2021 World Series of Poker

Global Poker Index: Cunningham, Cantu, Monnette, and Sexton Fall from the GPI 300

Allen Cunningham

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. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods as calculated by the USA Today Global Poker Index point system.

For a look at both lists, visit the official GPI website.

2013 GPI Player of the Year

1Ole Schemion892.40--
2Paul Volpe877.932
3Daniel Negreanu875.96-1
4Mike Watson836.80-1
5Steven Silverman786.11--
6Jonathan Duhamel768.24--
7Steve O'Dwyer767.53--
8Bryn Kenney764.21--
9Marvin Rettenmaier761.50--
10Scott Seiver738.893

Paul Volpe moves up two spots to No. 2 thanks to his 39th-place finish in the World Poker Tour Borgata Open ($12,883). Volpe, who led this race for a long stretch after making back-to-back WPT final tables in the spring, is still 15 points behind the leader, German Ole Schemion.

Volpe, who has over $1.6 million in earnings in 2013, leapfrogged Canadians Daniel Negreanu and Mike Watson, who fell to No. 3 and 4 respectively.

Scott Seiver rounds out the top 10, moving up three spots from last week. Seiver also cashed in the WPT Borgata Open, finishing 95th for $7,313. David Peters is the only play exiting the top 10, slipping one spot to No. 11.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3252.75--
2Daniel Negreanu3179.65--
3Jason Mercier3149.04--
4Philipp Gruissem3070.49--
5Joseph Cheong3040.17--
6Ole Schemion3031.88--
7Steve O'Dwyer3011.55--
8David Sands2986.75--
9Mike Watson2973.16--
10Igor Kurganov2923.84--

The top 10 of the GPI 300 didn’t change this week. Marvin Rettenmaier, winner of the 2012 GPI Player of the Year award, still sits in the top spot.

Welcome to the GPI

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Jeremy Kottler1559.53161
Anthony Zinno1405.98207
Owen Crowe1284.81276
Rodger Johnson1262.16292
Ryan Riess1255.32294
Jerry Wong1251.66296
Jon Turner1247.43300

Anthony Zinno joins the GPI 300 this week after winning the WPT Borgata Open and earning $825,099. Also among the new members this week are Owen Crowe, November Niner Ryan Riess, and Jon Turner. Turner rounds off the list at No. 300, while Riess, who finished 68th in the WPT Borgata Open, is at No. 294.

Exiting the GPI 300 this week are Daniel Weinman, Allen Cunningham, Brandon Cantu, John Monnette, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Mike Sexton, and Steve Watts.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
31Vanessa Selbst2345.8721
90Dan Kelly1822.6635
142Allen Kessler1629.5629
224Raul Paez Corral1377.0369
237Eric Baldwin1354.0724

Raul Paez Corral makes the biggest leap this week, climbing 69 spots to No. 224. Corral, who finished third in Event #39: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo at the 2013 World Series of Poker, finished 11th in the UKIPT Galway Main Event in August and 10th in the LAPT Panama Main Event last week.

Big name pros Vanessa Selbst, Dan Kelly, Allen Kessler, and Eric Baldwin all made sizable jumps, with Selbst moving to No. 31 after finishing runner-up to Zinno in the WPT Borgata Open.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
153Roberto Romanello1601.24-32
157Benjamin Hamnett1573.71-39
164Rocco Palumbo1531.65-31
238David Baker1350.69-49
256Vinny Pahuja1315.81-64
259Salvatore Bonavena1311.15-41
262Darryl Ronconi1307.01-31

American Vinny Pahuja takes the big hit this week, falling 64 spots to No. 256. Pahuja has only cashed for $104,832 in 2013. David “ODB” Baker is also among the biggest drops, with a 49-spot dip to No. 238.

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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