Global Poker Index: Negreanu Back on Top

Global Poker Index: Negreanu Back on Top 0001

GPI 300 World Poker Rankings
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Canada’s own KidPoker is back on top of the GPI 300. When the Global Poker Index rankings were released Wednesday, Daniel Negreanu had reclaimed the top spot. Negreanu was the benefactor of Germany’s Ole Schemion losing points due to inactivity and falling to third place. Negreanu moved up into first and American female superstar Vanessa Selbst slid into second place, Selbst’s highest ranking ever.

DNegs will begin seeking his 19th week reigning atop the poker world since the GPI was commissioned. He is now tied with Marvin Rettenmaier and Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier for second-most weeks at #1 with 18. Jason Mercier holds the top honour with 84 weeks!

Canadians Mike McDonald and Sorel Mizzi join Negreanu in the top ten. McDonald moved up one spot to sixth, while Mizzi pegged up two spots to seventh. Here are the latest GPI 300 top ten ranked players in the world:

PositionChangePlayerGPI Score
1+1Daniel Negreanu3,834.74
2+1Vanessa Selbst3,786.12
3-2Ole Schemion3,708.31 pts
4--Marvin Rettenmaier3,541.43
5--Jason Mercier3,373.17
6+1Mike McDonald3,353.70
7+2Sorel Mizzi3,306.67
8-2Dan Smith3,295.32
9+2Ravi Raghavan3,287.67
10-2Shannon Shorr3,285.15

Jonathan Duhamel is just on the outside looking in to the top ten, moving up to 11th. Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, Mark “AceSpades11” Radoja, Yann “yadio” Dion, and Jonathan Roy all rose in position, while Marc-Andre Ladouceur stayed level. On the flipside, Mike “SirWatts” Watson dropped 13 places and Timothy Adams fell from 78th to 158th.

Here is a list of the top-ten, GPI-300-ranked Canadians:

PositionChangePlayerGPI Score
1+1Daniel Negreanu3,834.74
6+1Mike McDonald3,353.70
7+2Sorel Mizzi3,306.67
11+5Jonathan Duhamel3,225.51
33-13Mike Watson2,812.71
45+1Griffin Benger2,652.33
48--Marc-Andre Ladouceur2,624.53
57+1Mark Radoja2,511.56
71+2Yann Dion2,357.20
79+2Jonathan Roy2,245.75

GPI 2014 POY Rankings

There was no movement in the top ten of the 2014 GPI Player of the Year rankings this week. Mike “Timex” McDonald is the top Canadian on the leaderboard, sitting in fourth, and Ami “UhhMee” Barer remains in sixth. Despite the leap back to the top of the world rankings, Negreanu dropped four places to 77th. Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah and Owen “ocrowe” Crowe made the biggest moves for Canada, jumping nine spots to 25th and 10 spots to 120th respectively. Shyam “G’s Zee” Srinivasan is just outside the top 20 as well in 21st. Jonathan Duhamel is 63rd, Sorel Mizzi is 89th, and Patrick Crivell rounds out the top 100 in 97th.

Here is how the 2014 GPI POY top-ten leaderboard looks:

PositionChangePlayerGPI Score
1--Keven Stammen583.20
2--Dominik Panka544.01
3--Dan Heimiller542.80
4--Mike McDonald513.95
5--Jason Mercier489.04
6--Ami Barer433.46
7--Ronit Chamani431.81
8--Tom Hall417.86
9--James Calderaro408.38
10--Alex Bilokur408.07

Top ten Canadians in the GPI POY leaderboard:

PositionChangePlayerGPI Score
4--Mike McDonald513.95
6--Ami Barer433.46
21--Shyam Srinivasan355.74
25+9Mike Leah345.41
63-2Jonathan Duhamel278.85
77-4Daniel Negreanu268.61
89-3Sorel Mizzi255.80
97-2Patrick Crivell248.31
120+10Owen Crowe227.13
141-3Marc-Andre Ladouceur211.69

As the $3,500, $5 million guarantee WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown begins Thursday, we should see a pretty good shake up for next week’s updated rankings. Many of Canada's and the world’s best players will head to Fort Lauderdale for the second-last event of the WPT season. Check back next week to see the new GPI update and you can follow the action at the WPT SHR Poker Showdown with our daily recaps.

All stats and rankings courtesy of the Global Poker Index. Every week the GPI releases an update calculating players' world rankings. To learn more about the GPI, check out their “About GPI” page.

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