Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian

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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 7, 2016.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 101
Sam Greenwood3,335.09
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 102
Ari Engel3,260.09
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 103
Mike McDonald3,191.40
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 104
Timothy Adams3,080.65
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 105
Sam Chartier2,800.79
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 106
Mike Leah2,694.60
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 107
Mike Watson2,645.97
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 108
Daniel Dvoress2,625.55
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 109
Jonathan Duhamel2,620.44
Global Poker Index: Sam Greenwood Still the Top Canadian 110
Daniel Negreanu2,612.30

It's another week with Sam Greenwood leading Team Canada with his points unchanged. The only changes this week came from old results degrading in value. Mike Leah and Sam Chartier swapped spots with the latter now topping the former. And Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu both lost points to put them in the No. 9 and No. 10 spots, respectively, allowing Daniel Dvoress to climb two spots to No. 8.

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-

It was essentially a week off for nearly everybody as far as the 2016 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race was concerned, with zero movement whatsoever among the top 10. That means 13 straight weeks in front for Fedor Holz who continues to enjoy a decent-sized lead over a chase pack headed by Chance Kornuth at No. 2.

Looking further down the POY chart, Benjamin Zamani did manage a big upward move from No. 65 to No. 28 this week after collecting points from his runner-up finish to Pat Lyons in the recent World Poker Tour Legends of Poker event.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Fedor Holz4,797.54-
2Nick Petrangelo4,494.03-
3Steve O'Dwyer4,347.19-
4Jason Mercier4,304.04-
5Byron Kaverman4,263.65-
6Connor Drinan4,215.89-
7Anthony Zinno4,044.50+1
8David Peters4,029.39+2
9Bryn Kenney3,992.68-2
10Tom Marchese3,916.60-1

It was similarly quiet over at the top of the overall GPI rankings, with only a small bit of shuffling at the bottom of the top 10 as a few players' scores were slightly affected by the aging factor.

Holz remains the No. 1 player in the world for a 13th-straight week here as well. Meanwhile Anthony Zinno and David Peters moved up slightly and Bryn Kenney and Tom Marchese slipped a little although no one fell out of the top 10.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
214Gordon Vayo2,092.18
228Ray Qartomy2,060.82
233Kyle Bowker2,056.00
255Paul Matanel2,011.11
290Garrett Greer1,915.85
295Peter Eichhardt1,891.84
296Darren Rabinowitz1,890.18
300Dylan Wilkerson1,883.05

There are just eight newcomers into this week's GPI top 300, with November Niner Gordon Vayo the highest-ranked of the group after moving up exactly 100 spots from No. 314 to No. 214.

Vayo currently sits third in chips among the final nine in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event that finally resumes again in a little under two months. Meanwhile the San Franciscan has spent the interim in a profitable manner, taking the title in the WinStar River Poker Series Main Event earlier this week. Vayo took away a cool $587,120 following a five-way final table deal.

Vayo has been in and out of the top 300 some over recent weeks. His highest career GPI ranking was No. 168 back in April 2013.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
255Paul Matanel2,011.11+1178
228Ray Qartomy2,060.82+307
290Garrett Greer1,915.85+137
214Gordon Vayo2,092.18+100
233Kyle Bowker2,056.00+68

That 100-spot jump landed Vayo in the "Biggest Gains" list this week, although there were players making larger leaps as well.

Garrett Greer went from No. 427 to No. 290 after finishing eighth in that aforementioned WPT Legends of Poker event. Ray Qartomy moved up from No. 535 to No. 228 after a 10th-place finish in that WinStar River Poker Series Main Event won by Vayo. And Paul Manatel jumped all the way from No. 1,434 to No. 255 after collecting cashes at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and European Poker Tour Barcelona.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
281Alex Keating1,934.21-41
272Nathan Bjerno1,975.13-38
217Ali Fazeli2,084.28-37
249Louis Salter2,021.72-34
261Riley Fuller1,999.93-30

Finally, those on this week's "Biggest Drops" list didn't drop very much at all this week, with Alex Keating's slip from No. 240 to No. 281 being the steepest fall.

What to Expect Next Week

The Playground Poker Club World Cup of Cards continues this week in Kahnawake, Quebec, where PokerNews is on hand covering all of the events.

Meanwhile The Commerce Poker Series cranks up in Los Angeles, as does another Deepstack Extravaganza at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The WSOP Circuit stops over in Campione, Italy this week, and the Norwegian Championships take place September 10-11 at the Radidon Blu Caledonien in Kristiansand, 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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