Player of the Decade and PCA 2014

  • Let's finish with GPI's Player of the Decade with the last 4 spots. Also, amazing PCA 2014 has returned to the Caribbean with all the biggest names and biggest prizes.

  • Here it is. The list of Top Players of the Decade by Global Poker Index. If you missed it, check out who’s on the bottom few spots. And today, we will talk about the Top 4 best players of the decade.

    GPI’s Player of the Decade List

    While the players on the list from Top 9 to 5 include – Phil Ivey, JC Tran, John Juanda, Bertrand ElkY Grosspelier, Shannon Shorr, Top spots include Erik Seidel, Michael Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu and Barry Greenstein.

    GPI Project Player of the Decade No. 4

    Legendary poker player, author of “Ace on the River” Barry Greenstein has collected 6547 points during 2003-2014 to place himself 4th. Even though he has been in poker for a long while, it seems that 16 out of his 17 wins did come during this period.

    GPI Project Player of the Decade No. 3

    Michael Mizrachi has collected is 6,553 points and accumulated over $14 million in earnings. Surely, his best year was 2011 when he not only made it to November Nine but also took down $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship – mixed game tournament widely recognized as the hardest tournament in the world. But that’s not all of it. In 2013 her managed to repeat his success and win $50,000 Poker Players Championship again!

    GPI Project Player of the Decade No. 2

    WSOP Hall of Famer, Erik Seidel has won almost 50% of his 27 career wins during 2003-2014. However, money-wise that represents over 80% of his $20 million lifetime earnings. Overall, he has accumulated 6,953 GPI points.

    GPI Project Player of the Decade No. 1

    And as you might have heard of before, it’s Daniel Negreanu who was named player of the decade during 2004-2013. Let’s face it, he would be much lower on the list if not for his spectacular 2013. This period represents only for 15 out of his 40 lifetime winnings but just like with Erik Seidel, during 2004-2013 he has won 85% out of his $20 million lifetime earnings.

    That said, we want to congratulate Daniel with this amazing achievement. He is truly one of the best poker players and best poker ambassadors in the world.

    PCA 2014 SHR and Main Event

    This week PCA 2014 has started on the Paradise Island at the Caribbean. It kicked off with $100,000 Super High Roller. All of the best poker players came to play, but only 8 out of 56 entries ended up with profit. That includes Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, now two-time second place finisher at Super High Roller events Dan Shak and the winner of the event Fabian Quoss who took home $1,6 million.

    Most of them and many more jumped straight into action on the next day when PCA 2014 Main Event has begun. Day 2 will commence in a couple of hours, January 9, at noon ET with players like Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Dan Shak, Vanessa Selbst, Ryan Reiss, etc.

    Follow the live stream at Pokerstars TV and the live updates at Pokernews.