October 11 2018, by Eric Danis

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 for GPI Player of the Month for September, finishing ahead of Purple Jacket recipient Ali Imsirovic by less than 50 points.

Peters’ September saw him scoring points in his native Netherlands, Cyprus and Morocco; earning a pair of victories, including a Main Event win at WSOP Circuit Rotterdam.

Tobias Peters - Player of the Month September 2018

 

FROM THE NETHERLANDS …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOP Circuit Rotterdam €1,500 181 WIN €67,766 284.33

… TO CYPRUS …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
Merit Cup Warm-Up $1,500 276 19th $5,185 130.33 Orhan Ates (TUR)
Merit Cup Main Event $5,000 457 48th $9,090 139.28 Andrey Pateychuk (RUS)
Merit Cup Bounty $1,100 191 20th $865 83.62 Audrius Stakelis (LIT)
Merit Cup Deep Stack $770 153 15th $1,515 69.67 Justin Tsui (ENG)
Merit Cup Super Bounty $2,200 189 15th $2,300 134.42 Cristinel Dumitru (ROU)
Merit Cup PLO $770 67 4th $2,305 98.31

… TO MOROCCO

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WPT Deepstacks Marrakech €1,200 431 11th €8,227 150.90 Francois Tosques (FRA)
WPT Deepstacks 8-Max €410 109 WIN €10,909 101.82 2nd Nicolas Falcone (FRA)

TOBIAS PETERS – SEPTEMBER 2018

RESULTS 9
WINS 2
TOP 10’s 3
EARNINGS $122,060
FLAGS 3
GPI PTS 1,192.68
GPI WORLD #77
GPI NED #2
2018 PoY #107

SEPTEMBER TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Tobias Peters NED 9 2 3 1,192.68
2 Almedin Imsirovic USA 4 2 4 1,147.15
3 Dmitry Gromov RUS 4 0 3 816.35
4 Orhan Ates TUR 3 1 2 752.34
5 Brandon Adams USA 3 1 3 701.61
6 Erkut Yilmaz USA 2 1 1 678.08
7 Isaac Haxton USA 3 1 3 659.73
8 Jake Schindler USA 3 0 3 641.57
9 Aleksandr Gofman RUS 3 0 2 637.89
10 Wendy Freedman USA 3 1 1 582.03

2018 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

Player of the Month - 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 in seven events, five of which counted for GPI points, Peters earns the monthly honor, collecting 950.14 points for the month.

Peters was certainly able to not only collect GPI points but frequent flyer miles as well. He began his November journey at the Aria on the Las Vegas trip, earning 1.3M USD in two events, neither of which met the 32-player minimum criteria to collect GPI points.

He then headed south to the Bahamas, earning two results at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Adventure in the Bahamas.

With many flights back from the Bahamas connecting in Florida, Peters made his way to the Seminole Hard Rock to play the WPT Rock N Roll Poker Open … while he only managed a 51st place finish in the WPT Main Event, Peters was able to win the 5K post-lim event – for the second consecutive year!

Finally, points were collected across the pond in London, where Peters would earn a result in the 888poker LIVE London Main Event.

David Peters

 

FROM LAS VEGAS …

EVENT BUY-IN PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
Aria Fall Madness High Roller $52,000 3rd/25 $200,000 Matthias Eibinger (AUT)
Aria Fall Madness High Roller $103,000 1st/24 $1,104,000 2nd: Rick Salomon (USA)

… TO THE BAHAMAS …

EVENT BUY-IN PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
partypoker Caribbean Party SHR Champs $250,000 3rd/34 $1,420,000 196.18 Steffen Sontheimer (GER)
partypoker Caribbean Party Finale $1,100 10th/926 $8,500 182.93 Christopher Bolek (USA)

… TO FLORIDA …

EVENT BUY-IN PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WPT SHR Rock N Roll Open Main Event $3,500 51st/898 $9,895 153.85 Pavel Plesuv (MDA)
WPT SHR Rock N Roll Open 5K NLH $5,000 1st/95 $143,159 307.60 2nd: Guillaume Diaz (FRA)

… TO LONDON

EVENT BUY-IN PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
888poker LIVE London Main Event £1,100 41st/656 $3,834 109.58 James Williams (UK)

