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GPL Results After Week 9: Moneymakers Languish, Wolverines Continue Leading

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  • Check out what happened in Week 9 of the Global Poker League.

  • The New York Rounders and the Moscow Wolverines continue to lead the GPL coming out of Week 9.

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 top-scoring team in the Americas Conference was the New York Rounders, and it was none other than World Series of Poker superstar Jason Mercier leading the way for his team. In two six-max matches, Mercier came first and second, with only a heads-up loss to Maria Ho in the first game costing him the maximum points. Tom Marchese was selected for the heads-up round, and he had a matchup with Byron Kaverman, whom Mercier bested to win his six-max. This time, the Sao Paulo Mets got the better of the Rounders in a 2-1 win, so Marchese only salvaged three points.

The Las Vegas Moneymakers came into the week occupying the basement in the conference, and that's where they remain after a five-point performance, only this time they're 13 points behind the fifth-place San Francisco Rush. Top poker streamer Scott Ball was the team's six-max competitor. He managed just a fourth-place finish for a couple of points before bombing out in sixth in the second match. Jake Cody didn't fare much better in a 2-1 loss to Jonathan Jaffe, falling despite taking the first of three matches. The Moneymakers are now more than 50 points behind the first-place Montreal Nationals.

The rich got richer in the Eurasia Conference as the first-place Moscow Wolverines slightly broadened their lead over the London Royals, putting up 14 to the Royals' 13. Igor Yaroshevsky put in a solid effort with a third and a second, falling to Guo Dong heads up in the second six-max. Then, team captain Anatoly Filatov bested George Danzer of the Paris Aviators 2-1 to keep his team out in front of the field and even increase their lead.

In the middle of the Eurasia pack, the Hong Kong Stars had a chance to shorten the gap between their third-place squad and the clear top two teams, but a seven-point week derailed those hopes. All seven came courtesy of the aforementioned Dong, who needed that win to salvage a basement finish in the other six-max. Weiyi Zhang got swept by Timothy Adams in the heads-up round, so that Dong victory in the six-max was truly a saving grace for this team. Without that win, the team would have slipped behind the Aviators in the standings.

Week 9 Results

Match 16-Max  
1Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears7
2Dario SammartinoRome Emperors5
3Igor YaroshevskyMoscow Wolverines3
4Liv BoereeLondon Royals2
5Alex LuneauParis Aviators1
6Guo DongHong Kong Stars0
Match 26-Max  
1Guo DongHong Kong Stars7
2Igor YaroshevskyMoscow Wolverines5
3Alex LuneauParis Aviators3
4Liv BoereeLondon Royals2
5Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears1
6Dario SammartinoRome Emperors0
Match 36-Max  
1Maria HoL.A. Sunset7
2Jason MercierNew York Rounders5
3Byron KavermanSao Paulo Mets3
4Scott BallLas Vegas Moneymakers2
5Kitty KuoSan Francisco Rush1
6Xuan LiuMontreal Nationals0
Match 46-Max  
1Jason MercierNew York Rounders7
2Byron KavermanSao Paulo Mets5
3Maria HoL.A. Sunset3
4Xuan LiuMontreal Nationals2
5Kitty KuoSan Francisco Rush1
6Scott BallLas Vegas Moneymakers0
Match 5Heads-Up  
Weiyi ZhangHong Kong Stars00
Timothy AdamsRome Emperors39
Match 6Heads-Up  
George DanzerParis Aviators13
Anatoly FilatovMoscow Wolverines26
Match 7Heads-Up  
Dominik NitscheBerlin Bears00
Justin BonomoLondon Royals39
Match 8Heads-Up  
Olivier BusquetL.A. Sunset13
Marc-Andre LadouceurMontreal Nationals26
Match 9Heads-Up  
Tom MarcheseNew York Rounders13
Byron KavermanSao Paulo Mets26
Match 10Heads-Up  
Jake CodyLas Vegas Moneymakers13
Jonathan JaffeSan Francisco Rush26


Americas Conference   
1Montreal Nationals15316
2L.A. Sunset14715
3Sao Paulo Mets12610
4New York Rounders12310
5San Francisco Rush11311
6Las Vegas Moneymakers1007
Eurasia Conference   
1Moscow Wolverines13612
2London Royals12212
3Hong Kong Stars1138
4Paris Aviators11110
5Rome Emperors1108
6Berlin Bears1007

Next Week's Schedule

DateTime (ET)Match
Sept. 2712 p.m.Eurasia 6-Max
 1:40 p.m.Eurasia 6-Max
 3:30 p.m.Americas 6-Max
 5:10 p.m.Americas 6-Max
Sept. 2812 p.m.Berlin Bears vs. Hong Kong Stars
 2:30 p.m.Rome Emperors vs. Moscow Wolverines
 5 p.m.London Royals vs. Paris Aviators
Sept. 291 p.m.Sao Paulo Mets vs. Las Vegas Moneymakers
 3:30 p.m.Montreal Nationals vs. New York Rounders
 6 p.m.L.A. Sunset vs. San Francisco Rush

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

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