Global Poker Index: Top 10 Remains the Same, Darcourt Makes Largest Leap

Guillaume Darcourt

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 April 25, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Marvin Rettenmaier3212.950
2Michael Watson3051.780
3Philipp Gruissem3002.280
4Bertrand Grospellier2884.550
5Joseph Cheong2859.020
6Bryn Kenney2839.410
7David Sands2768.550
8Ole Schemion2718.920
9Jason Mercier2682.860
10Michael Mizrachi2669.600

The top 10 of the GPI 300 remained unchanged this week. Marvin Rettenmaier still leads the pack by a healthy margin, while Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi rounds out the group with just under 2,700 points.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Jeff Madsen1343.01183
Dmitry Gromov1184.38243
Tyler Patterson1137.42261
Pieter De-Korver1132.79264
Benjamin Pollak1117.42275
Franck Kalfon1106.25285
Brandon Cantu1090.45298
Joe Hachem1085.83300

Falling from the GPI this week were Lee Childs, Mustapha Kanit, Nick Grippo, Justin Young, Max Lehmanski, Kenneth Hicks, Grzegorz Derkowski, and Khiem Nguyen.

Nguyen is third in chips after Day 4 of the EPT Berlin Main Event, and will certainly return to the GPI 300 next week.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
120Andrey Gulyy1572.0653
153David Tuthill1428.5191
165Matt Giannetti1395.2688
172Matthias De Meulder1386.6142
178Corey Burbick1353.7435
192Guillaume Darcourt1318.42104
217Ilkin Savalan Amirov1266.3347
262Tobias Peters1136.8236

Making the biggest leap this week was Frenchman Guillaume Darcourt. Darcourt won the World Poker Tour National Cannes Main Event, earning $103,883. It was his first cash in 2013, and his largest score since he finished 35th in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
134Anton Wigg1511.77-64
210Andrey Zaichenko1279.37-35
233David Steicke1204.48-39
251Andrey Pateychuk1164.86-52
255Melanie Weisner1155.29-64
277Eric Baldwin1114.33-38
284Andrew Chen1107.92-66
289Daniel Neilson1098.57-59
297Jacob Bazeley1091.04-38
299Mclean Karr1086.05-44

Taking the biggest hit this week was Canadian Andrew Chen. Chen has only cashed eight times since 2011, and hasn’t recorded a six-figure score since the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

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