DAVID PETERS – NOVEMBER 2018

RESULTS 7
WINS 2
TOP 10’s 5
EARNINGS $2,889,388
FLAGS 3
GPI PTS 950.14
GPI WORLD #2
GPI USA #2
2018 PoY #2

NOVEMBER 2018 – TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 David Peters #1 USA 7 2 5 950.14
2 Steve O’Dwyer #1 USA 4 1 2 856.06
3 Paul Tedeschi FRA 2 0 1 779.24
4 Stephen Song USA 6 1 4 749.26
5 Marc MacDonnell IRL 3 1 1 739.32
6 Bryan Sneed USA 10 0 3 739.31
7 Julien Sitbon FRA 6 0 3 722.82
8 Pavel Plesuv MDA 2 1 1 720.21
9 Maxwell Young USA 5 2 3 677.39
10 Filipe Oliveira POR 1 1 1 664.25

Results:7

Wins:2

Top 10's:5

Earnings:$2,889,388

Flags:3

GPI Points:950.14

Country:USA

Player of the Month - 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 WSOP Main Event, and he’s once again in the poker spotlight, earning the title of GPI Poker Player of the Month for October 2018.

Riess’ European Adventure took him to England first – at the partypoker MILLIONS in Nottingham. The Michigan man would final table a star-studded field in the process, adding the England flag to his THM.

It was off to Rozvadov next: After a victory in the WSOP Europe Turbo High Roller, Riess would go on to feature in his second final table of the month, hoping to add another WSOP Main Event title, this time in the Czech Republic.

Alas, it was a fourth place finish for “The Beast” – but that’s exactly what he needed, fourth or better, to move ahead of Martin Kabrhel and earn Player of the Month honors.

Ryan Riess

 

FROM NOTTINGHAM …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
partypoker MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn £5,300 1,015 9th £50,000 352.38 Ioannis Angelou-Konstas (GRE)

… TO ROZVADOV

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOP Circuit Europe PLO 8-Max €2,200 187 14th €4,742 127.58 Yan Tsang (HKG)
WSOP Europe King’s Trophy €2,500 395 39th €4,693 121.94 Markus Sturz (GER)
WSOP Europe Turbo High Roller €10,500 56 WON €203,471 310.83 2nd Ognjen Sekularac (SRB)
WSOP Europe Main Event €10,350 534 4th €337,778 415.93 Jack Sinclair (UK)

RYAN RIESS – OCTOBER 2018

RESULTS 5
WINS 1
TOP 10’s 3
EARNINGS $664,505
FLAGS 2
GPI PTS 1,328.66
GPI WORLD #15 CB
GPI USA #9
2018 PoY #16

OCTOBER TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Ryan Riess USA 5 1 3 1,328.66
2 Martin Kabrhel CZE 8 2 4 1,322.01
3 Anatoliy Zyrin RUS 10 0 6 1.065.59
4 Mykhalio Gutyi UKR 6 1 4 1,033.15
5 Dominik Nitsche GER 4 0 4 904.42
6 Steve O’Dwyer #1 USA 3 2 2 899.72
7 Krasimir Yankov BUL 4 0 2 857.82
8 Peter Jaroslav CZE 6 0 1 849.78
9 Alex Foxen GPI #1 USA 2 0 2 787.87
10 Dylan Wilkerson USA 4 1 4 723.26

Results:5

Wins:1

Top 10's:3

Earnings:$ 664,505

Flags:2

GPI Points:1,328.66

Country:USA

Player of the Month - 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 for GPI Player of the Month for September, finishing ahead of Purple Jacket recipient Ali Imsirovic by less than 50 points.

Peters’ September saw him scoring points in his native Netherlands, Cyprus and Morocco; earning a pair of victories, including a Main Event win at WSOP Circuit Rotterdam.

