Global Poker Index: Nick Petrangelo Tops Rankings for 20th Straight Week

Nick Petrangelo

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 August 16.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Dario Sammartino2928.47-
2Nick Petrangelo2881.97-
3Dan Smith2841.98-
4Bryn Kenney2840.97-
5Koray Aldemir2833.85-
6Sergio Aido2809.01-
7Ari Engel2713.64+1
8David Peters2684.63-1
9Anthony Spinella2632.83+6
10Charlie Carrel2618.77-1

Time again for our weekly look-in to see what's happening on both the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings and GPI's overall global rankings.

Dario Sammartino remains the leader in the POY race. He claimed the top spot near the end of the 2017 World Series of Poker and has now held it for five weeks running. Nick Petrangelo, the man from whom Sammartino seized the lead, remains close behind at No. 2

Ari Engel nudged up one spot to No. 7 after notching yet another tournament cash, this one coming in the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov.

Also of note, Anthony Spinella made the final two tables of the $25K High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open won by John Andress, enabling him to jump up from No. 15 to No. 9 in the POY standings this week.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Nick Petrangelo3452.45-
2David Peters3294.37-
3Justin Bonomo3230.84-
4Ari Engel3186.68-
5Adrian Mateos3166.65-
6Bryn Kenney3152.95-
7Dan Smith3140.81-
8Ankush Mandavia3053.76+1
9Steve O'Dwyer3032.63+1
10Fedor Holz3022.66+1

Meanwhile Petrangelo stays in front in the overall GPI rankings, making it 20 weeks in a row for him at No. 1.

Small shuffling down below in the Top 10 saw Sergio Aido drop out (falling from No. 8 to No. 13) and others move up, including former No. 1 Fedor Holz who inches back onto the list at No. 10.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
244Nicholas Palma1922.82
287Roland Israelashvili1847.53
291Jake Cody1835.32
293Jerry Ödeen1828.70
295Paul Newey1824.28
296Vincent Moscati1824.05
299Dorian Alejandro Rios Pavon1803.61
300Luke Brereton1802.07

There were eight new names moving into the updated GPI Top 300 list, with Nicholas Palma the highest-ranked of the group after ascending from No. 337 to No. 244. Palma took 13th in that aforementioned Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov, earning him the points to enable his upward move.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
300Luke Brereton1802.07+198
113Matt Berkey2200.43+165
140Alexander Lakhov2122.42+126
287Roland Israelashvili1847.53+105
62Martin Kozlov2462.20+103

Sneaking in at No. 300 this week is Luke Brereton, and he earns the prize for the biggest gainer among all the GPI Top 300 after moving all of the way up from No. 498.

Brereton finished eighth in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship, Matt Berkey who jumped from No. 278 to No. 113 finished third, and winner Martin Kozlov elevated from No. 166 to No. 63, his highest-career GPI ranking.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
297Marvin Rettenmaier1821.98-119
246Andjeklo Andrejevic1919.82-81
214Phillip Hui1963.09-68
196Chris Klodnicki1985.89-67
257Shaun Deeb1897.00-58

Finally, looking only at players remaining in the Top 300, Marvin Rettenmaier suffered the most significant slip after dropping from No. 178 to No. 297.

What to Expect Next Week

The PokerStars Championship Barcelona series is already underway. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand at the Casino Barcelona with start-to-finish coverage of the €50,000 Super High Roller, the two €25,500 Single-Day High Rollers, the €10,300 High Roller, and the €5,300 Main Event.

Also ongoing, the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker series continues at the Bicycle Casino in California, while the Parx Casino Big Stax XXII winds down this week in Pennsylvania.

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.

  • Nick Petrangelo makes it 20 weeks in a row ranked No. 1 in the Global Poker Index overall rankings.

  • Dario Sammartino leads for @GPI POY, while Nick Petrangelo extends reign atop overall list to 20 wks.

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