Global Poker Index: Dan Smith Remains No. 1; Tim Reilly on a Roll

Tim Reilly

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes 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 February 11, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Dan Smith3,340.95--
2Marvin Rettenmaier3,085.58--
3Jason Mercier3,061.86--
4Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier3,055.65--
5Joseph Cheong2,927.17--
6Andrew Lichtenberger2,892.60--
7Bryn Kenney2,883.92+3
8Vanessa Selbst2,816.39-1
9David Sands2,809.81-1
10Mike Watson2,801.58+1

The only significant movement in the top 10 was Bryn Kenney rising to No. 7. He finished fifth out of 85 entries in the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event at EPT Deauville for €64,100.

Welcome to the GPI

New to this week's GPI are 13 players led by Jeff Hakim at No. 180. Hakim made the list by finishing in eighth place in the Main Event at EPT Deauville for €60,000. Walid Bou Habib, who finished second for €475,000, makes his GPI debut at No. 202.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Jeff Hakim1,365.70180th
Matthias De Meulder1,318.12199th
Walid Bou Habib1,310.00202nd
Andrey Pateychuk1,191.77247th
Dmitry Gromov1,185.96253rd
Casey Kastle1,169.47259th
Stephane Benadiba1,145.48271st
Tim Reilly1,134.23278th
Bernard Guigon1,129.77283rd
Eric Sfez1,127.04286th
Paul Guichard1,121.63289th
Michel Abecassis1,111.77293rd
Enver Abduraimov1,103.02298th

Falling from the GPI this week were Anthony Gregg, Bruno Fitoussi, Daniele Mazzia, David Diaz, Dominykas Karmazinas, Frederik Jensen, Grant Levy, Harrison Gimbel, Jeremy Kottler, Joseph Couden, Josh Brikis, Jude Ainsworth and Nicolas Levi.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Vojtech Ruzicka. He took down the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event at EPT Deauville for €313,000. Steven Silverman, who saw the second biggest rise this week, came in sixth for €47,500.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
61stDavidi Kitai1,917.33+75
73rdAlex Dovzhenko1,859.94+47
80thZimnan Ziyard1,797.23+68
97thYury Gulyy1,712.72+64
125thSalvatore Bonavena1,596.06+46
135thVojtech Ruzicka1,563.91+111
167thKent Lundmark1,420.35+60
185thSteve Silverman1,348.32+100
192ndKenny Hallaert1,336.44+94
195thSergii Baranov1,328.06+57

Falling the furthest this week was Athanasios Polychronopoulos. His 11th-place finish in the WPT Parx Open Poker Classic back in August aged into Period 2.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
119thBrock Parker1,613.02-31
209thSam Trickett1,301.22-39
221stVictor Ramdin1,265.44-38
235thChino Rheem1,223.63-41
238thJean-Noel Thorel1,210.95-41
255thTimothy Chang1,179.36-37
257thNick Grippo1,173.95-50
261stVyacheslav Igin1,165.64-35
266thJake Bazeley1,159.10-51
299thAthanasios Polychronopoulos1,102.55-54

What's In Store?

The WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open wrapped up Tuesday and Matt Giannetti took it down. He will be back in the top 300 next week. Darryll Fish finished in third place and will see a nice rise from his current standing at No. 203.

GPI Fantasy Poker Value Pick of the Week

With the recent launch of the GPI Fantasy Poker Manager on Facebook, we thought we'd lend a helping hand in putting together your roster.

Here's how the GPI Fantasy Poker Manager works: Much like other fantasy sports, you are given a budget to pick a number of poker players for your team. When these poker players finish in the money of real poker events, you are awarded points. Finish with the most points and you win. It really is as simple as that.

We'll be providing at least one "value" pick each week for your fantasy poker team. Here's our top selection for the WPT National Series Brussels.

Tim Reilly - 26,210: Reilly is off to a solid start in 2013. With cashes in the PCA Main Event, WPT Borgata Poker Open Main Event and EPT Deauville Main Event, Reilly finally broke through for his first six-figure cash in the €10,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller event at EPT Deauville. He finished runner-up for €180,000 and made his GPI debut at No. 278.

To look 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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