Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada

Timothy Adams

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 26.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
13
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 101
Ari Engel3,182.73
261
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 102
Timothy Adams2,469.50
370
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 103
Daniel Dvoress2,410.08
472
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 104
Mike Leah2,395.14
576
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 105
Sam Greenwood2,366.77
6123
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 106
Kristen Bicknell2,172.39
7124
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 107
Sam Chartier2,172.04
8143
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 108
Matt Salsberg2,122.51
9182
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 109
Mark Radoja2,028.50
10190
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 110
Daniel Negreanu2,004.84

This week marks the 39th in a row with Ari Engel leading Team Canada. There was one big shift in the rankings with Timothy Adams and Sam Greenwood swapping spots. Adams made a big leap to No. 2 while Greenwood fell all the way to No. 5.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
18
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 111
Ari Engel2,652.80
212
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 112
Timothy Adams2,558.33
318
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 113
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
421
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 114
Daniel Negreanu2,397.92
535
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 115
Mike Leah2,239.78
648
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 116
Mark Radoja2,095.83
762
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 117
Kristen Bicknell2,016.19
8104
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 118
Sorel Mizzi1,824.82
9118
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 119
Demo Kiriopoulos1,785.05
10128
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 120
Jean-Pascal Savard1,766.66

Ari Engel has led this points race for 11 weeks in a row now, but this is the first week with Timothy Adams in at the No. 2 spot, matching his revolving GPI position. The rest of the ranking is unchanged from last week.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Dario Sammartino2,928.47-
2 Nick Petrangelo2,881.97-
3 Dan Smith2,841.98-
4 Bryn Kenney2,840.97-
5 Koray Aldemir2,833.85-
6 Sergio Aido2,809.01-
7 David Peters2,684.63-
8
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 121
Ari Engel2,652.80-
9 Charlie Carrel2,618.77-
10 Justin Bonomo2,616.70-

With the 2017 World Series of Poker having reached an exciting finish, the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year Race has settled down once more with no changes among the top 10 players since the last update.

Having moved up into the lead for the first time last week, Dario Sammartino continues at No.1 just ahead of Nick Petrangelo, with everyone else in the Top 10 staying put as well. Sergio Aido remained at No. 6, but did add some points to his total after collecting a cash in a $5,000 NL event in the Deepstack Extravanganza series at the Venetian.

Looking just outside the top 10, Manig Loeser jumped from No. 23 to No. 11 this week after winning the Triton Super High Roller Series 2017 Montenegro Main Event last week. Loeser topped a 52-entry field in the HK$1,000,000 buy-in event to earn a whopping HK$16,877,600 first prize worth about $2.16 million USD.

Meanwhile Javier Zapatero won that aforementioned $5K Deepstack Extravangaza event, besting a 688-entry field to earn $561,349. With that win, Zapatero jumped from No. 84 to No. 22 in the GPI POY race.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,480.87-
2 David Peters3,294.37-
3
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes No. 2 Spot in Canada 122
Ari Engel3,182.73-
4 Adrian Mateos3,177.14-
5 Bryn Kenney3,166.75-
6 Sergio Aido3,066.15+3
7 Justin Bonomo3,042.65+1
8 Ankush Mandavia3,039.56+12
9 Steve O'Dwyer3,032.63-2
10 Dario Sammartino3,024.41-

Petrangelo remains the top-ranked tournament player in the world for a 17th-straight week according to the Global Poker Index, with the top five all remaining the same since a week ago.

Aido moved up from No. 9 to No. 6 this week. Meanwhile Ankush Mandavia rejoined the Top 10, moving from No. 20 to No. 8 after a fifth-place finish in that same Deepstack Extravaganza event won by Zapatero.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
99Antoine Saout2,261.14
156Bryan Piccioli2,081.82
177Damian Salas2,038.19
183Jonathan Karamalikis2,028.00
207Jesse Sylvia1,970.07
230Adrian Attenborough1,929.55
239Dimitar Danchev1,919.52
262Salvatore Dicarlo1,800.27
265Adam Geyer1,878.25
268Joey Weissman1,873.84
270Justin Young1,872.76
285John Juanda1,854.19
296William Berry1,832.27

This week 13 players joined the GPI Top 300, with the top three all having done so thanks to their final-table finishes in the 2017 WSOP Main Event won by Scott Blumstein.

Antoine Saout jumped all of the way from No. 340 to No. 99 on the strength of his fifth-place finish. Bryan Piccioli went out just before Saout in sixth, helping him move up from No. 460 to No. 156. And seventh-place finisher Damian Salas went from No. 506 to No. 177 thanks to points earned from his showing.

Incidentally, Main Event champion Blumstein is ranked No. 506 this week, moving up from No. 2,250 after his win.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
177Damian Salas2,038.19+329
156Bryan Piccioli2,081.82+304
99Antoine Saout2,261.14+241
88Patrick Leonard2,310.75+207
183Jonathan Karamalikis2,028.00+185

Salas, Piccioli, and Saout topped the "Biggest Gains" list this week as well (considering only players inside the Top 300).

Patrick Leonard topped this list a week ago, and he again made another big move in the last update, going from No. 295 to No. 88 after all the points were tabulated following his incredible three-victory run not long ago. In the space of just a few days, Leonard won two $25,000 ARIA High Rollers as well as the $10,400 Bellagio Cup XIII, with his first prizes for those wins totaling more than $1.26 million.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
188Chad Eveslage2,015.32-61
224Artur Koren1,937.77-52
247Alexander Lynskey1,902.78-42
187Benjamin Tollerene2,018.98-40
274Michal Mrakeš1,867.01-35

Finally, considering only players in the current GPI Top 300, Chad Eveslage slipped the furthest this week, going from No. 127 to No. 188.

What to Expect Next Week

The WSOP is over, but there's still plenty happening on the poker tournament calendar, including the Borgata Summer Poker Open, the World Poker Tour Choctaw series, the Mid-States Poker Tour Iowa State Poker Championship, the Unibet DSO- Malta series, and starting next Monday the PokerStars Festival Bucharest series.

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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