Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers

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 July 5.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
13
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 101
Ari Engel3,255.61
255
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 102
Daniel Dvoress2,490.89
357
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 103
Sam Greenwood2,472.33
480
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 104
Timothy Adams2,352.13
584
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 105
Mike Leah2,319.30
6143
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 106
Kristen Bicknell2,106.41
7172
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 107
Sorel Mizzi2,009.97
8176
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 108
Sam Chartier2,005.63
9180
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 109
Luc Greenwood1,990.51
10186
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 110
Daniel Negreanu1,982.25

Three dozen weeks Ari Engel has been on top of Team Canada. This marks 36 weeks in a row that he's been No. 1 in the country, and he extended his lead with racking up a few more points this week. Almost all of the changes in the lineup came from players' points degrading in value.

The only other player who gained points was Kristen Bicknell who is continuing to make a name for herself among the country's elite. She climbed a spot to No. 6 this week.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
15
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 111
Ari Engel2,652.80
210
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 112
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
317
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 113
Mike Leah2,239.78
432
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 114
Timothy Adams2,013.52
539
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 115
Daniel Negreanu1,952.98
647
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 116
Kristen Bicknell1,916.75
766
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 117
Mark Radoja1,816.99
880
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 118
Jean-Pascal Savard1,766.66
984
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 119
Sorel Mizzi1,754.23
1097
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 120
Paul Sokoloff1,692.14

Ari Engel has now been leading the Canadian POY race for eight weeks. The top four places were unchanged from last week, but Daniel Negreanu hopped a spot to No. 5, knocking Kristen Bicknell down a peg despite her also adding to her point tally this week.

Mark Radoja also climbed two spots to No. 7, and Jean-Pascal Savard come from outside of the top 10 to make No. 8, bumping Thomas Taylor off the bottom of the rankings.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo2,881.97+1
2 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-1
3 Sergio Aido2,676.10+1
4 Koray Aldemir2,673.73-1
5
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 121
Ari Engel2,652.80+1
6 David Peters2,607.62-1
7 Adrian Mateos2,466.55-
8 Dario Sammartino2,461.79+4
9 Pete Chen2,453.11+12
10
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 122
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71-2

Breaking news — there's been a change at the top in the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race. Nick Petrangelo has inched up into the No. 1 spot, wrestling away the lead Bryn Kenney had enjoyed for the previous 21 weeks in a row.

Petrangelo started the summer by cashing in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop at the 2017 World Series of Poker, and with another recent cash in a Deepstack Extravaganza event at the Venetian he earned more points to edge ahead of Kenney.

Sergio Aido (No. 3) and Koray Aldemir (No. 4) likewise swapped spots in the POY standings this week, as did Ari Engel (No. 5) and David Peters (No. 6), while Dario Sammartino — who took third in that High Roller for One Drop won by Doug Polk — moved up from No. 12 to No. 8 after picking up his sixth cash of the WSOP.

Also new to the POY Top 10 this week is Pete Chen who jumped from No. 21 to No. 9 after a runner-up finish in Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em won by Andres Korn.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,483.52-
2 David Peters3,313.89-
3
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 123
Ari Engel3,255.61+2
4 Fedor Holz3,239.59-
5 Steve O'Dwyer3,206.48+1
6 Adrian Mateos3,205.01+1
7 Dan Smith3,147.71+1
8 Justin Bonomo3,133.85-5
9 Bryn Kenney3,128.34-
10 Joe McKeehen3,093.32+1

Petrangelo also maintains his lead in the overall rankings this week, the 14th in a row he has been at No. 1.

Ari Engel moved from No. 5 to No. 3 this week, matching his career-high GPI ranking achieved once before in January of this year.

There were other small shuffles up and down the Top 10, with 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe McKeehen moving up a spot to join the list at No. 10 — also his highest career GPI ranking. McKeehen has six cashes at the 2017 WSOP, including a victory in the Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for which he collected his second career WSOP bracelet.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
156Tobias Peters2,065.53
188Scott Clements1,980.70
191Ray Qartomy1,977.29
195Ihar Soika1,972.30
198Asi Moshe1,968.91
208Andrey Pateychuk1,953.11
210Dan Wilson1,951.28
218Andres Korn1,935.58
230James Gilbert1,913.23
231Uri Reichenstein1,910.00
235Konstantin Puchkov1,898.10
250Chris Klodnicki1,868.35
253Stoyan Obreshkov1,867.11
255Martin Kabrhel1,865.51
257Javier Zarco1,861.07
258Jason Les1,859.43
260Jerry Ödeen1,854.38
268Jens Lakemeier1,842.70
278Michael Tureniec1,829.84
280Jiri Horak1,828.35
282Matt Glantz1,821.25
286Daniel Sindelar1,816.12
289Dan Heimilleri1,815.12
295Simon Lam1,803.74

Meanwhile there was a lot of turnover in the lower half of the GPI Top 300 since the last update with 24 new players joining the list.

Tobias Peters is the highest-ranked of the newcomers after moving up from No. 304 to No. 156. Peters collected a couple of cashes during the last week at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, including a fourth-place finish in Event #50: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY won by Chris Bolek.

Scott Clements also managed a fourth-place finish in the Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship won by Tommy Le, helping him make a big move up from No. 622 to No. 188.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
188Scott Clements1,980.70+434
218Andres Korn1,935.58+325
257Javier Zarco1,861.07+322
195Ihar Soika1,972.30+304
268Jens Lakemeier1,842.70+274

That move made Clements the biggest gainer for the week among players in the GPI Top 300. Next on this list is Andres Korn who went from No. 543 to No. 218 following his big win in the aforementioned Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

Another bracelet winner making a big gain this week was Jens Lakemeier, winner of Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix. Last week Lakemeier was one spot ahead of Korn at No. 542, but now is up to No. 268

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
232 Shaun Deeb1,908.42-94
216 Mark Herm1,941.04-64
186
Global Poker Index: Negreanu Is One of the Biggest Point Losers 124
Daniel Negreanu1,982.25-58
220 Antoine Saout1,933.23-57
215 Marc MacDonnell1,943.13-55

Finally, considering only players in the current GPI Top 300, Shaun Deeb slipped the furthest since the last update after going from No. 138 to No. 232.

Daniel Negreanu also had past results affected by the Aging Factor (the usual culprit when it comes to dropping in the rankings), though he looks to rebound quickly next week as he currently is the chip leader with just six players left in the Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship that concludes today.

What to Expect Next Week

There are still several bracelet events left to go in the 2017 World Series of Poker, with the big one — Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT — starting this Saturday.

The PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide wall-to-wall coverage from the WSOP, including live updates, chip counts, photos, videos and more from each of the 74 bracelet events. Start at our WSOP landing page and click around to follow along.

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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