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Global Poker Index: Aido, Dvoress Move Up, Kenney Still Leads POY

Sergio Aido (left), Daniel Dvoress (center), Bryn Kenney (right)

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 May 10.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Bryn Kenney2840.97-
2Sergio Aido2463.57+1
3Daniel Dvoress2420.79+5
4Nick Petrangelo2392.76+5
5Manig Loeser2262.69+2
6Ari Engel2208.79-4
7Koray Aldemir2176.14-3
8Mustapha Kanit2109.57-3
9Byron Kaverman2108.44-3
10Steve O'Dwyer1938.12-

The PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® is done, with the latest update of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings predictably being affected by the series' results.

Thanks in part to his victory in the €100,000 Super High Roller, Bryn Kenney managed to maintain the No. 1 spot, extending his run at the top to 14 straight weeks. But there's been a lot of movement just below Kenney at the top of the leaderboard.

Sergio Aido has now surged to No. 2 after cashing three times in Monaco. Meanwhile Daniel Dvoress cashed five times — including three final tables in high rollers — to jump from No. 8 to No. 3 this week. Nick Petrangelo likewise moved up five spots to be ranked No. 4 after collecting four cashes and three final tables in the series.

Sitting just outside the top 10 this week after making big upward moves are Timothy Adams at No. 11 (from No. 44) and Andreas Klatt at No. 12 (from No. 57).

Adams won the €25,750 Eight Max Shot Clock event in Monaco, while Klatt won the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship and finished second in the €5,300 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event won by Raffaele Sorrentino.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Nick Petrangelo3525.80-
2David Peters3487.01-
3Fedor Holz3450.90+1
4Bryn Kenney3368.67-1
5Justin Bonomo3314.73-
6Jason Mercier3218.68-
7Adrian Mateos3147.51-
8Steve O'Dwyer3116.05-
9Rainer Kempe3100.83-
10Jason Koon3090.34-

Looking at the GPI overall rankings, things were relatively more steady since the last update with the same players occupying the top 10 spots and Nick Petrangelo remaining on top for a sixth week running. Fedor Holz (No. 3 this week) and Bryn Kenney (No. 4) swapping spots represented the only movement near the top.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
131Pavel Plesuv2071.56
212Philipp Gruissem1866.78
213John Juanda1865.70
216Dermot Blain1854.80
220Christopher Frank1846.13
254Jimmy Guerrero1795.20
271Dominik Panka1772.89
274Steffen Sontheimer1771.64
277Celina Lin1770.24
278Arne Coulier1768.91
290Jeremy Meachem1744.96
294Maria Ho1731.01
295Allen Kessler1730.37
297Tobias Hausen1726.08
299Daniel Negreanu1724.58
300Ben Palmer1721.83

There are no less than 17 new names in this week's GPI Top 300, with Pavel Plesuv the highest-ranked of the group after jumping all of the way from No. 345 to No. 131 thanks to his three cashes in Monaco.

Philipp Gruissem won the €25,500 Single-Day High Roller in Monaco, helping him move up from No. 588 to No. 212. John Juanda took third in that same event won by Gruissem, then finished runner-up to Julian Steur in the €25,750 High Roller, enabling him to make a big leap from No. 774 to No. 213 to rejoin the list.

Also making it back into the GPI Top 300 after a four-month hiatus is former top-ranked player Daniel Negreanu. He went from No. 460 to No. 299 after earning a cash in the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
213John Juanda1865.70+561
212Philipp Gruissem1866.78+376
131Pavel Plesuv2071.56+214
299Daniel Negreanu1724.58+161
161Tobias Peters1979.63+124

Of all the players appearing in this week's GPI Top 300, Juanda enjoyed the biggest gain with Gruissem, Plesuv and Negreanu next in line. Tobias Peters likewise improved greatly, going from No. 285 to No. 161 on the heels of making successive final tables in tournament series in the Netherlands.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
291Andrew Hulme1733.39-109
210Dorian Alejandro Rio Pavon1867.93-82
237Marc MacDonnell1824.26-78
175Guo Dong1948.10-65
222Ludovic Geilich1843.99-62

Finally, since the last update Andrew Hulme endured the steepest drop among players still ranked in the GPI Top 300 after slipping from No. 182 to No. 291.

What to Expect Next Week

888Live Festival Barcelona kicks off today, with coverage of several events by the live reporting team right here at PokerNews. Meanwhile the World Poker Tour Amsterdam 2017 festival continues at the Holland Casino, the 2017 California State Poker Championship plays on at the Commerce Casino and WPTDeepStacks continues its stop at the Turlock Poker Room in California.

To view the GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you're at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

  • Bryn Kenney holds off Sergio Aido and Daniel Dvoress to keep lead in @GPI Player of the Year race.

  • Nick Petrangelo leads @GPI overall rankings, while John Juanda & Daniel Negreanu rejoin the Top 300.

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