Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian

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Ole Schemion

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of June 3, 2015

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Ole Schemion4,136.69-
2 Dan Smith4,018.25+1
3 Scott Seiver3,964.16-1
4 Davidi Kitai3,724.86-
5 Byron Kaverman3,709.82-
6 Bryn Kenney3,638.97+3
7 Jason Mercier3,584.94-1
8 Stephen Chidwick3,584.59-1
9
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 101
Sorel Mizzi3495.18-1
10 Dario Sammartino3,432.92+1

Bryn Kenney made the biggest move in the top 10 this week, jumping up three places following his runner-up showing in Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2015 World Series of Poker for $287,870. Meanwhile, Dan Smith rose into the No. 2 position following his fourth-place finish in the $25,000 Aria High Roller IX for $105,840. Both players solidified their Period 1 results.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
211Rep Porter1,840.07
255Ryan Julius1,719.73
275Maria Ho1,643.50
276Matt Marafioti1,642.91
279Nam Le1,634.14
280Corey Hochman1,627.70
283Andre Akkari1,624.99
286Nick Schulman1,610.68
288Nick Pupillo1,607.51
290Greg Merson1,590.84
292Max Pescatori1,585.59
293Leo Wolpert1,584.64
294Robert Mizrachi1,583.21

Rep Porter tops the list of the 13 new players to the GPI Top 300 this week. Porter finished sixth in Event #7: $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship collecting $46,813.

Biggest Gains

Change in RankPlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
+245Greg Merson1,590.84290
+184Nam Le1,634.14279
+155Robert Mizrachi1,583.21294
+144Leo Wolpert1,584.64293
+109Corey Hochman1,627.70280
+99Rep Porter1,840.07211
+71Michael Wang2,442.6385
+68David Sands2,108.21135

With the WSOP in full swing, 25 players jumped up 40 or more places this week. The biggest belonged to Greg Merson. The 2012 WSOP Main Event champion didn't have any scores in the last six months, leaving his Period 1 empty. However, two early WSOP cashes have changed that. Merson finished in fourth place in the previously mentioned $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $152,126, and followed that up with a 35th-place finish in Event #6: $1,000 Hyper No-Limit Hold'em for $6,319.

Biggest Drops

Change in RankPlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
-75Vanessa Selbst1,931.16183
-62Joao Simao1,745.26246
-46Leo Fernandez1,646.68274
-45Daniel Strelitz1,746.58244
-44Ian O'Hara1,798.77229
-41Chris Bolek1,955.87178
-40Louis Salter1,875.54202
-35Atanas Kavrakov2,000.59166

Vanessa Selbst took the biggest tumble this week, dropping 75 places. Her bracelet win in the $25,000 Mixed-Max event from the 2014 WSOP aged into Period 3.

GPI Top 10 Canadians (the #Eh Team)

Rank PlayerTotal Score
9
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 102
Sorel Mizzi3,495.18
21
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 103
Daniel Negreanu3,180.83
28
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 104
Jonathan Duhamel3,057.32
32
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 105
Mike Leah2,999.34
44
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 106
Andrew Chen2,813.58
50
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 107
Ami Barer2,781.14
53
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 108
Mike Watson2,767.82
55
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 109
Mike McDonald2,751.28
101
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 110
Sam Greenwood2,342.47
121
Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Continues to Lead; Sorel Mizzi Still Best Canadian 111
Griffin Benger2,179.12

There was no change at all in the Team Canada roster with the same 10 players holding the same 10 positions. We're still waiting for some big final-table results at the WSOP from our top Canadians, and at just over a week into the series, there's still plenty of opportunity to book some strong results and climb the leaderboard. Keep watching our daily WSOP coverage as we track the Canadian contingent in Las Vegas.

To view both the 2015 Player of the Year and GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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