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. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods as calculated by the USA Today Global Poker Index point system.
For a look at both lists, visit the official GPI website.
There was little change atop the GPI Player of the Year race, and Daniel Negreanu remains the leader, but German Marvin Rettenmaier climbed up seven spots to No. 6. Rettenmaier finished 10th in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, earning $32,745.
Outside of the top 10, Byron Kaverman moved up 10 spots to No. 20. The American finished 20th in the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, earning $20,067.
Rettenmaier’s recent success also translated to the GPI 300, and the German leapfrogged his fellow countryman Ole Schemion to take the No. 2 spot. Negreanu remains the leader in these rankings as well.
There was a little shakeup at the bottom of the top 10. Jason Mercier, who finished fourth in Event #3: €1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe, moved up two spots to No. 8, and Noah Schwartz, who won his first career bracelet in Event #5: €3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Mixed Max, finished fourth in Event #2: €5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max, and sixth in the 2013 Isle Open Main Event, cracked the top 10. He moved up five spots to No. 9.
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Senh Man Ung joins the GPI 300 this week at No. 171 after winning the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker High Roller for HK$4,086,700 (approximately $572,000).
Also entering the GPI 300 is 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess “Riess The Beast” rocketed up to 1,368.93 points, and now sits at No. 236.
Fellow WSOP bracelet winners Naoya Kihara and Eric Froehlich also enter the GPI 300 at Nos. 232 and 281 respectively.
Falling from the GPI this week are Alexander Condon, Alain Roy, Alex Kravchenko, Tamer Kamel, James Mitchell, Mike Linster, Sam Chartier, David Boyaciyan, Johnny Lodden, and Lauri Pesonen.
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Thanks to a 15th-place finish in the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, Jean-Noel Thorel makes the biggest jump this week in the GPI 300. The Frenchman flew up 102 spots, and is now ranked at No. 176.
Also making big moves this week are Americans Trevor Pope and Vinny Pahuja, Aussie Jonathan Karamalikis, and Brit Max Silver. Pahuja took a big hit last week, then finished 16th in the Foxwoods World Poker Main Event.
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Taking the biggest double this week is American Keven Stammen. After earning over a half of a million dollars in 2012, Stammdogg hasn’t even cracked six figures in 2013.
To view 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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