Alex Foxen Wins 2018 GPI Player of the Year


Global Poker Index is a patent pending ranking system that places over 450,000 real-time event poker players from across the world. Specialist poker players are assessed by their completing positions in poker tournaments over six duration’s of six months each. The GPI positions are updated on a weekly basis.

GPI releases a checklist of the leading event poker players worldwide using a formula that considers a player’s results over 6 half-year periods. The GPI has announced the outcomes of the sought after 2018 Player of the Year and its Alex Foxen that stands high with the title. Here’s a glimpse at the top 10 overall GPI rankings:

Overall Global Poker Index Top 10

Rank Player Overall GPI Score
1 Alex Foxen 4015.87
2 David Peters 3626.14
3 Stephen Chidwick 3602.31
4 Steve O’Dwyer 3525.99
5 Jake Schindler 3441.79
6 Benjamin Pollak 3358.79
7 Adrian Mateos 3340.35
8 Ryan Riess 3300.80
9 Mikita Badziakouski 3253.02
10 Pavel Plesuv 3251.80


Foxen included a massive $ 6.6 million in competitions cashes in 2018 driving his profession profits to $ 8.8 million! His largest win for the year originates from his first place coating in the Asia Pacific Poker Excursion Super High-stakes Gambler in Macau for which he won HK$ 7,560,000. His document of 24 cash money originated from an excellent 18 final tables and also five titles according to Hendon Mob. One more current noteworthy finish is the $2.16 million for ending up runner-up in the $300,000 buy-in Super High-stakes Gambler Bowl V.

What a year it has been for Foxen, from a 12th place finish last year, he surpasses some of the best poker players to clinch the POY title for 2018. GPI also announced other player-of-the-year credits, here’s a look at them:

Title Player
2018 GPI Female Player of the Year Kristen Bicknell
2018 GPI Player of the Year Americas Alex Foxen
2018 GPI European Player of the Year Stephen Chidwick
2018 GPI Player of the Year Asia Michael Soyza
2018 GPI Player of the Year Latam Joao Simao


Here are some significant facts of the above top pros:

  • Kristen Bicknell has ended the year as the top-ranking female player for the second time in a row with a sum of $1.1 million in tournament earnings.
  • Meanwhile 2018 GPI European Player of the Year Chidwick earned almost $10.2 putting him in fourth on the 2018 Money List.

Michael Soyza, 2018 GPI Player of the Year Asia has six titles to his name winning tournaments in Korea, Macau, Manila, Barcelona, and Las Vegas.