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Global Poker Index: Schemion Replaces O'Dwyer in Top 10, Negreanu Rockets to 24

Global Poker Index: Schemion Replaces O'Dwyer in Top 10, Negreanu Rockets to 24 0001

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes a player's results over six half-year periods. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of April 4, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3173.850
2Michael Watson3045.690
3Philipp Gruissem2958.233
4Bertrand Grospellier2934.96-1
5Joseph Cheong2924.725
6Bryn Kenney2871.59-2
7David Sands2815.99-2
8Ole Schemion2692.589
9Jason Mercier2682.860
10Michael Mizrachi2669.60-3

German Ole Schemion joins the top 10 this week after winning the 2013 Lebanese Poker Tour Championship, earning $201,206. This is Schemion's third major win since September 2012 when he won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event, earning $1,474,671, and the Masters Classics of Poker Main Event, earning $368,895. He also finished fourth in the $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Welcome to the GPI

There are 11 new players in the GPI top 300 rankings, and leading the group is Benjamin Spindler. Spindler has nearly 1,300 points after finishing sixth in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event ($153,008). Spindler also finished runner-up in the GCOP €10,000 High Roller ($104,808).

Kevin Saul, who recently won the World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event ($194,178), also joins the GPI top 300.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Benjamin Spindler1287.48204
Manuel Bevand1229.89226
Daniel Neilson1219.13230
Paul Testud1214.00232
Kevin Saul1209.42237
Jacob Bazeley1163.69259
Jan Suchanek1131.44272
Jose Ignacio Barbero1126.37276
Atanas Gueorguiev1123.65 
Barry Hutter1097.58293

Falling from the GPI this week were Maria Ho, Ozzy Sheikh, JC Alvarado, Paul Lieu, Terrence Chan, Adam Geyer, Harrison Gimbel, Brandon Cantu, Dario Alioto, and Jose Manuel Nadal.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
23Antonio Esfandiari2352.6131
24Daniel Negreanu2351.5373
95Jonathan Karamilikis1703.0671
118Oleksii Kovalchuk1590.3335
122Jeff Lisandro1565.37119
129Aaron Lim1547.24110
130Brendon Rubie1545.5754
180Sam Cohen1348.5931
215Anaras Alekberovas1273.2484
224Cesar Garcia1240.3157

Making the largest leap this week was Jeff Lisandro. Lisandro cashed twice at the WSOP APAC and finished runner-up in two side events at the 2013 Aussie Millions. Also rocketing up the standings were Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. Negreanu (24th) won the WSOP APAC Main Event, while Esfandiari (23rd) bubbled the final table.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
154Andrew Badecker1434.67-37
205Yevgeniy Timoshenko1285.86-51
208John Eames1279.96-40
216Casey Kastle1272.72-42
242Max Silver1200.90-55
248David Stefanski1193.54-51
260Hans Winzeler1163.14-43
273Justin Young1131.18-45
294Salman Behbehani1096.88-79
297Jake Cody1094.56-44

Salman Behbehani took the biggest hit this week, dropping 79 spots. He and Jake Cody are right on the bubble of the GPI top 300, sitting at 294th and 297th respectively.

GPI Fantasy Poker Value Pick of the Week

With the recent launch of the GPI Fantasy Poker Manager on Facebook, we’ve been offering a few value picks.

This week, for the upcoming EPT Berlin Main Event, we suggest Calvin Anderson (46,760). Anderson is a great value, and recently made the final table of the Irish Open. Anderson also had three top-17 finishes in the 2012 WSOP.

To look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website. While you're at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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