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2019 has come to a close, and that means one important thing in the online poker world. Today, the Global Poker Index has named its Players of the Year with five players receiving special honours.

The Full List of GPI Players of the Year

There are six players who have received the top honours for the GPI’s Players of the Year. Each one has accumulated points based on their cashes over the last year, and these are the players who came out on top:

Title Player Cashes Wins Earnings GPI Points
Player of the Year and Player of the Year Americas William Alex Foxen 40 2 $6,346,433 4,017.12
Female Player of the Year Kristen Bicknell 36 3 $2,461,581 3,117.58
Player of the Year Europe Stephen Chidwick 29 6 $13,146,265 3,675.16
Player of the Year Asias Daniel Tang 37 5 $6,171,760 3,134.55
Player of the Year Latin America Farid Jattin 15 1 $1,476,870 2,821.69

The special thing about Alex Foxen winning the Player of the Year title is that it is his second time in a row to do so. No other player in the history of the GPI’s Player of the Year race has ever done so before. Foxen has truly had a fantastic year, and the pressure is now on for him to complex the trifecta in 2020.

The GPI has also named Players of the Year for every country. Sam Greenwood is Canada’s Player of the Year while Joao Simao is Brazil’s. Kahle Burns has won the Player of the Year title in Australia, while Anatoly Filatov won the title in the Russia.

Each of these players have had a tremendous year in the poker world. We’re sending out our congratulations to all of them, and wishing them even more success in 2020.

How GPI Points Are Calculated

The Global Poker Index calculates points for players with quite a complex system. Players receive points for tournaments that have 32 or more players and a buy-in of at least $1. Their total number of points is determine based on their finish relative to the number of runners in each event and the “buy-in factor”.

The race will begin again as poker tournaments start getting underway in the near year. Of course, it will be an exciting race, and we’re eager to see which players will come out on top in 2020.