Named the best poker players according to GPI-2018
The Global Poker Index website summed up the results of 2018 by naming the best poker players in 6 main categories. The main triumph was the American Alex Foxen, who led the world ranking of players and took first place in the American list. Foxen’s girlfriend, Canadian Kristen Bicknell, was recognized as the best professional among women. During 2018, Alex Foxen topped the GPI rankings several times. At the end of the year, he once again overtook his main competitors Briton Stephen Chidwick and Americans David Peters and Justin Bonomo. As a result, Foxen became the only player in 2018 to score over 4,000 Global Poker Index points. His result was 4095.52 points. The American’s closest pursuer, Stephen Chidwick, finished the year with 3,787.26 points. It was he who became the best European poker player. The first in the list of Asian players was Christopher Michael Soiza from Malaysia, while the Latin American ranking was headed by the Brazilian Joao Pires Simao. The best among the players from the CIS was the Belarusian Nikita Bodyakovsky, who successfully spent 2018 and was able to gain a foothold in the 9th line of the world ranking with a score of 3253.02 points. Immediately behind him in the top 10 is a poker player from Moldova Pavel Plesuv (3251.8 points). The best Russian player according to the Global Poker Index is in the middle of the top 100 at the 50th position (2615.56 points). Anatoly Filatov also appeared in the list of the 100 best players in the world, who scored 2426.05 points and took 77th place. The best Ukrainian player was Igor Yaroshevsky, who placed on the 120th line of the rating. Interestingly, the total winnings of the GPI rating leader and POY (Player Of The Year) title holder Alex Foxen in 2018 amounted to $6.6 million, while Nikita Bodyakovsky managed to earn more than $14.5 million through participation in high roller tournaments. dollars. The Global Poker Index rating system is the most authoritative among poker players. When summing up the results, the achievements of the players for the year in all live tournaments are actually taken into account. Previously, according to the GPI version, such poker players as Adrian Mateos, David Peters, Byron Kaverman and others were recognized as the best players.