They might be getting a little bit of a late begin in 2022, however the International Poker Index’s battle for the 2022 Participant of the 12 months is off and operating. It was introduced on Friday that the tabulations for the 2022 race have been decided and, naturally, have been backdated to the beginning of the yr. Which means that there’s now an lively 2022 POY race for total event poker, one for the women and one for the “mid-major” gamers within the recreation.
Jeremy Ausmus Jumps Out to Early Lead
On the GPI Participant of the 12 months race, Jeremy Ausmus has been ready to make use of an excellent first three months of 2022 to maneuver into an early lead. His championship run on the 2022 PokerGO Cup – wherein he received one occasion and ultimate tabled three different tournaments – kicked off his New 12 months in model. It additionally garnered him a boatload of factors, making him the chief of the pack with 2318.3 factors as we attain the shut of March.
He hasn’t had the overwhelming success that Ausmus has had, however Brock Wilson has been fairly profitable in his personal proper. Up to now in 2022 a championship might have eluded him, however Wilson additionally had an awesome run on the PokerGO Cup, making 5 ultimate tables. Alongside along with his different work on the World Poker Tour’s Fortunate Hearts Poker Open in late January and a few deep runs on the 2022 Wynn Tens of millions, Wilson has 2048.32 factors for the POY race.
It’s early but, however the defending champion has eyes on a repeat of his work in 2021. Ali Imsirovic has reached the Winner’s Circle 4 occasions in 2022, however the finishes aren’t racking up the factors that he wish to see. The GPI POY makes use of a method that has a minimal variety of entries to qualify, which eradicated two finishes by Imsirovic in January from his 2022 resume. Nonetheless, Imsirovic is sitting within the third slot on the GPI POY along with his 1889.47 factors.
Right here’s the Prime Ten on the shut of March on the International Poker Index Participant of the 12 months race:
1. Jeremy Ausmus, 2318.3 factors
2. Brock Wilson, 2048.32
3. Ali Imsirovic, 1889.47
4. Sean Perry, 1832.54
5. Darren Elias, 1548.7
6. Scott Baumstein, 1489.09
7. Cary Katz, 1462
8. Jesse Lonis, 1411.09
9. Ankit Ahuja, 1411
10. Bin Weng, 1392.22
Kristen Nyman Leads the Women, Ankit Ahuja Mid-Main Chief
For the Women’ POY race, the race is off and operating with Kristen Nyman shifting out to the early lead. Nyman has already racked up ten cashes in 2022, with all however one in every of them incomes her POY factors. Nyman’s high end of that lot (money sensible, no less than) was a 107th place end within the monstrous Wynn Tens of millions Fundamental Occasion, which picked her up barely greater than $23K in prize cash. For the yr, Nyman has 1208.92 factors, placing her on high of the Women’ Participant of the 12 months race and within the Prime 20 for the general POY:
1. Kristen Nyman, 1208.92 factors
2. Christina Gollins, 1122.09
3. Jessica Vierling, 867.27
4. Thi Xoa Nguyen, 698.48
5. Elanit Hasas, 690.26
On the “Mid-Main” POY race (tournaments below a buy-in of $2500), there are a few names which might be additionally on the above lists. Ahuja has been in a position to transfer out to the lead on the quarter mark of 2022, partly due to his 12 cashes within the first three months. It is sufficient to garner him the lead for the “Mid-Main” POY race on the GPI:
1. Ankit Ahuja, 1196.86 factors
2. Tuan Mai, 1158.57
3.Scott Baumstein, 1142.4
4. Aaron Massey, 1140.52
5. Christina Gollins, 1122.09
Adjustments WILL Occur…
One factor that may be counted on is that, by the beginning of the 2022 World Sequence of Poker in Might, all three of those lists will likely be vastly completely different. All the key event circuits – the World Poker Tour, the World Sequence of Poker Circuit, the European Poker Tour, and others – are again in motion, that means there are many alternatives for various gamers to stand up the standings. By the point “summer time camp” begins on the WSOP, we might have completely different leaders on all three of the International Poker Index’s Participant of the 12 months boards.