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Global Poker Index: Marvin Rettenmaier Looks To Extend His Lead

Marvin Rettenmaier

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 March 25, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3,299.97--
2Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier3,133.43--
3Jason Mercier3,093.48--
4Mike Watson3,025.15--
5Philipp Gruissem2,986.36--
6Joseph Cheong2,904.72--
7Steve O'Dwyer2,863.89--
8Bryn Kenney2,845.92--
9David Sands2,818.96--
10Vanessa Selbst2,767.09--

New Additions

Five new players joined the GPI this week, led by Ben Palmer at No. 197. Palmer finished in fifth place at the 2013 Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Classic Main Event for $58,229.

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Ben Palmer1,324.49197th
Ray Qartomy1,259.94226th
Rhys Jones1,150.61284th
Jude Ainsworth1,118.54298th
Nicolas Levi1,117.89299th

Barry Hutter, Jess Yawitz, Tyler Patterson, Terrence Chan, and Terrence Chan fell from the GPI this week.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Dan Kelly after his eighth-place showing in the ANZPT Sydney Main Event for A$23,460.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
36thTom Marchese2,212.14+21
40thSam Stein2,174.22+37
64thOlivier Busquet1,962.04+30
93rdDominik Nitsche1,749.76+32
136thChris Bjorin1,556.67+23
162ndJohn Dolan1,468.48+26
193rdBrendon Rubie1,351.89+50
195thDan Kelly1,332.06+82
212thAndrey Pateychuk1,296.38+46
231stThiago Nishijima1,256.38+29

Taking the biggest dive this week: Steve Brecher. His fifth-place finish at the WPT Borgata Poker Open (for $206,821) from September 2012 aged into Period 2.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
158thKyle Bowker1,485.99-35
227thLee Childs1,258.81-35
234thSteve Brecher1,252.34-65
242ndErik Cajelais1,228.08-39
245thMatt Giannetti1,216.91-28
263rdBrandon Cantu1,183.56-55
270thAlex Queen1,173.82-30
278thTristan Clemencon1,155.18-37
288thRoman Romanovskyi1,146.91-44
300thTristan Wade1,116.40-43

What's In Store?

WPT Venice is down to 36 players and still in the hunt is none other than GPI leader Marvin Rettenmaier, who hopes to pad his lead atop the standings. On top of the chip counts, though, is Ludovic Lacay. We recommended him as a GPI Fantasy Poker Value Pick of the Week last week, so we hope you added him to your roster!

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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