Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country

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 September 13.

GPI Top 10 Canadians

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
17
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 101
Ari Engel3,128.20
256
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 102
Mike Leah2,524.17
363
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 103
Timothy Adams2,484.79
472
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 104
Daniel Dvoress2,411.68
5112
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 105
Sam Greenwood2,206.44
6134
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 106
Kristen Bicknell2,139.86
7163
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 107
Mark Radoja2,059.55
8180
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 108
Daniel Negreanu2,029.06
9183
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 109
Alex Difelice2,023.51
10212
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 110
Sam Chartier1,969.51

For the 46th week in a row, Ari Engel leads Team Canada. Timothy Adams climbed one spot to No. 3, knocking Daniel Dvoress down a peg. And Matt Salsberg had some older results degrade in value, giving his No. 10 spot to Sam Chartier.

2017 GPI Canadian Player of the Year

Canadian RankGlobal Rank PlayerTotal Score
111
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 111
Ari Engel2,769.06
222
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 112
Timothy Adams2,558.33
326
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 113
Daniel Negreanu2,493.90
428
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 114
Mike Leah2,488.26
531
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 115
Daniel Dvoress2,430.71
686
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 116
Mark Radoja2,095.83
7111
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 117
Kristen Bicknell2,016.19
8160
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 118
Mike Watson1,842.82
9172
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 119
Sorel Mizzi1,842.82
10189
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 120
Demo Kiriopoulos1,785.05

There was absolutely no change to the Canadian POY this week as none of these players had any recent results. Ari Engel extended his reign to 17 weeks in the 2017 POY race.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Bryn Kenney3,284.93-
2Koray Aldemir3,149.15-
3Nick Petrangelo3,058.14-
4Dario Sammartino2,928.47-
5Dan Smith2,841.98-
6Sergio Aido2,809.01-
7Pete Chen2,781.40-
8Stephen Chidwick2,778.51-
9Anthony Spinella2,769.89-
10Dejuante Alexander2,769.61-

There was nary a change among the top 10 this week in the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race, with Bryn Kenney remaining in the top spot for a fourth-straight week and everyone else staying right where they were a week ago.

Those following the Poker Masters series of high-stakes tournaments being staged at the ARIA Resort & Casino already know many of those atop the 2017 GPI POY rankings are helping make up the fields.

In last night’s first event — a $50,000 buy-in tournament that drew 51 total entries — Bryn Kenney, Koray Aldemir, Dan Smith, Sergio Aido, and Stephen Chidwick all took part, with Aldemir among the seven players who survived to today’s second and final day of play. A first-place prize of $918,000 awaits the winner, with PokerNews on hand delivering live updates from start to finish.

Looking down the POY leaderboard, Yan Tsang made the most notable upward move since the last update, going from No. 76 to No. 36 after collecting a couple of cashes at the Macau Poker Cup 27.

Martin Finger also made a couple of final tables in high roller events in Macau, helping him jump up from No. 161 to No. 84 on the list.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank PlayerGPI ScoreChange
1 Bryn Kenney3,385.08-
2 Nick Petrangelo3,307.33-
3 David Peters3,262.53-
4 Justin Bonomo3,254.93-
5 Stephen Chidwick3,219.23-
6 Adrian Mateos3,205.37-
7
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 121
Ari Engel3,128.20-
8 Dan Smith3,085.40-
9 Koray Aldemir3,029.66+1
10 Benjamin Pollak2,975.08+2

It’s mostly the same story looking at the latest Top 10 of the overall GPI rankings. The top eight remain unchanged from a week ago, with Kenney on top again for a fourth week in a row.

Aldemir moved up a spot from No. 10 to No. 9, while Benjamin Pollak cracked the list after elevating from No. 12 to No. 10. The third-place finisher in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event added another third-place showing in the PokerStars Championship Barcelona High Roller not long ago, enabling Pollak to reach the GPI Top 10 for the first time in his career.

In fact, according to the Global Poker Index, Pollak’s entry onto the list marks the first time a French player has been ranked in the Top 10 for over four years. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, the Team PokerStars Pro who shared some World Championship of Online Poker advice earlier this week, was the last to accomplish the feat back in August 2013.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
214Scott Davies1,968.15
238Marshall White1,928.76
255Martin Kabrhel1,893.49
268Stoyan Obreshkov1,866.98
292Massoud Eskandari1,830.15
293Brett Apter1,829.48

Just six players managed to move up into the overall GPI Top 300 this week, with the always-on-the-go Scott Davies the highest-ranked of the group after moving from No. 311 to No. 214.

Davies — winner of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event in 2014 — picked up a couple of cashes in Macau as well to enable his upward climb. His highest previous GPI ranking has been No. 72 (in September 2015).

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
214Scott Davies1,968.15+97
142Chris Hunichen2,122.02+94
171Jonathan Karamalikis2,051.64+83
238Marshall White1,928.76+80
133Diego Zeiter2,141.84+74

Davies likewise topped the “Biggest Gains” list this week (looking only at those inside the GPI Top 300). Chris Hunichen improved almost as much after going from No. 236 to No. 142 to this week. The “Big Huni” has made it inside the GPI Top 100 once before, reaching No. 98 in June of this year.

Biggest Drops

Rank PlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
220 James Chen1,959.08-83
283 Michael Del Vecchio1,839.48-67
267
Global Poker Index: Timothy Adams Takes Over No. 3 in the Country 122
Sorel Mizzi1,875.52-64
243 Rajaee Wazwaz1,911.68-63
205 Eric Baldwin1,982.19-44

Meanwhile James Chen tops the “Biggest Drops” list this week rating those slipping the furthest in the rankings while still remaining inside the Top 300.

What to Expect Next Week

The partypoker Millions Russia series continues in Sochi, with the Main Event already having reached its fifth and final day. PokerNews is there providing live updates, so click over to see how that event concludes today.

Also in action this week are the World Poker Tour Borgata Open in Atlantic City, the World Series of Poker Circuit Biloxi and the Gulf Coast Poker Championship (both in Biloxi), and the Commerce Poker Series in Los Angeles. Also next week begins the Winamax Poker Open in Dublin, Ireland.

Keep an eye on that aforementioned Poker Masters series as well, where it looks as though the fields will be plenty big to qualify for GPI points and therefore affect both the 2017 POY race and overall rankings.

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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