The European Poker Tour (EPT) announced today that they will be having a total of three different "Player of the Year" leaderboards for the season 11. The leaderboards will be using a special formula made by Global Poker Index (GPI), which is ideal for ranking poker players.
Due to the EPT's being poker festivals now, rather than just a main event, the organizers behind the EPT felt it was necessary to create three tiers of leaderboard. Buy-ins today ranges from €100 to €100,000, which means that the crowd attracted varies tremendously from event to event.
The three "Player of the Year" tiers:
- EPT11 Player of the Year Gold - Includes all open events, no matter buy-in
- EPT11 Player of the Year Silver - Includes all open events with a buy-in of $4,000 and below
- EPT11 Player of the Year Bronze - Includes all open events with a buy-in of $600 or lower
The organizers of the EPT believes that these categories will ensure that different players will win a tier and that we will see players from all levels of the poker pyramid. Players winning a leaderboard will receive a customized trophy to recognize their achievement.
“The European Poker Tour caters to an incredible spectrum of players of all skill levels and bankrolls, and we believe the Player of the Year should reflect that,” said Edgar Stuchly, President of the European Poker Tour. “Each stop of the EPT is a huge poker festival and this change allows us to recognise this diversity.”
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the EPT,” said Alexandre Dreyfus, President of GPI. “I'm happy that the EPT and Global Poker Index continue to work together to establish industry standards. We share a vision and commitment to promote poker as a global and unified sport to a mainstream audience.”