The Global Poker Index Newsmakers: Kaverman and Chidwick Climb the Rankings The Global Poker Index Newsmakers: Kaverman and Chidwick Climb the Rankings
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Key Takeaways
  • A summary of the recent accomplishments of players ranked on the Global Poker Index.

Kaverman, Chidwick Continue GPI300 Charge

Byron Kaverman (GPI#4) and Stephen Chidwick (GPI#8) continue to charge up the GPI300. Both Kaverman and Chidwick once again reached a career-best raking on the GPI this week. For the fourth straight week, German star Ole Schemion (GPI#1) is #1 on the planet.

UFC Fighter Kampmann Wins Poker NV CHALLENGE

UFC fighter Martin Kampmann defeated Michael Cooper heads-up to win the Poker NV Challenge and the Peppermill Casino in Reno, Nevada on Sunday night. Kampmann earns his first title win the live tournament circuit.

Ed Miller (GPI#1584) and Dan O’Brien (GPI#30) earned Top 12 finishes in the event.

Madsen, Makhija Highlight HPT Finale At Commerce

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (GPI#58) and Amit Makhija (GPI#532) highlight the list of final table participants who will return to the Commerce Casino later today in hopes of winning the Heartland Poker Tour California State Poker Championship.

Two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Doug Lee (GPI#1639) is also part of the final table, which will resume later today where 157K USD awaits the winner.

Big Names Miss Out On Parx Final Table

The final table is set in Pennsylvania as Justin Liberto (GPI#748) starts final table play at the Parx Big Stax VI with the chip lead.

WSOP bracelet winner Chris Tryba (GPI#540), WPT Champions Club member Bobby Oboodi (GPI#230) and former WSOP Ante Up for Africa winner Alex Bolotin (GPI#2602) were all eliminated late in the event.

Final Events As The WSOP Looms

We are just over a week away from the start of the 45th World Series of Poker in Las Vegas … but before the live tournament circuit makes it’s way to Vegas this summer; there are a few important tournament titles on the line:

In Macau, the latest tour stop on the APPT should see some big names competing with business people with deep pockets in hopes of becoming the next APPT Champ!

Atlantic City will play host to the WSOP National Championship starting on Thursday at Bally’s. The Main Event features those who qualified through a grueling season-long fight on the WSOP Circuit.

The Playground Poker Club is hosting yet another top event in Montreal and the PokerStars Canada Cup is hosting a 2M guaranteed Main Event. 2010 WSOP World Champion and GPI Top 10 member Jonathan Duhamel (GPI#10), WSOP bracelet winner Jason Duval (GPI#546) and Aussie star Jeffrey Rossiter (GPI#14) are just a few of the big names expected to play.