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Global Poker Index: Scott Seiver Back in the Top 40

Scott Seiver

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.

Top 10 as of January 7, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Dan Smith3,335.01+1
2Marvin Rettenmaier3,300.52-1
3Jason Mercier3,194.92--
4Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier3,061.39--
5Andrew Lichtenberger2,955.58--
6Joseph Cheong2,927.17--
7David Sands2,804.00+2
8Steve O'Dwyer2,688.51-1
9Mike Watson2,647.07-1
10Philipp Gruissem2,606.30+4

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Scott Seiver, thanks to his $2,000,000 score at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Seiver won the $100,000 Super High Roller, besting a field 47 with 10 reentries.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
39thScott Seiver2,033.62+56
50thCary Katz1,933.99+28
54thNick Schulman1,878.58+30
111thStephen Chidwick1,551.93+35
117thAlessandro Longobardi1,538.75+34
163rdAndrew Badecker1,373.50+32
175thBen Vinson1,334.91+44
189thMukul Pahuja1,292.77+53
200thOzzy Sheikh1,273.18+50
231stAlex Queen1,197.51+28
259thManig Loeser1,136.00+32

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
105thJP Kelly1,600.91-50
192ndGreg Merson1,288.77-80
193rdTaylor Paur1,287.46-46
224thThiago Nishijima1,204.06-44
228thPaul Volpe1,200.88-61
237thYuval Bronshtein1,189.98-79
254thKenny Hallaert1,146.46-44
266thRoland Israelashvili1,126.74-106
286thCasey Kastle1,090.82-59
291stJosh Brikis1,090.82-53
294thMaria Ho1,067.09-73

Welcome to the GPI

Sixteen players are new to this week's GPI, led by Vladimir Troyanovskiy at No. 268. Troyanovskiy took seventh place in the Super High Roller event at the PCA for $257,580,

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Vladimir Troyanovskiy1,118.85268th
Jude Ainswortth1,115.22273rd
Martins Adeniya1,109.75275th
Manuel Bevand1,109.63276th
Barry Hutter1,101.36281st
Tony Dunst1,097.86282nd
Tam Truong1,094.54284th
James Dempsey1,081.99287th
Robert Cezarescu1,079.93288th
William Thorson1,073.42290th
Max Silver1,069.28292nd
Brian Hawkins1,066.98295th
Randy Lew1,066.14296th
Eric Sfez1,065.26297th
Hafiz Khan1,064.31298th
Cesar Garcia1,064.31300th

Falling from the GPI this week were Amanda Musumeci, Amnon Filippi, Bryan Devonshire, Chance Kornuth, Eddy Sabat, Jan Heitmann, Jeff Madsen, Jose Manuel Pastor, Justin Conley, Maksim Semisoshenko, Martin Staszko, Massimo Mosele, Ruben Visser, Simeon Naydenov, Ty Reiman, and Zachary Korik.

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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