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Global Poker Index: Raskin Joins Top 10, Friends Benger and Anderson Ascend the Ranks

Global Poker Index: Raskin Joins Top 10, Friends Benger and Anderson Ascend the Ranks 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 May 2, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3081.060
2Mike Watson3046.280
3Philipp Gruissem2932.280
4Bryn Kenney2917.792
5Joseph Cheong2859.020
6Bertrand Grospellier2848.66-2
7Jason Mercier2683.042
8Ole Schemion2679.920
9Micah Raskin2661.332
10David Sands2619.21-3

Micah Raskin joined the top 10 this week after winning the €3,000 Berlin Cup High Roller. The American earned $138,119 for the victory and now has 12 scores of five figures or more since the start of 2012 and has now earned over $800,000.

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi fell from the top 10, and is now ranked at 11. Mizrachi has not recorded a single cash since February.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Maxi Lehmanski1649.99102
Khiem Nguyen1278.54207
James Mitchell1250.19213
Robert Haigh1248.89216
Theo Jørgensen1219.57229
Jan Peter Jachtmann1217.68230
Daniel Erlandsson1203.53237
Ondrej Vinklarek1175.55248
Stephane Benadiba1172.51249
Daniel Reijmer1168.14251
Naoya Kihara1157.02257
Allan Le1145.05262
Michael Gagliano1138.11266
Aku Joentausta1129.97272
David Peters1114.42283
Alexander Kravchenko1114.12285
Athipoo Phahurat1110.01291
Dario Alioto1106.15293
Sergio Espina1105.99294
Jonas Lauck1103.05298

Twenty players entered the GPI top 300 this week--some old, others new. Khiem Nguyen is one of the returning players, thanks to a deep run in the EPT Berlin Main Event.

The 20 players who fell from the GPI this week were Mukul Pahuja, Mikhail Petrov, Jonathan Little, Nicolas Chouity, Jose “Nacho” Barbero, Steve Brecher, Nicolas Levi, Andrew Chen, Franck Kalfon, Ludovic Lacay, Gilbert Diaz, Leo Fernandez, Barry Hutter, Salman Behbehani, Kyle Frey, Jake Cody, Jake Bazeley, Brandon Cantu, McLean Karr, and 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Hachem.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
57Aaron Lim2001.3049
86Chris Moorman1749.5446
98Griffin Benger1689.24107
113Calvin Anderson1600.47107
130Liv Boeree1537.0763
137John Eames1513.9584
151Walid Bou Habib1462.1951
159Anaras Alekberovas1434.1355
197Roland Israelashivili1295.0663
214Sergii Baranov1249.7556

Good friends Griffin Benger and Calvin Anderson both jumped 107 spots this week. On their respective birthdays, Anderson finished 10th in the EPT Berlin Main Event, and Benger won the EPT Berlin High Roller.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
135Leonid Bilokur1515.07-42
239Amit Makhija1201.71-63
244Alain Roy1192.23-46
252Guillaume Darcourt1166.21-60
254Matt Marafioti1164.11-67
259Paul Testud1151.11-47
260Chris Bjorin1150.63-90
295Andrew Badecker1104.74-141
297Tristan Clemencon1103.85-47
300Owen Crowe1098.16-44

Andrew Badecker took the biggest hit this week, falling 141 spots. He has only cashed four times since the 2012 WSOP ended.

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, we suggest you snag Phil Ivey, whose current market price is 285,770. With the EPT Grand Final, WPT World Championship, and WSOP right around the corner, you can bet he will cross the 300,000-point threshold soon.

To view 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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