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Global Poker Index: Negreanu Overtakes Schemion for #1 in GPI 300; Selbst #2

Global Poker Index: Negreanu Overtakes Schemion for #1 in GPI 300; Selbst #2 0001

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.

2014 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Keven Stammen583.20--
2Dominik Panka544.01--
3Dan Heimiller542.80--
4Mike McDonald513.95--
5Jason Mercier489.04--
6Ami Barer433.46--
7Ronit Chamani431.81--
8Tom Hall417.85--
9James Calderaro408.38--
10Alex Bilokur408.07--

There was no change in the top 10 of the GPI Player of the Year this week as Keven Stammen maintained his lead over PCA Main Event champ Dominik Panka. Dan Heimiller gained some ground on both players following a seventh-place finish in a side event at the 23rd Annual Winin' O' The Green series at the Bicycle Casino. He now trails Panka by only two points for second place in the rankings.

Samantha Cohen made a huge push this week following her third-place finish in the APPT Seoul Main Event where she earned $81,829. Cohen moved up 109 spots and now occupies the No. 57 spot on the POY leader board.

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Daniel Negreanu3834.73+1
2Vanessa Selbst3786.11+1
3Ole Schemion3708.30-2
4Marvin Rettenmaier3541.34--
5Jason Mercier3373.17--
6Mike McDonald3353.69+1
7Sorel Mizzi3306.66+2
8Dan Smith3295.31-2
9Ravi Raghavan3287.67+2
10Shannon Shorr3285.14-2

Daniel Negreanu benefited from an aging score in Ole Schemion's GPI formula to retake the top spot in the GPI 300 this week. Schemion's victory in the 2013 Lebanese Poker Tour Championship Event aged into Period 3, dropping him into third behind Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst.

Jonathan Duhamel moved up five spots this week to land on the bubble of the top 10. Duhamel recently finished ninth in the EPT Vienna High Roller for $54,938.

Welcome to the GPI

RankPlayerTotal Score 
254John Racener1641.66 
261Giuliano Bendinelli1616.80 
286Michel Abecassis1551.5 
287Ryan Welch1546.76 
289Greg Mueller1545.30 
290Jesse Yaginuma1544.24 
291Matt Berkey1542.17 
293Allan Le1539.37 
296Joey Weissman1535.81 
298Ryan D'Angelo1535.02 
299Jorma Nuutinen1535.01 

John Racener returned to the GPI 300 after a couple deep runs in Florida, placing 13th in both the Heartland Poker Tour Daytona Beach and World Poker Tour Jacksonville bestbet Open. Also making a return to the list this week were Greg Mueller, Jesse Yaginuma and Ryan D'Angelo.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
183Naoya Kihara1808.79+106
143Michael Mizrachi1948.18+82
90Samantha Cohen2197.28+45
73Paul Berende2344.47+44
153Lasse Frost1897.45+35
224Anthony Rodrigues1706.70+32
229Jeff Lisandro1684.83+30
196Salvatore Bonavena1782.88+27
164David "Bakes" Baker1863.22+26
211Zoltan Purak1746.10+26

Making the one of the biggest climbs in the POY ranks this week was Michael Mizrachi, who won the €550 Live Events International Ultra Deepstack Event in Montenegro. That score, along with a cash in the Lebanese Poker Cup, allowed "The Grinder" to move up 82 spots to No. 143.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
158Timothy Adams1781.04-80
253Kenny Hallaert1745.19-72
208Jose Ignacio Barbero1641.19-71
197Yngve Steen1611.50-69
263Kitty Kuo1611.50-69

High Roller regular Tim Adams took the biggest dive this week. Adams' sixth-place finish in the EPT London Super High Roller last October aged into Period 2 of the GPI formula, and he only has one cash in 2014 thus far.

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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