January 25 2018, by Eric Danis

January 24, 2018 World Poker Rankings

THIS WEEK’S NOTEBOOK

›› With four results already this season, including a prelim event victory at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, Canadian Player of the Year Ari Engel (World #3, +4) returns to a career-best #3 ranking

›› The Beast is back! Ryan Riess (World #24, +2) enters the Top 25 this week at a career-best #24

›› A week after making his GPI300 debut, Zachary Donovan (World #168, +124) is at it again, moving up over 120 spots to another career-best ranking following a 2K prelim event win at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Hollywood, FL

›› Congratulations go out to Thomas Zanot (World #242), Ramon Miquel (World #248), Timothy Ulmer (World #282) and Arunas Sapitavicius (World #294) who all make their GPI300 debuts this week

›› 2018 GPI PoY: Christopher Kruk holds onto the early lead this week. Reigning and defending GPI Player of the Year Adrian Mateos is already off to a fine start, currently sitting in 11th position

GPI WORLD POKER RANKINGS TOP 25

RANK PLAYER NATION GPI SCORE LAST CHANGE
#1 Adrian Mateos (9 weeks) ESP 3,588.10 1 =
#2 David Peters #1 USA 3,277.36 2 =
#3 Ari Engel CB CAN 3,253.51 7 +4
#4 Bryn Kenney #1 USA 3,246.69 4 =
#5 Koray Aldemir GER 3,243.98 5 =
#6 Rainer Kempe GER 3,239.20 3 -3
#7 Jason Koon USA 3,211.88 6 -1
#8 Stephen Chidwick UK 3,183.01 8 =
#9 Stefan Schillhabel GER 3,140.03 9 =
#10 Nick Petrangelo #1 USA 3,132.00 10 =
#11 Sergio Aido ESP 3,069.67 12 +1
#12 Steve O’Dwyer #1 USA 3,051.29 11 -1
#13 William Alex Foxen USA 3,032.57 14 +1
#14 Justin Bonomo USA 3,001.49 15 +1
#15 Jack Salter UK 2,993.71 16 +1
#16 Benjamin Pollak FRA 2,953.43 17 +1
#17 Darren Elias USA 2,945.60 18 +1
#18 Sam Greenwood CAN 2,937.67 19 +1
#19 Dan Smith #1 USA 2,913.65 20 +1
#20 Fedor Holz #1 GER 2,903.39 13 -7
#21 Brian Altman CB USA 2,831.95 23 +2
#22 Samuel Panzica USA 2,801.29 21 -1
#23 Benjamin Zamani USA 2,789.60 24 +1
#24 Ryan Riess CB USA 2,762.70 26 NEW
#25 Albert Daher CB LIB 2,748.38 27 NEW

Out of the Top 25: #26 Dejuante Alexander (USA) -1  //  #31 Joseph McKeehen (USA) -9

SWIMMING UPSTREAM

PLAYER NATION LAST THIS CHANGE
Zachary Donovan CB USA 292 168 +124
Faraz Jaka USA 212 125 +87
Loni Harwood USA 294 223 +71
Jonathan Karamalikis AUS 208 158 +50
Dylan Wilkerson USA 270 224 +46
Michael Aron CB USA 210 170 +40
Martin Kozlov AUS 166 134 +32
Fabrice Soulier FRA 287 261 +26
Dean Baranowski CB USA 236 213 +23
Aaron Massey USA 143 121 +22

DOWN THE LADDER

PLAYER NATION LAST THIS CHANGE
Paul Volpe USA 63 135 -72
Osmin Dardon USA 224 291 -67
Alexander Greenblatt USA 160 212 -52
Omar Lakhdari MAR 175 208 -33
Michael Linster USA 252 284 -32
Justin Liberto USA 68 98 -30
John Juanda INA 72 102 -30
Sonny Franco FRA 185 215 -30
Bobby Zhang USA 251 281 -30
Mustapha Kanit ITA 128 157 -29

ON THE BUBBLE

RANK PLAYER NATION
#301 Reginald Roberts USA
#302 Richard Kirsch USA
#303 Kilian Kramer GER
#304 Jeremy Meacham USA
#305 Esther Taylor-Brady USA

WHO’S IN? / WHO’S OUT?

GPI300: IN ››› NATION GPI# ‹‹‹ GPI300: OUT NATION GPI#
Benjamin Yu USA 229 Richard Kirsch USA 302
Thomas Zanot CB USA 242 Jeremy Meacham USA 304
Timothy Reilly USA 244 Dmitry Gromov RUS 309
Ramon Miquel CB ESP 248 Canlin Chen CHN 311
Jeff Gross USA 267 Josip Simunic AUT 313
Timothy Ulmer 300 USA 282 Antoine Saout FRA 316
Adam Owen UK 283 Chad Eveslage USA 319
Joshua Reichard CB USA 287 Jan Bendik SLV 320
Arunas Sapitavicius 300 LIT 294 James Chen TAI 327
Roland Israelashvili USA 298 Vineet Pahuja USA 355

 

CB: Career-best GPI ranking  |  300: Making GPI300 debut |  #1: Former GPI World #1


 

2018 GPI PLAYER OF THE YEAR RACE

RANK PLAYER NATION PoY SCORE CHANGE
#1 Christopher Kruk CAN 749.95 =
#2 Aylar Lie NOR 631.15 =
#3 Ari Engel CAN 630.61 NEW
#4 Maria Lampropulos ARG 606.34 -1
#5 Thomas Mühlöcker AUT 579.41 NEW
#6 Jeffrey Trudeau USA 568.22 +3
#7 Yang Zhang 556.86 NEW
#8 Ole Schemion GER 550.61 -4
#9 Justin Bonomo USA 543.99 -4
#10 Benjamin Pollak FRA 543.98 -4
#11 Adrian Mateos ESP 539.40 NEW
#12 Isaac Haxton USA 537.94 -5
#13 Daniel Jones 532.38 -5
#14 Gianluca Speranza 529.19 NEW
#15 Hafiz Khan USA 525.20 NEW

 

Full January 24, 2018 rankings:
http://www.globalpokerindex.com/rankings/2018-01-24/300/

 

 

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Eric Danis’ passion for poker came at a very early age but it’s when writing about and covering the game he loves that Danis is most in his element. Danis is better known for creating www.PTPRpoker.com where he spent a few years covering poker events. Danis is also known for having worked on the poker shows Poker Eh! and The Pulse on the Quad Jacks Network.