Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300

Thomas Taylor

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 14.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
16
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 101
Ari Engel3,230.15
240
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 102
Sam Greenwood2,551.80
354
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 103
Mike Leah2,410.19
459
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 104
Timothy Adams2,376.92
565
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 105
Daniel Dvoress2,334.53
6122
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 106
Jean-Pascal Savard2,081.01
7124
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 107
Sam Chartier2,070.33
8149
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 108
Mike Watson2,010.04
9166
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 109
Luc Greenwood1,959.23
10180
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 110
Kristen Bicknell1,917.35

So far, there hasn't been any change to the rankings despite the WSOP being well underway. This roster is exactly the same as it was last week. This is the 33rd week in a row with Ari Engel on top!

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
13
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 111
Ari Engel2,478.79
25
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 112
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
313
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 113
Timothy Adams1,854.35
430
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 114
Mike Leah1,576.30
574
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 115
Sorel Mizzi1,356.18
676
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 116
Paul Sokoloff1,346.38
779
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 117
Ryan Yu1,328.35
883
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 118
Kristen Bicknell1,312.39
988
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 119
Sam Greenwood1,288.55
1093
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 120
Luc Greenwood1,260.47

The Canadian POY race remained unchanged from last week as well. This is Ari Engel's fifth week on the top of this leaderboard.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-
2 Nick Petrangelo2,741.39-
3 Sergio Aido2,548.12+1
4
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 121
Ari Engel2,478.79-1
5
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 122
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71-
6 Koray Aldemir2,408.29+2
7 David Peters2,315.65+5
8 Manig Loeser2,303.87-1
9 Byron Kaverman2,301.98-3
10 Adrian Mateos2,257.36+11

Bryn Kenney has yet to post any cashes in the 2017 World Series of Poker, but he's nonetheless retained his lead in the Global Poker Index 2017 Player of the Year race, posting a 19th-straight week at No. 1 in the latest update.

There were some small moves up and down the POY Top 10 this week, including Sergio Aido (No. 3) swapping spots with Ari Engel (No. 4), and Koray Aldemir moving up a couple of places to No. 6.

Two new names join the Top 10 this week as well, including last year's GPI POY David Peters who went from No. 12 to No. 7 after collecting a couple of WSOP cashes so far this summer. Adrian Mateos also leaped up from No. 21 to No. 10 thanks to his victory in the Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship — a third career WSOP bracelet for the 22-year-old.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,488.71-
2 David Peters3,447.17-
3 Justin Bonomo3,432.03-
4 Adrian Mateos3,328.26+3
5 Bryn Kenney3,291.75-
6 Fedor Holz3,280.91-2
7 Dan Smith3,239.74+6
8
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 123
Ari Engel3,232.56-2
9 Steve O'Dwyer3,078.08-
10 Samuel Panzica3,074.44+2

Nick Petrangelo remains the overall GPI rankings leader for an 11th week in a row. Petrangelo has a single WSOP cash thus far, collected in Event #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold'em won by Doug Polk.

Meanwhile Mateos moved up again this week in the overall rankings, going from No. 7 to No. 4. The Spaniard matches his previous career-high on the GPI, most recently achieved in January of this year.

Also moving up this week is former GPI rankings leader Dan Smith, who went from No. 13 to No. 6 after getting to the round of 16 in the $10,000 Heads-Up NLHE Championship, then winning a 41-entry $25,000 High Roller at the ARIA Resort & Casino last weekend.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank PlayerTotal Score
133 John Monnette2,061.90
140 David Pham2,047.13
163 Shaun Deeb1,993.02
192 Chris Klodnicki1,918.42
206 Mark Dube1,893.13
215 Michael Gagliano1,879.68
218 Matt Waxman1,876.23
219 Sam Soverel1,876.03
227 Vineet Pahuja1,862.28
242 David Rheem1,834.60
254 Robert Mizrachi1,809.06
255 Reginald Roberts1,807.84
263  Jesse Alexis Cohen
267 Benjamin Tollerene1,788.71
268 Esther Taylor1,788.65
269 Sonny Franco1,787.02
270
Global Poker Index: Thomas Taylor Joins Global Top 300 124
Thomas Taylor1,786.79
278 William Givens1,769.28
282 Raghav Bansal1,766.51
291 Shivan Abdine1,757.89
296 Scott Davies1,751.27
297 Ben Yu1,748.98
298 Jaren Griener1,746.53
299 Dan Heimiller1,745.06

The many results produced by the busy WSOP schedule mean a lot of upward movement among players cashing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. No less than 24 new names appear in this week's GPI Top 300, and it's only fitting that bracelet winners top this list of newcomers.

John Monnette beat out a 92-entry field to win the Event #22: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship, enabling a big move from No. 573 all of the way to No. 133 this week.

That was Monnette's third career WSOP bracelet, and David Pham likewise won his third after besting a field of 1,739 to take down Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. As a result, Pham went from being ranked No. 325 last week to No. 140 in the latest update.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
133John Monnette2,061.90+440
218Matt Waxman1,876.23+285
268Esther Taylor1,788.65+234
163Shaun Deeb1,993.02+233
232Shivan Abdine1,757.89+232

Monnette also leads this week's "Biggest Gains" list (looking solely at players within the current GPI Top 300).

Three WSOP cashes including a final table have helped Matt Waxman move up from No. 503 to No. 218. Meanwhile Esther Taylor has cashed four times in the WSOP already with two final tables, enabling her move up from No. 502 to No. 268.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
300Rafael Moraes1,744.98-103
228Gavin O'Rourke1,857.53-72
161Thomas Marchese1,995.88-70
284James Juvancic1,764.48-63
290Ludovic Geilich1,758.21-63

Finally, among players still in the GPI Top 300 Rafael Moraes endured the steepest drop since last week after tumbling from No. 197 to No. 300.

What to Expect Next Week

The 2017 World Series of Poker will continue to dominate the tournament landscape for another week. 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.

For a look at other tournaments happening elsewhere in Las Vegas this summer, 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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