October 02 2012, by Daniel Smyth

Tony G Joins GPI Betting Ring

At the end of last week Daniel Negreanu laid down the proverbial gauntlet to the poker community in the form of three wagers. Needing a little inspiration to help motivate his tournament grind over the next few months Daniel sent out a series of tweets offering people odds on his chances of climbing the official Global Poker Index rankings.

Daniel is currently sitting in 31st place on the listings and wants to jump at least 11 places before the start of the WSOP next year in order to beat anyone who bets against him.

In addition to this, he is willing to offer odds of 3.5-1 that he can push himself into the top ten in the same time-frame.

One man who’s already jumped on the GPI betting bandwagon is Tony G.  In a tweet made earlier today he offered his thoughts on Daniel’s chances of making both the top 10 and 20.

Daniel Negreanu Twitter

Through his betting site, TonyBet, Mr. G is offering 2/1 that Daniel will make the top 20 and 33/100 that he won’t. Additionally, he is laying 5/1 that “Kid Poker” can make the top 10 by June 2013.

Tony G twitter

Daniel’s proposal has sparked a wave of alternative betting markets on the GPI, including whether the likes of Vanessa Selbst, Phil Hellmuth and Marvin Rettenmaier will rank in certain position by the WSOP next year.

Indeed, as more and more pros are starting to take an interest in the GPI, the range of betting markets looks set to increase over the next few months.

GPI Betting Options:

Will Vanessa Selbst reach the top 3 by the WSOP 2013: Yes: 5/1 – No: 1/10

Will Phil Hellmuth reach the top 20 by the WSOP 2013: Yes: 3/1 – No: 1/5

Will Marvin Rettenmaier reach the top 2 by the WSOP 2013: Yes: 1/2 – No: 7/5

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About the author

Daniel's first assignment in the poker world was to interview Patrik Antonius who was just starting to set the game alight. Following that he began to produce freelance articles for a number of poker companies. From there he took on the role of feature writer and strategy editor at WPT Poker Magazine. After three years with the magazine he decided to move into a freelance role and now produces a variety articles for some of the industry’s most prominent media outlets. You can follow dan on Twitter: @DanSmythThePoet