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Global Poker Index: All Quiet on the GPI Front; Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier On Top

Posted at 09:01 2012-05-19 by Mickey Doft

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes a player's results over six half-year periods. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier maintained his slight hold on No. 1, just fending off Jason Mercier. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

The Top 10 as of May 14, 2012

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank from Last Week
1Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier2,885.25--
2Jason Mercier2,861.95--
3David "Doc" Sands2,581.69--
4Sorel Mizzi2,545.25--
5Steve O'Dwyer2,441.45+3
6Eugene Katchalov2,439.03-1
7Dan Smith2,430.18-1
8Noah Schwartz2,414.38-1
9Mike McDonald2,332.42+5
10Jonathan Duhamel2,288.28-1

Welcome to the GPI

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Vitor Coelho1,231.66196th
Paul Berende1,183.33214th
Stuart Fox1,074.68274th
David Sonelin1,041.11296th
David Pham1,039.43298th
Max Silver1,039.00299th
Connor Drinan1,038.97300th

Falling from the GPI this week were Brandon Cantu, Danyel Boyaciyan, Kyle Bowker, Lucien Cohen, Markus Ristola, Michael Binger, and Tom McCormick.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Kent Lundmark. The Swede finished in second place in the Main Event at the Unibet Open Paris for €98,051.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
56thAnton Wigg1,719.06+34
67thMustapha Kanit1,670.48+76
92ndScott Clements1,565.72+17
94thAndrey Zaichenko1,547.62+22
102ndOgnjen Sekularec1,531.00+24
134thKent Lundmark1,400.05+82
141stIgor Kurganov1,370.22+40
167thMatt Giannetti1,311.07+68
204thYury Gulyy1,200.94+55
222ndDan Murariu1,168.16+22

Rob Akery slipped the furthest this week on the GPI. His runner-up performance in a €2,000 side event at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid last year slipped into Period 3.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
64thDavid Peters1,698.18-37
110thJoe Ebanks1,506.94-43
171stKeven Stammen1,306.30-31
172ndGalen Hall1,304.82-54
177thJustin Young1,296.43-44
189thAlex Venovski1,254.0039-
220thNicolas Chouity1,172.96-31
266thRob Akery1,085.42-72
277thEric Baldwin1,072.13-37
287thJeff Lisandro1,049.90-36

What's In Store?

Like this week, next week won't provide much change through the GPI. The WPT World Championship kicks off in a few days and at the end of the month will start to get the ball rolling again with the GPI.

To look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website. While you're at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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