Global Poker Index: Nick Petrangelo Gaining on POY Leader Bryn Kenney
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 June 7.
2017 GPI Player of the Year
The first results from the 2017 World Series of Poker have yet to have too big of an effect on the top of the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year leaderboard, although Bryn Kenney — No. 1 now for 18 straight weeks — has already seen his lead reduced.
Nick Petrangelo sits at No. 2 again this week, but cut Kenney's points lead from 270 to just under 100 thanks to Petrangelo having added just over 170 points to his total after a 17th-place finish and cash in Event #6: $111,111 High Roller for One Drop won by Doug Polk.
Byron Kaverman took 12th in the High Roller for One Drop, following a fifth-place finish just a few days before in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl won by Christoph Vogelsang. Those two finishes helped Kaverman move up from No. 9 to No. 6 in the POY race.
Meanwhile Andreas Klatt climbs a couple of spots to join the list at No. 10 after already picking up a couple of WSOP cashes. Klatt comes to Vegas not long after his victory in the PokerStars National Championship at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino® as well as his runner-up finish in the PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo Main Event won by Raffaele Sorrentino.
GPI 300 Top 10
The overall rankings have also yet to reflect big changes caused by WSOP results, with the top 10 remaining mostly steady since the last update and Nick Petrangelo remaining in the top spot for what is now 10 weeks running.
Adrian Mateos picked up a cash in the DeepStack Extravaganza series at the Venetian to kick off the month, giving him a few points to move to No. 7 and switch spots with Jason Mercier now at No. 8.
Welcome to the GPI Top 300
While the top of the GPI overall rankings remained steady since last week, there was a lot of movement up and down the Top 300 including 14 new names entering the list.
Michal Mrakeš is the highest-ranked newcomer this week, having jumped from No. 321 to No. 188 after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLION Germany €1,100 Main Event. Meanwhile Simon Deadman moved from No. 325 to No. 203 after recently winning the $600 Ultimate Goliath Stack at Planet Hollywood, topping a 397-entry field to win $54,993.
|Rank||Player||Total GPI Score||Change|
|88||Upeshka De Silva||2196.54||+207|
Looking at players in the GPI Top 300 who made the most dramatic gains since the last update, Randy Ohel jumped from No. 555 to No. 299 after getting off to a fast start in the 2017 WSOP, picking up three cashes in the first nine events.
Also of note, Upeshka De Silva actually topped the "Biggest Drops" list a week ago after slipping from No. 182 to No. 295. But this week De Silva bounds all of the way back up to No. 88 after earning his second career WSOP bracelet by winning Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.
|Rank||Player||Total GPI Score||Change|
|275||Enso Del Piero||1761.35||-64|
|198||Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira||1873.94||-62|
Finally, this week's list of players in the Top 300 who have slipped the most in the last seven days is headed by Farid Jattin who went from No. 102 to No. 220.
What to Expect Next Week
The 2017 World Series of Poker remains front and center this week with multiple tournaments ongoing every day — much as will be the case all of the way through to the $10,000 Main Event in July.
Remember, the PokerNews live reporting team is the WSOP's official provider of live updates this year, so bookmark our WSOP landing page for quick access to all the hand reports, chip counts, photos, videos and more from each and every WSOP event.
There are tons of other tournaments happening all over Las Vegas as well this summer. Check out our compilation of "Best Poker Tournaments in Las Vegas 2017" for a full calendar of events happening in the city in addition to the festivities at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.