Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings

Sorel Mizzi

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 5.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
113
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 101
Ari Engel2,968.70
236
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 102
Mike Leah2,491.97
337
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 103
Sam Greenwood2,486.26
476
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 104
Timothy Adams2,257.02
588
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 105
Daniel Dvoress2,195.66
689
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 106
Sam Chartier2,194.87
7159
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 107
Sorel Mizzi1,962.53
8179
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 108
Mark Radoja1,907.67
9204
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 109
Alex Difelice1,857.98
10218
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 110
Luc Greenwood1,825.25

There was just one change on Team Canada this week. Sorel Mizzi climbed one spot to No. 7. What hasn't changed is Ari Engel's reign over the Canadians rankings. He has now held the top spot for 23 weeks.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
16 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 111
Ari Engel
212 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 112
Daniel Dvoress
325 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 113
Sorel Mizzi
426 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 114
Mike Leah
536 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 115
Kristen Bicknell
644 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 116
Timothy Adams
745 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 117
Luc Greenwood
855 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 118
Paul Sokoloff
957 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 119
Mark Radoja
10100 
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 120
Ryan Yu

For the annual Canadian Player of the Year race, Ari Engel still leads for the third week now. Sorel Mizzi found a jump from No. 5 to No. 3 from his recent WPT success. The one other change was to see Thomas Lefort fall off the bottom of the list to be replaced by Ryan Yu after he found a cash at PokerStars Championship Macau in the National Championship.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,101.11-
2 Mustapha Kanit1,970.27-
3 Sergio Aido1,784.14-
4 Byron Kaverman1,656.88+2
5 Koray Aldemir1,631.78-1
6
Global Poker Index: Sorel Mizzi Climbs Both Canadian Rankings 121
Ari Engel1,604.24-1
7 Ben Heath1,446.64+1
8 Manig Loeser1,426.75+10
9 Dylan Wilkerson1,377.82-2
10 Nick Petrangelo1,349.37+88

It's the same story at the very top of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year leaderboard for another week as the latest update keeps Bryn Kenney at No. 1 for a ninth week running. Sitting in second position, Mustapha Kanit has closed the gap a little after notching a cash in a side event at the ongoing PokerStars Championship Macau series.

With a bit of shuffling the rest of the top 10 remains largely the same aside from a couple of new entries.

Manig Loeser jumped from No. 18 to No. 8 this week after taking third place in the HK$400,000 Super High Roller at PSC Macau won by Steve O'Dwyer.

Meanwhile Nick Petrangelo has managed two runner-up finsishes in Macau over recent days, one in a 94-entry HK$82,400 NL event and the other in a 50-entry HK$206,000 NL event won by Quan Zhou. Those finishes netted Petrangelo enough points to bound all of the way from No. 98 to No. 10 in the POY standings.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Nick Petrangelo3,537.28+2
2David Peters3,444.17-1
3Bryn Kenney3,226.57-1
4Fedor Holz3,188.36+13
5Justin Bonomo3,171.55-1
6Rainer Kempe3,132.51-
7Samuel Panzica3,129.85-2
8Steve O'Dwyer3,094.92+10
9Adrian Mateos3,092.63-2
10Ankush Mandavia3,014.76-2

Those two deep runs for Petrangelo mean he's moved back on top of the overall GPI rankings as well, ending the six-week reign of David Peters as leader. Petrangelo returns to No. 1 after having last been on top in February. Most impressively, Petrangelo has been ranked in the GPI top 10 for 85 straight weeks, dating back to August 2015.

A couple of other former GPI leaders made moves as well thanks to success in Macau, namely the aformentioned O'Dwyer (last No. 1 in June 2016) and Fedor Holz (last No. 1 in early January).

O'Dwyer's victory in that PokerStars Championship Macau Super High Roller followed closely on the heels of his victory in the PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller last month, with both wins helping him move up from No. 18 to No. 8. Holz was the runner-up in the Macau SHR at the City of Dreams, helping him go from No. 17 to No. 4.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
140Michael Addamo2,018.82
274Nick Yunis1,735.40
290Marvin Rettenmaier1,710.03
293Upeshka De Silva1,701.57
294Romain Lewis1,700.72
295Guillaume Diaz1,699.12
298Ariel Celestino1,691.22
299James Chen1,690.78

Eight players moved up enough this week to enter the GPI top 300, with Michael Addamo the highest-ranked of the group. Addamo went all of the way from No. 314 to No. 140 after picking up a big win in that $HK82,400 NL event at PSC Macau in which Petrangelo took second. Addamo is now the second-highest ranked Australian in the GPI rankings behind James Obst (at No. 75).

Marvin Rettenmaier, a former GPI No. 1 (most recently in October 2013), returns to the top 300 this week as well. All of the others on this list are top 300 returnees as well aside from Romain Lewis who is making his top 300 debut at No. 294.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
140Michael Addamo2,018.82+174
299James Chen1,690.78+165
298Ariel Celestino1,691.22+150
295Guillaume Diaz1,699.12+115
180Faraz Jaka1,907.43+96

Addamo's upward move represented the biggest gain of anyone in this week's GPI top 300. Both James Chen and Guillaume Diaz used cashes in Macau to manage their moves upward, while Ariel Celestino's scores in Brazil and Panama have helped him back onto the list. And Faraz Jaka is among the many collecting cashes and GPI points in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
257Anthony Gregg1,758.31-60
132Andjelko Andrejevic2,035.66-44
215Nathan Bjerno1,832.41-41
95Kully Sidhu2,176.16-37
264Jean Gaspard1,750.62-36

Finally, looking only at those still in the GPI top 300, Anthony Gregg endured the steepest drop since last week after going from No. 197 to No. 257.

What to Expect Next Week

Results from the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series will certainly be reflected in next week's GPI update, as will more from the PokerStars Championship Macau series where the PokerNews live reporting team continues to bring live updates, hand reports, chip counts, photos, videos and more from all of the big events at the City of Dreams.

Don't forget also the 2017 Western New York Poker Challenge is in action. PokerNews is there as well with coverage of several events including the Main Event beginning Friday.

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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