The Global Poker Index went through a major shift in their rankings after the finishing of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament. The most important change so far has been the return of Erik Seidel in the first position with 2988.29 points. He has once again successfully surpassed Jason Mercier, who is currently holding the second position and Bertrand Grospellier is closely following him in the third position.

Last week, Mike McDonald has also been able to taste great success. He was successful to enter the top 10 of the Global Poker Index and closed the list of world’s best poker players. The other members of the list included players like Shawn Buchanan, Matt Waxman and Emmanuel Failla, who each grabbed a seat in the 5th, 7th and 8th position respectively. Sam Trickett dropped one place down and is currently in the 6th position. Sam however, shows great promise and is the player to watch in the coming days. Vanessa Selbst finished at 9th after losing two places. Eugene Katchalov, played well and managed to stick to his own position; he ended the tournament with a commendable 4th rank.

Jonathan Duhamel, the poker 2010 world champion, was also able to leave a great mark this year with some memorable performances. He rose up to the 11th position of the Global Poker Index. In fact, he displayed his brilliant skills for this game in the Atlantic Resort Poker Room by taking part in four final tables as well as winning a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure trophy. The French players also did admirably well this year. Apart from Bertrand Grospellier who managed to grab the third position, several other notable French players like Roger Hairabedian, Tristan Clémençon, Fabrice Soulier, Arnaud Mattern, Hugo Lemaire, Adrian Allain and David Benyamine also did well by attaining ranks within the top 100.

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Paul Wasicka is a pro poker player living in Las Vegas, known for the 2nd place taken at the main event during the WSOP 2006. He was born in 1981 in Texas. During the World Series in 2006, he finished 2nd and the winner that year was Jamie Gold. Wasicka won $6 million from his 2nd place that year.

He also won a poker championship organized by NBC in 2007, when he managed to defeat poker players like Chad Brown, Shannon Elizabeth, Nam Le, TJ Cloutier, Joe Hachem and Eli Elezra. His prize for that win was $0.5 million.

During the 2007 WPT No Limit Hold’em event, from the LA Poker Classic, he managed to reach the final table and he played against players which included Eric Hershler and JC Tran, finishing 4th and taking home $455,615. He managed to finish in the money at another three events of the WPT, winning in total $0.7 million from them.

Wasicka also took part in the Aussie Millions 2007, where he finished on the 12th place at the Main Event and taking home $95,434 as a result. The winner of that event was Gus Hansen.

Paul Wasicka had in 2009, total winnings during live tournaments of over $7.6 million. Thanks to the 5 finishes in the money from the World Series, $6.19 million come from this tournament.

While he doesn’t have any bracelets at the World Series so far, he does have 5 finishes in the money, one of them a major 2nd place during the main event in 2006. As for his WPT appearances, he managed to finish in the money 6 times and he took part in one final table.

His sponsors right now are WSOP Academy, Showdown Couture and Victory Poker. His full name is Paul James Wasicka.

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