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GPI300: Shorr drops out for the first time
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September 21, 2016 World Poker Rankings Update

A little bit of bitter of history this as the great Shannon Shorr (GPI#301, -90) drops out of the Top 300 ...


September 22 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Malka continues run up the rankings
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September 14, 2016 World Poker Rankings Update

David Malka (GPI# 157, +23) continues his amazing climb in the rankings, reaching a career-best #157 this week … GPI WORLD ...


September 14 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: November Niner Vayo returns to 300
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September 7, 2016 World Rankings Update

Big move from November Niner Gordon Vayo (GPI#214, +100) following his win at the River Poker Series in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Vayo ...


September 08 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Drinan returns to Top 10
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August 31, 2016 World Rankings Update

A successful trip to Spain sees Connor Drinan return to the Top 10 for the first time while EPT Barcelona ...


August 31 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: August 24, 2016 World Rankings Update
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August 24, 2016 World Rankings Update

11th straight week at the top of the World Rankings for Fedor Holz, who picked up yet another seven-figure score ...


August 24 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Make it a dozen for O'Dwyer
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GPI300: Another quiet week at the top as O’Dwyer maintains lead

Make it a dozen consecutive weeks at the top for Steve O’Dwyer … GPI WORLD POKER RANKINGS TOP 10 RANK PLAYER ...


March 30 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: New high for O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

GPI300: O’Dwyer joins Mercier, Rettenmaier after matching 11-week streak

O’Dwyer hits a new mark as he continues to reign atop the standings … A NEW HIGH FOR O’DWYER Steve O’Dwyer ...


March 23 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: O'Dwyer still on top, ElkY in danger
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GPI300: O’Dwyer maintains lead, ElkY on the edge

The current World #1 maintains his lead while a former #1 is on the brink of dropping from the GPI300 … ...


March 09 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Colman drops from 300
Erik Seidel

GPI300: Drinan, Seidel, Winter enter Top 10

O’Dwyer starting to settle in at the top while a trio enter the Top 10 – one of which for ...


March 02 2016, by Eric Danis

BLOG: The day we sportified poker
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BLOG: The day we sportified poker

Originally published by Alex Dreyfus on Facebook Last Thursday, we hosted the first ever Global Poker League Draft in Los ...


February 29 2016, by Alexandre Dreyfus

GPI300: Tony Gregg rises once again
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GPI300: No movement at the top; Gregg continues to climb

Things are quiet at the top as our Top 10 remains the same for another week … meanwhile, WSOP and ...


February 11 2016, by Eric Danis

BLOG: Confessions of a draft nut
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BLOG: Confessions of a sports draft nut

Originally published by Eric Danis on Facebook I can remember the very first time Global Poker Index CEO Alexandre Dreyfus and ...


February 11 2016, by Eric Danis

BLOG: The making of HoldemX™
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BLOG: What’s in a name anyway? The making of HoldemX™

Originally published by Max Rabinovich on Facebook Poker but not poker, but based off of poker. “How can we fit dragons ...


February 05 2016, by Max Rabinovitch

GPI300: Kaverman, Drinan make waves
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GPI300: Kaverman moves up, Drinan moves into Top 10

Former World #1 Kaverman moves back into the second spot while Drinan moves into the Top 10 for the first ...


February 04 2016, by Eric Danis

BLOG: Baazov to acquire Amaya
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BLOG: Baazov to acquire Amaya – why it’s good for poker

Originally published by Alex Dreyfus on LinkedIn Why delisting Pokerstars is great for poker? Shocking news this morning, on the ...


February 02 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: O'Dwyer retains top spot
Steve O'Dwyer

GPI300: No movement at the top, O’Dwyer still #1

Steve O’Dwyer retains the top spot on the GPI World Poker Rankings as the Top 10 remains the same this ...


January 28 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Chidwick back into Top 10
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GPI300: Stephen Chidwick returns to the Top 10

O’Dwyer still leads, Mercier lurking and a Brit returns to the Top 10 … Make it two weeks in a row ...


