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Global Poker Index: Cody, Lavallee, Reiman, and Schneider Fall From Top 300

Jake Cody

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account 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 Negreanu1130.87-
2Ole Schemion1026.40-
3Mike Watson964.80-
4Philipp Gruissem962.57-
5Bryn Kenney948.27-
6Shannon Shorr925.46-
7Marvin Rettenmaier918.52-
8Paul Volpe907.76-
9Scott Seiver895.86-
10Ravi Raghavan884.35-

There was no change in the top 10 of the 2013 GPI POY race, but with a deep run in the Eureka Poker Tour High Roller in Prague, David Peters (No. 12) will likely reenter the mix next week.

EPT Prague is also underway, and we will monitor the events to see if any of these players will make a run at POY leader Daniel Negreanu.

GPI 300 Top 10

1Daniel Negreanu3481.37-
2Philipp Gruissem3264.16-
3Marvin Rettenmaier3137.83-
4Ole Schemion2967.91-
5Mike Watson2890.422
6Bryn Kenney2877.60-
7Shannon Shorr2835.43-2
8Jonathan Duhamel2775.382
9David Peters2752.57-1
10Ravi Raghavan2682.38-1

Canadians Mike Watson and Jonathan Duhamel both climbed up two spots within the top 10 of the GPI 300 this week. Watson’s most recent cash came in October, where he finished sixth in a side event at the World Series of Poker Europe, and Duhamel cashed in the same event, coming in 16th. Both players benefitted from decaying scores by Shannon Shorr, David Peters, and Ravi Raghavan.

Scott Seiver sits on the bubble of the top 10, climbing up four spots to No. 11. Since the 2013 WSOP, Seiver has finished second, fifth, and fourth in $100,000 buy-in events, earning over $1.1 million.

Welcome to the GPI

RankPlayerTotal Score
146Mukul Pahuja1557.49
195David Paredes1439.60
241Kevin Saul1340.49
246Jake Schwartz1320.29
250Darren Elias1314.91
275Michiel Brummelhuis1267.51
276Alain Roy1267.21
278Yung Hwang1263.87
282Andrey Pateychuk1249.85
293Massimo Mosele1230.89
294Richard Lyndaker1230.78
298Jack Salter1228.31
300Ronnie Bardah1226.21

Mukul Pahuja returns to the GPI 300, rocketing up to No. 146. Last week Pahuja finished runner-up in WPT Montreal, earning $340,928, and in August he banked $872,625 for a third-place finish in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee. Pahuja now has over $1.1 million in tournament earnings in 2013, and over $1.8 million in his career.

Also among the new members of the GPI 300 are notables David Paredes, Kevin Saul, Jake Schwartz, Darren Elias, and November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis.

Right before Thanksgiving, Brummelhuis finished 20th in the Belgian Poker Challenge Main Event, earning $5,722.

Exiting the GPI 300 this week are Leo Fernandez, Jake Cody, Mark Darner, Mateusz Moolhuizen, Tyler Reiman, Jason Lavallee, Adam Friedman, Hiren Patel, Tom Schneider, John Eames, Martin Staszko, David Boyaciyan, and Daniel Neilson.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
133Ludovic Lacay1615.27100
173Benjamin Hamnett1495.0289
182Keven Stammen1471.8774
187Timothy West1467.5959
203Paul Tedeschi1411.7178

Frenchman Ludovic Lacay made a big jump this week, climbing 100 spots to No. 133. Lacay finished ninth in the WPT Montreal Main Event, earning $48,736, and finished runner-up in a bracelet event during WSOP Europe.

Benjamin Hamnett also climbed the ranks, soaring 89 spots to No. 173. Hamnett finished fifth in a $5,000 side event at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning $31,913.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
268Cary Katz1284.50-138
273Manuel Bevand1275.73-87
279Isaac Haxton1258.62-86
291Roberto Romanello1232.83-102

Cary Katz took a big hit this week, plummeting 138 spots to No. 268. Katz has only cashed once since the 2013 WSOP, where he finished runner-up in Event #19 for $138,794.

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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