Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip

Daniel Dvoress

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

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
134
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 101
Ari Engel3,258.11
238
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 102
Sam Greenwood3,179.85
349
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 103
Timothy Adams3,005.13
463
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 104
Mike McDonald2,822.65
583
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 105
Daniel Negreanu2,681.08
686
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 106
Daniel Dvoress2,662.30
790
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 107
Mike Leah2,619.16
896
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 108
Mike Watson2,573.70
9107
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 109
Sam Chartier2,503.09
10236
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 110
Jonathan Duhamel1,997.66

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

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Fedor Holz3,644.80-
2 David Peters3,343.09+2
3 Chance Kornuth3,336.54-1
4 Paul Volpe3,192.20-1
5 Justin Bonomo3,127.87-
6 Adrian Mateos3,109.86-
7 Samuel Panzica3,046.64-
8
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 111
Ari Engel3,012.24-
9 Nick Petrangelo3,008.21-
10 Bryn Kenney3,002.78-

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

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Fedor Holz5,006.22-
2Nick Petrangelo4,371.91-
3Jason Mercier4,286.55-
4David Peters4,206.42+2
5Bryn Kenney4,049.43-
6Connor Drinan3,984.58-2
7Justin Bonomo3,940.36+1
8Erik Seidel3,925.60-1
9Steve O'Dwyer3,880.85+2
10Tom Marchese3,857.32-1

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

RankPlayerTotal Score
208Stevan Chew2,091.64
258Steve Karp1,949.14
270Tom Hall1,924.96
284Brian Hastings1,899.03
289Ryan Van Sanford1,881.36
299Andrey Zaichenko1,864.84
300Benjamin Winsor1,861.37

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.

Biggest Gains

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
208 Stevan Chew2,091.64+94
147 Artem Metalidi2,291.55+76
289 Ryan Van Sanford1,881.36+63
98 Paul Newey2,546.20+61
86
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Climbs Three Spots After Huge Macau Trip 112
Daniel Dvoress2,662.30+60

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.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
234Dmitar Danchev2,005.62-51
153Christoph Vogelsang2,268.81-38
296Amos Ben1,868.83-37
171Julian Stuer2,200.55-32
206Liv Boeree2,097.29-28

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.

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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