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Eugene Katchalov confirmed; will lead Team Ukraine.

If there is one nation qualified for the Global Poker Masters that can easily select a Team Captain it has to be the Ukraine. Eugene Katchalov (GPI#48) is, by far, the most successful Ukrainian poker player of all-time, and this coming March in Malta, he


Team Italy taking shape as Top 3 confirmed.

The Top 3 players in Italy are in! Dario Sammartino (GPI#13), Mustapha Kanit (GPI#37) and Andrea Dato (GPI#54) will all be wearing Italian colors in Malta this March trying to win the inaugural Global Poker Masters for their homeland.   The trio has


French National invitees confirmed.

Team France is the first country to confirm its first four participants for this year’s Global Poker Masters.   The team will be led by rising star Erwann Pecheux (GPI#58), who sits atop the French National rankings and won the National PoY title i

United States

Mighty US team could field All-Top 10 team.

There is no doubt that Team USA will be one of the teams to beat at the Global Poker Masters, no matter who plays. Even with Player of the Year Daniel Colman announcing that he will not be in Malta for the GPM, the US could still field the only World Top


Team Ukraine to take on role of underdog.

It’s only natural to think of Team Ukraine, the last country to qualify for the Global Poker Masters, as the underdogs heading into March, however, with the likes of poker superstar Eugene Katchalov (GPI#48) and EPT Champion Oleksii Khoroshenin (GPI#253

United Kingdom

Chidwick could be key for young UK squad.

The current list of invited players for Team UK includes rising stars Jack Salter, Simon Deadman and UK National Player of the Year Oliver Price, but it’s GPI Top 10 contender Stephen Chidwick (GPI#11) who could be the key contributor on this young team


Unstoppable Schemion looks to be player to beat.

The latest release of the Global Poker Index World Poker Rankings saw Ole Schemion extend his lead at the top. Sitting comfortably in first place for the third week in a row, Schemion looks to enter the Global Poker Masters as the man to beat when play be


Pecheux ready to take on the big boys in Malta.

You would have been hard pressed to find a Erwann Pecheux (GPI#58) fan outside of France just a year ago. Twelve months later, Pecheux is the man that will lead Team France at the Global Poker Masters in March.   Pecheux enjoyed a breakout year in 2


Kanit holds huge lead atop Italy’s PoY standings.

Mustapha Kanit (GPI#40) is in total control of Italy’s Player of the Year race with just a few months left to the 2014 poker season. With close to a 1,000 point lead on Andrea Dato (GPI#73), Kanit can start to breathe a little easier, although he

United States

Global Poker Masters Top Ranked Team is USA.

The Global Poker Masters is a purely competitive arena where Poker’s top countries can compete for global dominance without gimmicks; with national teams chosen solely on the merit of player’s results, and the advantage of a structure created to showc

Introducing the World Cup of Poker.

On Friday, the Global Poker Index (GPI) announced the launch of the Global Poker Masters, a brand new $10,000 buy-in invitation-only poker tournament set to bring the best 36 players in the world to represent their countries in what GPI’s CEO Alex D