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Global Poker Index: Alex Bilokur Continues to Lead 2014 POY

Global Poker Index: Alex Bilokur Continues to Lead 2014 POY 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 into account 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.

During the 2014 World Series of Poker, the GPI will be releasing new lists twice each week to reflect the increased movement thanks to the many events being played. For a look at all of the lists, visit the official GPI website. Meanwhile, here at PokerNews we’ll continue updating you each week about changes happening both to the 2014 GPI Player of the Year rankings and to the overall GPI Top 300.

2014 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Alex Bilokur1071.07-
2Keven Stammen1001.05-
3Scott Seiver953.71+1
4Daniel Negreanu946.18+2
5Mustapha Kanit940.52-2
6Jason Mercier866.04-1
7Matt Glantz858.99+5
8Byron Kaverman821.71+3
9George Danzer815.17-2
10Dan Smith806.00-2

Alex Bilokur stayed atop the GPI Player of the Year race where he has been for the last month shortly after taking down the Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship at this year's WSOP.

Meanwhile Matt Glantz and Byron Kaverman found spots inside the top 10 this week. Other big movers in the GPI POY race included Matthew Stout who jumped from #35 to #13 and Ismael Bojang who moved up from #27 to #14.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Ole Schemion3902.36-
2Vanessa Selbst3874.87-
3Daniel Negreanu3603.68-
4Dan Smith3603.40-
5Byron Kaverman3433.79+1
6Erik Seidel3364.18+1
7Mike McDonald3304.22+4
8Paul Volpe3241.53+1
9Bryn Kenney3236.99+7
10Scott Seiver3195.09-5

There were no changes among the top four spots of the overall GPI 300 this week, with Ole Schemion remaining in the top spot just ahead of Vanessa Selbst.

Both Mike McDonald and Bryn Kenney are newcomers to this week's top 10, with Kenney moving up from #16 to #9 after winning his first career WSOP bracelet in Event #63: Six-Handed $1,500 10-Game Mix.

Welcome to the GPI

RankPlayerTotal Score
129Sergey Rybachenko2072.43
173Alexej Lakhov1905.68
222Tom Marchese1797.43
224Richard Ashby1787.70
228Tom Middleton1776.43
241David Williams1755.55
249Sean Winter1734.93
265Ludovic Lacay1693.32
281Eric Baldwin1667.69
293Andrew Spears1642.92
295Marko Neumann1635.16
296Everett Carlton1631.96
298Owen Crowe1628.97

There were 13 newcomers to the GPI Top 300 this week, including Sergey Rybachenko who collected three cashes during the final week of the WSOP to leap up from #360 all of the way to #129. Richard Ashby also found a spot at #224 (up from #338 a week before) to punctuate a successful summer that saw him collect five WSOP cashes including two final tables and nearly making two more.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
241David Williams1755.55+397
295Marko Neumann1635.16+308
129Sergey Rybachenko2072.43+231
173Alexej Lakhov1905.68+157
228Tom Middleton1776.43+124

While Rybachenko made a big leap this week, David Williams and Marko Neumann made even bigger ones. Williams moved from #638 to #241 after two deep WSOP runs this week in Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low (finishing sixth) and the Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship (finishing 19th). Meanwhile Neumann's final-table finish in the $10K PLO event (finishing fifth) helped move him from #603 to #295.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
261Marcel Luske1702.55-100
286Tony Cousineau1663.32-93
292Ralph Porter1643.00-84
190Roland Israelashvili1860.86-79
251David "ODB" Baker1730.89-77

Marcel Luske has cashed three times at this year's WSOP, but the Dutchman still falls 100 spots in this week's GPI Top 300

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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