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Esfandiari, Mercier, Galfond Head List of 203 Eligible for GPL Draft

12 February 2016, By: Pokerjunkie.com
It's one of the most ambitious poker enterprises launched in the last decade and nobody is quite sure just how successful the Global Poker League might be.
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We do know which players have made themselves eligible to be drafted onto the first 12 teams, though.

The list of 203 players from the Global Poker Index Top 1,000 who submitted their names for eligibility was released today and plenty of high-powered talent is available to be picked.

GPI #1 Byron Kaverman said yes, but its high-profile pros like Antonio Esfandiari, Jason Mercier and Phil Galfond drawing the most buzz as team managers prepare for the Feb. 25 draft in Los Angeles.

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Other intriguing names on the eligible list include Vanessa Selbst, WSOP Main Event champs Jonathan Duhamel and Martin Jacobson, German whiz kid Fedor Holz, Davidi Kitai, Mustapha Kanit, Igor Kurganov and the #1 online poker tournament winner of all time, Chris Moorman.

The collective career earnings of the 203 eligible players is over $550 million. All told 36 players will be drafted across three rounds with two "wildcard" players added to fill out the teams of 5.

Team Managers include Maria Ho of the L.A. Sunsets, Faraz Jaka of the San Francisco Rush, Chris Moneymaker of the Las Vegas Moneymakers and Liv Boeree of the London Royals.

Find the full list of teams and managers here. Here's the list of eligible players from the Top 100:

Player Nationality GPI Rank Live Earnings Online Earnings

Byron Kaverman USA 1 $6,757,855 --
Anthony Zinno USA 3 $5,337,383 --
Kevin MacPhee USA 5 $5,424,937 $7,118,382
Jason Mercier USA 6 $16,356,296 $2,001,750
Fedor Holz GER 9 $7,549,491 --
Davidi Kitai BEL 10 $6,757,706 $448,657
Dominik Nitsche GER 13 $5,164,231 $3,398,488
Dzmitry Urbanovich POL 16 $4,190,393 --
Mike McDonald CAN 18 $12,949,811 $2,940,067
Jonathan Duhamel CAN 21 $17,592,802 --
Thomas Marchese USA 24 $12,404,012 --
Benjamin Pollak FRA 25 $2,613,573 $327,067
Mustapha Kanit ITA 31 $5,497,875 $4,203,118
Sam Greenwood CAN 33 $2,798,230 $3,653,541
Igor Yaroshevskyy UKR 34 $1,695,666 --
Darren Elias USA 35 $3,505,319 $3,646,815
Jason Wheeler USA 36 $2,298,881 --
Brian Rast USA 38 $16,313,290 --
Dario Sammartino ITA 39 $3,251,024 --
Niall Farrell SCO 41 $1,939,694 $2,456,781
Vladimir Troyanovskiy RUS 42 $4,199,228 --
Scott Clements USA 44 $6,975,297 $3,717,126
Ankush Mandavia USA 45 $2,316,280 $2,773,923
Mike Leah CAN 48 $5,040,388 $2,762,255
Jared Jaffee USA 49 $2,730,423 --
Ismael Bojang AUT 51 $1,870,754 --
Hans Winzeler USA 53 $2,009,527 --
David Yan NZL 57 $1,580,140 $829,705
Shannon Shorr USA 59 $6,052,301 --
Michael Wang USA 66 $1,433,921 $1,001,503
Andrew Chen CAN 67 $4,652,583 $1,993,787
Mohsin Charania USA 71 $4,724,869 --
Jeremy Ausmus USA 75 $4,788,806 --
Sylvain Loosli FRA 76 $4,857,533 --
Samuel Chartier CAN 77 $2,455,530 --
Jeff Madsen USA 80 $5,147,837 --
Brian Yoon USA 81 $2,788,075 --
Scott Davies USA 86 $1,536,893 --
Nipun Java IND 87 $1,654,477 --
Justin Bonomo USA 88 $9,690,053 --
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy RUS 90 $803,830 --
Christian Harder USA 99 $3,616,452 $3,239,083

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