Global Poker Index: Rettenmaier Remains On Top, Shake Up Among the Top 10

Posted at 11:45 2013-04-15 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 8, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3115.710
2Mike Watson3039.45+1
3Bertrand Grospellier2970.19+1
4Bryn Kenney2864.37+1
5David Sands2818.96+1
6Philipp Gruissem2787.645-4
7Michael Mizrachi2763.050
8Steve O'Dwyer2736.89+2
9Jason Mercier2719.78-1
10Joseph Cheong2685.99-1

There are no new players in the GPI top 10, but there was a little bit of movement. Philipp Gruissem dipped four places and now sits in sixth position, while Mike Watson, Bertrand Grospellier, Bryn Kenney and David Sands all slid up one spot.

Welcome to the GPI

There are 10 new players in the GPI 300 this week, including 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up [/b]Martin Staszko[/b], Season 9 European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event winner Ludovic Lacay, and three players who dipped out of the top 300 last week, but have returned: Guillaume Darcourt, Brandon Cantu and Jose Manuel Nadal.

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Martin Staszko1193.86248
Ludovic Lacay1123.96276
Harrison Gimbel1101.34291
Tobias Peters1099.04292
Kyle Frey1096.56293
Guillaume Darcourt1096.38294
Stephen Bokor1091.52295
Brandon Cantu1090.45297
Anaras Alekberovas1082.62299
Jose Manuel Nadal1082.25300

The 10 players who fell from the GPI 300 this week, were Ben Vinson, Yuval Bronshtein, Artem Litvinov, Alexander Roumeliotis, Jason Tompkins, Jude Ainsworth, Tristan Wade, Jake Bazeley, Alex Queen and Bernard Guigon.

Biggest Gains

Calvin Anderson made the biggest leap this week, moving up 70 spots to No. 208. Anderson finished fifth in the 2013 Irish Open, earning €49,000.

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
52Marc-Andre Ladouceur2021.6111746215320
64Matt Salsberg1930.0694558646616
85Rocco Palumbo1749.4556
107Giacomo Fundaro1643.3219
120Kent Lundmark1602.2431
126Dermot Blain1560.0219
155Govert Metaal1422.7117
208Calvin Anderson1280.9070
221Michel Abecassis1255.8933
238Paul Nunes1205.6435

Biggest Drops

Michael Benvenuti took the biggest hit this week, dropping 56 spots. Freddy Deeb, Isaac Haxton, John Juanda and David Benyamine also fell down the ranks considerably.

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
132Samuel Chartier1522.91-33
148John Juanda1464.22-52
150Michael Benvenuti1462.60-56
162Stephen Chidwick1398.371-33
181Freddy Deeb1355.51-35
193Athanasios Polychronopoulos1310.23-31
194Isaac Haxton1310.18-35
205David Benyamine1291.72-49
270Tom Alner1136.01-46
273Aurangzeb Sheikh1128.32-44
298Dario Alioto1085.04-36

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.

The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown kicks off on Thursday and will be attracting plenty of big names who have stayed Stateside.

Anthony Gregg is an excellent player for the cheap price of 16,370. Gregg is a former WPT champion with plenty of large scores on his record.

The other player we suggest grabbing is Paul Klann, coming at 10,000. Klann won the 2013 L.A. Poker Classic for over $1 million, then followed that up with an 11th-place finish at the 2013 Bay 101 Shooting Star. He's currently third in the WPT Player of the Year ranking this season.

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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