Global Poker League Draft List Announced: 203 Players, 7 Asian pros in position to be drafted

As the curtain is about to rise on the draft for the first ever Global Poker League, we take a look at this new innovation in the world of poker and the Asian pros who will be taking part. In order to be draft eligible, players in the top 1,000 of the GPI needed to confirm their interest in joining the GPL. The draft will be hosted on february 25th. There are 203 players eligible and available for the draft, worldwide, with 12 teams looking to draft in their team of pros. This represents an exciting turnout of players who will represent 33 different countries.

GPL

 12 teams and 203 players in position to be drafted

7 Asian pros in position to be drafted

Celina Lin has already been announced as team manager of the Hong Kong Stars, and the following Asian pros remain open to be drafted by Lin, or any other team captain – Phong “Turbo” Nguyen, Weiyi Zhang, Terry Fan, Diwei “Bryan” Huang, Li-Ta Hsu, Kitty Kuo, and Raiden Kan.

Read more about the 12 teams: Global Poker League: 12 teams and managers announced

Read more about the Global Poker league:  Will the Global Poker League change televised poker forever?

 

Here's the full list of the 203 draft-eligible players:

 

Player   Nationality    GPI Rank    Live Earnings     Online Earnings   
Byron Kaverman USA 1 $6,757,855
Anthony Zinno USA 3 $5,337,383
Kevin MacPhee USA 5 $5,424,937 $7,118,382
Jason Mercier USA 6 $16,356,296 $2,001,750
Fedor Holz GER 9 $7,549,491
Davidi Kitai BEL 10 $6,757,706 $448,657
Dominik Nitsche GER 13 $5,164,231 $3,398,488
Dzmitry Urbanovich POL 16 $4,190,393
Mike McDonald CAN 18 $12,949,811 $2,940,067
Jonathan Duhamel CAN 21 $17,592,802
Thomas Marchese USA 24 $12,404,012
Benjamin Pollak FRA 25 $2,613,573 $327,067
Mustapha Kanit ITA 31 $5,497,875 $4,203,118
Sam Greenwood CAN 33 $2,798,230 $3,653,541
Igor Yaroshevskyy UKR 34 $1,695,666
Darren Elias USA 35 $3,505,319 $3,646,815
Jason Wheeler USA 36 $2,298,881
Brian Rast USA 38 $16,313,290
Dario Sammartino ITA 39 $3,251,024 — 
Niall Farrell SCO 41 $1,939,694 $2,456,781
Vladimir Troyanovskiy RUS 42 $4,199,228
Scott Clements USA 44 $6,975,297 $3,717,126
Ankush Mandavia USA 45 $2,316,280 $2,773,923
Mike Leah CAN 48 $5,040,388 $2,762,255
Jared Jaffee USA 49 $2,730,423
Ismael Bojang AUT 51 $1,870,754
Hans Winzeler USA 53 $2,009,527
David Yan NZL 57 $1,580,140 $829,705
Shannon Shorr USA 59 $6,052,301
Michael Wang USA 66 $1,433,921 $1,001,503
Andrew Chen CAN 67 $4,652,583 $1,993,787
Mohsin Charania USA 71 $4,724,869
Jeremy Ausmus USA 75 $4,788,806
Sylvain Loosli FRA 76 $4,857,533
Samuel Chartier CAN 77 $2,455,530 — 
Jeff Madsen USA 80 $5,147,837
Brian Yoon USA 81 $2,788,075
Scott Davies USA 86 $1,536,893
Nipun Java IND 87 $1,654,477
Justin Bonomo USA 88 $9,690,053 — 
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy RUS 90 $803,830
