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Global Poker Index: Shorr Climbing in POY, Duhamel Returns to Top 10 in GPI 300

Posted 4 days 4 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 Shannon Shorr 925.46 1
5 Paul Volpe 907.76 -1
6 Marvin Rettenmaier 884.81 0
7 Ravi Raghavan 881.08 0
8 Jonathan Duhamel 867.33 0
9 David Peters 850.79 0
10 Philipp Gruissem 843.00 0

There was very little change within the top 10 of the 2013 POY race. Shannon Shorr leapfrogged Paul Volpe, landing at No. 4 with an eighth-place finish in a side event at the Masters Classics of Poker.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player Score Change
1 Daniel Negreanu 3301.60 0
2 Marvin Rettenmaier 3201.51 0
3 Ole Schemion 3043.16 0
4 Philipp Gruissem 3032.46 0
5 David Peters 2976.75 0
6 Shannon Shorr 2976.25 0
7 Mike Watson 2899.61 0
8 David Sands 2816.44 2
9 Jonathan Duhamel 2794.37 3
10 Jason Mercier 2762.41 -2

Like the POY race, Daniel Negreanu leads the GPI 300. At the bottom of the top 10, David “Doc” Sands moved up two spots to No. 8, Jason Mercier fell two spots to No. 10, and Jonathan Duhamel moved to three spots, replacing Sorel Mizzi in the top 10.

Duhamel recently finished 16th in a side event at the World Series of Poker Europe, while Sands won the $5,000 Festa al Lago at the Bellagio in September, pocketing $82,935.

Welcome to the GPI

Rank Player Total Score
244 David Boyaciyan 1340.75
295 Stan Jablonski 1253.11
297 Alexander Condon 1249.75
298 Mike Wattel 1247.20
299 Angel Guillen 1246.58
300 Jonathan Turner 1242.37

David Boyaciyan, winner of the Season 8 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event, returned to the top 300 with a final table appearance at the Master Classics of Poker.

Also joining the GPI top 300 this week are Angel Guillen, and Jon “PearlJammer” Turner. Guillen finished 18th in a side event at the 2013 WSOPE, while Turner cashed in seven events at the 2013 WSOP.

Falling from the GPI this week are Jack Salter, Kristijonas Andrulis, Eric Froehlich, Grzegorz Derkowski, Matthias De Meulder, and Alexander Roumeliotis.

Biggest Gains

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
72 Salman Behbehani 1951.59 35
165 Ari Engel 1520.32 57
175 Keven Stammen 1487.13 39
197 Kiryl Radzivonau 1443.55 97
212 Jacob Bazeley 1403.92 43
233 Darryl Ronconi 1365.96 35
249 Eric Baldwin 1328.99 35

Making the biggest leap this week is Belarus’ Kiryl Radzivonau, who climbed 97 spots up to No. 197. Radzivonau has been grinding in Cyprus, making five final tables in November alone.

Salman Behbehani and Ari Engel also received big boosts. Behbehani has nearly a half a million dollars in earnings in 2013 alone, while Engel just won the Heartland Poker Tour River City Casino & Hotel for $142,125.

Biggest Drops

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
217 Ray Qartomy 1399.38 -85
225 Jonathan Karamalikis 1380.67 -87
250 Tom Alner 1328.43 -71
272 Artem Litvinov 1294.07 -55
279 Rhys Jones 1283.17 -52

Taking the biggest hit this week is Australia’s Jonathan Karamalikis. Karamalikis, known better by his online moniker “xMONSTERxDONGx,” only has six cashes in 2013 for a total of $274,487.

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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