January 20 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: The O'Dwyer era begins
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GPI300: The Steve O’Dwyer era begins

Poker has a new king as Steve O’Dwyer becomes the 12th player to ever sit atop the GPI World Poker ...


January 13 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: New streak begins for Kaverman
Byron Kaverman

GPI300: Another streak begins for Byron Kaverman

While he remains #1 on the GPI300, American star Byron Kaverman begins a new streak, ranked at the top of ...


January 06 2016, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Kaverman ends on a high
Byron Kaverman

GPI300: Kaverman finishes 2015 ranked at the top

Kaverman ends season on a high note but O’Dwyer is lurking … VIEW FROM THE TOP Just like Ole Schemion (GPI#37, ...


December 31 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Enter Fedor Holz
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GPI300: Welcome to the Fedor Holz show

The latest German poker star has entered the GPI World Top 10 … VIEW FROM THE TOP Byron Kaverman (GPI#1, =) is ...


December 23 2015, by Eric Danis

Tristan Wade wins 2015 WPTDS/GPI PoY title
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Tristan Wade wins WPTDeepStacks PoY

Congratulations go out to Tristan Wade (GPI#258), winner of the 2015 WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year race, powered by the ...


December 19 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Chidwick, Duhamel welcomed back into Top 10
Jonathan Duhamel

GPI300: Chidwick, Duhamel re-enter Top 10

We’re a little over a week away from the end of the end of the 2015 poker season and a ...


December 16 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Seidel returns, LAPT Champ debuts
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GPI300: Seidel returns as Prague/Vegas festivities begin

Major tournaments in Prague and in Las Vegas are underway as the end to the 2015 season is near … ...


December 09 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: USA! USA! USA!
Byron Kaverman

GPI300: USA dominating top of World Poker Rankings

Nine of the Top 10 spots in the GPI300 are held by members of Team USA … poor Martin Finger left ...


December 02 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Kitai, Seidel are back in the Top 10
Erik Seidel

GPI300: Kitai, Seidel back in Top 10; Antonio, Cody drop out of 300

Eight wasn’t enough for Kaverman … meanwhile, a pair of Top 10 fixtures are back up and the Magician is one ...


November 26 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: O'Dwyer back in the Top 10
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GPI300: Eight weeks on top for Kaverman, O’Dwyer returns to Top 10

Eight weeks in a row for Kaverman while O’Dwyer enters Top 10 for third time this season … VIEW FROM THE ...


November 18 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: MacPhee makes Top 10 debut
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GPI300: Smith, MacPhee, Finger move into Top 10

A former World #1 is back in the Top 10 – joined by a returning member and a two-time bracelet ...


November 12 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Kenney, Nitsche back in Top 10
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GPI300: Kenney, Nitsche return to Top 10; MacPhee one step closer

EPT Malta results shake-up the rankings while the reigning WSOPE Main Event Champ is on the bubble … VIEW FROM THE TOP ...


November 04 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News
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GPI300: Kitai, McDonald, O’Dwyer storm back into Top 10

A trio of former Top 10s are back in while the race at the top gets tighter … RANK PLAYER NATION ...


October 28 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI Daily News
Paul Volpe Landscape

GPI300: Volpe, Chidwick switch spots; Rast enters Top 10

Paul Volpe and Stephen Chidwick are trading places in this week’s rankings … VIEW FROM THE TOP Make it four weeks ...


October 21 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Big names dropping
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GPI300: Big names drop from the Top 300

Big name pros fall from grace this week on the 300 … VIEW FROM THE TOP Byron Kaverman (GPI#1, =) begins his ...


October 14 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Kaverman 11th to hit #1
Byron Kaverman

GPI300: Mercier’s streak stopped as Kaverman moves to #1

We have a new #1 atop the GPI World Poker Rankings … VIEW FROM THE TOP After sitting at #1 for ...


