GPI Adjusts POY Scoring System

Many voices of the Poker world said that there are issues with the current scoring system.


And after a year working on the concern raised by players, the Global Poker Index announced that they are making changes in their scoring system. The scoring system will be used in the Player of the Year competition.

In 2016, the (SHRE) Super High Roller Events and a number of High Roller championship started at $25,000 and was allowed to go as high as $100,000. Even more than that, this became an issue for both the (GPI) Global Poker Index’s POY race and organization’s standing and charts. This includes CardPlayer Magazine.

In some of the cases, poker players were making their points in events of these types, that events, which used to have smaller fields. It was easier to make the points here in comparison to the championships that used to have players large in number for the lower buy in. (more…)

Paul Skipper At 888Live London Festival

For those who have been following the 888Live London Poker festival, the first day of the festival saw thirteen levels on the first day itself.


There were 249 entries on the first day and about 700 entries across all categories. On the first day Paul Skipper won maximum chips and it was a day that was packed with action. About 438500 chips were bagged on the first day with him. However, he had strong competition as well. Competitors like Steve Watts, Reza Fazeli and Charles Akadiri also summed up high numbers. The final day plays promised to be exciting for day 2.

About 43 players survived by Day 1c. Hence, about 108 players only made it on the first day. There were several pro players who missed the boat such as Sin Menis Melin, Paul Romain and Chris Moorman. There were other players who were more fortunate in order to avoid being eliminated. Skipper on the other hand, remained in a comfortable position throughout. He was not the only player in a comfortable position. Andy Wool took on a pre flop position with a standard hand. He bet about 12000 into a pot of 16000. Reza was also able to double up at the right moment. He was able to use his aces against the eights of Svetlin Ivano’s. Fazeli was able to reach a level of 125000. He trebled the amount by the time the last hands were played. (more…)

Brian Rast, cool poker player

Brian Rast is from United States. Brian is a famous poker player. Brian started playing poker in the year 2005. In the year 2005 he played his first World Series of poker tournament in Las Vegas. In this event he was ranked 79th and won $3,290.

After this he played again played in Las Vegas and was ranked 24th and his wining prize was $15,500. Then in the year 2006 he played more three tournaments. This year for the first time he was ranked 1st in the Las Vegas tournament and had won $56,345. In the next two matches also he played very well. Then in the year 2007 he played more two events. This year also he was ranked 1st and 3rd in the tournaments and had won $25,700 and $101,230. Then in the year 2008 and 2009 he played more four matches, each year he played two events and was ranked quit good and had won a high amount of prize money.

Then in the year 2010 and 2011 Brian played more 8 events. In the year 2011 twice he was ranked 1st and had won the highest amount of prize $227,232 and $1,720,328. The in the year 2012 Brian played more seven events. This year he played five WSOP tournaments and had won one of the highest events. Then in the year 2013 he played more five events. This year Brian’s played quit well. This year his ranking was not too high but he was in highlight. This year he was again ranked 1st in the Las Vegas tournaments and had won $1,083,500. (more…)