Global Poker Index: Sean Winter Carries GPI POY Lead Into October

Sean Winter

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 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, visit the official GPI website. Below we look at the 2019 Player of the Year race and overall GPI rankings as of October 2.

2019 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayer2019 GPI POY Score
1Sean Winter3425.57
2Rainer Kempe3402.80
3Stephen Chidwick3385.95
4Sam Greenwood3294.67
5Bryn Kenney3254.17
6Shannon Shorr3251.53
7James Romero3108.07
8Manig Loeser3105.99
9Ali Imsirovic3040.60
10Danny Tang2993.56

Time once more to check in on the Global Poker Index rankings. Not a lot of movement has taken place over the last month in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year race. The Top 10 looks almost identical to how it appeared during our last check at the start of September, with the players in the top six spots all the same and Sean Winter still out in front.

That makes seven straight weeks at No. 1 for Winter who has occupied the top spot a total of 19 weeks during the first nine months of the year.

The only change in the Top 10, in fact, was thanks to James Romero who moved up from No. 10 a month ago to No. 7 at present. Since cashing four times during the European Poker Tour Barcelona series, Romero added two more scores in September at the Merit Poker Retro series in Cyprus, including a final table and seventh-place finish in the Main Event won by Sergey Konovalov.

Overall GPI Top 10

RankPlayerOverall GPI Score
1Stephen Chidwick3777.62
2Alex Foxen3605.30
3Rainer Kempe3449.14
4Bryn Kenney3405.02
5Sean Winter3342.41
6Sam Greenwood3331.12
7Manig Loeser3276.97
8Michael Addamo3219.67
9Timothy Adams3219.09
10Nick Pupillo3205.40

Meanwhile, there was a bit of shuffling in the overall rankings over the last few weeks, although today the top seven spots are all the same as they were a month ago. Stephen Chidwick hasn't moved from No. 1 since then, either, making it seven weeks in a row at the top for the UK pro.

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

Looking down the list, the Australian poker pro Michael Addamo has reached a career peak of No. 8 in the GPI rankings. Addamo's most recent big score was a third-place showing in the EPT Barcelona €25,000 Single-Day High Roller in which Juan Pardo won and Gerard Pique took second.

Timothy Adams also currently sits at No. 9 after winning a €10,300 event in Barcelona, also marking a career-high ranking. Indeed, it was just a week ago the Canadian pro cracked the Top 10 for the first time in his storied career.

Nick Pupillo likewise inched up a spot this week to join the list at No. 10. Pupillo spent September collecting cashes in Milwaukee, New Jersey, and Colorado, including earning a World Series of Poker Circuit ring at the Potawatomi Casino, his third career WSOP-C title.

To view the 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.

  • Heading into October, Sean Winter continues to lead the 2019 @GPI Player of the Year race.

  • Global Poker Index: Sean Winter still tops POY race, Stephen Chidwick continues at No. 1 overall.

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