With so much action taking place around the world, the GPI list was definitely expected to experience several changes. The list is finally out and it does not look so good for some of the poker pros around the world. After several months, the first name on the list has finally changed. That’s right, Paul Volpes is not the first place holder any more. This comes with the stiff competition around the table with most poker players making huge wins in their respective tournaments.
His position is now held by the former second place holder, Mike Watson. The two poker pros switched position and it will be interesting to see if Volpes will be able to regain his position as the player of the year any soon. Watson has headlined the poker news of late with several wins around the table he has participated. However, he too has had several disappointments one of which included finishing in the 44th position in 2013 WSP Asia Pacific event 1. Never the less, it is now official that Watson is now the new position one holder in the GPI rankings.
the changes did not however end at the switch of position between the two players. The most affected positions and the most watched were the top 10. Joining the top 10 list was Phillip Gruissen. Phillip too has had a very successful year so far with his huge wins around the world. However, the most influential win that earned him a position on the top 10 list was the AUD $ 50, 000 win at the WSOP Asia pacific events. Also notable is his successful February in which he headlined all the poker news agency all through the month. Also earning a position in the top 10 was ole Schemlon who made it to the 8th position after his win in the Lebanon Poker tour.
From a small town of Scotland, Dale Philip started his poker career by playing online poker. Right from when he was a kid, his passion for video games was very high. This led him to move towards other major games on the computer and gradually, he went on to play online poker. It was here that he found his forte and decided to try his hand at professional games. A part time hobby was soon converted to a profession which also gave him a giant platform to earn tons of money. His skills as an excellent poker player came out and the online world became his profession within no time. Since the first online win, there has been no looking back.
In the year 2006, the world of poker saw the rise of a new star when Dale Philip beat more than two thousand contestants and claimed the winning prize in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker. From here on he has been winning one game after the other and the poker world has seen a new star come to the top. His online wins are tremendous and he has been the envy of many players. His skills to access the caliber of his opponents has made him what he is today. Also, he has set his vision on winning the World Championship of Online Poker bracelet one day.
He has been writing a blog to promote the game and make people aware of the potential which this game has. He loves to promote the game and spread the awareness. Being a professional player of great caliber, his blog is widely read and acclaimed. He loves to travel and in the process tries his hand at the poker games all over the world. He also manages to wins these games and make this travel a grand success.
The game poker demands a prompt mind. Rafe Furst an IT professional believed he had such intelligent mind to employ poker as a livelihood. He shifted to poker at an early age and attained magnificient hights in the game. He has been a part of the poker world for the last seventeen years. He first started playing the game with his friends, who called themselves ‘The Tiltboys’. The year 2005 marks a huge achievement of his life; he won the first place in the Ultimate Poker Challenge in Las Vegas. In this tournament he gained a total price money of $1500 for an amount of $35K.. In the year 2006 he showed excellent skill in the game in World Series of Poker. He earned a total of $1500 in the Pot Limit Hold’em event for $345K
In 2008 to he demonstrated an excellent performance at the Aussie Millions. He ranked second in the $10K HORSE Special Event for an amount of $35K. Rafe Furst participated at World Series of Poker again in 2009. Once again he delivered an outstanding performance by ranking 3rd in the $5000 Ante Up. He donated the amount gained to an African Charity event. With his swift moves he managed to earn a total fortune of $500K in all the life tournaments he had played till date. He is a sponsored pro at the Full Tilt.
He is member in many non-profitable organizations, which he aids by the amount he gains in the poker games. Prevent Cancer Foundation has him as one of the board of directors and he is a member of Advisory Council for the Decision Education Foundation. He lunched the Bad Beat on Cancer Foundation program along with Phill Gordon. This association encourages the poker players to donate at least one percent of their earning for treatment of cancer patients.
Poker is a most popular game of choice which is chosen by many people. The history of playing this game revels that many people become millionaire on playing this sorts of game. Humberto Brenes is one among them and he in initially stated his career as an industrial engineer and he also taken a hand on all type of business. Later he started to play cards on seeing his father and first victory in the game was obtained as a baccarat player in poker casino. Gradually his success increased and at present he ranks as the first highest earning player in the casino game. He can be easily noted by his way of dressing sense and table tricks.
Humberto has huge fans for his game tactics and many people are very much eager to know the secrets behind his success. Even some of them ask directly to him and he told that he love to play poker game and that’s the main reason for his achievements. In the year 1989 he won $38,500 prize amount in the tournament WSOP seven card studs and in this game he stands on the 3rd position. Later he improved his level and he rises to the first position in two events one is WSOP pot limit Omaha in the year 1993 and the other event WSOP limit Hold’em. He won more prizes and gold bracelets in poker game and he also showed lots of passions on playing online poker games.
Humberto also walk with the great title with “The godfather of costa Rican poker”. He also played lots of online games and achieved many awards. The amazing world records of Humberto Brenes are marvelous and he acts as a role model for many people. The life history and achievements of Humberto Brenes are unbelievable.