Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3

Sam Chartier

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. Here’s a look at the rankings as of November 25, 2015.

GPI Top 10 Canadians (the #EhTeam)

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
112
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 101
Jonathan Duhamel3,570.98
220
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 102
Mike McDonald3,452.77
342
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 103
Sorel Mizzi3,102.57
444
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 104
Sam Greenwood3,084.60
545
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 105
Daniel Negreanu3,075.24
646
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 106
Mike Leah3,051.98
765
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 107
Mike Watson2,659.50
895
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 108
Ami Barer2,406.30
9106
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 109
Daniel Dvoress2,312.26
10113
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 110
Andrew Chen2,283.94

There have been only a few minor changes to the Team Canada roster this week. Jonathan Duhamel remains in the top spot and Mike McDonald continues to hold on to No. 2 in the country. However, Sorel Mizzi finished seventh in the WSOP Circuit High Roller in Las Vegas to scoop up a few points and leap over Daniel Negreanu, Mike Leah, and Sam Greenwood, landing squarely in third place.

We also saw Sam Chartier drop off the top 10 due to older results losing value, making way for Daniel Dvoress to move up a spot and Andrew Chen to earn the No. 10 seat.

2015 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Byron Kaverman4736.90-
2Anthony Zinno4649.07-
3Nicholas Petrangelo4406.04-
4Steve O’Dwyer4333.58-
5Dzmitry Urbanovich4095.19-
6Jason Mercier4076.07-
7Connor Drinan3996.08-
8Dominik Nitsche3848.66-
9Fedor Holz3834.30-
10Scott Seiver3834.10-

There was zero movement among the top 10 for the week in the 2015 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race during a quiet period in the tournament schedule. Byron Kaverman remains the frontrunner with one month left to go in the POY race, enjoying a fourth-straight week on top.

Looking down the POY list, Georgios Zisimopoulos jumped from No. 68 to No. 41 after making a couple of final tables at the recently completed Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam.

The closest Canadian is, of course, Jonathan Duhamel who sits in No. 21

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Byron Kaverman4415.13-
2Jason Mercier4263.66-
3Anthony Zinno4006.85-
4Nicholas Petrangelo3885.15-
5Bryn Kenney3816.24+1
6Steve O’Dwyer3811.83-1
7Dan Smith3792.67-
8Martin Finger3685.07+2
9Davidi Kitai3632.05+3
10Erik Seidel3624.77+3

Kaverman stays on top once again in the overall GPI rankings this week, his ninth-straight week at No. 1. Meanwhile both Davidi Kitai and Erik Seidel rejoined the overall top 10, each moving up three spots this week to claim Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

Jonathan Duhamel sits just outside the top 10 in No. 12 as the world's best Canadian player.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank PlayerTotal Score
231 Mike Dentale1825.72
236
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 111
Timothy Adams1818.28
262 Tobias Peters1778.17
273 Joey Weissman1756.19
292
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 112
Justin Oliver1732.22
297 Riley Fuller1721.71
298 Justin Schwartz1720.12

Seven players moved up in the rankings to join the overall top 300 this week, including two Canadians. American Mike Dentale was the highest-ranked of the group after jumping from No. 355 to No. 231. An eighth-place finish at the partypoker World Poker Tour Montreal at the Playground Poker Club helped Dentale make his upward move.

Dentale will be moving up still more next week for certain, thanks to his victory in the Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship late Wednesday night. Dentale topped a field of 557 to earn a handsome $336,311 prize in that one.

Also joining the top 300 this week is Justin Schwartz, 14th-place finisher in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. Schwartz final-tabled the $3,250 High Roller event at the WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood festival last week, finishing fourth to go from No. 397 up to No. 298.

Timothy Adams was one of the new Canadians to make the top 300 after he found an 18th-place finish in the Masters Classics of Poker which was just enough to bump him up to No. 236.

Joining him in the 300 is Las Vegas-residing Canadian Justin Oliver. Despite being mostly a cash-game player in Sin City, this bracelet winner snuck into No. 292 after finishing 10th in a $1,600 DeepStack Extravaganza event at The Venetian.

Biggest Gains

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
231 Michael Dentale1825.72+124
298 Justin Schwartz1720.12+99
236
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 113
Timothy Adams1818.28+93
273 Joey Weissman1756.19+86
183 Jussi Nevanlinna2001.48+85

Of those inside the top 300, Dentale and Schwartz were the biggest gainers this week thanks to those recent scores. Timothy Adams also made a big upward move from No. 329 to No. 236 after cashing in the Master Classics of Poker Main Event where he took 18th, as mentioned above.

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
277 Phillip Hui1748.78-55
281 Andy Frankenberger1744.75-50
268 Charles Chattha1765.08-40
293 Ben Vinson1729.85-40
130
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes a Hit and Sorel Mizzi Climbs to No. 3 114
Sam Chartier2209.25-37

Looking at who fell the furthest this week among those still ranked in the top 300, Phillip Hui took the biggest tumble after going from No. 222 to No. 277.

Sam Chartier's tumble saw him drop out of Canada's top 10, and that was due to some of his older results degrading in value, including his final-table finish in the 2014 partypoker.net WPT Montreal as well has his win in the 2014 PokerStars Canada Cup High Roller.

What to Expect Next Week

The Brazil Series of Poker is presently concluding its 10th season with the 2015 BSOP Millions festival in São Paulo, highlighted by the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final. The Main Event of the 2015 Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open begins at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The WPT Prague Festival starts on Sunday. And the Parx Casino Big Stax XIV series begins next Tuesday.

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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