Dan Smith is still dominating the Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year (POY) race. In fact, Smith has been in the top spot for an astonishing three months. When you talk about running hot, you need flame retardant clothing if you are sitting at a table housing Dan Smith these days.
It all started in January when Smith won the $100,000 High Roller at the Aussie Millions for $1,041,828, then, in April, Smith won three €5,000 No-Limit Hold’em side-events in the space of four-days at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo, for a combined score of $688,486.
In June, in was the World Series of Poker (WSOP) where Smith won $425,400, including a third place finish in Event #50.
In August, he won the €50,000 High Roller at EPT Barcelona for $1,183,100, scored a fourth in the heads-up at the same event for $46,689, before finishing seventh in the Partouche Poker Main Event for $224,430.
Just to prove that Smith can play online as well as he can play live, he then won the Sunday Million for $219,504.
With performances that hot, you really do feel for players just starting out with their Betfair Sign up Bonus. Take Marvin Rettenmaier for example.
The German was the first player in the history of the game to win back-to-back World Poker Tour (WPT) titles for a combined score of $1,484,642, whilst also securing a €2,000 Side-Event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for $156,186, and he does not get a look-in! Rettenmaier stands in second place.
The newest addition to the top 10 is the former November Niner, Joseph Cheong. Cheong nestled in fifth-place, after securing two great scores at the Asian Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau for a combined score of $237,792.
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