Panka Assumes Pole Position in GPI Player of the Year Rankings
The relatively unknown Polish poker professional Dominik Panka has in recent times taken the poker world by storm. He started off the year with winning the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event and followed this by winning the EPT Deauville High Roller event last week.
Not only has this awarded Panka around $3.6 million in winnings but it has also placed him at the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings for 2014 Player of the Year.
Panka has a GPI score of 397.13, a reasonable lead over the rest of the list. Dan Smith is in second place with a score of 385.81. Smith climbed the rankings after he came second in the $25,000 Challenge event at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne earlier this week. He also finished in the money in three different events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Vanessa Selbst has moved down to third place in the list. However, with 383.14 she is comfortably ahead of fourth place Alexander Denisov who has a score of 337.93.
However, it is just the start of the year with lots of major events still to come. While these players have had a fantastic start and set a high standard, anyone could still come along and claim the title.