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Global Poker Index: Rettenmaier Climbs in POY and GPI 300, Riess Joins Ranks

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. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods as calculated by the USA Today Global Poker Index point system.

For a look at both lists, visit the official GPI website.

2013 GPI Player of the Year

1Daniel Negreanu1130.870
2Mike Watson964.800
3Ole Schemion963.360
4Paul Volpe907.760
5Shannon Shorr896.170
6Marvin Rettenmaier884.817
7Ravi Raghavan881.08-1
8Jonathan Duhamel867.33-1
9David Peters850.79-1
10Philipp Gruissem843.00-1

There was little change atop the GPI Player of the Year race, and Daniel Negreanu remains the leader, but German Marvin Rettenmaier climbed up seven spots to No. 6. Rettenmaier finished 10th in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, earning $32,745.

Outside of the top 10, Byron Kaverman moved up 10 spots to No. 20. The American finished 20th in the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, earning $20,067.

GPI 300 Top 10

1Daniel Negreanu3301.600
2Marvin Rettenmaier3140.131
3Ole Schemion3070.01-1
4Philipp Gruissem3032.460
5David Peters3001.600
6Shannon Shorr2972.271
7Mike Watson2921.18-1
8Jason Mercier2918.242
9Noah Schwartz2848.995
10David Sands2816.441

Rettenmaier’s recent success also translated to the GPI 300, and the German leapfrogged his fellow countryman Ole Schemion to take the No. 2 spot. Negreanu remains the leader in these rankings as well.

There was a little shakeup at the bottom of the top 10. Jason Mercier, who finished fourth in Event #3: €1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe, moved up two spots to No. 8, and Noah Schwartz, who won his first career bracelet in Event #5: €3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Mixed Max, finished fourth in Event #2: €5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max, and sixth in the 2013 Isle Open Main Event, cracked the top 10. He moved up five spots to No. 9.

Welcome to the GPI

RankPlayerTotal Score
171Senh Man Ung1524.38
213Vasili Firsau1408.92
230Kimmo Matias Kurko1380.10
232Naoya Kihara1379.76
236Ryan Riess1368.93
270Randy Lew1303.28
281Eric Froehlich1287.32
296Grzegorz Derkowski1257.69
299Jack Salter1255.12
300Alex Queen1252.70

Senh Man Ung joins the GPI 300 this week at No. 171 after winning the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker High Roller for HK$4,086,700 (approximately $572,000).

Also entering the GPI 300 is 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess “Riess The Beast” rocketed up to 1,368.93 points, and now sits at No. 236.

Fellow WSOP bracelet winners Naoya Kihara and Eric Froehlich also enter the GPI 300 at Nos. 232 and 281 respectively.

Falling from the GPI this week are Alexander Condon, Alain Roy, Alex Kravchenko, Tamer Kamel, James Mitchell, Mike Linster[/b], Sam Chartier, David Boyaciyan, Johnny Lodden, and Lauri Pesonen.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
127Trevor Pope1663.3173
138Jonathan Karamalikis1616.7673
176Jean-Noel Thorel1510.62102
200Max Silver1444.8291
207Vinny Pahuja1428.7172

Thanks to a 15th-place finish in the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, Jean-Noel Thorel makes the biggest jump this week in the GPI 300. The Frenchman flew up 102 spots, and is now ranked at No. 176.

Also making big moves this week are Americans Trevor Pope and Vinny Pahuja, Aussie Jonathan Karamalikis, and Brit Max Silver. Pahuja took a big hit last week, then finished 16th in the Foxwoods World Poker Main Event.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
121Taylor Paur1680.74-40
214Keven Stammen1406.29-68
219Kristijonas Andrulis1403.17-44
257Grant Levy1322.23-49
277Jake Cody1292.91-61
285Andrea Dato1280.44-39
291Darren Elias1270.61-39

Taking the biggest double this week is American Keven Stammen. After earning over a half of a million dollars in 2012, Stammdogg hasn’t even cracked six figures in 2013.

To view 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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