As we reported yesterday the awards just keep on coming for Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, and today has brought him another as the Global Poker Index has revealed him as the best live tournament poker player of the last decade.
After already being revealed as the World Series Of Poker Player of the Year, the Bluff magazine Player of the Year, CardPlayer Player of the Year and finishing the year at the top of the Global Poker Index top 300 tournament poker players, this award would have been a little less expected.
Throughout the week the GPI has been counting down the best nine players of the decade starting with Phil Ivey in 9th place, including some big names such as JC Tran, Bertrand Grospellier, Barry Greenstein and Erik Seidel and then finishing up with the ever popular Daniel Negreanu.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) January 3, 2014
Congrats to @RealKidPoker for being the number one on the GPI over the PAST DECADE!!
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) January 4, 2014
— Jonathan Duhamel (@JonathanDuhamel) January 3, 2014
The GPI did away with their events aging process that they usually use for their rankings and ranked players simply on all of the results in qualifying live tournaments over the past ten years. It certainly threw up some interesting results but after the year Negreanu just had, him finishing at the top was not really one of them.
Despite the amount of success he had in 2013, we know that Daniel will already be looking to 2014 and hoping he can get close to emulating last year.
The GPI’s Countdown Of The Decades Best Players
9th) Phil Ivey – 5,422 pts
8th) J.C. Tran – 5,569 pts
7th) Shannon Shorr – 5,578 pts
6th) Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier – 5,778 pts
5th) John Juanda – 6,261 pts
4th) Barry Greenstein – 6,457 pts
3rd) Michael Mizrachi – 6,553 pts
2nd) Erik Seidel – 6,953 pts
1st) Daniel Negreanu – 7,377 pts