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GPI Player of the Year: David "ODB" Baker On Top

Posted at 17:15 2012-08-03 by Mickey Doft

Each week, the Global Poker Index publishes the standings of the top 1,000 players in its Player of the Year race. Once a month, PokerNews will take an in-depth look at the top 10 players' results and the recent tournaments that have caused a splash in the standings.

A player's score is comprised of up to 11 tournament results that begin during the calendar year. Of those 11 results, up to six will come from Jan. 1 through June 30, and up to five will be from tournaments starting between July 1 and Dec. 31. As the only player with four qualifying scores for the second half of the year (thus far), David "ODB" Baker is currently leading the race. Like the Global Poker Index Rankings, all tournaments must have a buy-in of at least $1,500 and contain at least 21 entrants to be eligible in comprising a player's score.

GPI Player of the Year Top 10

PlacePlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank
1David Baker715.90--
2Marvin Rettenmaier682.09--
3Jonathan Duhamel668.79--
4Dan Smith662.47--
5Kyle Julius637.63--
6Phil Ivey629.12--
7Daniel Negreanu607.28--
8Andrew Lichtenberger605.49--
9Sam Chartier583.37--
10Erik Cajelais559.60--

1. David "ODB" Baker

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
WPT L.A. Poker Classic$10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship32 of 549$28,990
California State Poker Championship$2,080 No-Limit Hold'em Championship33 of 316$3,980
World Series of Poker$2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Event #22)3 of 228$59,925
World Series of Poker$2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Event #35)33 of 393$5,195
World Series of Poker$2,500 8 Game (Event #37)1 of 477$271,312
World Series of Poker$50,000 Poker Players Championship (Event #45)10 of 108$142,197
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #56)130 of 2,798$4,155
World Series of Poker$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha H/L (Event $58)4 of 526$100,820
World Series of Poker$10,000 No Limit Hold'em National Championship6 of 157$79,002
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event56 of 6,958$128,384

2. Marvin Rettenmaier

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
WPT Vienna€9,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller5 of 26€25,670
EPT Berlin€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max Re-Entry3 of 66€85,800
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 214€118,300
WPT World Championship$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship1 of 152$1,196,858
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max (Event #6)5 of 409$68,151
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #43)42 of 2,770$12,415
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)31 of 474$24,951
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event648 of 6,958$19,227

3. Jonathan Duhamel

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$100,000 No-Limit Holdem Super High Roller4 of 30$313,600
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max1 of 158$239,830
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller2 of 141$634,550
EPT Deauville€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max8 of 289€13,900
L.A. Poker Classic$5,100 No-Limit Hold'em2 of 98$121,115
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em13 of 364$25,620
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)38 of 474$21,832

4. Dan Smith

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAUD$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 22AUD$1,012,000
EPT Berlin€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event90 of 745€7,500
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo1 of 101€152,980
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 175€250,500
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max1 of 98€118,000
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #50)3 of 1,001$368,943

5. Kyle Julius

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max2 of 1,072$1,500,000
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed Max (Event #6)41 of 409$9,503
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #16)29 of 1,604$10,827
World Series of Poker$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #23)67 of 924$5,927
World Series of Poker$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (Event #36)41 of 587$9,086
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #50)2 of 1,001$589,687
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)26 of 474$29,406
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event411 of 6,958$28,530

6. Phil Ivey

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event12 of 659AUD$100,000
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller9 of 133€72,300
World Series of Poker$5,000 Stud H/L (Event #15)7 of 212$34,595
World Series of Poker$10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em (Event #17)2 of 179$275,599
World Series of Poker$5,000 Omaha H/L (Event #24)3 of 256$136,046
World Series of Poker$10,000 HORSE (Event #32)5 of 178$99,739

7. Daniel Negreanu

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$100,000 No-Limit Holdem Super High Roller5 of 30$250,900
LAPT Grand FinalR$3,700 ($1,829) No-Limit Hold'em6 of 367$28,177
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€100,000 Super High Roller6 of 38€310,000
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller2 of 133€598,600
World Series of Poker$1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em5 of 639$41,683
World Series of Poker$1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo (Event #5)45 of 967$5,639
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #56)104 of 2,798$4,155
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #60)13 of 101$19,272
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event160 of 6,958$52,718

8. Andrew Lichtenberger

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max105 of 1,072$20,000
Wynn Classic$5,000 No'Limit Hold'em Championship Event4 of 190$78,328
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up (Event #12)32 of 152$10,966
World Series of Poker$3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #23)8 of 924$49,214
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #30)3 of 285$41,445
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #50)23 of 1,001$28,793
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)6 of 474$140,351
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event221 of 6,958$44,655

9. Sam Chartier

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max42 of 1,072$37,500
EPT Deauville€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 72€65,600
EPT CopenhagenDkr15,000 ($2,694) No-Limit Hold'em2 of 85Dkr300,000 ($53,033)
Irish Open€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 502€44,500
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo High Roller5 of 65€44,600
World Series of Poker$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six Handed (Event #34)32 of 419$11,481
World Series of Poker$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em26 of 1,001$29,406
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #57)29 of 474$29,406

10. Erik Cajelais

Tournament Series (Jan. 1 - June 30)EventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Turbo 8-Max3 of 56$38,020
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max43 of 1,072$37,500
Borgata Winter Open$3,300 No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event43 of 734$9,826
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 364$256,300
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #31)49 of 2,811$10,436
World Series of Poker$2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Event #35)2 of 393$129,766
Tournament Series (July 1 - Dec. 31)EventPlacePrize
World Series of Poker$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event86 of 6,958$73,805

For the full GPI Player of the Year standings, head on over to globalpokerindex.com.

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