Tobias Peters PoY September 2018

 

FROM THE NETHERLANDS …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOP Circuit Rotterdam €1,500 181 WIN €67,766 284.33

… TO CYPRUS …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
Merit Cup Warm-Up $1,500 276 19th $5,185 130.33 Orhan Ates (TUR)
Merit Cup Main Event $5,000 457 48th $9,090 139.28 Andrey Pateychuk (RUS)
Merit Cup Bounty $1,100 191 20th $865 83.62 Audrius Stakelis (LIT)
Merit Cup Deep Stack $770 153 15th $1,515 69.67 Justin Tsui (ENG)
Merit Cup Super Bounty $2,200 189 15th $2,300 134.42 Cristinel Dumitru (ROU)
Merit Cup PLO $770 67 4th $2,305 98.31

… TO MOROCCO

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WPT Deepstacks Marrakech €1,200 431 11th €8,227 150.90 Francois Tosques (FRA)
WPT Deepstacks 8-Max €410 109 WIN €10,909 101.82 2nd Nicolas Falcone (FRA)

TOBIAS PETERS – SEPTEMBER 2018

RESULTS 9
WINS 2
TOP 10’s 3
EARNINGS $122,060
FLAGS 3
GPI PTS 1,192.68
GPI WORLD #77
GPI NED #2
2018 PoY #107

SEPTEMBER TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Tobias Peters NED 9 2 3 1,192.68
2 Almedin Imsirovic USA 4 2 4 1,147.15
3 Dmitry Gromov RUS 4 0 3 816.35
4 Orhan Ates TUR 3 1 2 752.34
5 Brandon Adams USA 3 1 3 701.61
6 Erkut Yilmaz USA 2 1 1 678.08
7 Isaac Haxton USA 3 1 3 659.73
8 Jake Schindler USA 3 0 3 641.57
9 Aleksandr Gofman RUS 3 0 2 637.89
10 Wendy Freedman USA 3 1 1 582.03

Results:9

Wins:2

Top 10's:3

Earnings:$122,060

Flags:3

GPI Points:1,192.68

Country:The Netherlands

Player of the Month - August 2018

Michael Soyza

If you didn’t know the name Christopher Michael Soyza prior to 2018, you do now! Soyza has become a household name in the poker world thanks to a tremendous 2018 poker campaign … which included victories in the Philippines and in Spain last month, two of his seven August results.

The successful run earned Soyza the most GPI Points, making him GPI Player of the Month for August 2018, finishing just 30 points ahead of the Netherlands’ Joris Ruys.

FROM MANILA …

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
APPT Manila Megastack ₱20,000 650 81st $681 31.74 Phua Wei (SIN)
APPT Manila High Roller ₱150,000 86 WIN $59,891 254.89 2nd Mike Takayama (PHI)

… TO BARCELONA

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
EPT Barcelona NLH €10,300 124 WIN $344,086 405.85 2nd Kai Lehto (FIN)
EPT Barcelona Hyper Turbo €2,150 136 20th $3,995 105.11 Pete Chen (TAI)
EPT Barcelona NLH €2,200 771 21st $11,035 182.47 Joris Ruys (NED)
EPT Barcelona NLH €1,100 677 92nd $2,219 83.02 Gary Hasson (BEL)
EPT Barcelona High Roller €10,300 327 23rd $41,296 191.28 Max Silver (UK)

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL SOYZA – AUGUST 2018

RESULTS 7
WINS 2
TOP 10’s 2
EARNINGS $463,203
FLAGS 2
GPI PTS 1,254.36
GPI WORLD #14
GPI MAS #1
2018 PoY #8

AUGUST TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Christopher Michael Soyza MAS 7 2 2 1,254.35
2 Joris Ruys NED 4 1 3 1,222.78
3 Marc MacDonnell IRL 7 1 2 1,056.43
4 Benjamin Pollak FRA 4 1 2 991.77
5 Brandon Eisen USA 5 1 2 941.97
6 Maurice Hawkins USA 7 1 2 922.30
7 Patrick Clarke IRL 5 0 1 868.06
8 Shannon Shorr USA 6 0 1 850.72
9 Matthias Eibinger AUT 5 0 4 833.69
10 Julien Sitbon FRA 5 0 0 831.17

Results:7

Wins:2

Top 10's:2

Earnings:$463,203

Flags:2

GPI Points:1,254.36

Country:Malaysia

Player of the Month - July 2018

Joe Cada

Players who earn GPI Player of the Month honors usually collect a bunch of results throughout the month, padding their total scores. In the case of former WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada, GPI Player of the Month for July, all it took was two results – two BIG back-to-back results.

