Every week the Global Poker Index incessantly releases a top-300 poker players list at the global scale.
The list reflects the performance of a player for live tournaments happening within a three year period while weighing other factors. Featuring in the list nowadays points towards aptitude in players as the field of poker is getting fiercely competitive as it is now open to all and sundry. Live tournaments used by the GPI are challenging, surviving elimination is almost impossible for players. The recent February 2015 list circulated lately featured Antonio Buonanno; he is Italian and has played to leave a long term mark in the poker industry. He is a one time winner of the European Poker Tour and was ranked 215th by the GPI recently. However, his face is not new in poker as he has been vibrant in the EPT and other European based tournaments.
His latest play was at the partypoker WPT UK Main Event where he finished 33rd for £6,500 and in the Merit North Cyprus Classic in a Main Event where he placed 9th for $30,000 in 2014. Other events that year include the PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final in the €10,600 Main Event where he placed 1st for €1,240,000 and the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour €5,300 in Vienna finishing 102nd for €9,550.