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Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows

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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.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
130
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 101
Ari Engel3,393.90
231
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 102
Sam Greenwood3,344.52
355
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 103
Daniel Dvoress2,925.04
456
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 104
Timothy Adams2,913.18
595
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 105
Mike McDonald2,556.46
6114
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 106
Sam Chartier2,421.95
7131
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 107
Mike Leah2,342.39
8205
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 108
Mark Radoja2,105.24
9213
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 109
Matt Salsberg2,080.08
10248
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 110
Daniel Negreanu1,973.67

At the top of Team Canada, Ari Engel continues to lead the nation for the 10th-straight week after being announced as the 2016 Canadian Player of the Year. Near the bottom of the roster, a mass loss of points among a handful of Canadians shook up the ranking since last we looked. Matt Salsberg snuck in while Mike Watson dropped out, and the player with the most tournament winnings in the world, Daniel Negreanu, is all the way down in No. 10.

Things are looking bleak for the Canadian contingent. Outside of the top 10, there is only one other player who is inside the global top 300. Alex Difelice sits at No. 11 in Canada and No. 284 in the world. That puts Canadian greats like Andrew Chen, Ami Barer, Mike Watson, Lucas Greenwood, and Jonathan Duhamel all outside of the global top 300.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Fedor Holz4,730.90-
2David Peters4,502.58-
3Dan Smith4,314.81-
4Nick Petrangelo4,295.23-
5Tom Marchese4,186.53+1
6Steve O'Dwyer4,092.96-1
7Jake Schindler4,045.07+1
8Adrian Mateos4,011.71+1
9Erik Seidel3,879.64+2
10Bryn Kenney3,853.60+11

Holz unsurprisingly starts the new year on top of the overall GPI rankings, making it 30 weeks in a row at No. 1 for him and extending his record for the longest-ever stint on top of the rankings.

Most of the top 10 remained the same, with Bryn Kenney making a big move from No. 21 to No. 10 this week after placing fourth in one of those end-of-year $25,000 ARIA High Roller events.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
260Zvi Stern1,949.89
268Andrew Hulme1,939.43
273Eugene Katchalov1,922.14
274Eddy Sabat1,920.03
275Christian Christner1,916.05
285Kacper Pyzara1,880.84
289Ognyan Dimov1,878.14
291Lucas Blanco1,875.64
292Amos Ben1,874.41
293Mikita Badziakouski1,873.39
294Brendon Rubie1,873.18
295Salman Behbehani1,872.19
298Alex Goulder1,868.40
299Brandon Steven1,868.26
300Michael Dentale1,867.58

There were 15 new names in this week’s GPI top 300, all coming in to claim spots in the lower sixth of the list. 2015 November Niner Zvi Stern is the highest-ranked of the group after moving up from No. 309 to No. 260.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
119Rafael Moraes2,391.80+133
268Andrew Hulme1,939.43+96
273Eugene Katchalov1,922.14+71
140Patrick Leonard2,301.86+65
275Christian Christner1,916.05+64

Looking at players in the top 300 who made the biggest upward moves over the last seven days, Rafael Moraes jumped the most after going from No. 252 all of the way to No. 119.

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
227 Adrien Allain2,043.29-99
206 Nick Yunis2,104.87-90
181 Anthony Gregg2,171.14-73
248
Global Poker Index: Daniel Negreanu Falls to New Lows 111
Daniel Negreanu1,973.67-70
276 Bill Klein1,915.56-66

Finally, looking only at players inside the current top 300, Adrien Allain suffered the steepest fall over the last week after dipping from No. 128 to No. 227.

Daniel Negreanu also took a tumble from No. 178 to No. 248, his first time outside the GPI top 200 since the rankings began back in 2011. In fact, Negreanu only slipped out of the top 100 for the first time in mid-December. His highest GPI ranking has been No. 1, achieved most recently in April 2014.

What to Expect Next Week

The poker world’s attention turns to the Bahamas this week with the start of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas festival getting underway on Friday.

As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to cover numerous events from the Atlantis Resort & Casino, including the $100,000 Super High Roller, the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller, the $25,000 High Roller, the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, and the $5,300 Main Event.

Meanwhile the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship again helps kick off the new year for tournament poker players, with its first events happening next Wednesday, January 11.

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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