaac Haxton ...


September 12 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI PoM Aug 2018: Christopher Michael Soyza

GPI Player of the Month for August 2018: Christopher Michael Soyza

If you didn’t know the name Christopher Michael Soyza prior to 2018, you do now! Soyza has become a household ...


September 12 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings Update: Sep 5, 2018

September 5, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› More success at EPT Barcelona sees Benjamin Pollak (World #7) move up the ranks yet again this ...


September 05 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Soyza surging

August 29, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A high roller victory at EPT Barcelona, currently underway sees two-time GPI France PoY Benjamin Pollak ...


August 30 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Bodyakovskiy rising

August 22, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› Nikita Bodyakovskiy (World #13) continues his rise in the standings. The two-time Triton Poker Super High Roller ...


August 23 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Foxen returns to the Top 3

August 15, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A High Roller victory at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open sees Alex Foxen (World #3) ...


August 16 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News

GPI Player of the Month for July 2018: Joe Cada

Players who earn GPI Player of the Month honors usually collect a bunch of results throughout the month, padding their ...


August 10 2018, by Eric Danis

New logo for GPI China

Introducing GPI China’s New Look and Logo

Mediarex Sport & Entertainment and Mediarex Beijing Sport & Culture Co. are delighted to share that the Global Poker Index ...


August 09 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Ranks: Zinno back in the lead pack

August 8, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A second Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event win sees Nikita Bodyakovskiy (World #13) reach ...


August 08 2018, by Eric Danis

Hennigan is June 2018 GPI Player of the Month

GPI Player of the Month for June 2018 – John Hennigan

They call him Mr. Worldwide … actually, they call him “World”, “Johnny World”. Two decades into his poker career, John ...


July 10 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Foxen continues to rise

June 20, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A third victory of the season sees Alex Foxen (World #2) move up to a career-best ...


June 20 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News

June 13, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

GPI WORLD POKER RANKINGS TOP 25 RANK PLAYER NATION GPI SCORE LAST CHANGE #1 Stephen Chidwick (9 weeks) UK 3,741.92 1 ...


June 13 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Bojang, other WSOP standouts, return to 300

June 6, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTES ›› A third place finish in the 3K Shootout event to start the WSOP sees Joseph McKeehen ...


June 06 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Hellmuth back in the club

May 30, 2018 GPI World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› William Alex Foxen (World #4) enters the World Series of Poker as a member of the ...


June 04 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Greenwood gaining ground

May 23, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Sam Greenwood (World #8) is gaining ground in the standings, moving into the Top 10 for ...


May 25 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Koon returns to Top 10

May 16, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› It’s a really quiet week in the rankings as Jason Koon (World #10) makes the biggest ...


May 17 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News

GPI Player of the Month for April 2018 – Joseph Cheong

2010 WSOP November Niner Joseph Cheong is back on the poker circuit in a big way, and results are starting ...


May 14 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Former World #1's eye return to the top

May 9, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› World #1 Stephen Chidwick should be looking over his shoulder as a trio of former World ...


May 09 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Greenwood continues to win on circuit

May 2, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Sam Greenwood (World #16) keeps on winning poker tournaments, and keeps on moving up the rankings ...


May 03 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Schwippert enters World Top 10

April 25, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Lost in the Stephen Chidwick shuffle last week was Jan Schwippert’s (World #10) move up 13 spots ...


April 26 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Chidwick takes over GPI and PoY races

April 18, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› There’s a new sheriff in town! Coming off the heels of his 3rd place finish in ...


April 18 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Kempe takes another run at #1

April 11, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Former World #1 David Peters (World #3) moves up a spot in the standings. Peters, who ...


April 11 2018, by Eric Danis

DAVID PHAM IS GPI PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2018

GPI Player of the Month for March 2018 – David “The Dragon” Pham

Rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated. 51-year-old legend David “The Dragon” Pham is the GPI Player of the Month ...


April 09 2018, by Eric Danis

Eric Danis named President of GPI/THM

Eric Danis named President of the Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob Poker Database

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 4th, 2018 LAS VEGAS, NV – April 4, 2018 – Mediarex Group today announced that ...


April 05 2018, by Eric Danis

GPI World Rankings: Zamani returns to the Top 25

April 4, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Benjamin Zamani (World #22) returns to the Top 25 for the first time in 10 weeks. ...


April 05 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Bicknell enters Top 25

March 28, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Stephen Chidwick and Justin Bonomo continue to play musical chairs with the #2 and #3 spots ...


March 28 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: The Dragon is back, jack!

March 21, 2018 World Poker Rankings: Re-Enter the Dragon

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› David Pham (World #35) is at it again. Three weeks after re-entering the GPI300, “The Dragon” ...


March 22 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: 16 straight for World #1 Mateos

March 14, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› World #1 Adrian Mateos has entered the Top 10 for most total weeks (16) ranked #1 ...


March 14 2018, by Eric Danis

Joao Simao is GPI Player of the Month for Feb 2018

GPI Player of the Month for February 2018: Joao Simao

Congratulations to Team partypoker pro Joao Simao, GPI Player of the Month for February 2018! Simao has been one of ...


March 09 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: WSOP Main Champ McKeehen enters Top 10

March 7, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion Joseph McKeehen (World #6, +6) has entered the Top 10, moving ...


March 08 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Mateos increases lead

January 17, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› 2017 GPI Player of the Year Adrian Mateos (World #1, =) is already off to a hot ...


January 17 2018, by Eric Danis

2017 GPI PoY

GPI Player of the Year 2017

Another poker year is in the books! Another poker year where a lead change in the final major series of ...


January 05 2018, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Foxen on a late-season tear

December 20, 2017 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› A pair of 4th place finish at PokerStars Championship Prague helped UK star Stephen Chidwick (World ...


December 21 2017, by Eric Danis

World Rankings: Engel returns to World Top 10

December 13, 2017 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK ›› Ari Engel (World #6) is back in familiar territory. Winning his second Heartland Poker Tour (HPT) ...


December 14 2017, by Eric Danis