Christian Harder USA 99 $3,616,452 $3,239,083
Kiryl Radzivonau BLR 103 $1,534,334 $868,103
Jonathan Little USA 106 $6,257,741 $1,053,162
Sorel Mizzi CAN 110 $11,148,823
Govert Metaal NED 115 $2,117,699
Andrey Pateychuk RUS 116 $2,873,717 — 
Ben Yu USA 121 $1,582,932 $42,575
Matthew Glantz USA 133 $6,021,692
Igor Kurganov RUS 137 $10,218,893
Jussi Nevanlinna FIN 140 $1,843,978
Ricardo Alvarado USA 143 $434,651
Oliver Price ENG 145 $1,465,232
Upeshka De Silva USA 149 $1,010,803 — 
Aaron Mermelstein USA 150 $1,326,382
Dylan Wilkerson USA 151 $1,791,157
Sam Stein USA 153 $4,601,497 $1,611,926
Jake Schwartz USA 154 $985,822
Erwann Pecheux FRA 155 $1,169,511
Allen Kessler USA 163 $3,229,616
Aleksandr Gofman RUS 169 $873,576
Justin Young USA 172 $3,651,893
Max Silver USA 175 $2,358,622
Alex Rocha USA 186 $763,079
Jose Carlos Garcia POL 189 $1,183,077 $1,973,897
Bertrand Grospellier FRA 192 $10,922,427
Jeffrey Gross USA 193 $2,450,671 $522,393
David Baker USA 197 $3,767,257
Christopher DeMaci USA 198 $2,026,257 — 
Justin Liberto USA 204 $1,833,347 $147,690
George Danzer GER 205 $2,249,980
Rep Porter USA 206 $2,900,670
Dani Stern USA 210 $2,733,207 $1,763,804
David Vamplew SCO 215 $3,599,940 $1,970,537
Justin Oliver USA 216 $911,087
Raiden Kan HKG 220 $866,303
Javier Zarco ESP 223 $1,204,811 — 
Chance Kornuth USA 228 $3,241,176 $1,762,732
Noah Bronstein USA 230 $526,940
Timothy Reilly USA 232 $821,795 $1,171,445
Christopher Tryba USA 235 $1,655,716
Iliodoros Kamatakis GRE 239 $623,682
Walter Treccarichi ITA 249 $819,052
Thomas Butzhammer GER 250 $1,124,432
Tobias Peters NED 256 $851,826
Chris Hunichen USA 264 $1,201,785 $8,136,397
Iaron Lightbourne ENG 266 $1,208,280
Benjamin Keeline USA 268 $562,337
Leo Wolpert USA 272 $1,631,600 $992,529
Martin Jacobson SWE 273 $15,045,724
Matthew Salsberg CAN 277 $1,948,129
Joseph Ebanks USA 278 $3,107,576
John Holley USA 279 $1,391,384
Scott Baumstein USA 281 $1,477,398
David Paredes USA 309 $2,270,126
Felix Bleiker SWI 291 $545,508
Michael Laake USA 293 $704,645
Diogo Cardoso POR 294 $532,175
Joseph Couden USA 295 $1,090,210
Jordan Cristos USA 297 $613,355 $1,064,411
David Tuthill ENG 300 $1,448,234
Seth Berger USA 301 $1,005,125
Jonathan Karamalikis AUS 304 $2,567,014 $5,812,977
Isaac Baron USA 305 $5,364,815
Anton Wigg SWE 306 $1,995,352 $6,178,797
Kitty Kuo TAI 308 $1,091,426
Noah Schwartz USA 316 $5,264,152 $780,358
Eugene Katchalov UKR 317 $8,669,109
Yung Hwang USA 319 $1,731,468
Vanessa Selbst USA 321 $11,728,256 — 
Ryan Van Sanford USA 323 $840,175
Chad Eveslage USA 325 $667,597 $3,304,103
Matthew Affleck USA 333 $1,782,928
Manig Loeser GER 337 $1,563,516
Darren Rabinowitz USA 340 $1,164,160 $87,935
Kelly Minkin USA 342 $779,519
Natasha Barbour CAN 347 $688,855
Christopher Klodnicki USA 353 $8,286,614 — 
Rocco Palumbo ITA 354 $1,693,398 $3,373,454
Timothy Adams CAN 355 $2,546,978 $1,403,178
Iacopo Brandi ITA 356 $337,148
