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Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada

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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 February 15.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
110
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 101
Ari Engel2,975.14
254
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 102
Sam Chartier2,346.04
356
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 103
Sam Greenwood2,339.81
476
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 104
Timothy Adams2,240.25
581
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 105
Mike Leah2,219.69
6120
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 106
Daniel Dvoress2,063.58
7175
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 107
Matt Salsberg1,922.06
8224
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 108
Mark Radoja1,825.06
9248
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 109
Mike McDonald1,782.65
10344
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 110
Alex Difelice1,611.76

While Ari Engel continues to lead Team Canada for the 16th-straight week, the second-place Canadian has changed hands. Sam Chartier has climbed above Sam Greenwood to take the No. 2 spot.

There were two other changes in the lineup. Timothy Adams climbed a spot above Mike Leah to become the new No. 4. And Mark Radoja also found one higher spot, taking away No. 8 from Mike McDonald.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney1,592.85-
2 Mustapha Kanit1,424.52-
3 Byron Kaverman1,257.50-
4 David Yan956.39-
5 Nathan Bjerno796.36-
6 Nick Petrangelo788.13-
7 Ben Heath771.68-
8
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 111
Luc Greenwood765.12-
9 Sergi Reixach760.80-
10 Daniel Weinman751.83-

A relatively quiet week of tournament poker meant the top of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year standings remained unchanged from a week ago. Bryn Kenney remains at No. 1 for a second week in a row, with all 10 of those appearing on this least remaining right where they were at the last update.

Nadya Magnus nearly cracked the list after jumping all of the way from No. 81 to No. 11 after winning the $2,200 High Roller at the World Series of Poker Circuit Milwaukee stop last week. Magnus topped a 119-entry field to earn a $71,398 first prize and a bundle of POY points.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,551.32-
2 David Peters3,499.71-
3 Fedor Holz3,309.63-
4 Bryn Kenney3,264.27-
5 Justin Bonomo3,130.44-
6 Adrian Mateos3,098.44-
7 Ankush Mandavia3,078.29-
8 Jack Salter3,023.44-
9 Dan Smith3,007.59-
10
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 112
Ari Engel2,975.14-

It's the same, relatively quiet story emanating from the GPI overall rankings this week, where the top 10 players all remain unchanged from a week ago with Nick Petrangelo at No. 5 for a fifth week running.

That image up above, incidentally, comes from a photo taken just before the conclusion of the $25,750 High Roller at the PokerStars Bahamas Championship in January where Kenney finished ninth, Petrangelo second and Luc Greenwood won.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
274James Akenhead1,735.22
286Stoyan Obreshkov1,715.57
289Nick Yunis1,709.45
291Salvatore Dicarlo1,707.77
293Andrey Kotelnikov1,706.11
294Arthur Conan1,704.53
295William Kassouf1,704.21
296Anton Astapau1,702.22
297Mark Herm1,697.45
298Nick Pupillo1,697.18
299David Stefanski1,696.03
300Vojtech Ruzicka1,692.72

A dozen players joined the top 300 this week, all arriving to fill spots in the bottom 10th of the list. The highest-ranked of the group is James Akenhead who most recently collected a couple of cashes at the PokerStars Festival London series, helping him move up from No. 352 to No. 274.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
298Nick Pupillo1,697.18+150
274James Akenhead1,735.22+78
222Loni Harwood1,827.86+72
294Arthur Conan1,704.53+65
188Patrick Mahoney1,895.27+57

Akenhead's upward move was the second-largest of any player appearing in the current top 300, only exceeded by Nick Pupillo who went from No. 448 to No. 298 after finishing sixth in the WSOP-C Milwaukee Main Event won by Alex Aqel.

Loni Harwood also made a decent-sized move up from No. 294 to No. 222 this week after her most recent tournament cashes carried her just over the $2 million-mark in lifetime earnings. Harwood's highest-previous GPI ranking was No. 120 in June 2014.

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
275 Jerry Wong1,732.92-116
251 Jeff Rossiter1,772.95-106
212 Daniel Strelitz1,840.25-79
217 Michael Addamo1,834.34-77
248
Global Poker Index: Sam Chartier Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 113
Mike McDonald1,782.65-75

Meanwhile looking only at players still in the GPI top 300, Jerry Wong fell the furthest since last week after dropping from No. 159 to No. 275.

What to Expect Next Week

The World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic remains in action this week, still working its way through preliminary events in advance of the Main Event later this month. There are also WPTDeepStacks series ongoing at bestbet Jacksonville in Florida and the Parx Casino in Pennsylvania.

In Europe the Dutch Classics in underway at the Kings Casino in Rozvakov, Czech Republic. And in Asia the much anticipated Triton Series Manila 2017 gets going tomorrow at the Solaire Resort where PokerNews will be delivering live updates, chip counts, and more.

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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