Global Poker Index: Mizrachi Cracks Top 10, Hellmuth and Negreanu Plummet

Posted at 13:00 2013-04-06 by Rich Ryan

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. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of April 4, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3139.770
2Philipp Gruissem3123.363
3Mike Watson3034.541
4Bertrand Grospellier2997.45-2
5Bryn Kenney2864.373
6David Sands2818.963
7Michael Mizrachi2763.054
8Jason Mercier2719.78-5
9Joseph Cheong2709.37-3
10Steve O'Dwyer2642.68-3

Michael Mizrachi cracks the top 10 this week thanks to his win in February in the World Series of Poker Circuit South Africa Main Event. This is the highest Mizrachi has ever been ranked in the GPI 300.

Welcome to the GPI

A total of 11 players, nine of whom are ranked in the bottom 4 percentile, join the GPI 300 this week. Michel Abecassis is the highest-ranked newbie at No. 254. Abecassis won a €1,000 side event at EPT Prague in December and finished runner-up in the Euro Finals of Poker in January.

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Michel Abecassis1186.40254
Calvin Anderson1141.09278
Paul Lieu1115.79291
Cesar Garcia1114.86292
Jacob Bazeley1114.34293
Daniel Idema1111.22294
Terrence Chan1110.16295
Brandon Meyers1109.41296
Adam Geyer1105.12297
Daniel Stern1104.01299
Bernard Guigon1103.92300

Falling from the GPI this week were Koen de Visscher, Joao Barbosa, Vayo Gordon, Thiago Nishijima, Jose Manuel Nadal, Roman Romanovskyi, Sergio Castelluccio, Brandon Cantu, Guillaume Darcourt, Benjamin Spindler, Philippe Boucher and Paul Tedeschi.

Biggest Gains

Making the largest leap this week was Timothy Reilly. Reilly finished runner-up in the PokerStars.fr EPT Deauville High Roller in February, earning €180,000.

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
78David Baker1834.4518
87Allen Kessler1752.0213
241Timothy Reilly1212.1042
275Artem Litvinov1146.2014
276Maria Ho1143.5514
277Trevor Pope1141.8514
279Alexander Roumeliotis1139.5413
280Jason Tompkins1137.7613

Biggest Drops

”Angry” John Monnette took the biggest hit this week, dropping 76 spots. Other players who plummeted down the rankings include Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree and Andy Frankenberger.

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
60Phil Hellmuth1967.78-44
103Daniel Negreanu1692.62-52
115Joe Kuether1635.46-42
156David Benyamine1459.81-35
160Liv Boeree1449.05-34
172Govert Metaal1395.95-30
189Andy Frankenberger1352.52-64
213Mclean Karr1282.37-31
242John Monnette1210.90-76
285Sergii Baranov1124.49-53

GPI Fantasy Poker Value Pick of the Week

With the recent launch of the GPI Fantasy Poker Manager on Facebook, we’ve been offering a few value picks.

WPT Barcelona begins on April 5, and we suggest you take Adam Levy. Known as “Roothlus” online, Levy is available for the minimum price (10,000), yet is just as valuable as a player like Matt Salsberg, who is very expensive (212,690).

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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