Cada was oh-so-close in repeating as WSOP Main Event champ, bowing out in 5th position, outlasting well over 6,000 players for the second time of his career.

Instead of heading home to Michigan for some well deserved R&R, Cada joined the field in the final event of the World Series of Poker summer schedule, The Closer … days later, Cada would pick up his fourth WSOP bracelet and finally call it a summer!

 

 

TWO BIG SCORES

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOP Main Event $10,000 7,874 5th $2,150,000 592.02 John Cynn (USA)
WSOP The Closer $1,500 3,120 WIN $612,886 484.35 2nd Paawan Bansal (IND)

JOE CADA – JULY 2018

RESULTS 2
WINS 1
TOP 10’s 2
EARNINGS $2,762,886
FLAGS 1
GPI PTS 1,076.37
GPI WORLD #165
GPI USA #80
2018 PoY #106

JULY TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Joe Cada USA 2 1 2 1,076.37
2 Anthony Zinno USA 4 1 1 1,042.68
3 Benjamin Yu USA 4 1 2 1,013.90
4 Paul Volpe USA 4 0 2 990.35
5 Jake Schindler USA 5 0 4 984.69
6 Barry Hutter USA 5 0 0 982.55
7 Romain Lewis FRA 3 0 2 959.01
8 Shaun Deeb USA 4 1 1 911.17
9 Men Nguyen USA 4 0 1 889.74
10 Brian Hastings USA 5 1 2 884.90

 

Results:2

Wins:1

Top 10 Scores:2

Earnings:$2,762,886

Flags:1

GPI Points:1,076.37

Country:USA

Player of the Month - June 2018

John Hennigan

They call him Mr. Worldwide … actually, they call him “World”, “Johnny World”. Two decades into his poker career, John Hennigan remains one of the game’s best players – and his results at the World Series of Poker last month, which included winning his fifth WSOP bracelet, have earned him Player of the Month honors for June!

ALL ABOUT THE WSOP

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOP Mixed Triple Draw Lowball $2,500 321 28th $4,942 121.22 Johannes Becker (GER)
WSOP Dealers Choice 6 Handed $1,500 406 7th $11,930 178.31 Jeremy Harkin (USA)
WSOP NL 2-7 Draw Lowball $10,000 95 7th $32,796 181.46 Brian Rast (USA)
WSOP H.O.R.S.E. $10,000 166 WON $414,692 430.36 2nd David Baker (USA)
WSOP Poker Players Championship $50,000 87 2nd $765,837 312.80 Michael Mizrachi (USA)
WSOP Mixed Big Bet $2,500 205 12th $6,874 137.85 Scott Bohlman (USA)
WSOP Limit Hold’em $10,000 114 16th $14,615 150.92 Scott Seiver (USA)
WSOP Razz $10,000 119 7th $40,817 195.43 Calvin Anderson (USA)

JOHN HENNIGAN – JUNE 2018

RESULTS 8
WINS 1
TOP 10’s 5
EARNINGS $1,292,503
FLAGS 1
GPI PTS 1,708.35
GPI WORLD #586
GPI USA #97
2018 PoY #107

JUNE TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 John Hennigan USA 8 1 5 1,708.35
2 Shaun Deeb USA 10 1 3 1,693.22
3 Dylan Linde USA 8 0 2 1,543.84
4 Mike Leah CAN 8 0 4 1,494.45
5 Chris Ferguson USA 12 0 2 1,473.26
6 Benjamin Yu USA 10 0 2 1,427.01
7 Robert Mizrachi USA 8 0 1 1,304.24
8 Ismael Bojang GER 9 0 3 1,284.76
9 Scott Bohlman USA 8 1 2 1,211.18
10 Chris Moorman UK 10 1 1 1,179.07

2018 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

Results:8

Wins:1

Top 10 Scores:5

Earnings:$1,292,503

Flags:1

GPI Points:1,708.35

Country:USA

Player of the Month - May 2018

Bryn Kenney

Results:7

Wins:1

Top 10's:6

Earnings:$ 1,072,061

Flags:2

GPI Points:1,317.93

Country:USA

Player of the Month - April 2018

Joseph Cheong

2010 WSOP November Niner Joseph Cheong is back on the poker circuit in a big way, and results are starting to show! With points scored in Las Vegas, Florida, North Carolina and in Montreal, it should come to no one’s surprise that the man known as “subiime” is GPI Player of the Month for April 2018…

