Alex Foxen Wins 2018 GPI Player of the Year


GPI is a patent pending ranking system that ranks over 450,000 live tournament poker players from across the world. Professional poker players are assessed by their finishing positions in poker tournaments over six periods of six months each. The GPI rankings are updated on a weekly basis.

GPI releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI has announced the results of the coveted 2018 Player of the Year and its Alex Foxen who stands tall with the title. Here’s a quick look at the top 10 overall GPI rankings:

Overall GPI Top 10



Overall GPI Score


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



Foxen added a whopping $6.6 million in tournaments cashes in 2018 propelling his career earnings to $8.8 million! His biggest win for the year comes from his first place finish in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Super High Roller in Macau for which he won HK$7,560,000. His record of 24 cashes come from an impressive 18 final tables and five titles as per Hendon Mob. Another recent noteworthy finish is the $2.16 million for finishing runner-up in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller 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:



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 noteworthy 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.


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