Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes 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 May 10.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
111
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 101
Ari Engel3,062.13
243
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 102
Sam Greenwood2,486.15
344
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 103
Mike Leah2,467.91
445
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 104
Timothy Adams2,449.62
588
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 105
Daniel Dvoress2,191.31
6138
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 106
Sam Chartier2,048.78
7144
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 107
Mike Watson2,031.04
8166
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 108
Sorel Mizzi1,964.58
9189
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 109
Mark Radoja1,907.67
10207
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 110
Luc Greenwood1,868.22

No surprise to see Ari Engel at the top of Team Canada again. This is his 28th week in a row with that spot. The only difference on the roster from last week is Luc Greenwood's climb to the No. 10 spot, taking the seat of Alex Difelice.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
13
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 111
Daniel Dvoress2,420.79
26
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 112
Ari Engel2,208.79
311
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 113
Timothy Adams1,854.35
423
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 114
Mike Leah1,524.50
558
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 115
Kristen Bicknell1,269.31
661
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 116
Luc Greenwood1,260.47
777
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 117
Ryan Yu1,190.73
8104
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 118
Sorel Mizzi1,126.43
9124
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 119
Sam Greenwood1,070.44
10148
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 120
Paul Sokoloff1,001.21

There's a new best player of the year in Canada! After a very successful PokerStars Championship, Daniel Dvoress is now in the lead for the Canadian Player of the Year. Winning a spadie in the same series, Timothy Adams also climbed to No. 2, bumping everyone else down a peg.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-
2 Sergio Aido2,463.57+1
3
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 121
Daniel Dvoress2,420.79+5
4 Nick Petrangelo2,392.76+5
5 Manig Loeser2,262.69+2
6
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 122
Ari Engel2,208.79-4
7 Koray Aldemir2,176.14-3
8 Mustapha Kanit2,109.57-3
9 Byron Kaverman2,108.44-3
10 Steve O'Dwyer1,938.12-

The PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® is done, with the latest update of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings predictably being affected by the series' results.

Thanks in part to his victory in the €100,000 Super High Roller, Bryn Kenney managed to maintain the No. 1 spot, extending his run at the top to 14 straight weeks. But there's been a lot of movement just below Kenney at the top of the leaderboard.

Sergio Aido has now surged to No. 2 after cashing three times in Monaco. Meanwhile Daniel Dvoress cashed five times — including three final tables in high rollers — to jump from No. 8 to No. 3 this week. Nick Petrangelo likewise moved up five spots to be ranked No. 4 after collecting four cashes and three final tables in the series.

Sitting just outside the top 10 this week after making big upward moves are Timothy Adams at No. 11 (from No. 44) and Andreas Klatt at No. 12 (from No. 57).

Adams won the €25,750 Eight Max Shot Clock event in Monaco, while Klatt won the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship and finished second in the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event won by Raffaele Sorrentino.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Nick Petrangelo3,525.80-
2David Peters3,487.01-
3Fedor Holz3,450.90+1
4Bryn Kenney3,368.67-1
5Justin Bonomo3,314.73-
6Jason Mercier3,218.68-
7Adrian Mateos3,147.51-
8Steve O'Dwyer3,116.05-
9Rainer Kempe3,100.83-
10Jason Koon3,090.34-

Looking at the GPI overall rankings, things were relatively more steady since the last update with the same players occupying the top 10 spots and Nick Petrangelo remaining on top for a sixth week running. Fedor Holz (No. 3 this week) and Bryn Kenney (No. 4) swapping spots represented the only movement near the top.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank PlayerTotal Score
131 Pavel Plesuv2,071.56
212 Philipp Gruissem1,866.78
213 John Juanda1,865.70
216 Dermot Blain1,854.80
220 Christopher Frank1,846.13
224 Kilian Kramer1,839.39
254 Jimmy Guerrero1,795.20
271 Dominik Panka1,772.89
274 Steffen Sontheimer1,771.64
277 Celina Lin1,770.24
278 Arne Coulier1,768.91
290 Jeremy Meachem1,744.96
294 Maria Ho1,731.01
295 Allen Kessler1,730.37
297 Tobias Hausen1,726.08
299
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 123
Daniel Negreanu1,724.58
300 Ben Palmer1,721.83

There are no less than 17 new names in this week's GPI Top 300, with Pavel Plesuv the highest-ranked of the group after jumping all of the way from No. 345 to No. 131 thanks to his three cashes in Monaco.

Philipp Gruissem won the €25,500 Single-Day High Roller in Monaco, helping him move up from No. 588 to No. 212. John Juanda took third in that same event won by Gruissem, then finished runner-up to Julian Steur in the €25,750 High Roller, enabling him to make a big leap from No. 774 to No. 213 to rejoin the list.

Also making it back into the GPI Top 300 after a four-month hiatus is former top-ranked player Daniel Negreanu. He went from No. 460 to No. 299 after earning a cash in the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event.

Biggest Gains

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
213 John Juanda1,865.70+561
212 Philipp Gruissem1,866.78+376
131 Pavel Plesuv2,071.56+214
299
Global Poker Index: Daniel Dvoress Takes Lead in Canadian Player of the Year 124
Daniel Negreanu1,724.58+161
161 Tobias Peters1,979.63+124

Of all the players appearing in this week's GPI Top 300, Juanda enjoyed the biggest gain with Gruissem, Plesuv and Negreanu next in line. Tobias Peters likewise improved greatly, going from No. 285 to No. 161 on the heels of making successive final tables in tournament series in the Netherlands.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
291Andrew Hulme1,733.39-109
210Dorian Alejandro Rio Pavon1,867.93-82
237Marc MacDonnell1,824.26-78
175Guo Dong1,948.10-65
222Ludovic Geilich1,843.99-62

Finally, since the last update Andrew Hulme endured the steepest drop among players still ranked in the GPI Top 300 after slipping from No. 182 to No. 291.

What to Expect Next Week

888Live Festival Barcelona kicks off today, with coverage of several events by the live reporting team right here at PokerNews. Meanwhile the World Poker Tour Amsterdam 2017 festival continues at the Holland Casino, the 2017 California State Poker Championship plays on at the Commerce Casino and WPTDeepStacks continues its stop at the Turlock Poker Room in California.

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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