September 30 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: German duo make their way in
Dominik Nitsche

GPI300: German focus as Nitsche, Finger enter World Top 10

Are we looking at another German-domination in the World Rankings? … VIEW FROM THE TOP Jason Mercier (GPI#1, =) sits atop the ...


September 23 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Quiet week on the felt, in the rankings
EPT 4 San Remo

GPI300: Quiet poker week still sees Mercier extend his lead

Jason Mercier is so good, he’s managing to extend his lead while sitting in Aruba … VIEW FROM THE TOP Jason ...


September 16 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI August PoM: Martin Finger
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Finger is GPI Player of the Month, Timex second

A good run in Barcelona sees a German star scoop up Player of the Month honors … Four results from the ...


September 11 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Kitai makes another push
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GPI300: Kaverman, Kitai on the rise

Mercier holds on while Kaverman, Kitai are making another push … VIEW FROM THE TOP Thumbs up to Jason Mercier (GPI#1, =) who ...


September 09 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI Stats: Jason Mercier turns 60!
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GPI Stats: Jason Mercier turns 60!

The first player to ever be ranked #1 on the GPI continues to set the standard in the World Poker ...


September 04 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Petrangelo, Kanit, Kitai move up
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GPI300: Petrangelo, Kanit making moves

Petrangelo keeps on pushing while Kanit, Kitai are back in the Top 10 … VIEW FROM THE TOP Jason Mercier (GPI#1, ...


September 03 2015, by Eric Danis

PokerNews GPI Update: Episode #37
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PokerNews GPI Update Podcast | Episode #37

The 37th episode of the PokerNews GPI Update is now available for your listening pleasure! WPT Marketing Manager and PokerNews Producer Rich Ryan joins ...


August 28 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Volpe, Petrangelo making moves
Paul Volpe Landscape

GPI300: Volpe moves up, Petrangelo moves into Top 10

Mercier pads his lead while Volpe and Petrangelo are moving on up … VIEW FROM THE TOP As Jason Mercier (GPI#1, ...


August 26 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI National Rankings Report: Spain
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GPI National Rankings Report: Spain

Season 12 of the European Poker Tour kicked off earlier this week in Barcelona. Spain is the home to several ...


August 20 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI Update
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GPI300: Mercier maintains top spot; more points to come?

Jason Mercier continues his reign at the top – and more points could be on the way … VIEW FROM ...


August 19 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Dominik IN, Davidi OUT of Top 10
EPT 4 San Remo

GPI300: Nitsche enters World Top 10; Kitai exits

A German star finally breaks through while a Belgian legend drops for the first time in a long, long time … ...


August 12 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: More Mercier, Kaverman to #2
Byron Kaverman

GPI300: More from Mercier; Kaverman pushing once again

Mercier still on top while Kaverman pushes … VIEW FROM THE TOP Make it three weeks in a row at the ...


August 05 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Schemion and Selbst fall down
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GPI300: Schemion’s and Selbst’s great fall

Mercier still on top while a pair of former World #1’s continue to fall … VIEW FROM THE TOP Jason Mercier ...


July 29 2015, by Eric Danis

Exciting races in Brazil, Canada, USA
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AMERICAS: Exciting races shaping up in Brazil, Canada, USA

As the second part of the 2015 poker season starts up, we’re spending the week taking a look at the ...


July 28 2015, by Eric Danis

2015 GPI PoY: European Races
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EUROPE: National PoY races heating up in France, Greece, Russia

As the second part of the 2015 poker season starts up, we’re spending the week taking a look at the ...


July 27 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: A return to #1 for Mercier
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GPI300: Mercier works his magic, returns to #1

It’s a return to #1 for the GPI’s most acclaimed player … VIEW FROM THE TOP It’s a return to the ...


July 22 2015, by Eric Danis

GPI300: Another week for Zinno
EPT 4 San Remo

GPI300: Two in a row for Zinno; Mercier, Seiver surging

Zinno remains on top while a pair of former #1’s are trending … VIEW FROM THE TOP Anthony Zinno (GPI#1, =) ...


July 15 2015, by Eric Danis