The First Global Poker League Draft is out for 12 Teams

By | February 27, 2016

GPL Draft day starts on 25 FEB 2016Global poker League has initiated one of its own kind poker tournaments, which includes 12 teams from around the world. Each team manager was asked to pick four players for their teams and hence, we have the list of them. There is lots of excitement among the players as well as in the viewers of the game because of the championship format.

The Teams with players are as follows:-

Rome Emperors: – Mustapha Kanit, Dario Sammartino, Timothy Adams, Walter Treccarichi

Montreal Nationals: – Mike McDonald, Martin Jacobson, Pascal Lefrancois, Xuan Liu

New York Rounders: – Jason Mercier, Tom Marchese, Kevin MacPhee, Jason Wheeler

San Francisco Rush: – Phil Galfond, Tony Gregg, Kitty Kuo, Anton Wigg

Las Vegas Moneymakers: – Anthony Zinno, Jonathan Duhamel, Jake Cody, Jonathan Little

Sao Paulo Mets: – Darren Elias, Byron Kaverman, Thiago Nishijima, Joao Pires Simao

London Royals: – Igor Kurganov,Vanessa Selbst,Chris Moorman,Justin Bonomo

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Moscow Wolverines: – Dzmitry Urbanovich, Vladimir Troyanovskiy,Andrey Pateychuk, Sergey Lebedev

L.A. Sunset: – Fedor Holz,Olivier Busquet,Eugene Katchalov,Chance Kornuth

Berlin Bears: – Brian Rast, Sorel Mizzi, Dominik Nitsche, Jeff Gross

Paris Aviators: – Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Davidi Kitai, George Danzer, Mike Leah

Hong Kong Stars: – Weiyi Zhang, Raiden Kan, Dong Guo, and Bryan Huang

It means some of the best teams in GPL are of course Rome Emperors chosen top pros like Mustapha Kanit and Timothy Adams. Dario Sammartino is also good at times and can be very valuable for the team

The next team which seems good as per the player selection is New York Rounders which includes reliable Jason Mercier, the 2015 WSOP Champ Kevin MacPhee and Tom Marchese.

Igor Kurganov and Vanessa Selbst are with London royals who are looking good at the moment and only time will tell whether selections are good or not.

Anthonny Zinno (best Performer of the year awardees) is in Las Vegas Moneymakers which also features Canadian Jonathan Duhamel. Sergey Lebedev and Dzmitry Urbanovich can be better options for team Moscow Wolverines. Brian Rast, and Jeff Gross are making Berlin Bears a god team as well.

The only team I think is not as good as others is Hong Kong Stars, which does not features any top international pro but has chosen only players who can do well but are not big brands/names.