The first ever Global Poker Masters (GPM) is scheduled to take place in Malta on the 21st of this month. The event is being promoted by Global Poker Index (GPI) as the and 22nd of this month. The event is being promoted by Global Poker Index (GPI) as the World Cup of Poker and some of the best poker professionals in the world will represent their country to play live poker.
Teams from France, Germany, Russia, Italy, USA, Ukraine, Canada and the U.K will take part at the GPM and will be represented by poker professionals who have had an exceptional year and hold the top most ranking on the Global Poker Index. At the GPM, players will only be allowed to play No Limit texas Hold ‘Em as they compete to be the best team in the world.
One of the key members for team France is Sylvain Loosli who won 4th place at the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. Loosli plays both live and online poker and has done extremely well representing Team Winamax. He had an excellent season in 2014 winning 9 different lives events including 2 events at the WSOP and 2 events at the European Poker Tour (EPT). Loosli is excited to be a part of the first ever GPM and believes team France has a good chance of winning the tournament.
In a statement, Loosli said
I think it’s a beautiful project. The event has been discussed a lot on many different forums and on social networks, and I have seen that some expressed their love for it while others seemed less enthusiastic. As for myself, I think it’s a good idea. There will be the cream of the poker world and there will be big media coverage of the event. I am proud to have the opportunity to wear France’s colors there
Loosli was also very interested with the GPI ranking and said that he was working on his game and wants to be ranked as the number one player in France and within the top 100 players in the world. He has accumulated a significant amount of prize money in the last couple of years, especially with his 2013 WSOP 4th place win which netted him $2,792,533.
Unlike most poker players, Loosli did not go out and splash his winnings but has wisely invested his money for the long run. The French poker player believes a strong showing at the GPM will bring a lot more opportunities and connections with the global poker industry.