Global Poker Index: Rettenmaier Climbs in POY and GPI 300, Riess Joins Ranks

Posted 6 days 20 hours ago 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. 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.

2013 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player Score Change
1 Daniel Negreanu 1130.87 0
2 Mike Watson 964.80 0
3 Ole Schemion 963.36 0
4 Paul Volpe 907.76 0
5 Shannon Shorr 896.17 0
6 Marvin Rettenmaier 884.81 7
7 Ravi Raghavan 881.08 -1
8 Jonathan Duhamel 867.33 -1
9 David Peters 850.79 -1
10 Philipp Gruissem 843.00 -1

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.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player Score Change
1 Daniel Negreanu 3301.60 0
2 Marvin Rettenmaier 3140.13 1
3 Ole Schemion 3070.01 -1
4 Philipp Gruissem 3032.46 0
5 David Peters 3001.60 0
6 Shannon Shorr 2972.27 1
7 Mike Watson 2921.18 -1
8 Jason Mercier 2918.24 2
9 Noah Schwartz 2848.99 5
10 David Sands 2816.44 1

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.

Welcome to the GPI

Rank Player Total Score
171 Senh Man Ung 1524.38
213 Vasili Firsau 1408.92
230 Kimmo Matias Kurko 1380.10
232 Naoya Kihara 1379.76
236 Ryan Riess 1368.93
270 Randy Lew 1303.28
281 Eric Froehlich 1287.32
296 Grzegorz Derkowski 1257.69
299 Jack Salter 1255.12
300 Alex Queen 1252.70

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.

Biggest Gains

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
127 Trevor Pope 1663.31 73
138 Jonathan Karamalikis 1616.76 73
176 Jean-Noel Thorel 1510.62 102
200 Max Silver 1444.82 91
207 Vinny Pahuja 1428.71 72

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.

Biggest Drops

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
121 Taylor Paur 1680.74 -40
214 Keven Stammen 1406.29 -68
219 Kristijonas Andrulis 1403.17 -44
257 Grant Levy 1322.23 -49
277 Jake Cody 1292.91 -61
285 Andrea Dato 1280.44 -39
291 Darren Elias 1270.61 -39

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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