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GLOBAL POKER INDEX | 2014 WSOP

WELCOME

I’m very excited to introduce the first ever edition of the Global Poker Index magazine. We’re grateful to our more than 450,000 loyal monthly web visitors, but giving everyone the chance to have access to our content table-side at the WSOP is special. In less than three years, the Global Poker Index (GPI) has become the world’s poker ranking authority – endorsed by players and industry stakeholders alike. Without this support our growth simply wouldn’t have been possible. The poker world acknowledged that it needed a dedicated solution to rank tournament players. We’re happy they trusted us to step in and fill this void, and we believe all players need recognition if we want to grow our industry. It won’t happen if only the winners of the world’s largest events are congratulated. With that in mind, GPI’s mission is to promote poker players more effectively, more fairly, and to a much larger audience. Our GPI Top 300 Rankings are already available every Thursday in USA Today, alongside stats for the NFL, NHL, MLB, and others – and this is only the beginning. I see this magazine as another stepping stone and encourage anyone who isn’t in the GPI Top 300 to see if you’ve made the GPI Top 1,500 list instead (p48). Regardless though, whatever your rank may be today, anything can happen at the WSOP this summer. Maybe come November you’ll be at the top. Just keep us close while you play. There’s lots of news and other helpful info to keep you engaged at the tables. Good luck and enjoy, Alex Dreyfus, CEO, Global Poker Index @alex_dreyfus | alex@zokay.com

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2014 WSOP GUIDE

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Your comprehensive guide to the 2014 World Series of Poker, with a full daily schedule of bracelet events, deep stacks and satellites

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WSOP SURVIVAL GUIDE

Don’t leave your hotel without our guide to getting the best from Vegas this summer

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TOURNAMENTS  THE BEST OF THE REST

Your guide to the biggest and best live poker tournaments in Las Vegas outside of the Rio

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GPI RANKINGS

The Global Poker Index is the ranking authority in the poker world. See the latest World, USA, Ladies and PoY results here

POKERCALENDAR.COM

Find the very best live poker tournaments wherever you are in the world

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CONTENTS

IN THIS ISSUE

VANESSA SELBST

We talk to the poker superstar about her packed life on and off the felt, and her bid for World Series glory

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FANTASY POKER

Pick your team of pros and do battle against your friends and other players across the world at the 2014 World Series of Poker

OLE SCHEMION: THE ARRIVAL

The German sensation and #1 ranked GPI player is ready for his first WSOP – world watch out!

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THE HENDON MOB

Get the most from the world’s largest free-to-use poker schedule and results database

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GPI AMERICAN POKER AWARDS

Get ready for the launch of the biggest new awards to celebrate the best of North American poker

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GPI TOP 1,500

The latest GPI rankings organized by name – see how your game matches up

Good luck to everyone who’s playing at the 2014 World Series of Poker this summer! For the very latest GPI rankings go to www.globalpokerindex.com Global Poker Index 2014 WSOP 5

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