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 Nov. 16, 2016.
GPI Top 10 Canadians
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Team Canada continues to be captained by Ari Engel for the third week running. The only difference in the roster is a big leap by Daniel Dvoress from No. 9 in the country all the way to No. 6, bumping Mike Leah, Mike Watson, and Sam Chartier down a peg.
Dvoress' climb came from a successful trip to Macau where he finished 10th in the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) HK$25,000 Warm-Up event and followed that with third place in the HK$250,000 High Roller. The latter was the largest cash of his career when translated into $293,840 USD, which puts him well over the $2 million mark in lifetime winnings.
2016 GPI Player of the Year
There are just six weeks left in the 2016 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race, and Fedor Holz continues to maintain a healthy lead over the chase pack to preserve his place at the top. He's led the list for 23 weeks now, having been there almost since it was first shared by the GPI back in early June.
David Peters inched up a couple of spots this week to become the nearest challenger to Holz at No. 2 thanks to his big win in the HK$250,000 High Roller at the 2016 Asia Pacific Championship of Poker in Macau last week. Peters topped a 71-entry field to earn a first prize of HK$4,885,200, worth nearly $630K USD.
Aside from the two-spot upward move of Peters, the rest of the top 10 all remained unchanged. Looking down the list a bit, Dorian Alejandro Rios Pavon jumped from No. 43 to No. 27 after a third-place showing in the 2016 PPC Poker Tour Aruba World Championship.
GPI 300 Top 10
There was a lot of small shuffling up and down the overall top 10 this week, although again Holz remained the frontrunner (also for a 23rd week in a row). Peters hopped up two spots to No. 4 thanks to that ACOP High Roller triumph, while Justin Bonomo also improved from No. 8 to No. 7.
Steve O'Dwyer likewise rejoined the top 10 after having slipped out for just a single week, moving back up from No. 11 to No. 9.
Welcome to the GPI Top 300
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There were just seven new names in the top 300 after the latest update, although all seven have been on the list before.
Stevan Chew the highest-ranked of the group after jumping up from No. 302 to No. 208. A 13th-place finish in the ACOP Main Event won by Vladimir Geshkenbein enabled Chew to make that leap, with his new ranking representing a career GPI high for the Australian.
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Chew leads the "Biggest Gains" this week as well, his 94-spot jump putting him ahead of Artem Metalidi who used a fourth-place finish in that ACOP High Roller won by David Peters to move up from No. 223 to No. 147.
Meanwhile Paul Newey appears on this list for a second-straight week, having now moved all the way from No. 229 up to No. 98 over the last two weeks. Newey finished runner-up to Peters in that same ACOP High Roller in Macau, not long after having taken third in the HK$500,000 Super High Roller there the week before, an event won by Yuan Li.
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Looking at those slipping the most, Dmitar Danchev fell from No. 183 to No. 234, the biggest drop of those staying inside the top 300.
What to Expect Next Week
What's going on? For starters, the World Series of Poker International Circuit moves over to the Cercle Clichy Montmartre in Paris, while the Master Classics of Poker 2016 continues in Amsterdam. Meanwhile the L.A. Poker Open continues at the Commerce Casino and the Borgata Fall Poker Open continues in Atlantic City.
Also worth noting — today the final table of the partypoker.net World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event will be playing out at the Playground Poker Club, with WPT commentator Mike Sexton enjoying the chip lead among the final six to start play. A first prize of C$425,980 (worth about $318K USD) awaits the winner.