Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks

Ari Engel

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 August 16.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
14
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 101
Ari Engel3,182.73
254
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 102
Timothy Adams2,518.86
369
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 103
Daniel Dvoress2,410.08
477
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 104
Sam Greenwood2,366.77
580
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 105
Mike Leah2,348.16
6121
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 106
Kristen Bicknell2,172.39
7122
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 107
Sam Chartier2,172.04
8156
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 108
Matt Salsberg2,079.49
9164
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 109
Mark Radoja2,054.18
10188
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 110
Daniel Negreanu2,004.84

With no big tournament action this past week, the rankings and their points are exactly the same as they were last week. Ari Engel's reign has now lasted 42 weeks!

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
18
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 111
Ari Engel2,652.80
214
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 112
Timothy Adams2,558.33
320
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 113
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
422
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 114
Daniel Negreanu2,397.92
538
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 115
Mike Leah2,239.78
649
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 116
Mark Radoja2,095.83
768
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 117
Kristen Bicknell2,016.19
8107
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 118
Sorel Mizzi1,824.82
9120
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 119
Demo Kiriopoulos1,785.05
10130
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 120
Jean-Pascal Savard1,766.66

Just as the overall Canadian GPI rankings, the Canadian POY is completely unchanged from last week, giving Ari Engel his 14th week on top.

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
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 121
Ari Engel2,713.64+1
8 David Peters2,684.63-1
9 Anthony Spinella2,632.83+6
10 Charlie Carrel2,618.77-1

Time again for our weekly look-in to see what's happening on both the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings and GPI's overall global rankings.

Dario Sammartino remains the leader in the POY race. He claimed the top spot near the end of the 2017 World Series of Poker and has now held it for five weeks running. Nick Petrangelo, the man from whom Sammartino seized the lead, remains close behind at No. 2

Ari Engel nudged up one spot to No. 7 after notching yet another tournament cash, this one coming in the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov.

Also of note, Anthony Spinella made the final two tables of the $25K High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open won by John Andress, enabling him to jump up from No. 15 to No. 9 in the POY standings this week.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Nick Petrangelo3,452.45-
2 David Peters3,294.37-
3 Justin Bonomo3,230.84-
4
Global Poker Index: Ari Engel Extends Reign to 42 Weeks 122
Ari Engel3,186.68-
5 Adrian Mateos3,166.65-
6 Bryn Kenney3,152.95-
7 Dan Smith3,140.81-
8 Ankush Mandavia3,053.76+1
9 Steve O'Dwyer3,032.63+1
10 Fedor Holz3,022.66+1

Meanwhile Petrangelo stays in front in the overall GPI rankings, making it 20 weeks in a row for him at No. 1.

Small shuffling down below in the Top 10 saw Sergio Aido drop out (falling from No. 8 to No. 13) and others move up, including former No. 1 Fedor Holz who inches back onto the list at No. 10.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
244Nicholas Palma1,922.82
287Roland Israelashvili1,847.53
291Jake Cody1,835.32
293Jerry Ödeen1,828.70
295Paul Newey1,824.28
296Vincent Moscati1,824.05
299Dorian Alejandro Rios Pavon1,803.61
300Luke Brereton1,802.07

There were eight new names moving into the updated GPI Top 300 list, with Nicholas Palma the highest-ranked of the group after ascending from No. 337 to No. 244. Palma took 13th in that aforementioned Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov, earning him the points to enable his upward move.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
300Luke Brereton1,802.07+198
113Matt Berkey2,200.43+165
140Alexander Lakhov2,122.42+126
287Roland Israelashvili1,847.53+105
62Martin Kozlov2,462.20+103

Sneaking in at No. 300 this week is Luke Brereton, and he earns the prize for the biggest gainer among all the GPI Top 300 after moving all of the way up from No. 498.

Brereton finished eighth in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship, Matt Berkey who jumped from No. 278 to No. 113 finished third, and winner Martin Kozlov elevated from No. 166 to No. 63, his highest-career GPI ranking.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
297Marvin Rettenmaier1,821.98-119
246Andjeklo Andrejevic1,919.82-81
214Phillip Hui1,963.09-68
196Chris Klodnicki1,985.89-67
257Shaun Deeb1,897.00-58

Finally, looking only at players remaining in the Top 300, Marvin Rettenmaier suffered the most significant slip after dropping from No. 178 to No. 297.

What to Expect Next Week

The PokerStars Championship Barcelona series is already underway. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand at the Casino Barcelona with start-to-finish coverage of the €50,000 Super High Roller, the two €25,500 Single-Day High Rollers, the €10,300 High Roller, and the €5,300 Main Event.

Also ongoing, the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker series continues at the Bicycle Casino in California, while the Parx Casino Big Stax XXII winds down this week in Pennsylvania.

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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