Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10

Jean-Pascal Savard

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 June 7.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
16
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 101
Ari Engel3,230.15
240
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 102
Sam Greenwood2,551.80
354
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 103
Mike Leah2,410.19
459
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 104
Timothy Adams2,376.92
565
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 105
Daniel Dvoress2,334.53
6122
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 106
Jean-Pascal Savard2,081.01
7124
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 107
Sam Chartier2,070.33
8149
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 108
Mike Watson2,010.04
9166
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 109
Luc Greenwood1,959.23
10180
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 110
Kristen Bicknell1,917.35

This is the 32nd week in a row that Ari Engel has been on top of this list. There was almost no change in the roster except for the addition of Jean-Pascal Savard who came from outside of the top 10 all the way to No. 6.

Also, Sorel Mizzi lost some points, dropping him off of Team Canada.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
13
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 111
Ari Engel2,478.79
25
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 112
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
313
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 113
Timothy Adams1,854.35
430
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 114
Mike Leah1,576.30
574
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 115
Sorel Mizzi1,356.18
676
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 116
Paul Sokoloff1,346.38
779
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 117
Ryan Yu1,328.35
883
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 118
Kristen Bicknell1,312.39
988
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 119
Sam Greenwood1,288.55
1093
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 120
Luc Greenwood1,260.47

Ari Engel leads this points race for four weeks now, but he didn't add any points to his tally this past week, giving others a chance to creep up. Sorel Mizzi climbed one spot to No. 5 and Paul Sokoloff leaped all the way from No. 10 to No. 6.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-
2 Nick Petrangelo2,741.39-
3
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 121
Ari Engel2,478.79-
4 Sergio Aido2,463.57-
5
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 122
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71-
6 Byron Kaverman2,301.98+3
7 Manig Loeser2,262.69-1
8 Koray Aldemir2,176.14-1
9 Mustapha Kanit2,109.57-1
10 Andreas Klatt2,011.05+2

The first results from the 2017 World Series of Poker have yet to have too big of an effect on the top of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year leaderboard, although Bryn Kenney — No. 1 now for 18 straight weeks — has already seen his lead reduced.

Nick Petrangelo sits at No. 2 again this week, but cut Kenney's points lead from 270 to just under 100 thanks to Petrangelo having added just over 170 points to his total after a 17th-place finish and cash in Event #6: $111,111 High Roller for One Drop won by Doug Polk.

Byron Kaverman took 12th in the High Roller for One Drop, following a fifth-place finish just a few days before in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl won by Christoph Vogelsang. Those two finishes helped Kaverman move up from No. 9 to No. 6 in the POY race.

Meanwhile Andreas Klatt climbs a couple of spots to join the list at No. 10 after already picking up a couple of WSOP cashes. Klatt comes to Vegas not long after his victory in the PokerStars National Championship at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® as well as his runner-up finish in the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event won by Raffaele Sorrentino.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,501.07-
2 David Peters3,447.17-
3 Justin Bonomo3,420.30-
4 Fedor Holz3,365.98-
5 Bryn Kenney3,337.60-
6
Global Poker Index: Jean-Pascal Savard Enters Canadian Top 10 123
Ari Engel3,230.15-
7 Adrian Mateos3,157.11+1
8 Jason Mercier3,156.73-1
9 Steve O'Dwyer3,116.71-
10 Jason Koon3,105.62-

The overall rankings have also yet to reflect big changes caused by WSOP results, with the top 10 remaining mostly steady since the last update and Nick Petrangelo remaining in the top spot for what is now 10 weeks running.

Adrian Mateos picked up a cash in the DeepStack Extravaganza series at the Venetian to kick off the month, giving him a few points to move to No. 7 and switch spots with Jason Mercier now at No. 8.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
188Michal Mrakeš1,894.05
203Simon Deadman1,867.02
245Jean Gaspard1,798.02
252Jonas Lauck1,788.55
253Andre Akkari1,786.87
263Dimitar Danchev1,774.93
278Maxim Panyak1,754.31
281Massoud Eskandari1,747.06
286Rex Clinkscales1,738.86
290Thiago Nishijima1,733.68
295Atanas Kavrakov1,731.15
297Allen Kessler1,726.82
298Andrey Kotelnikov1,726.05
299Randy Ohel1,725.91

While the top of the GPI overall rankings remained steady since last week, there was a lot of movement up and down the Top 300 including 14 new names entering the list.

Michal Mrakeš is the highest-ranked newcomer this week, having jumped from No. 321 to No. 188 after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLION Germany €1,100 Main Event. Meanwhile Simon Deadman moved from No. 325 to No. 203 after recently winning the $600 Ultimate Goliath Stack at Planet Hollywood, topping a 397-entry field to win $54,993.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
299Randy Ohel1,725.91+256
88Upeshka De Silva2,196.54+207
252Jonas Lauck1,788.55+138
188Michal Mrakeš1,894.05+133
203Simon Deadman1,867.02+122

Looking at players in the GPI Top 300 who made the most dramatic gains since the last update, Randy Ohel jumped from No. 555 to No. 299 after getting off to a fast start in the 2017 WSOP, picking up three cashes in the first nine events.

Also of note, Upeshka De Silva actually topped the "Biggest Drops" list a week ago after slipping from No. 182 to No. 295. But this week De Silva bounds all of the way back up to No. 88 after earning his second career WSOP bracelet by winning Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
220Farid Jattin1,839.94-118
293Amos Ben1,731.79-87
217Salvatore Dicarlo1,843.28-73
275Enso Del Piero1,761.35-64
198Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira1,873.94-62

Finally, this week's list of players in the Top 300 who have slipped the most in the last seven days is headed by Farid Jattin who went from No. 102 to No. 220.

What to Expect Next Week

The 2017 World Series of Poker remains front and center this week with multiple tournaments ongoing every day — much as will be the case all of the way through to the $10,000 Main Event in July.

Remember, the PokerNews live reporting team is the WSOP's official provider of live updates this year, so bookmark our WSOP landing page for quick access to all the hand reports, chip counts, photos, videos and more from each and every WSOP event.

There are tons of other tournaments happening all over Las Vegas as well this summer. Check out our compilation of "Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas 2017" for a full calendar of events happening in the city in addition to the festivities at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

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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