2017 GPI Player of the Year

RANK PLAYER GPI SCORE CHANGE
1 Bryn Kenney 2101.11
2 Mustapha Kanit 1810.12
3 Sergio Aido 1784.14
4 Koray Aldemir 1631.78
5 Ari Engel 1604.24 +1
6 Byron Kaverman 1498.96 -1
7 Dylan Wilkerson 1377.82
8 Ben Heath 1359.91
9 Michael Del Vecchio 1277.00
10 Daniel Dvoress 1236.21

Bryn Kenney maintained the top seed for the consecutive eighth week and all of the players retained their spots on the top 10 since the last update.
With Ari Engel cashing in a couple of chips in the recently completed World Series of Poker Circuit Tulsa series, including one in the Main Event won by Will Berry, he shuffled up to No. 5, Salvatore Dicarlo mounted all the way up from No 105 to No. 22 this week after picking up three cashes himself at that WSOP-C series at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, including winning one side event and Will Berry also got a big boost from his Main Event win and three other cashes there, jumping from No. 177 to No. 30 in the POY rankings.

GPI Top 10:

RANK PLAYERS GPI Score CHANGE
1 David Peters 3440.99
2 Bryn Kenney 3226.57 +1
3 Nick Petrangelo 3218.26 -1
4 Justin Bonomo 3171.55
5 Samuel Panzica 3137.18
6 Rainer Kempe 3132.51
7 Adrian Mateos 3092.63
8 Ankush Mandavia 3014.76
9 Dan Smith 2990.68 +2
10 Byron Kaverman 2975.79 -1

David Peters has successfully retained his hold on the No.1 spot in the overall rankings consecutively for six weeks now, while Bryn Kenney edged up into second position ahead of Nick Petrangelo. Dan Smith joined the top 10 this week going from No. 11 to No. 9 after the usual weekly adjustments caused by players’ results getting affected by the Aging Factor.

New Entrants to the GPI Top 300:

RANK PLAYER TOTAL SCORE
201 Will Berry 1855.97
256 Brian Green 1750.43
280 Phong Nguyen 1716.36
289 Ouassini Mansouri 1696.03
294 Wael Sarkis 1694.30
300 Jeremy Meacham 1683.42

Only 7 new names have been added to the overall GPI top 300 this week, with aforementioned WSOP-C Tulsa Main Event winner Will Berry, the highest-ranked of the group after moving up from No. 417 to No. 201. Brian Green, whose career peak ranking in May’15 was No. 127 returned to the top 300 after cashing four times in Tulsa, earning enough GPI points to move from No. 352 to No. 256.

Biggest Gains:

RANK PLAYER TOTAL GPI SCORE CHANGE
201 Will Berry 1855.97 +216
143 Salvatore Dicarlo 2001.16 +96
256 Brian Green 1750.43 +96
289 Alexander Denisov 1706.36 +79
294 Ouassini Mansouri 1696.03 +65

Top climber in this week’s overall GPI top 300 rankings was the unbeatable Will Berry with Salvatore Dicarlo and Brian Green following up next.
Alexander Denisov moved up from No. 368 to No. 289 after cashing five times during the partypoker Million Sochi festival in Russia, including a couple of final tables. And Ouassini Mansouri finished second in the Marrakech Poker Open in Morocco to Moises Parilla-Ramos, with Mansouri debuting in the top 300 shifting from No. 359 to No. 294.

Biggest Drops:

RANK PLAYER TOTAL GPI SCORE CHANGE
281 Enzo Del Piero 1715.54 -67
278 Peter Vitantonio 1717.36 -50
163 Ludovic Geilich 1953.10 -41
192 Jeff Gross 1868.60 -41
267 Frederik Jensen 1737.27 -31

Enzo Del Piero took a pitfall as he dropped this week from No. 214 to No. 281.
Next Week Updates
With The World Series of Poker Circuit Los Angeles series wrapping up at the Bicycle Casino today, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series is well underway in Florida and the Foxwoods Poker Classic is ongoing in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
In Europe, the Irish Poker Open Festival is making headlines week while the WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov series is also playing out in the Czech Republic. And In Asia, the PokerStars Championship Macau series is already underway.

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