Last month, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the Global Poker Index (GPI) announced a partnership in which the GPI would, "tabulate, power, and sponsor" the WSOP Player of the Year award. The race will last over the course of 74 events at the WSOP and WSOP Europe (Oct. 8-24 in Berlin, Germany).
To this point in the WSOP, 17 events have been completed and on top of the GPI WSOP Player of the Year race is Paul Volpe, following two runner-up finishes in $10,000 championship events, plus a third cash.
GPI WSOP Player of the Year Top 10 (as of June 9)
Below is a breakdown of each player's WSOP cashes and POY points received per event.