Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind

Sorel Mizzi

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 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, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of July 15, 2015

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Anthony Zinno3,886.78 
2Jason Mercier3,868.99+6
3Dan Smith3,818.38-1
4Scott Seiver3,743.05+8
5Davidi Kitai3,615.34-
6Stephen Chidwick3,608.95-
7Dario Sammartino3,587.71-
8Bryn Kenney3,575.82-5
9Paul Volpe3,522.01+2
10Byron Kaverman3,437.55-

Jason Mercier leaped back to the No. 2 spot after an aging score worked in his favor. Mercier's 41st-place finish in the 2015 PCA Main Event aged into Period 2, but wasn't among the scores counting in his slate of Period 1 scores as five better results were already comprising that score. His slate of Period 2 results were only made up of three results, leading to this boost in his score when the aging result added a fourth.

Biggest Gains Within the Top 100

Change in Rank PlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
+90 Blake Bohn2,396.2497
+40 Justin Bonomo2,885.0646
+40
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 101
Max Greenwood2,386.7598
+39 Toby Lewis2,693.4465
+36 Taylor Paur2,693.4462
+34
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 102
Daniel Negreanu3,279.3317
+34 Matt Waxman2,382.08100

Blake Bohn was the biggest mover into the top 100 following his 23rd place finish in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. Max Greenwood and Daniel Negreanu both crept up the rankings with deep Main Event results as well.

Biggest Drops Within the Top 100

Change in Rank PlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
-25 Joao Vieira2,468.5890
-23
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 103
Mike McDonald2,510.9087
-22 Dan Colman2,551.5480
-22
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 104
Andrew Chen2,640.1370
-22
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 105
Ami Barer2,788.2454

Joao Vieira fell the furthest in the top 100 this week, as a 10th-place finish of his in a $5,300 Turbo Eight-Max at the 2015 PCA aged into Period 2. While that score didn't crack his top five results in Period 2, it had been counting in his Period 1 results and was replaced by a lesser score.

Three Canadians fell significantly this week, as none of them had WSOP results to keep up with those who did. As the EPT circuit gets back in action, which Mike McDonald, Andrew Chen, and Ami Barer prefer, these three are likely to regain their positions soon.

Biggest Gains Overall

Change in Rank PlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
+202
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 106
Matt Jarvis1,845.16216
+142 Steve Gross1,727.44274
+130
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 107
Jonas Mackoff2,024.83166
+129 Kory Kilpatrick1,652.91298
+106 Galen Hall1,695.91285
+104 Louis Salter1,814.62229
+93 Jake Cody1,901.40200
+90 Blake Bohn2,396.2497

Matt Jarvis saw the biggest rise up the ranks this week, following another deep run in the WSOP Main Event for the 2010 November Niner. Jarvis finished in 51st place, good for $137,300. Fellow Canadian Jonas Mackoff also enjoyed a leap up the ranks after also making a deep run in the same event, finishing 63rd for $113,764.

Biggest Drops Overall

Change in Rank PlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
-115 Vanessa Selbst1,681.32289
-96 Ryan Fee1,738.13268
-66 Dani Stern1,855.88211
-65 Joey Weissman1,696.53284
-57 Chris Hunichen1,848.90214
-56 Philipp Gruissem1,752.40260
-56 Fabrice Soulier1,702.42282
-55 Daniel Weinman1,676.32291
-52 Tim West1,672.99292
-47
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 108
Matt Salsberg1,799.32233

The biggest drop this week belonged to Vanessa Selbst. Her third-place finish in the $25,000 High Roller at the 2014 PCA fell from Period 3 to Period 4.

GPI Top 10 Canadians (the #EhTeam)

Rank PlayerTotal Score
11
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 109
Sorel Mizzi3,418.16
12
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 110
Jonathan Duhamel3,415.13
17
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 111
Daniel Negreanu3,279.33
23
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 112
Mike Leah3,223.76
54
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 113
Ami Barer2,788.24
66
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 114
Sam Greenwood2,656.17
67
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 115
Mike Watson2,656.14
70
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 116
Andrew Chen2,640.13
87
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 117
Mike McDonald2,510.91
98
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Leads Canadians with Jonathan Duhamel Close Behind 118
Max Greenwood2,386.75

These top 10 Canadian players also happen to be all of the Canadians within the GPI top 100. Sorel Mizzi is back on top after cashing five WSOP events this summer, though Jonathan Duhamel's six cashes including a bracelet win in the most expensive event of the series — the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop — bumps him up to second in the country and right on Mizzi's heels. We also see two of the three Greenwood brothers within the top 10 again.

What to Expect Next Week

With the WSOP in the rearview mirror, nothing major will shake the rankings for the next week. Aging scores will continue to play a factor, though, and another aging PCA score from Jason Mercier could lead to his bumping Anthony Zinno from the top spot come next week.

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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