Global Poker Index: Kenney Early POY Leader; Petrangelo Tops Overall

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 January 25.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Bryn Kenney 1424.08
2 Mustapha Kanit 1121.76 +1
3 Byron Kaverman 939.05 -1
4 Luc Greenwood 765.12
5 Sergi Reixach 760.80
6 William Foxen 678.26 +31
7 Daniel Dvoress 663.18 -1
8 Anton Astapau 636.83 -1
9 James Chen 636.54 +246
10 Roland Israelashivili 634.39

Bryn Kenney remains the early frontrunner in the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Yer Race thanks to several strong performances at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas series, including a victory in the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller and another in the $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shot Clock event.

Mustapha Kanit did well in the Bahamas, too, with multiple deep runs, and this week he added a seventh-place finish in the 2017 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge event to add more points and move up a notch to No. 2 in the POY rankings. Incidentally, Kanit ended Day 3 of the Aussie Millions Main Event as the chip leader (by a lot) with 35 players remaining, so we might well see the Italian topping the POY list a week from now.

The rest of the top 10 remained fairly steady with two exceptions. William Foxen made a big leap to join the list at No. 6 after picking up a couple of cashes at the WPTDeepstacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. And James Chen made an even more dramatic move upward after not only winning that aforementioned Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge, but also winning a H.O.R.S.E. side event in Melbourne.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Nick Petrangelo 3577.93
2 David Peters 3505.18
3 Bryn Kenney 3287.99
4 Adrian Mateos 3128.56
5 Jack Salter 3045.45 +1
6 Ari Engel 2971.69 -1
7 Anthony Zinno 2939.20
8 Ankush Mandavia 2933.98
9 Fedor Holz 2929.50
10 Benjamin Zamani 2928.85

The overall GPI rankings held steady since the last weekly update, with Nick Petrangelo enjoying a second week in the top spot. The only movement in the top 10 involved No. 5 Jack Salter and No. 6 Ari Engel switching positions.

Looking down the overall rankings a bit, Mukul Pahuja moved up from No. 53 to No. 32 this week after winning a $2,500 event in the recent WPTDeepstacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank Player Total Score
262 Carl Carodenuto 1756.47
263 Dejuante Alexander 1755.67
265 Matt Bond 1750.50
268 Alexander Gambino 1744.56
270 James Gilbert 1737.25
272 Loni Harwood 1736.65
282 Thomas Boivin 1723.81
287 James Chen 1709.62
300 Michael Laake 1686.63

Nine players moved up and into the GPI top 300 this week, with Carl Carodenuto coming in the highest at No. 262, having moved up from No. 349 after cashing in the WPTDeepstacks Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event.

Biggest Gains

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
287 James Chen 1709.62 +424
263 Dejuante Alexander 1755.67 +230
144 Antoine Saout 2000.63 +146
272 Loni Harwood 1736.65 +131
282 Thomas Boivin 1723.81 +108

That pair of wins in Australia for James Chen mentioned above also translated into a big upward move in the overall rankings for the player from Taiwan — all of the way from No. 711 to No. 287, marking his first time ever in the GPI top 300.

Biggest Drops

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
285 Tony Dunst 1711.66 -98
248 Rafael Moraes 1793.14 -95
297 Chad Eveslage 1691.18 -77
191 Anthony Spinella 1894.20 -52
114 Luiz Antonio Duarte 2085.88 -46

Finally, only looking at players who kept spots inside the top 300, Tony Dunst tumbled the most from No. 187 to No. 285.

What to Expect Next Week

Results from the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will continue to have an impact on the GPI rankings before the next update. Stick close here at PokerNews for continuing coverage of several events from Down Under.

Also over in the Live Reporting section find ongoing updates from the 888Live Rozvadov Festival as well as from the PokerStars Festival London.

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