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For the uninitiated, the Global Poker Index is an international system that provides weekly rankings of the top 300 live poker tournament players (GPI 300), besides rankings for 20 countries across the world. GPI does this by calculating an average for a player over a period of 3 years. GPI scores factor in – (a) Finishing Percentage Factor, (b) Buy-in Factor and the (c) Aging Factor that fit its criteria for every event. Individual scores are compiled to arrive at composite cores.
Poker, as all players know, is a great Leveler, and thus, the GPI can be considered as a barometer of resilience. Rankings may find an unknown topple the leaderboard charts or the continuance of a reigning poker winner of the last week.
In this edition, we bring you the results as on 17 July 2015, highlighting, which Top 10 players bettered their rankings and which players lost their edge.
Anthony Zinno continues his reign at the top of the GPI 300 rankings for another week. Jason Mercier leaps to No. 2 position and seems poised to give Zinno a good threat for the top spot. Scott Seiver show the most traction by moving up this week, with not much else happening.
Among the Indian-origin players in the GPI 300 list, Mukul Pahuja rises, while Shyam Srinivasan makes the biggest fall.
The 2015 WSOP is now over, with only the November Nine left in the battle for the championship title. Naturally, after weeks of upheaval, the GPI WSOP ‘Player of the Year’ chart reflects this slowing down. While Mike Gorodinsky is still No. 1, there are a few changes, with the exception of Stuart Rutter who enters at No. 10.
|GPI Rank||GPI Score||Change||Player||Country||Live Best Cash $||All Time Money $|
Jason Mercier rises by six positions to claim second position on the GPI Top 10. Mercier made a 41st place finish in the PCA Main Event, which was not added to the last GPI calculations. That score was now carried over and Mercier benefits from it with this huge leap.
Scott Seiver made better progress this week. He moves up eight places to take fourth position in the Top 10 chart.
Paul Volpe re-enters the Top 10, rising by two places to reach ninth position.
Dan Smith continues to slide and is now down one place at third position.
Bryn Kenney falls a full five ranks to land at eight place.
Sorrel Mizzi slips right off the Top 10 chart to nest at No. 11, lower by two places.
However, the biggest dipper is Ole Schemion, who sinks all of nine places to reach No. 13.
Notable Indian Movers in the Top 300
Mukul Pahuja is on an upswing and rises five places to reach No. 40 this week.
Ankush Mandavia has slipped by another 14 places to land at No. 123.
Ravi Raghavan though, is up by two ranks at No. 133.
Shyam Srinivasan is down by a huge 37 places at No. 159.
2015 GPI WSOP Player Of The Year
|1||Mike Gorodinsky||2157.19 pts|
|2||Brian Hastings||1961.82 pts|
|3||Anthony Zinno||1942.72 pts|
|4||Paul Volpe||1889.46 pts|
|5||Shaun Deeb||1803.99 pts|
|6||Ismael Bojang||1563.32 pts|
|7||Ralph Porter||1548.79 pts|
|8||Stephen Chidwick||1541.79 pts|
|9||Phil Hellmuth||1534.33 pts|
|10||Stuart Rutter||1446.98 pts|
Mike Gorodinsky maintains his No. 1 position while Brian Hastings climbs two ranks to take second place.
GPI 300 topper– Anthony Zinno has fallen a rank to land at third place.
Paul Volpe is pushed down and is now at fourth position and the displacement causes Shaun Deeb to move down to fifth place.
Ishmael Bojang and Ralph Porter remain in the same positions at sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Stephen Chidwick also remains in the same place at No. 8.
Phil Hellmuth is a new entrant at No. 9, thanks to a cash of $21,786 in the Main Event for a 417th place finish.
Stuart Rutter rounds off the Top 10 at No. 10, on the basis of his 544th place cash in the Main Event for $19,500.