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Global Poker Index: Phil Hellmuth Returns to the GPI Top 300

Phil Hellmuth


  • Phil Hellmuth's 14th bracelet win has resulted in a return to the GPI Top 300.

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. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of June 10, 2015

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Ole Schemion4,125.03-
2Scott Seiver3,964.16+1
3Dan Smith3,891.72-1
4Bryn Kenney3,710.19+2
5Davidi Kitai3,674.62-1
6Byron Kaverman3,669.39-1
7Stephen Chidwick3,604.17+1
8Dario Sammartino3,560.92+2
9Pratyush Buddiga3,541.80+3
10Sorel Mizzi3,503.99-1

New to the top 10 this week is Pratyush Buddiga. With a 48th-place finish in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout at the 2015 World Series of Poker, Buddiga added a fifth score to his Period 1 results and it gave him a little boost to reach the top 10. After one week at the No. 2 spot, Dan Smith slid back to No. 3 as aging scores took effect.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
181Alex Kuzmin1,963.37
182Phil Hellmuth1,961.05
198Tommy Koral 1,900.67
241Antonio Esfandiari1,780.18
246Kyle Bowker1,760.50
249Ben Yu1,759.10
255Chris DeMaci1,737.39
262Ben Zamani1,715.44
278Chad Eveslage1,674.08
280Chris Hunichen1,671.52
281Dylan Hortin1,668.23
284Steve Gross1,661.71
287Aditya Prasetyo1,650.16
290Sebastian Pauli1,645.46
293Shaun Deeb1,638.49
294Ryan Laplante1,636.76
295Martin Staszko1,635.70
298Jesse Martin1,629.65

Among the 18 players who returned to the GPI top 300 this week was none other than Phil Hellmuth. On Monday night, Hellmuth captured his record-extending 14th bracelet, besting a field of 103 in Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship.

Biggest Gains

Change in RankPlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
+623Shaun Deeb1,638.49293
+209Steve Gross1,661.71284
+175Alex Kuzmin1,963.37181
+170Tommy Koral1,900.05198
+158Phil Hellmuth1,961.05182
+109Chad Eveslage1,674.08278
+108Aditya Praetyo1,650.16287
+107Dylan Hortin1,668.23281

The biggest jump by far this week belonged to Shaun Deeb. He took down Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship and took ninth in the aforementioned $10,000 Razz Championship to vault up the GPI ranks.

Biggest Drops

Change in RankPlayerTotal ScoreCurrent Rank
-76Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier1,759.68247
-50Chris Klodnicki1,860.76214
-46Roman Korenev1,868.87211
-46Loni Harwood1,833.82227
-46Tim West1,791.02237
-41Tim Reilly1,647.54288
-38Aku Joentausta1,773.59243
-38Richard Lyndaker1,707.52266

Taking the biggest tumble this week was Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. His two scores from the 2015 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure aged into Period 2, leaving his Period 1 slate with just one score.

What to Expect Next Week

Scott Clements is the current chip leader at the final table of Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8 or Better Championship and with just three scores in his Period 1 slate, Clements is going to take significant strides toward the top 10. Also, more significant shakeups are likely as three different WSOP $10,000 Championship events will be in the books by this time next week.

To view both the 2015 Player of the Year and GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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