Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings

Daniel Negreanu WSOP 2017

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 21.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
15
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 101
Ari Engel3,233.71
245
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 102
Sam Greenwood2,502.37
348
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 103
Mike Leah2,491.71
449
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 104
Daniel Dvoress2,490.89
572
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 105
Daniel Negreanu2,353.17
675
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 106
Timothy Adams2,341.64
7153
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 107
Mike Watson2,028.73
8168
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 108
Luc Greenwood1,990.51
9176
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 109
Mark Radoja1,976.70
10184
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 110
Kristen Bicknell1,969.12

Ari Engel is still well out in front on Team Canada, leading the lineup for the 34th week in a row. The major change this week is the addition of Daniel Negreanu. He went from not even ranking among the top 10 to landing in the No. 5 spot due to his handful of deep runs at the WSOP.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
16
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 111
Ari Engel2,478.79
28
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 112
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
311
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 113
Mike Leah2,201.90
430
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 114
Timothy Adams1,854.35
562
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 115
Kristen Bicknell1,609.92
664
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 116
Paul Sokoloff1,594.59
783
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 117
Daniel Negreanu1,505.40
899
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 118
Sorel Mizzi1,429.85
9139
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 119
Ryan Yu1,328.35
10140
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 120
Mark Radoja1,.327.37

No surprise, Ari Engel still leads this ranking as well, topping the points race for the sixth week running. Mike Leah picked up enough WSOP points to rise one rung to No. 3, while Kristen Bicknell climbed three spots to No. 5. As previously mentioned, Daniel Negreanu is highly active for the WSOP, and he made his first appearance on this ranking for 2017, claiming No. 7 for now.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-
2 Nick Petrangelo2,741.39-
3 Koray Aldemir2,673.73+3
4 Sergio Aido2,616.19-1
5 David Peters2,511.81+2
6
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 121
Ari Engel2,478.79-2
7 Adrian Mateos2,466.55+3
8
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 122
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71-3
9 Manig Loeser2,340.79-1
10 Byron Kaverman2,301.98-1

They're about halfway through the 2017 World Series of Poker, and despite not picking up any cashes Bryn Kenney continues to hold onto the No. 1 position in the Global Poker Index 2017 Player of the Year race, remaining on top for a 20th week running.

Since the last update, Koray Aldemir won one $25,000 buy-in ARIA High Roller and finished second in another, enabling him to move up three spots to No. 3. David Peters was the winner of that other one, giving him enough POY points to move up to No. 7.

Meanwhile Adrian Mateoswinner of the Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship — picked up a couple more WSOP cashes to help him also move up three spots to No. 7.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,530.55-
2 Justin Bonomo3,432.03+1
3 David Peters3,388.23-1
4 Fedor Holz3,265.07+2
5
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 123
Ari Engel3,233.71+3
6 Dan Smith3,229.59+1
7 Steve O'Dwyer3,218.54+2
8 Adrian Mateos3,200.21-4
9 Bryn Kenney3,142.76-4
10 Jason Mercier3,008.26+1

With small moves occurring up and down the rest of the top 10 of the GPI overall rankings, Nick Petrangelo continues to remain the No. 1-ranked tournament player in the world for a 12th-straight week.

Justin Bonomo has three WSOP cashes thus far this summer, and this week moved up another spot into the No. 2 position. That marks Bonomo's highest-career ranking thus far.

Jason Mercier rejoined the top 10 this week after a fifth-place finish in the Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship won by David Bach, Mercier's fourth WSOP cash of the summer.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank PlayerTotal Score
157 Chris Moorman2,023.00
189 Eddy Sabat1,955.63
192 Samuel Phillips1,941.56
201 Jason Les1,918.34
227 David "ODB" Baker1,851.98
231 Mihails Morozovs1,847.20
232 Nicholas Palma1,844.36
235
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 124
Matt Salsberg1,841.28
246 Michael Mizrachi1,822.55
250 Brian Yoon1,816.77
251 Ian O'Hara1,816.56
259 Patrick Mahoney1,804.18
262 Jesse Yaginuma1,802.31
269 Joseph Cheong1,792.85
271 Justin Young1,792.54
275 Georgios Sotiropoulos1,789.39
278 Morten Mortensen1,783.81
281 Scott Margereson1,779.93
284 Joey Weissman1,777.04
293 Wael Sarkis1,766.14
298 Bart Lybaert1,761.58
299 Dan O'Brien1,760.78

Once again, thanks to the WSOP, there was a lot of movement throughout the overall rankings, with 22 players moving up to join the Top 300 this week.

Fresh off winning his first career WSOP bracelet in Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Chris Moorman is the highest-ranked of this big group after jumping all of the way from No. 374 to No. 157. The 888Poker Ambassador's highest career-ranking in the GPI was No. 8 back in December 2011.

Eddy Sabat has three cashes including one final table at the WSOP, helping him go from No. 328 to No. 189 this week. And Samuel Phillips elevated from No. 304 to No. 192 after grabbing a second WSOP cash of the summer.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
259Patrick Mahoney1,804.18+400
275Georgios Sotiropoulos1,789.39+273
246Michael Mizrachi1,822.55+248
157Chris Moorman2,023.00+217
201Jason Les1,918.34+217

Topping the list of biggest gainers this week (looking solely at those inside the GPI Top 300) is Patrick Mahoney who catapulted from No. 659 to No. 259 after picking up four cashes thus far in the WSOP.

Georgios Sotiropoulos has four cashes at the series as well, including a sixth-place finish in Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em won by Christopher Frank.

Michael Mizrachi likewise has cashed four times so far this summer at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, helping him move up from No. 494 to No. 246.

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
255 Viliyan Petleshkov1,809.46-111
249 Paul Newey1,818.16-94
300 Oleksii Khoroshenin1,760.23-90
194
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Makes Leaps in Canadian Rankings 125
Jean-Pascal Savard1,930.85-82
247 Roland Israelashvili1,821.82-79

Finally, Viliyan Petleshkov fell the furthest this week — again, only looking at those still in the GPI Top 300 — after dropping from No. 144 to No. 255.

What to Expect Next Week

The 2017 World Series of Poker continues in full swing for another week, with the PokerNews live reporting team on hand to provide live updates, chip counts, photos, videos and more from each of the 74 bracelet events. If you haven't already, bookmark our WSOP landing page for quick access to all the coverage.

Also happening this week is the $565 buy-in WPT500 Las Vegas. The first of seven Day 1 starting flights for the $1 million guaranteed event kicks off next Monday, with the final table coming July 5.

For a rundown of the many other tournaments currently happening in Las Vegas, see our compilation of "Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas 2017."

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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