September 02 2013, by Eric Danis

GPI To Determine European Poker Tour Player of the Year

The European Poker Tour has released the full details on it’s new Player of the Year format and the Global Poker Index will play a key role in this year’s race.


Jan Bendik GPIA huge €50,000 reward awaits the Season 10 Player of the Year on the European Poker Tour. The winner will be able to use that money towards main events operated by the Rational Group including the EPT, the Latin American Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour and many other regional poker tours from around the world.

European Poker Tour President Edgar Stuchly: “It is only fitting that the world’s biggest and richest poker tour – the European Poker Tour – hosts the world’s most prestigious player award for the best player of the season.”

The EPT will also expand their PoY structure to include regional tours that are part of a EPT Festival – for instance Estrellas Poker Tour events during EPT Barcelona and UKIPT events at EPT London.


GPI LogoThe EPT also announced that the Global Poker Index will administer the EPT Player of the Year points based on the GPI Scoring Formula stating that using the independent GPI system ensures that this valuable award is trusted and respected globally.

Players in all live EPT Festival tournaments with at least 24 players (and are open events) will qualify for PoY points. Events such as invitationals and events with restricted entry requirements will be excluded.

Who will replace Jan Bendik as EPT Player of the Year? We’ll have to wait until the spring when the final card is dealt at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo to find out!

Check out the EPT10 POY rankings on the Global Poker Index website and figure out how many points you can score thanks to the GPI Calculator! –>



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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 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.