Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week

Sam Greenwood

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 September 14, 2016.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
131
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 101
Sam Greenwood3,335.09
237
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 102
Ari Engel3,209.52
338
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 103
Mike McDonald3,191.40
445
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 104
Timothy Adams3,080.65
566
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 105
Sam Chartier2,800.79
684
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 106
Mike Leah2,682.42
785
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 107
Mike Watson2,645.97
888
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 108
Daniel Dvoress2,625.55
989
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 109
Jonathan Duhamel2,620.44
1091
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Captains Team Canada for Another Week 110
Daniel Negreanu2,612.30

There was absolutely no change in the Team Canada roster this week. Sam Greenwood continues to lead while Daniel Negreanu holds down the bottom of the top 10 in the country.

2016 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Fedor Holz3,637.69-
2Chance Kornuth3,336.54-
3David Peters3,097.44-
4Paul Volpe3,095.05-
5Adrian Mateos3,045.89-
6Nick Petrangelo3,008.21-
7Ivan Luca2,992.47-
8Jason Mercier2,931.51-
9Connor Drinan2,926.70-
10Dominik Nitsche2,875.65-

With the much of the poker world focused on the ongoing World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars — at least the tournament-playing part of it — it was another quiet week as far as the Global Poker Index was concerned without many live tournament results affecting the rankings.

In the 2016 GPI Player of the Year race, the top 10 spots remained unchanged with Fedor Holz spending a 14th week at No. 1 while busying himself chopping the $102,000 buy-in WCOOP Super High Roller and collecting yet another seven-figure cash.

In fact you have to look all of the way down to the bottom of the top 40 to see any movement at all in the GPI POY race. Jack Salter moved up from No. 61 to No. 37 this week after recently finishing third of 1,145 in a HK$12,000 no-limit hold’em event in the Macau Poker Cup.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Fedor Holz4,838.07-
2Nick Petrangelo4,494.03-
3Steve O'Dwyer4,339.03-
4Jason Mercier4,304.04-
5Byron Kaverman4,270.07-
6Connor Drinan4,215.89-
7Anthony Zinno4,044.62-
8David Peters4,029.39-
9Bryn Kenney3,992.68-
10Adrian Mateos3,876.73+1

Not much new to report from the top of the overall GPI rankings, either, as Holz stays on top — also for a 14th-straight week — and the top 10 remains largely unchanged.

The only difference from a week ago is Adrian Mateos nudging up a spot to No. 10, taking the place that had been occupied by Tom Marchese who slipped to No. 15 this week.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
234Raiden Kan2,052.41
267Vladimir Dobrovolskiy1,983.20
289Jordan Kaplan1,918.66
291Tyler Patterson1,911.47
300Ryan Tepen1,877.06

The relatively quiet week on the live circuit meant only five newcomers were able to push their way upward into the top 300, with Raiden Kan the highest-ranked of the bunch after elevating from No. 360 to No. 234.

A couple of cashes at European Poker Tour Barcelona helped boost Kan’s score. As a member of the Hong Kong Stars of the Global Poker League, Kan is readying for the restart of the GPL’s first season next week. Kan’s highest previous ranking has been No. 171, achieved in March 2015.

Among the other new names in this week’s top 300, Jordan Kaplan is making his career debut on the list after leaping up from No. 438 to No. 289. Kaplan final-tabled another event in that Macau Poker Cup series, a $HK80,000 NL event in which he took fifth of 109 entries.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
267Vladimir Dobrovolskiy1,983.20+250
289Jordan Kaplan1,918.66+149
234Raiden Kan2,052.41+126
168Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho2,239.13+117
120Ali Fazeli2,449.23+97

Kaplan’s upward move earned him a spot on the “Biggest Gains” list this week, though Vladimir Dobrovolskiy had an even bigger move after catapulting from No. 517 to No. 267.

Dobrovolskiy also enjoyed success in Macau last week, cashing in two events including winning the HK$100,000 Single Day High Roller.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
277Oliver Price1,985.89-74
297Riley Fuller1,889.20-36
149Darren Elias2,313.32-34
275Ricardo Alvarado1,963.82-29
240Gordon Vayo2,037.78-26

Finally, when it comes to this week’s “Biggest Drops" list — which looks only at players still inside the top 300 — Oliver Price fell the furthest after going from No. 203 to No. 277, although no one on this list fell all that far, relatively speaking.

For example, November Niner Gordon Vayo dropped 26 spots this week, but a week ago was being highlighted as a big gainer after leaping up 100 spots into the top 300.

What to Expect Next Week

The Commerce Poker Series continues in Los Angeles this week, as does the Deepstack Extravaganza 3.5 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Meanwhile the World Poker Tour is in action at the Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City, while the WSOP Circuit visits both Biloxi, Mississippi and Campione, Italy.

Also on the tournament schedule this week — the partypoker Irish Festival in Killarney, the Dutch Classics in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, the Unibet DSO Masters in Cannes, France, and the Norwegian Championships in Tromsø, Norway.

To view the 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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