Kahle Burns Leads Tight GPI Player of the Year Race


Aussie Kahle Burns is having a breakout year. As well as for that, he’s now the 2019 GPI Player of the Year leader with simply over a month remaining. Yet the race is limited and a handful of skilled pros, including Sean Winter and Stephen Chidwick, are right on his heels.

Although he’s played incredibly well in 2019, defending POY Alex Foxen is all but out of contention to repeat. He’s currently in 16th area, well off the pace. Disallowing an incredible heating system in December, we’ll have a brand-new champ.

Kahle Burns Making Home Country Proud

Australia isn’t understood for having numerous famous competition casino poker players. Joe Hachem, the nation’s most well-known poker pro, won the WSOP Main Event in 2005. And there are other strong pros such as James Obst and also former WSOP Gamer of the Year Jeff Lisandro.

But it had been a while since a gamer from Australia has completed big points on a global degree, up until 2019. Kahle Burns has actually been the top tournament gamer on the planet the past month and he currently has as great of a shot as anybody at winning GPI Player of the Year.

Burns’ hot touch started at the WSOP Europe series in October in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. He won 2 arm bands, one in a low-stakes and one in a high-stakes event and also cashed a third time during the collection.

The young Australian professional after that took a trip to Las Vegas for the Casino poker Masters series where he won Event # 9 ($ 25,000 no-limit hold ’em) for $416,500, ended up second in Event # 5 ($ 10,500 huge wager mix) for $109,200, and racked up a 4th area finish in Occasion # 7 ($ 25,000 pot-limit Omaha) for $85,000.

Today at Partypoker Many millions Globe series in the Bahamas, Kahle Burns won another $400,000 for 3rd area in a $50,000 no-limit hold ’em money player.

For the year, Burns has $4,191,366 in money from worldwide. He had $3.5 million in cash money from 2009 to 2018, integrated. The Aussie millionaire has actually been among poker’s outbreak celebrities in 2019.

Race Not Over Yet

The GPI Player of the Year race is as close as it can potentially obtain. Kahle Burns remains in the lead with 3,548.08 points, however Sean Wintertime is simply behind him with 3,523.43. Stephen Chidwick is also close to the top, sitting in 3rd place at 3,428.36.

While those three skilled mills are neck and neck, they aren’t the just one still in the hunt. Each gamer in the leading 10 still have a realistic shot of coming to be 2019 GPI Player of the Year. Ali Imsirovic, probably the best under-30 player on the planet, remains in 10th location with 3,206.78 points. That’s just 221 points off the lead. One event success might move Ali from 10th area to top place.

It must be an interesting month of December. We anticipate the upcoming WPT Five Diamond series at Bellagio in Las Vegas will establish a winner.