Global Poker Index: Nick Petrangelo Tops Rankings for 20th Straight Week
20 August 2017
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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. Here’s a look at the rankings as of August 16.

2017 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Dario Sammartino 2928.47
2 Nick Petrangelo 2881.97
3 Dan Smith 2841.98
4 Bryn Kenney 2840.97
5 Koray Aldemir 2833.85
6 Sergio Aido 2809.01
7 Ari Engel 2713.64 +1
8 David Peters 2684.63 -1
9 Anthony Spinella 2632.83 +6
10 Charlie Carrel 2618.77 -1

Time again for our weekly look-in to see what’s happening on both the 2017 Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings and GPI’s overall global rankings.

Dario Sammartino remains the leader in the POY race. He claimed the top spot near the end of the 2017 World Series of Poker and has now held it for five weeks running. Nick Petrangelo, the man from whom Sammartino seized the lead, remains close behind at No. 2

Ari Engel nudged up one spot to No. 7 after notching yet another tournament cash, this one coming in the 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov.

Also of note, Anthony Spinella made the final two tables of the $25K High Roller at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open won by John Andress, enabling him to jump up from No. 15 to No. 9 in the POY standings this week.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Nick Petrangelo 3452.45
2 David Peters 3294.37
3 Justin Bonomo 3230.84
4 Ari Engel 3186.68
5 Adrian Mateos 3166.65
6 Bryn Kenney 3152.95
7 Dan Smith 3140.81
8 Ankush Mandavia 3053.76 +1
9 Steve O’Dwyer 3032.63 +1
10 Fedor Holz 3022.66 +1

Meanwhile Petrangelo stays in front in the overall GPI rankings, making it 20 weeks in a row for him at No. 1.

Small shuffling down below in the Top 10 saw Sergio Aido drop out (falling from No. 8 to No. 13) and others move up, including former No. 1 Fedor Holz who inches back onto the list at No. 10.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

Rank Player Total Score
244 Nicholas Palma 1922.82
287 Roland Israelashvili 1847.53
291 Jake Cody 1835.32
293 Jerry Ödeen 1828.70
295 Paul Newey 1824.28
296 Vincent Moscati 1824.05
299 Dorian Alejandro Rios Pavon 1803.61
300 Luke Brereton 1802.07

There were eight new names moving into the updated GPI Top 300 list, with Nicholas Palma the highest-ranked of the group after ascending from No. 337 to No. 244. Palma took 13th in that aforementioned Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship won by Martin Kozlov, earning him the points to enable his upward move.

Biggest Gains

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
300 Luke Brereton 1802.07 +198
113 Matt Berkey 2200.43 +165
140 Alexander Lakhov 2122.42 +126
287 Roland Israelashvili 1847.53 +105
62 Martin Kozlov 2462.20 +103

Sneaking in at No. 300 this week is Luke Brereton, and he earns the prize for the biggest gainer among all the GPI Top 300 after moving all of the way up from No. 498.

Brereton finished eighth in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship, Matt Berkey who jumped from No. 278 to No. 113 finished third, and winner Martin Kozlov elevated from No. 166 to No. 63, his highest-career GPI ranking.

Biggest Drops

Rank Player Total GPI Score Change
297 Marvin Rettenmaier 1821.98 -119
246 Andjeklo Andrejevic 1919.82 -81
214 Phillip Hui 1963.09 -68
196 Chris Klodnicki 1985.89 -67
257 Shaun Deeb 1897.00 -58

Finally, looking only at players remaining in the Top 300, Marvin Rettenmaier suffered the most significant slip after dropping from No. 178 to No. 297.

What to Expect Next Week

The PokerStars Championship Barcelona series is already underway. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand at the Casino Barcelona with start-to-finish coverage of the €50,000 Super High Roller, the two €25,500 Single-Day High Rollers, the €10,300 High Roller, and the €5,300 Main Event.

Also ongoing, the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker series continues at the Bicycle Casino in California, while the Parx Casino Big Stax XXII winds down this week in Pennsylvania.