LEAVING LAS VEGAS

Cheong, a Las Vegas resident, kicked things off in style in April, scoring points both at Planet Hollywood and The Venetian:

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOPC Nevada High Roller $2,200 109 WIN $65,399 254.59 2nd – Hyon Kim (KOR)
Venetian DSE Super Stack $400 104 8th $1,209 36.52 Stanley Weng (USA)

HEADED TO HOLLYWOOD

The journey then took Cheong to Florida where the Seminole Hard Rock were hosing the SHR Showdown in Hollywood:

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WPTDeepsStacks Immokalee $1,100 816 15th $9,123 151.98 Michael Tureniec (SWE)
WPT Showdown Championship $3,500 1,309 11th $54,139 301.61 Scott Margereson (UK)
NLH Turbo Event $1,100 93 WIN $29,503 183.20 2nd – Jose Reyes (USA)

TO THE TAR HEEL STATE

Next, it’s off to Tobacco Road … well, about four hours from Tobacco Road, in Cherokee, North Carolina:

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
WSOPC Cherokee Main Event $1,675 1,060 96th $3,180 104.42 Dylan Wilkerson (USA)
WSOPC Cherokee NLH $365 530 WIN $34,188 120.24 2nd – Jason Courtney (USA)

CANADA IS CALLING

The second flag for the month would be collected in Canada, outside of Montreal to be more precise as the biggest guaranteed prize pool in Canadian history was attracting players from all over the world:

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
partypoker MILLIONS North America $5,300 CAD 1,954 11th $66,386 357.55 Taylor Black (USA)

JOSEPH CHEONG – APRIL 2018

RESULTS 8
WINS 3
TOP 10’s 4
EARNINS $263,127
FLAGS 2
GPI PTS 1,510.10
GPI WORLD #42
GPI USA #21
2018 PoY #5

APRIL TOP 10

RANK PLAYER NATION RESULTS WINS TOP 10 GPI PTS
1 Joseph Cheong USA 6 0 5 1,510.10
2 Sam Greenwood CAN 4 2 4 1,410.32
3 Ryan Riess USA 6 3 5 1,384.83
4 Rainer Kempe GER 9 0 3 1,327.57
5 Honglin Jiang 4 1 2 1,207.77
6 Dylan Wilkerson USA 5 0 5 1,199.63
7 Davidi Kitai BEL 4 1 4 1,152.40
8 Joey Weissman USA 4 0 4 1,008.06
9 Victor Ramdin USA 2 1 1 1,006.53
10 Stephen Chidwick UK 3 0 2 1,000.09

2018 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

MONTH PLAYER NATION GPI PTS
JAN Justin Bonomo USA 1,047.72
FEB Joao Simao BRA 1,452.97
MAR David Pham USA 794.96
APR Joseph Cheong USA 1,510.10

 

Results:8

Wins:3

Top 10 Scores:4

Earnings:$263,127

Flags:2 (USA, Canada)

GPI Points:1,510.10

Country:USA

Player of the Month - March 2018

David Pham

Rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated. 51-year-old legend David “The Dragon” Pham is the GPI Player of the Month for March 2018.

After winning a third WSOP bracelet this past summer in Las Vegas, his first tour victory in five years, The Dragon added a pair of Main Event wins in March, first in Las Vegas and then in his hometown of Los Angeles.

 

VEGAS TO LA

Pham only earned two results in March – but he made them count! First to Vegas where he picked up the Main Event victory at the Wynn Poker Classic, defeating American circuit veteran Kurt Jewell heads-up for the title.

The Dragon then used his home field advantage winning the WSOP Circuit Los Angeles Main Event in his backyard at the Bicycle Casino, surviving the charge of his 704 opponents.

