Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year

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 March 15.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
110
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 101
Ari Engel2,962.34
251
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 102
Mike Leah2,379.64
376
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 103
Timothy Adams2,245.61
487
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 104
Daniel Dvoress2,198.54
589
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 105
Sam Greenwood2,182.59
6130
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 106
Sam Chartier2,028.66
7192
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 107
Mark Radoja1,860.69
8193
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 108
Alex Difelice1,857.98
9219
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 109
Luc Greenwood1,811.32
10259
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 110
Kristen Bicknell1,742.42

This is now Ari Engel's 20th-straight week as the captain of Team Canada. The only change in the roster was Timothy Adams' climb from No. 5 to No. 3 after he finished in sixth place in the $50,000 Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Panama.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
120
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 111
Daniel Dvoress974.22
221
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 112
Ari Engel972.37
331
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 113
Mike Leah921.78
438
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 114
Luc Greenwood894.42
540
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 115
Timothy Adams869.30
650
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 116
Kristen Bicknell826.11
757
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 117
Paul Sokoloff783.16
862
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 118
Mark Radoja765.01
971
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 119
Ryan Yu741.27
1097
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 120
Sorel Mizzi687.74

With it still being early in the year, there is a lot of movement on the Canadian Player of the Year race as results start coming in. Luc Greenwood was dethroned as the leader of the POY and Daniel Dvoress overtook him with his runner-up finish in the $50,000 Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Panama. Ari Engel and Mike Leah also picked up points, knocking Greenwood down to No. 4.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Bryn Kenney1,974.95-
2Sergio Aido1,632.96+3
3Mustapha Kanit1,597.35-1
4Koray Aldemir1,387.42+2
5Ben Heath1,359.91-1
6Dylan Wilkerson1,315.73+9
7Byron Kaverman1,257.50-4
8Nadya Magnus1,196.08+1
9Park Yu Cheung1,164.99+2
10Roland Israelashvili1,151.97-3

Bryn Kenney remains the frontrunner in the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race, making it six weeks at the top for him. Others are coming on, however, including Sergio Aido who moved up from No. 5 to No. 2 this week after finishing seventh in the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event won by Samuel Panzica.

Dylan Wilkerson moved up from No. 15 to No. 6 following his win in the World Series of Poker Circuit Los Angeles event at the Bicycle Casino. Park Yu Cheung also moved up a couple of notches to No. 9 after picking up three cashes in the Asia Championship of Poker Platinum Series in Macau.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 David Peters3,457.98-
2 Nick Petrangelo3,234.88-
3 Bryn Kenney3,203.87-
4 Justin Bonomo3,171.55-
5 Samuel Panzica3,171.24+20
6 Rainer Kempe3,132.51+6
7 Adrian Mateos3,093.96-2
8 Dan Smith2,965.04-1
9 Ankush Mandavia2,963.93-3
10
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Overtakes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 121
Ari Engel2,962.34-1

David Peters remains the overall GPI leader for a fourth-straight week, with the top four all remaining the same since the last update.

Samuel Panzica, meanwhile, catapulted from No. 25 to No. 5 thanks to points gained from his big WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star victory, good for a $1.373 million cash. It's Panzica's first time inside the overall top 10 and highest-career GPI ranking to date. Rainer Kempe also jumped onto this week's list, going from No. 12 to No. 6 after finishing sixth in that same WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
161David "Chino" Rheem1,948.37
199Dan O'Brien1,847.92
227Alexandru Papazian1,794.36
238Eduards Kudrjavcevs1,776.16
257Jeremy Joseph1,744.41
267Alan King Lun Lau1,724.41
272William Givens1,719.94
284Gerald Karlic1,696.11
286Konstantin Puchkov1,688.76
300Jared Griener1,669.35

There are 10 new names in this week's GPI top 300, with David "Chino" Rheem the highest-ranked of the group after jumping up from No. 452 to No. 161. Rheem also made a deep run in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star where he finished third.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
227Alexandru Papazian1,794.36+339
161David "Chino" Rheem1,948.37+291
58Anthony Spinella2,326.16+150
141Kevin MacPhee2,014.33+137
238Eduards Kudrjavcevs1,776.16+125

Rheem's WPT Bay 101 finish made him the second biggest gainer of the week among players in the top 300, with Alexandru Papazian topping the list after moving all of the way from No. 566 to No. 227. Papazian had deep runs in both the Main Event and High Roller at the recent Western Tournament series in Cyprus to enable his upward move.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
229Rob Wazwaz1,793.99-62
98Alexander Rocha2,136.70-47
175Xiaxiang Luo1,901.00-42
234Vlad Darie1,783.47-42
196Weiyi Zhang1,850.92-34

Finally, among those still in the GPI top 300, Rob Wazwaz fell the furthest, going from No. 167 to No. 229 this week.

What to Expect Next Week

The PokerStars Championship Panama series is now well underway, with results from Panama City sure to affect the rankings next week. Remember, PokerNews is on the scene at PSC Panama with live updates, chip counts, photos, videos and more from all of the major events.

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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