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Global Poker Index: Dan Smith Remains on Top After Quiet Week

Dan Smith

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. Dan Smith is still holding down the fort at No. 1 as the tournament schedule has been relatively light. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

The Top 10 as of November 5, 2012

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank from Last Week
1Dan Smith3,041.94--
2Jason Mercier2,913.38--
3Marvin Rettenmaier2,758.57--
4Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier2,709.69--
5Andrew Lichtenberger2,545.70--
6Philipp Gruissem2,531.40--
7Steve O'Dwyer2,508.00--
8Phil Hellmuth2,421.95--
9David "Doc" Sands2,409.73+2
10Mike Watson2,405.93--

Welcome to the GPI

Four players are new to this week's GPI, led by Danyel Boyaciyan at No. 156.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Danyel Boyaciyan1.371.11156th
Justin Zaki1.189.17228th
Fred Goldberg1,060.49287th
Peter Ippolito1,050.95291st

Falling from the GPI this week were Adrien Allain, Arnaud Mattern, Dan Murariu, and Marc Inizan.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Dermot Blain. At the end of October, Blain took fifth place for €18,410 in the 2012 CAPT European Poker Championship/Poker EM in Baden, Austria.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
54thIsaac Haxton1,811.01+13
70thGreg Merson1,739.89+14
82ndAlexander Dovzhenko1,646.90+25
96thRoland Israelashvili1,589.14+12
100thAubin Cazals1,569.70+23
142ndMustapha Kanit1,421.48+12
175thDermot Blain1,300.48+77
185thDominik Nitsche1,278.25+14
195thJean-Philippe Rohr1,258.23+23
233rdAlessandro Longobardi1,178.32+23

Paul Berende fell the furthest as two aging scores combined to drop his standing. His cash in the IPT San Remo Main Event aged into Period 2 while his cash in the 2011 WPT Amneville aged into Period 3.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
71stFaraz Jaka1,728.14-22
72ndAmit Makhija1,727.67-22
118thAnthony Gregg1,506.41-21
197thKent Lundmark1,254.27-22
210thMichael Benvenuti1,231.62-55
215thOle Schemion1,219.99-21
223rdAlessio Isaia1,200.98-23
224thDominykas Karmazinas1,198.64-36
254thWilliam Thorson1,135.11-21
255thRocco Palumbo1,133.07-53
266thPaul Berende1,107.53-70

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