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GPI Player of the Year: Rettenmaier Cracks Top Three; Duhamel Maintains Lead

Posted at 22:15 2012-06-07 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. 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
1Jonathan Duhamel595.68--
2Dan Smith582.60--
3Marvin Rettenmaier560.13+3
4Andrew Badecker513.82-1
5Steve O'Dwyer489.14-1
6Sam Chartier478.70-1
7Noah Schwartz475.28+1
8Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier454.84-1
9Jason Koon446.07+9
10Daniel Negreanu436.45+10

World Series of Poker

The GPI Player of the Year race will be in a state of flux for the next six weeks because the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off last week. Sixty-one tournaments will make major waves, and a few completed events have already affected the top 10. A fifth-place finish in Event #6 puts Marvin Rettemaier in the No. 3 hole, and two cashes so far have bumped Daniel Negreanu into the top 10.

1. Jonathan Duhamel

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
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

2. Dan Smith

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
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$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #2)17 of 2,101$18,990

3. Marvin Rettenmaier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
German Championship of Poker€2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event26 of 207€4,655
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

4. Andrew Badecker

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event47 of 1,072$37,500
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star$9,500 No-Limit Hold'em5 of 364$192,300
Irish Open€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event19 of 502€11,200
WPT Vienna€3,200 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event14 of 396€11,680
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event96 of 665€7,500
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em3 of 2,101$224,029

5. Steve O'Dwyer

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
EPT CopenhagenDkr35,000 ($6,273) No-Limit Hold'em Main Event7 of 299Dkr290,000 ($51,265)
WPT National Series - Denmark€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event1 of 289€159,227
EPT Madrid€2,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max Bounty7 of 61€2,660
EPT Campione€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max2 of 27€74,000
WPT Vienna€9,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller3 of 26€42,780
WPT World Championship$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship5 of 152$192,176

6. Sam Chartier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event 8-Max42 of 1,072$37,500
EPT Deauville€1,500 No-Limit Hold'em6 of 378€23,400
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

7. Noah Schwartz

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Turbo1 of 56$85,250
Isle Classic$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event10 of 173$8,564
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em18 of 295$10,067
WPT L.A. Poker Classic$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em4 of 549$355,750
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller6 of 133€166,000
World Series of Poker$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #2)94 of 2,101$3,970

8. Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
L.A. Poker Classic$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller4 of 23$72,550
EPT Madrid€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Re-buy4 of 26€27,400
France Poker Series - Snowfest€2,700 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller3 of 30€13,220
EPT Campione€5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event61 of 570€9,000
EPT Berlin€10,000 No-Limit Hold'em1 of 66$231,000
PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final€100,000 Super High Roller3 of 38€621,000

9. Jason Koon

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
PCA$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max15 of 158$12,260
PCA$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max High Roller4 of 141$271,950
Aussie MillionsAUD$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event27 of 659AUD$35,000
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event21 of 290$25,056
World Series of Poker$3,000 NLHE/PLO Heads-Up (Event #3)2 of 317$128,660

10. Daniel Negreanu

Tournament SeriesEventPlacePrize
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

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

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