The Global Poker Index is
proud to announce that former World #1 tennis
professional, and poker enthusiast Boris Becker has
become the newest voice of support on behalf of the GPI.
As the GPI's newest advocate the six-time Grand Slam
Champion is set to promote poker and its players in new
ways, bridging the game with the world of sports and
helping to push our game-changing ranking system into
the public limelight. Becker has grown from a poker
novice, dabbling in his first tournaments, to become one
of the biggest celebrity names actively in the game
today. The GPI is thrilled to have his full support
"There are a lot of similarities between tennis and
poker," said Becker. "Players are required to make good
decisions at the most opportune times in each game.
Tennis rankings have been instrumental in turning tennis
players into superstars recognized the world over, I
hope to be able to help do the same for poker and poker
"We are very excited at the opportunity to work with
the legendary Boris Becker," said Global Poker Index CEO
Alexandre Dreyfus. "Boris is one the most recognized
athletes in the world and has been involved in poker for
a few years now. The fact that he is ready and willing
to work with us in growing the game and promoting the
players makes me very proud to have our organization
associated with such a legend."
Becker will also serve as Honorary President of the
2014 Global Poker Index European Poker Awards, to be
presented in January 2015 and will be more of a presence
at poker events in the coming year.
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