In the GPI POY 2016, Fedor Holz leads the fray with 3,644.80 points. A well-known German poker pro, the 23 year old Holz is globally respected for his poker skills in both live and online poker tournaments. His best cash remains around $4,981,775, while his all time money amounts to a total of $20,321,184. This year in Barcelona on August 20, he won the EPT € 48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller 8 Handed (Event #16), taking home $ 1,473,127. His biggest cash however came when he won the $ 111,111 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop at the 47th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2016 in Las Vegas, earning a whopping $ 4,981,775- the first place prize.
While Fedor Holz Keeps Lead,Justin Bonomo Closes in to him POY by Moving up to 2nd Place
Yes, trailing Fedor Holz is America’s Justin Bonomo on second spot with 3,442.75 points. His best cash includes $2,165,217, while his all time money is estimated upto $12,850,678. The year 2016 has been very good for him, as he won several tournaments and cashed out in several others. His biggest cash came when he finished up as the runner up at the $ 50,000 Poker Players Championship at 47th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2016, Las Vega back in July and earned $ 801,048. Besides, he won € 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em of the EPT, Monte Carlo for $ 126,568. He also won $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em-High Roller B at Aria High Roller 25 in Las Vegas for $ 383,040 back in February, 2016.
The No. 3 player in the POY 2016 is David Peters with 3,366.10 points. His best cash remains $2,309,000, while his all time money list amounts to a total of $14,134,910. All through this year, he has been grinding in various big money poker tournaments. He won several poker tournaments including $ 48,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold’em event of Aria Super High Roller 13, Las Vegas for $ 511,970 and No Limit Hold’em -High Roller (Event #14) at 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) for $ 629,868.
Ari Engel Who Recently Moved Down to 4th Place is Among Top 5 Now
David Peters is followed by his another American fellow Chance Kornuth holding 3,336.54 points. Kornuth’s best cash is $641,140, while his all time money list totals around $4,823,125. Sitting on 5th position is Canada’s Alan Ari Engel (3,255.23 points). His best cash in poker amounts to $1,120,110, while his all time money lists reaches $4,227,771. He won several big money poker events, including the $ 10,000 + 600 No Limit Hold’em Main Event of 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship for $ 1,120,110 back in January. In March, he finished 4th in WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City for $ 40,937.
Sitting on No.6 is Paul Volpe with 3,192.88 points. His best cash remains $651,170, while all time money is estimated upto $5,548,843. This year has been all good for him as he won $ 1,500 Eight Game Mix (Event #15) at 47th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2016 back in June and also cashed out in several big money poker tournaments he played across the world. His biggest cash came when he won the $ 2,500 + 200 No Limit Hold’em Championship at Borgata Spring Poker Open, Atlantic City taking home $ 356,255. He is followed by Spain’s Adrian Mateos on 7th place with 3,186.35 points. His best cash came when finished 11th for $ 310,550 in the $ 111,111 No Limit Hold’em High Roller for One Drop at the 47th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2016, Las Vegas. He is one of the most respected poker players with his best cash being around $1,351,661 and all time money list amounting to $6,318,606.
The 8th position in the POY race 2016 is held by America’s Samuel Panzica with 3,114.66 points. His best cash includes $418,704, while his all time money list is estimated upto $1,899,667. This year has been good for him as well. He won the WPT $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em-Main Event, taking home a a whopping $ 354,335. Besides, he also cashed out in several big money poker tournaments this year.
Trailing Samuel Panzica on 9th position is yet another Canadian Ankush Mandavia with 3,012.91 points. Back in December 2016, he won the $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em #21 High Roller at WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Las Vegas, earning his second biggest cash $ 403,532. His biggest cash came when he won the WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) (Event #48) for $ 548,139. He is followed by United Kingdom’s Charlie Carrel with 3,012.19 points. The 23 year from the UK won € 5,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller (Event #2) of WPT Prague, earning $ 41,243. His biggest cash came when he won the EPT € 48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller IN Prague this year, earning $ 565,116. His best cash amounts to $1,241,682, while his all time money is $3,813,377.
Have a Look at GPI Top10 POY 2016:
#1. Fedor Holz 3,644.80 pts
#2. Justin Bonomo 3,442.75 pts
#3. David Peters 3,366.10 pts
#4. Chance Kornuth 3,336.54 pts
#5. Alan Ari Engel 3,255.23 pts
#6. Paul Volpe 3,192.88 pts
#7. Adrian Mateos 3,186.35 pts
#8. Samuel Panzica 3,114.66 pts
#9. Ankush Mandavia 3,012.91 pts
#10. Charlie Carrel 3,012.19 pts
Where Were These Players Last Year in 2015?
In 2015, Fedor Holz, who is dominating the scene now, was sitting on the 5th position with 4,260.13 points, while Justin Bonomo was not in the scene. The 3rd place, which is currently held by David Peters, was occupied by his another American fellow Steve O’Dwyer with 4,640.17 points. The 4th and 6th place, which are now occupied by Chance Kornuth and Alan Ari Engel were held by Nick Petrangelo (4,605.26 points) and Dzmitry Urbanovich with 4,233.71 points back in 2015. Sitting on 7th and 8th position were Jason Mercier (4,175.44 points) and Connor Drinan (3,996.08 points), who are out of the POY scene this year. Finally, the two positions on the bottom were held by Scott Seiver (3,887.88 points) and Erik Seidel (3,875.60), both are now out of the race for the top 10 POY race 2016.
Here is a Look at GPI Top 10 POY 2015:
#1 — Byron Kaverman 4,736.90 pts
#2 — Anthony Zinno 4,649.05 pts
#3 — Steve O’Dwyer 4,640.17 pts
#4 — Nick Petrangelo 4,605.26 pts
#5 — Fedor Holz 4,260.13 pts
#6 — Dzmitry Urbanovich 4,233.71 pts
#7 — Jason Mercier 4,175.44 pts
#8 — Connor Drinan 3,996.08 pts
#9 — Scott Seiver 3,887.88 pts
#10 — Erik Seidel 3,875.60 points