GPL Teams at a Glance: – San Francisco Rush and Sao Paulo Metropolitans

By | April 2, 2016

San Francisco RushWith just a couple of days are remaining in Global Poker League clash, here is some details about the players of teams San Francisco Rush and Sao Paulo Metropolitans which are participating in 2016 GPL Tournaments.

The team San Francisco Rush has six players with them and they are Phil Galfond, Anthony Gregg, Kitty Kuo, Anton Wigg, and Jonathan Jaffe and Faraz Jaka.

Meanwhile another team of GPL  i.e. Sao Paulo Metropolitans has six players with them as well and they are Darren Elias, Byron Kaverman, Thiago Nishijima, Joao Pires Simao, Felipe Mojave and João Bauer. The team manager is ANDRÉ AKKARI.

San Francisco Rush:-

Phil Galfond:

Hometown: Gaithersburg
Country of Origin: United States
Twitter @philgalfond
Casino/Poker Winnings:-$2,324,619
Career Titles:-2 (Out of 6 Final tables at WSOP, won 2 Bracelets)
Career Cashes:-22
Best Cash of $224,383 was at $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball for 2015 WSOP

Anthony Gregg:

Hometown: Columbia
Country of Origin: United States
Casino/poker Winnings: $10,513,645
Career Titles:5 (Includes 1 Bracelet and 3 final tables of WSOP , 1 championship title and 3 final table of WPT, 3 Final Table participation of EPT)
Career Cashes: 77
Best Cash of $4,830,619, playing for Event#47 of $111,111 Big One Drop High Roller No Limit in 2013 Annual WSOP Tournament

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Kitty Kuo:

Country of Origin: Taiwan, China
Total earnings; $910,568
Career Titles: 3 which includes 1 World Series of poker final table participation
Career Cashes: 53

Best Cash of $189,000 for AUD$10,600 No-Limit Hold’em 2016 Aussie Millions

Anton Wigg:

Country of Origin: Sweden
Casino Winnings:$1,928,305
Career Titles: 16
Career Cashes: 135
Best cash was of $670,713 for EPT No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at EPT Copenhagen back in 2010 and another first prize of $227,820 collected from PokerStars – Sunday Million in 2009.

Jonathan Jaffe:

Hometown: Longmeadow
Country of Origin: United States
Casino Winnings: $2,159,337
Career Titles: 7(3 Final table of WSOP,2 Final table and 1 Championship title of WPT and 2 cashes at EPT)
Career Cashes: 65
Best cash: won $670,635 by securing second position at Event#17 of No Limit Hold’em of 2008 WSOP
He won the First prize of amount $429,106 playing at 2014 WPT Montreal for CAD$3,850 No-Limit Hold’em

Faraz Jaka:

Hometown: San Jose
Country of Origin: United States
Twitter @FarazJaka
Casino Winnings:$4,950,362
Career Titles: 18
Career Cashes: 187
Best cash of $755,000 (3rd position) for PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, back in 2012

Sao Paulo Metropolitans:-

Darren Elias: – Elias is pro poker player from Los Angeles, United States. Total live earning for the player is $3,592,302. He has won 13 casino/poker titles till date and 141 casinos cashes. he has been through 2 final tables of world series of poker, 2 championship titles and 4 final table appearances at world poker tour, whereas 1 cash at Sao Paulo MetropolitansEuropean poker tour. Best live cash for the player was of amount $843,744 of 2014 WPT Borgata Poker Open and the event was $3,500 No-Limit Hold’em $3 Million Guarantee.

Byron Kaverman: – The next player of Sao Paulo Metropolitans is Byron Kaverman, the pro from Cleveland, United States. Total earning for the player is $6,854,609. He has won 6 titles in his poker career and collected 78 cashes from different poker festivals.3 Final table appearance and 1 gold bracelet at world series of poker and 3 Final table of world poker tour. The best cash for him is $727,860 at 2014 WPT World Championship and the event was $15,400 No-Limit Hold’em $5 Million Guarantee

Thiago Nishijima :- Third player who is been selected for Team Sao Paulo is Brazilian Thiago Nishijima, who is a pro poker player and earned $1,663,559 from poker tournaments. He has won 6 championship titles and 49 cashes from various poker platforms. He also has 1 gold bracelet winning in his account and 3 final tables at WSOP. Best live cash for this Brazilian is $546,843 from 2015 World Series of poker and the game was $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em.

Joao Barbosa :- Joao Barbosa is from Portuga and is the next man of team Sao Paulo. With mors than $1,640,561 of cash earnings from various tournaments including 6 titles 60 cashes, Barbosa can make the difference. he is looking to beat the heat of Global Poker League. Best cash was $462,596 from 2008 EPT Polish Open (No Limit Hold’em).

Stan Jablonski: – The next and fifth player of Sao Paulo Metropolitans is from Fort Mojave, United States. Total cash earnings for the player are $1,464,725, generated from 3 championship titles and 105 careers cashes. One of the top cash for him was back in 2015 for $5,000 No Limit Hold’em $1 Million Guaranteed, where he got third position and took home a massive $162,210. Meanwhile João Bauer is the sixth player of this great team, which seems to be a balanced team without any doubt.