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 showcase players’ skills above everything else.


Team: United States
Current World Rank: 1st
Closest Competitor: England
Team 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.