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Phil Hellmuth Believes GPI is Flawed

By Daniel Allermand

Phil Hellmuth, the player with most WSOP bracelets throughout history, complained about Global Poker Index (GPI) yesterday on twitter. GPI is a ranking system over the best poker players in the world, but according to Hellmuth it has some major flaws which is probably due to him being placed on the 149th place.

“The GPI is very flawed. I cannot respect a points award system that counts $100,000 high rollers. Poker awards need to be egalitarian,” Hellmuth wrote on his twitter profile, quickly backed up by Justin Bonomo who agrees with Hellmuth that highroller tournaments counts way too much towards the GPI ranking system.

Hellmuth suggested a ranking system split into three different categories to ensure that everything would be more fair and not count the crazy buy-in tournaments too much. Alexander Dreyfuss, CEO of GPI, says however that he doesn’t see any problem in the highroller tournaments counting more towards the ranking system, as he sees them as only for people with a tank of money and not necessarily for a few chosen pro’s. 

Let’s see if  Hellmuth continues to tweet about GPI, as he commonly don’t stop until he gets it his way. 

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.