Xuan Liu CAN 359 $1,649,190
Mike Gorodinsky USA 361 $2,616,750
Konstantin Puchkov RUS 362 $2,364,898
Jake Cody ENG 363 $4,132,822 $697,494
Dong Guo CHN 372 $554,374
Daniel Weinman USA 373 $1,211,132
Thiago Nishijima BRA 374 $1,784,213
Bryan Paris USA 380 $705,804
Nick Pupillo USA 381 $635,441
Justin Schwartz USA 384 $1,123,924 $3,042
Jason Les USA 403 $1,029,967
Antonio Buonanno ITA 405 $2,345,771
Adam Owen UK 408 $305,147
Andrea Dato ITA 409 $1,719,798 —  
Samuel Panzica USA 411 $731,845 — 
Emil Patel USA 427 $670,937
Pieter de Korver NED 432 $4,075,231
Antonio Esfandiari USA 434 $26,495,567
Alexander Ivarsson SWE 438 $391,513
Ben Winsor ENG 450 $622,568
Jesse Sylvia USA 451 $5,987,767 — 
Nikolay Fal RUS 468 $224,411 $635,168
Li-Ta Hsu TPE 471 $313,665
Esther Taylor-Brady USA 481 $556,610
Diwei Bryan Huang SIN 486 $854,703 $335,550
Alexandru Masek USA 492 $1,306,752
Joao Pires Simao BRA 493 $508,033
James Rann ENG 494 $550,886 $221,883
Ray Henson USA 517 $2,019,553
Anthony Gregg USA 522 $10,476,457
Jared Griener USA 533 $383,117
Maxx Coleman USA 534 $1,201,594 — 
Daniel Strelitz USA 538 $1,038,680 $1,412,310
Jonas Lauck GER 540 $1,137,266 $733,646
Valentin Vornicu ROM 558 $482,454 $178,360
Shawn Buchanan CAN 566 $5,902,874
Dara O'Kearney IRL 571 $747,503 $1,884,206
Nicolau Villa-Lobos BRA 573 $1,160,434
Jason Mo USA 589 $1,806,754
Phil Galfond USA 594 $2,339,619 — 
Oleksandr Gnatenko URK 600 $574,052 $868,763
Felipe "Mojave" Ramos BRA 606 $969,051 $701,286
Sergey Lebedev RUS 612 $1,087,222
Kou Vang USA 616 $892,601 $82,883
Terry Fan TAI 624 $715,496
Jerry Wong USA 641 $1,299,996
Olov Jansson SWE 645 $153,367
Keith Lehr USA 649 $2,736,773
Cate Hall USA 651 $420,675
Kenneth Aldridge USA 656 $1,280,877 $30,538
Fabrizio Gonzalez Cataldi ARG 660 $1,175,430
Dmitry Vitkind RUS 672 $1,290,923 $628,228
Jason Helder USA 703 $1,717,441
James Collopy USA 713 $1,251,342 — 
David Nowling USA 720 $184,692
Matthew Schultz USA 733 $406,720 $584
Gianluca Escobar ITA 747 $243,329 $923,354
Aaron Overton USA 748 $678,478
William Foxen USA 757 $183,920 $552,446
Brian Benhamou FRA 762 $616,564
Jonathan Roy CAN 765 $2,087,523
Peter Eichhardt SWE 769 $820,570
Carlos Chadha USA 785 $471,832
Chris Moorman ENG 793 $4,107,768 $12,963,272
Guillaume Diaz FRA 795 $372,351
Weiyi Zhang CHN 823 $253,446
Andrey Kotelnikov RUS 834 $200,126
Phong 'Turbo' Nguyen USA 836 $980,570
Romain Lewis FRA 847 $216,455
William Reynolds USA 871 $1,808,446 $1,698,059
Muhamet Perati ALB 875 $416,232
Clyde Tjauw For NED 885 $517,335
Fatima Moreira de Melo NED 891 $440,228
Gregory Marcus USA 906 $329,253
Mark Radoja CAN 908 $1,906,952
Dylan Hortin USA 915 $651,514
Phillip Mcallister ENG 944 $540,467 $2,052,592
Joe Tehan USA 955 $4,287,302
Guy Taylor ENG 961 $136,769 $337,208
Luis Ferreira BRA 972 $456,789
Petr Jelinek CZE 987 $343,023

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