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS RUNNER-UP
Wynn Poker Classic $1,600 984 WON $240,254 408.54 Kurt Jewell (USA)
WSOPC LA Main Event $1,675 705 WON $216,790 386.42 Thomas Braband (USA)

DAVID PHAM – MARCH 2018

RESULTS 2
WINS 2
TOP 10’s 2
EARNINGS $457,044
FLAGS 1 (USA)
GPI PTS 794.96
GPI WORLD #38
GPI USA #18
2018 PoY #69

Results:2

Wins:2

Top 10 scores:2

Earnings:$457,044

Flags:1 (USA)

GPI Points:794.96

Country:USA

Player of the Month - February 2018

Joao Simao

Congratulations to Team partypoker pro Joao Simao, GPI Player of the Month for February 2018! Simao has been one of Brazil’s best online poker players for years now. The former PocketFives Worldwide #1 has been a standout on the live circuit since joining the partypoker team.

KICKING THINGS OFF IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Simao’s February started at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov where he starred in the partypoker MILLIONS Germany, collecting four results, including a fourth place finish in the MILLIONS Main Event, earning the biggest payout of his career:

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
Super High Roller €25,500 51 2nd $307,772 257.58 Viktor Blom (SWE)
Super High Roller €25,500 45 4th $134,746 195.74 Gerald Karlic (AUT)
NLH Warm-Up €2,700 406 29th $7,961 140.31 Johannes Becker (GER)
Main Event €5,300 927 4th $345,275 432.45 Patrik Antonius (FIN)

MOVING ON TO URUGUAY

The Brazilian star wasn’t done for the month, returning to his home continent in South America and adding two more results, this time at the partypoker Latin American Poker Championship in Uruguay. Simao would yet again earn a fourth place finish in the Main Event

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS WINNER
Super High Roller $5,300 34 2nd $50,000 169.39 Fabrizio Cataldi (URU)
Main Event $1,100 1,137 4th $60,000 257.50 Amauri Giovani Grutka (BRA)

JOAO SIMAO – FEBRUARY 2018

RESULTS 6
TOP 5’s 5
EARNINGS $905,753
FLAGS 2
GPI PTS 1,452.97
GPI WORLD #87
GPI BRAZIL #2
2018 PoY #4

Simao ends the month almost doubling his lifetime earnings, crossing the million dollar mark – and inching closer to the 2M threshold.

Results:6

Wins:0

Top 10 scores:5

Earnings:$905,753

Flags:2 (Uruguay, Czech Republic)

GPI Points:1,452.97

Sponsor:partypoker

Country:Brazil

Player of the Month - January 2018

Justin Bonomo

Highroller Justin Bonomo had a fantastic start to his 2018 year with well over $ 2 million in earnings alongside the 1,047.71 GPI Points, winning him the first Player of the Month title in 2018.

His year started, like many others, at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas, the traditional season opener.  Justin’s first result of 2018 was a runner-up spot to Biggest Influencer in Poker 2017 American Poker Award winner Cary Catz, in the $100k Super Highroller for a cool million.

At the Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Florida, Justin scored his 13th 1st-place finish by winning the $25k Highroller for $556,873 and 379.83 GPI points.

EVENT BUY-IN ENTRIES PLACE PRIZE GPI PTS
PCA Super Highroller $100,000 48 2nd $1,077,800 252.04
PCA Highroller $25,000 144 4th $310,150 291.94
Lucky Hearts Open $50k HR $50,000 25 3rd $197,200
Lucky Hearts Open WPT Main Event $3,500 911 104th $6,090 123.90
Lucky Hearts Open $25k HR $25,000 75 1st $556,873 379.83

JUSTIN BONOMO – JANUARY 2018

RESULTS 5
WINS 1
TOP 10’s 4
EARNINGS $2,148,113
FLAGS 2 (Bahamas, USA)
GPI PTS 1,047.71
GPI WORLD #3
GPI USA #1
2018 PoY #7

Results:5

Wins:1

Top 10 scores:4

Earnings:$2,148,473

Flags:2 (USA, Bahamas)

GPI Points:1,047.71

Country:USA

Related articles

About the author

Eric Danis’ passion for poker came at a very early age but it’s when writing about and covering the game he loves that Danis is most in his element. Danis is better known for creating www.PTPRpoker.com where he spent a few years covering poker events. Danis is also known for having worked on the poker shows Poker Eh! and The Pulse on the Quad Jacks Network.