El Dorado Hills' Taylor Paur Reaches Career Best GPI Rank

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 29, 2016 / comments

The most recent GPI leaderboard update showed quite a lot of movement within top 10, although Steve O’Dwyer is still taking 1st place with a total of 4,379.31 points. Following more than impressive performance over the past year, the player climbed to the ranking’s top last year and has been maintaining his position for sixteen weeks now.

Bryn Kenney is ranking 2nd now with 4,192.98 points and Jason Mercier is 3rd with 4,006.60 points. German player Dominik Nitsche is 4th with 3,992.36 points. And Nick Petrangelo is the last to comprise top 5 of this week’s GPI ranking. The player has collected 3,989.70 points over the past 36 months.

Taylor Paur, a player from El Dorado Hills, California reached his best GPI rank this week. After the leaderboard’s latest update, the poker pro now ranks 22nd with a total of 3,323.80 points.

Most recently, the player finished 13th in the WPT Rolling Thunder $3,500 Main Event for a payout of $16,360 and 233.08 GPI points. Early this year, Paur topped the field of the 2016 PCA $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Turbo, scooping the first-place prize of $184,420 and 417.29 points.

In December, the California resident emerged victorious in Aria High Roller XIX, a $25,000 buy-in high roller tournament. Apart from the lion’s share of the prize pool, the player also added 375.86 points to his GPI score.

Although Paur did not win any WSOP event during last year’s edition of the popular Series, the player collected a total of 843 GPI points. Last March, he finished 3rd in the WPT Rolling Thunder $3,500 Main Event. His deep run in the tournament secured him with the amount of $113,154 in prize money and 130.81 GPI points.

Just a few days before that, the player bested the field of another popular event on the WPT Main Tour schedule – the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars $7,500 Main Event. Paur took home the first-place prize of $1,214,200 and added 237.42 GPI points to his score.

Overall, the player has collected the amount of $3,844,749 since the beginning of his poker career. He has cashed in as many as 56 events over the past several years. Apart from victories and final table appearances in a number of prestigious events, Paur has also previously won a WSOP gold bracelet.

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Author: Terry Davis
Terry Davis holds a degree in Psychology, but it was after his graduation that he found his real passion – writing. Previously, he worked for a local news magazine.