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 showcase players’ skills above everything else.
Team: United StatesCurrent World Rank: 1stClosest Competitor: EnglandTeam Cash Prizes 2014: $166,586,004 GPI Top 300 Presence: 31%Highest Ranked Player: Dan Smith
The origin of the modern Poker ‘boom’, the United States is a dominant force throughout the Live Tournament Poker landscape both in volume of players and results. With a 315+ Million strong population there’s no shortage of talented competitors within the country’s player pool, which has produced dozens of Poker legends over the years. The U.S. is home to the world’s largest single Poker Championship as well – the World Series of Poker.
The 8 highest ranked countries on the Global Poker Index (GPI) will compete in the Global Poker Masters. Every participating country will have its own team, consisting of its Top 4 Ranked Poker Pros – each impartially chosen according to GPI National Leaderboards. Scoring & Winners The Global Poker Masters will be tracked by the GPI like any normal tournament with players awarded GPI points based on how high up the results ladder they finish. After the event concludes each team’s players’ GPI points added up – the country with the most combined points wins.