Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race

Mike Leah

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 April 26.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
111
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 101
Ari Engel3,045.82
238
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 102
Sam Greenwood2,509.44
345
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 103
Mike Leah2,467.91
476
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 104
Timothy Adams2,256.00
586
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 105
Sam Chartier2,203.44
698
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 106
Daniel Dvoress2,157.14
7155
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 107
Sorel Mizzi1,967.40
8169
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 108
Mark Radoja1,907.67
9187
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 109
Alex Difelice1,879.37
10222
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 110
Luc Greenwood1,825.25

It was another week with no change on Team Canada. While point totals shifted by small amounts, the roster remained the same with Ari Engel on top for the 26th week in a row.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
12
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 111
Ari Engel2,122.95
214
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 112
Daniel Dvoress1,411.21
329
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 113
Mike Leah1,253.82
432
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 114
Timothy Adams1,241.47
538
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 115
Ryan Yu1,190.73
653
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 116
Sorel Mizzi1,126.43
769
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 117
Kristen Bicknell1,070.26
877
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 118
Luc Greenwood1,041.80
988
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 119
Paul Sokoloff996.92
10104
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 120
Mark Radoja962.00

While the top 10 contenders remain the same, there was one change in the order. Mike Leah jumped from No. 6 to No. 3, bumping Timothy Adams, Ryan Yu, and Sorel Mizzi down a peg.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,487.70-
2
Global Poker Index: Mike Leah Climbs to Third Place in Canadian POY Race 121
Ari Engel2,122.95-
3 Mustapha Kanit1,970.27-
4 Sergio Aido1,933.22-
5 Byron Kaverman1,828.69-
6 Manig Loeser1,752.38-
7 Nick Petrangelo1,642.51-
8 Koray Aldemir1,631.78-
9 Anthony Spinella1,502.72-
10 Loni Harwood1,493.94+1

They're still in a relative holding pattern at the top of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year leaderboard, where Bryn Kenney remains the leader for a 12th week running. Ari Engel continues to be Kenney's closest challenger, and Engel did close the gap between the two slightly since the last update after cashing in the World Series of Poker Circuit Cherokee Main Event won by Vanessa Truong.

The rest of the top 10 remained the same aside from Loni Harwood inching up a spot to join the list. Harwood also picked up a cash in Cherokee, North Carolina last week to earn few more POY points.

Looking down the POY list, recent upward movers include Salvatore Dicarlo (from No. 32 to No. 14), Mike Leah from No. 53 to No. 29), Maurice Hawkins (from No. 79 to No. 35) and Christian Harder (from No. 60 to No. 44).

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Nick Petrangelo3,550.99-
2David Peters3,426.99-
3Justin Bonomo3,324.11-
4Bryn Kenney3,254.18-
5Fedor Holz3,188.36-
6Rainer Kempe3,103.74-
7Samuel Panzica3,073.74+4
8Steve O'Dwyer3,065.92-1
9Adrian Mateos3,062.56-1
10Ankush Mandavia3,058.72-

Things remained steady in the overall GPI rankings as well since last week, with Nick Petrangelo still at No. 1 for a fourth-straight week followed by David Peters and Justin Bonomo. Meanwhile Samuel Panzica rejoined the top 10, moving up from No. 11 to No. 7.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
188Maria Lampropulos1,879.25
192Vojtech Ruzicka1,874.05
238Jason Gooch1,805.58
243Vlad Darie1,796.52
253Kevin Andriamahefa1,779.77
265Usman Siddique1,767.62
274Dominik Panka1,751.69
290Jesse Alexis Cohen1,721.29
295DJ MacKinnon1,712.72
298Romain Lewis1,707.96
300Jean Gaspard1,705.69

Eleven players moved up in the rankings to join the GPI Top 300 this week, with Maria Lampropulos the highest-ranked of the group after ascending all of the way from No. 564 to No. 188 following her big win in the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn Main Event last weekend.

Lampropulos topped an enormous field comprised of more than 8,500 players taking part in various stages to claim the £1,000,000 first prize (worth about $1.28 million USD). This marks Lampropulos's first time inside the Top 300, and she also vaults to No. 2 in the current rankings for Argentina players where she sits behind leader Nacho Barbero and a couple of spots ahead of her boyfriend Ivan Luca in fourth.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
188Maria Lampropulos1,879.25+376
192Vojtech Ruzicka1,874.05+312
238Jason Gooch1,805.58+157
243Vlad Darie1,796.52+132
274Dominik Panka1,751.69+131

Lampropulos enjoyed the biggest gain of anyone in this week's Top 300, while 2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka made a similarly huge move as well, going from No. 502 to No. 192 after winning the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn High Roller in which he topped a field of 110 to earn £284,210.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
297Max Silver1,708.97-163
248Oleksii Khoroshenin1,786.47-106
252Michael Gagliano1,780.11-94
221Juha Helppi1,825.32-73
245Andrew Spears1,794.38-72

Finally, looking only at players retaining spots inside the GPI Top 300 this week, Max Silver dropped the farthest after slipping from No. 134 to No. 297.

What to Expect Next Week

All eyes turn toward the French Riviera this week where the 71-event PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® is already underway.

The PokerNews live reporting team is in Monaco to present coverage of all of the big events, including
the €100,000 Super High Roller (April 27-30), the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller (April 30), the €25,750 High Roller (May 3-6) and the €5,300 Main Event (April 29-May 6).

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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