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Global Poker Index: Vanessa Selbst and Michael Mizrachi Exit the Top 10

Posted at 16:05 2012-10-21 by Mickey Doft

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.

The Top 10 as of October 15, 2012

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank from Last Week
1Jason Mercier2,905.72--
2Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier2,732.80--
3Marvin Rettenmaier2,567.86--
4Andrew Lichtenberger2,550.38+1
5Steve O'Dwyer2,496.85-1
6Philipp Gruissem2,477.83--
7Phil Hellmuth2,409.32+2
8Dan Smith2,393.94+2
9David "Doc" Sands2,393.40+2
10Eugene Katchalov2,320.27+3

Michael Mizrachi and Vanessa Selbst exited the top 10 this week. Mizrachi's bracelet win in the €10,000 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe aged into Period 3. Meanwhile, Selbst saw her win in the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event from April 2011 age into Period 4.

Welcome to the GPI

Thirteen players are new to the GPI this week, and they are led by EPT Sanremo champion Ludovic Lacay at No. 126. Lacay earned €744,910 for his victory.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Ludovic Lacay1,518.16126th
Thomas Gabriel1,218.28226th
Morten Mortensen1,208.68231st
Fabian Quoss1,202.25236th
Laurent Polito1,183.89243rd
JC Alvarado1,163.85250th
Athanasios Polychronopoulos1,145.85258th
Jason Tompkins1,142.98260th
Ignat Liviu1,139.34262nd
Wilfried Harig1,131.43270th
Nacho Barbero1,112.40281st
Samad Razavi1,102.04290th
David Inselberg1,092.65297th

Alexander Kuzmin, Brian Hastings, Bryan Devonshire, Casey Kastle, Jesse Alexis Cohen, Justin Conley, Justin Young, Konstantin Tolokno, Kunimaro Kojo, Marko Neumann, Mike Gorodinsky, Sean Getzwiller and Steve Billirakis all fell from the GPI this week.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Artem Litvinov after his third-place finish in the EPT Sanremo Main Event for €283,000.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
98thMartin Finger1,623.12+57
118thJonathan Little1,544.51+61
130thDavid Vamplew1,510.52+59
151stArtem Litvinov1,460.98+114
165thMatt Salsberg1,394.45+80
166thKent Lundmark1,388.82+67
169thRonny Kaiser1,367.68+58
172ndRocco Palumbo1,357.48+60
191stJan Bendik1,307.12+72
229thMarco Leonzio1,216.22+62

At the other end of the spectrum is Matt Waxman. It wasn't all that long ago when Waxman was in the top 10 (early March). However, after two of his 2011 World Series of Poker Europe cashes aged into Period 3 this week, Waxman fell 112 places to the No. 245 spot. That leaves Waxman with only one result in Period 2 (mid October 2011 - mid April 2012) and two results in Period 1 (April 2012 - present).

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
107thAlexander Dovzhenko1,583.70-46
125thElio Fox1,519.90-51
158thSam Trickett1,425.64-48
196thJohn Eames1,278.97-68
201stHans Winzeler1,263.88-47
208thVictor Ramdin1,251.34-76
239thMax Silver1,190.88-82
245thMatt Waxman1,178.95-112
280thHoyt Corkins1,112.94-64
299thMaria Ho1,087.75-61

What's In Store?

And exhale...

A flurry of tournament action in Europe the past few weeks has resulted in a number of GPI shakeups. Don't expect any major GPI changes in the next week, but by the time October ends, there will be some movement from the Festa Al Lago series, the World Series of Poker Circuit Hammond stop, and the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.

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