Global Poker Index: Erik Seidel Slides Out of the Top 10

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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.

The Top 10 as of August 13, 2012

Rank Player Total Score Change in Rank from Last Week
1 Jason Mercier 2,823.31
2 Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier 2,774.36
3 Dan Smith 2,656.62
4 Marvin Rettenmaier 2,635.92 +3
5 Steve O’Dwyer 2,607.66 -1
6 Vanessa Selbst 2,594.33
7 Eugene Katchalov 2,443.91 +1
8 Andrew Lichtenberger 2,416.49 +1
9 Mike McDonald 2,409.86 +1
10 Sorel Mizzi 2,390.63 +1

Marvin Rettenmaier is back in the No. 4 spot following his win in the 2012 WPT Merit Cyprus Classic. Falling from the top 10 was Erik Seidel. His runner-up showing in the inaugural Epic Poker League Main Event aged into Period 3. It feels like just yesterday that Seidel was cashing for six and seven figures left and right. However, his last score for more than five figures was in September 2011, and in a few weeks will also age into Period 3.

Welcome to the GPI

Seven players are new to this week’s GPI, led by Ismael Bojang at No. 243. His eighth-place finish in the €2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the German Championship of Poker — Grand Final aged into Period 2, boosting his Period 2 results significantly while his Period 1 slate remains full with four scores.

New Additions

Player Total GPI Score GPI Rank
Ismael Bojang 1,168.62 243rd
Dominik Nitsche 1,138.27 257th
James Akenhead 1,135.98 260th
Taylor von Kriegenbergh 1,099.01 278th
Marc Inizan 1,072.62 297th
David Pham 1,068.28 299th
Ryan Julius 1,066.46 300th

Falling from the GPI this week were Adrien Allain, Andrey Gulyy, Brandon Meyers, Jake Bazeley, Jesse Alexis Cohen, Justin Zaki, and Ted Lawson.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to John Dolan. Earlier this month, Dolan finished in eighth place in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event at the 2012 Gold Strike World Poker Open Main Event, good for $15,000.

Biggest Gains

Rank Player Total Score Change in Rank From Last Week
35th Kevin MacPhee 1,992.35 +23
50th Andrea Dato 1,913.58 +14
63rd Erik Cajelais 1,831.77 +23
72nd Ognjen Sekularac 1,779.26 +24
112th Vojtech Ruzicka 1,571.08 +13
147th John Dolan 1,439.71 +45
183rd Rocco Palumbo 1,310.36 +40
231st Massimo Mosele 1,190.02 +28
239th Martin Staszko 1,174.78 +16
253rd Michael Tureniec 1,147.41 +14
265th Raj Vohra 1,121.05 +29

Hafiz Khan suffered the biggest slide this week. His 16th-place finish in the inaugural Epic Poker League Main Event aged into Period 3, leaving Khan with only one result in Period 2.

Biggest Drops

Rank Player Total Score Change in Rank From Last Week
59th Justin Bonomo 1,853.25 -23
76th Isaac Baron 1,744.16 -16
83rd Sam Trickett 1,721.96 -36
98th Gavin Smith 1,647.38 -23
136th James Dempsey 1,461.92 -24
212th Hoyt Corkins 1,243.52 -31
245th Yury Gulyy 1,164.59 -17
254th Simon Ravnsbaek 1,146.70 -29
256th Hafiz Khan 1,143.11 -72
272nd Jean-Noel Thorel 1,106.48 -71
284th Arnaud Mattern 1,088.28 -35

What’s In Store?

The World Poker Tour Parx Open Poker Classic wrapped up last night, and Anthony Gregg took it down. Come next week, he’ll see a nice rise from his current No. 209 standing on the GPI.

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