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GPL Results, Standings, and Schedule After Week 8: Montreal, London Carry Leads Into Summer Series

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Welcome to the weekly rundown of the Global Poker League here on PokerNews. In this space, all of the past week's results from the GPL will be listed, followed by league standings and a look at the following week's schedule.

The end of May saw the eighth week of the GPL’s Regular Season finish up, meaning after a one-week hiatus comes the much anticipated GPL Summer Series featuring 33 days’ worth of live heads-up battles filmed on location in the league’s Las Vegas studio.

Following the last round of online battles, the Montreal Nationals will carry the Americas Conference lead into the break after having moved out in front the week before. Martin Jacobson grabbed 10 total points for the Nationals in during the six-max matches on Tuesday, May 24, taking third in one and winning the other. Then Jason Lavallee gave the team nine more points after sweeping all three heads-up games versus Anthony Zinno of the Las Vegas Moneymakers to round out a very positive week for Montreal.

Those successes helped Montreal become the first GPL team to crack the 100-point barrier, as they sit with 106 total points and an 11-point lead over the LA Sunset heading into the break.

Meanwhile the London Royals were the stars of the Eurasia Conference during Week 8, having entered the week eight points back of leader Moscow Wolverines, then surging ahead to take a five-point lead over Moscow into the break.

The week began strong on Tuesday for the Royals with Igor Kurganov taking runner-up in the first six-max match won by Mike Leah of the Paris Aviators, then Royals manager Liv Boeree winning the second six-max match to make it a 12-point day for London. Then on Wednesday, May 25 the Royals’ Sam Trickett won two of three games versus Vladimir Troyanovskiy of the Moscow Wolverines to ensure London would take over the lead from Moscow.

Here are the full results from Week 8, with the standings heading into this week’s Heat I of the GPL Summer Series down below:

Week 8 Results

Match 716-Max  
1Mike LeahParis Aviators7
2Igor KurganovLondon Royals5
3Raiden KanHong Kong Stars3
4Dario SammartinoRome Emperors2
5Bill PerkinsBerlin Bears1
6Anatoly FilatovMoscow Wolverines0
Match 726-Max  
1Liv BoereeLondon Royals7
2Raiden KanHong Kong Stars5
3Bill PerkinsBerlin Bears3
4Anatoly FilatovMoscow Wolverines2
5Mike LeahParis Aviators1
6Dario SammartinoRome Emperors0
Match 736-Max  
1Fedor HolzLA Sunset7
2João BauerSao Paulo Metropolitans5
3Martin JacobsonMontreal Nationals3
4Jonathan LittleLas Vegas Moneymakers2
5Jason WheelerNew York Rounders1
6Jonathan JaffeSan Francisco Rush0
Match 746-Max  
1Martin JacobsonMontreal Nationals7
2Faraz JakaSan Francisco Rush5
3Fedor HolzLA Sunset3
4Jason WheelerNew York Rounders2
5João BauerSao Paulo Metropolitans1
6Jonathan LittleLas Vegas Moneymakers0
Match 75Heads-Up  
Randy LewHong Kong Stars39
Bertrand “Elky” GrospellierParis Aviators00
Match 76Heads-Up  
Sam TrickettLondon Royals26
Vladimir TroyanovskiyMoscow Wolverines13
Match 77Heads-Up  
Sorel MizziBerlin Bears26
Timothy AdamsRome Emperors13
Match 78Heads-Up  
João BauerSao Paulo Metropolitans26
Faraz JakaSan Francisco Rush13
Match 79Heads-Up  
Jason LavalleeMontreal Nationals39
Anthony ZinnoLas Vegas Moneymakers00
Match 80Heads-Up  
Olivier BusquetLA Sunset26
Tom MarcheseNew York Rounders13


Americas Conference   
1Montreal Nationals10610
2L.A. Sunset958
3New York Rounders877
4Sao Paulo Metropolitans826
5San Francisco Rush696
6Las Vegas Moneymakers653
Eurasia Conference   
1London Royals9710
2Moscow Wolverines928
3Hong Kong Stars916
4Paris Aviators869
5Berlin Bears744
6Rome Emperors633

This Week's Schedule (Summer Series Heat I)

DateTime (ET)Match
June 68 p.m.LA Sunset vs. Paris Aviators
June 72 p.m.San Francisco Rush vs. Moscow Wolverines
June 82 p.m.London Royals vs. Las Vegas Moneymakers
June 92 p.m.Hong Kong Stars vs. Montreal Nationals
June 102 p.m.Berlin Bears vs. Sao Paulo Metropolitans
June 112 p.m.Rome Emperors vs. New York Rounders

For full match replays or highlight videos, check out the official GPL website.

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  • Results, standings, and schedule following Week 8 of Season 1 of the Global Poker League.

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