January 10 2017, by Eric Danis

GPI to rollout update scoring system for World Poker Rankings

LAS VEGAS (January 10, 2017) – Coming off the heels of a scoring update that was used to determine 2016 GPI and World Series of Poker Players of the Year, the Global Poker Index are set to release their revamped scoring system across all rankings, including the GPI World Poker Rankings.

The updated scoring system was released last June with the goal of rewarding players earning more points in larger field events, while decreasing the value of points attributed to event buy-in. The scoring update also included an increase in minimum number of entries required for an event to qualify for GPI/PoY points as 32 total entries are now required for qualification, an 11-entry increase from the 21 used in previous years.

An adjustment was also made allowing players earning results in buy-in lower than $1,500 USD to accumulate a significantly bigger amount of points than they would have in the past. Tournament winners, in most cases, will also see a positive increase in their scores.

The GPI World Poker Rankings scoring system update will affect ALL scores once the next rankings are released on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

“The full release of this updated scoring system is over 18 months in the making” commented GPI Head of Poker Content Eric Danis. “With the ever-changing poker landscape, we recognized that a revamp was required, more than the standard adjustment we usually already make on a yearly basis. We listened to the players and are convinced that this is the way to go; the updated scoring process will see successful players at most buy-in levels rewarded in our rankings.”

David Peters made a crazy end-of-season comeback to takeover from Fedor Holz late and win the 2016 GPI Player of the Year title. Peters, who needed to outlast 1,189 players at EPT Prague in order to win PoY did just that, finishing 3rd in the Main Event.

Visit GlobalPokerIndex.com/Rankings for full GPI rankings.


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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.