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Global Poker Index: Noah Schwartz Nears The Top 20

Noah Schwartz

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. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

The Top 10 as of November 19, 2012

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank from Last Week
1Dan Smith3,041.92--
2Jason Mercier2,891.05--
3Marvin Rettenmaier2,702.56--
4Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier2,682.86-
5Philipp Gruissem2,515.25+1
6Andrew Lichtenberger2,450.24+1
7Mike Watson2,445.48+1
8Steve O'Dwyer2,431.90-3
9Phil Hellmuth2,421.95--
10David "Doc" Sands2,409.74--

The only change in the top 10 this week came from Steve O'Dwyer falling three places to No. 8. O'Dwyer's fifth-place finish in the WPT World Championship in May aged into Period 2.

Welcome to the GPI

Five players are new to this week's GPI, led by Jose Ignacio Barbero. "Nacho" took sixth place out of 376 entrants in the Latin American Poker Tour Season V Grand Final for $36,070.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Nacho Barbero1,221.58208th
Brian Hastings1,136.83249th
Koen De Visscher1,084.71278th
Allan Le1,074.60281st
Daniel Reijmer1,061.89284th

Falling from the GPI this week were Alex Queen, Fred Goldberg, Ruper Elder, Marco Leonzio, and Mario Puccini.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Hans Winzeler. He finished in fourth place in the 2012 World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville Main Event for $106,848. Fellow South Floridian Noah Schwartz also rose up the ranks this week to No. 21, after winning the WPT Jacksonville event for $402,972. Across the Atlantic, Steve Barshak finished in fourth place at WPT Copenhagen for $68,361 to climb the ranks as well.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
21stNoah Schwartz2,082.59+44
45thByron Kaverman1,888.84+32
74thMatt Waxman1,682.25+31
110thHans Winzeler1,528.85+83
114thDarryll Fish1,517.30+51
176thSteve Barshak1,306.96+80
181stJustin Zaki1,289.80+42
188thJohn Racener1,276.60+36
205thTyler Patterson1,231.32+42
222ndChady Ojeil1,180.84+52

Falling the furthest this week was Jan Peter Jachtmann. His win in the €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at the 2012 CAPT Innsbruck Open (for €39,790) aged into period 2.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
126thGalen Hall1,482.09-38
154thPhillippe Ktorza1,390.24-39
160thDavid Vamplew1,357.51-43
220thDominik Nitsche1,183.42-33
223rdGuillaume Darcourt1,180.06-62
264thChris Tryba1,113.35-52
268thVitor Coelho1,103.59-61
290thRay Qartomy1,048.68-40
298thJan Peter Jachtmann1,039.04-69

To look 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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