June 27 2019, by Eric Danis

The History of #1

THE BEST POKER PLAYERS IN THE WORLD

Updated: November 27, 2019 rankings release

 

GPI GLOBAL #1’s

FIRST WEEK LAST WEEK WEEKS AT #1
Stephen Chidwick UK August 14, 2019 16 weeks
William Alex Foxen USA July 31, 2019 August 7, 2019 2 weeks
Stephen Chidwick UK July 24, 2019 1 week
William Alex Foxen USA July 10, 2019 July 17, 2019 2 weeks
Stephen Chidwick UK June 26, 2019 July 3, 2019 2 weeks
William Alex Foxen USA October 10, 2018 June 19, 2019 37 weeks
Stephen Chidwick UK April 18, 2018 October 3, 2018 25 weeks
Adrian Matoes ESP November 29, 2017 April 11, 2018 20 weeks
Bryn Kenney USA August 23, 2017 November 22, 2017 14 weeks
 Nick Petrangelo USA April 5, 2017 August 16, 2017 11 weeks
David Peters USA February 22, 2017 March 29, 2017 6 weeks
Nick Petrangelo USA January 18, 2017 February 15, 2017 5 weeks
David Peters USA January 11, 2017 1 week
Fedor Holz GER June 15, 2016 January 4, 2017 30 weeks
Steve O’Dwyer USA January 13, 2016 June 8, 2016 22 weeks
Byron Kaverman USA September 30, 2015 January 6, 2016 15 weeks
Jason Mercier USA July 22, 2015 September 23, 2015 10 weeks
Anthony Zinno USA July 8, 2015 July 15, 2015 2 weeks
Dan Smith USA June 17, 2015 July 1, 2015 3 weeks
Ole Schemion GER May 27, 2015 June 10, 2015 3 weeks
Scott Seiver USA April 29, 2015 May 20, 2015 4 weeks
Ole Schemion GER December 24, 2014 April 22, 2015 18 weeks
Dan Smith USA August 27, 2014 December 17, 2014 17 weeks
Ole Schemion GER August 6, 2014 August 20, 2014 3 weeks
Dan Smith USA July 16, 2014 July 23, 2014 2 weeks
Ole Schemion GER July 2, 2014 July 9, 2014 2 weeks
Vanessa Selbst USA June 18, 2014 June 25, 2014 2 weeks
Ole Schemion GER April 23, 2014 June 11, 2014 8 weeks
Daniel Negreanu CAN April 9, 2014 April 16, 2014 2 weeks
Ole Schemion GER April 2, 2014 1 week
Daniel Negreanu CAN February 12, 2014 March 26, 2014 7 weeks
Ole Schemion GER January 8, 2014 February 5, 2014 5 weeks
Daniel Negreanu CAN October 30, 2013 January 3, 2014 10 weeks
Ole Schemion GER October 23, 2013 1 week
Marvin Rettenmaier GER September 11, 2013 October 16, 2013 6 weeks
Jason Mercier USA May 13, 2013 September 4, 2013 17 weeks
Marvin Rettenmaier GER February 25, 2013 May 6, 2013 11 weeks
Dan Smith USA January 7, 2013 February 18, 2013 7 weeks
Marvin Rettenmaier GER December 31, 2012 1 week
Dan Smith USA October 29, 2012 December 24, 2012 9 weeks
Jason Mercier USA October 8, 2012 October 22, 2012 3 weeks
ElkY FRA  September 4, 2012 October 1, 2012 4 weeks
Jason Mercier USA July 2, 2012 September 3, 2012 10 weeks
ElkY FRA April 30, 2012 June 25, 2012 9 weeks
Jason Mercier USA February 13, 2012 April 23, 2012 11 weeks
Erik Seidel USA January 16, 2012 February 6, 2012 4 weeks
Jason Mercier USA December 19, 2011 January 9, 2012 4 weeks
ElkY FRA December 5, 2011 December 12, 2012 2 weeks
Erik Seidel USA October 10, 2011 November 28, 2011 8 weeks
Jason Mercier USA October 3, 2011 1 week
Erik Seidel USA September 12, 2011 September 26, 2011 3 weeks
Jason Mercier USA August 15, 2011 September 5, 2011 4 weeks
ElkY FRA July 18, 2011 August 1, 2011 3 weeks
Jason Mercier USA June 27, 2011 July 11, 2011 3 weeks

 

 

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AT #1

FIRST WEEK LAST WEEK WEEKS AT #1 STREAK STOPPER
William Alex Foxen USA October 10, 2018 June 19, 2019 37 weeks Stephen Chidwick
Fedor Holz GER June 15, 2016 January 4, 2017 30 weeks David Peters
Stephen Chidwick UK April 18, 2018 October 3, 2018 25 weeks William Alex Foxen
Steve O’Dwyer USA January 13, 2016 June 8, 2016 22 weeks Fedor Holz
Nick Petrangelo USA April 5, 2017 August 16, 2017 20 weeks Bryn Kenney
Adrian Mateos ESP November 29, 2017 April 11, 2018 20 weeks Stephen Chidwick
Ole Schemion GER December 24, 2014 April 22, 2015 18 weeks Scott Seiver
Jason Mercier USA May 13, 2013 September 4, 2013 17 weeks Marvin Rettenmaier
Dan Smith USA August 27, 2014 December 17, 2014 17 weeks Ole Schemion
Stephen Chidick UK August 14, 2019 16 weeks*
Byron Kaverman USA September 30, 2015 January 6, 2016 15 weeks Steve O’Dwyer
Bryn Kenney USA August 23, 2017 November 22, 2017 14 weeks Adrian Mateos
Jason Mercier USA February 13, 2012 April 23, 2012 11 weeks ElkY
Marvin Rettenmaier GER February 25, 2013 May 6, 2013 11 weeks Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier USA July 2, 2012 September 3, 2012 10 weeks ElkY
Daniel Negreanu CAN October 30, 2013 January 3, 2014 10 weeks Ole Schemion
Jason Mercier USA July 22, 2015 September 23, 2015 10 weeks Byron Kaverman

*Active streak  //  Minimum 10 weeks

 

 

CAREER WEEKS AT #1

WEEKS AT #1
Jason Mercier USA 63 weeks
Stephen Chidwick UK 44 weeks
Ole Schemion GER 41 weeks
William Alex Foxen USA 41 weeks
Dan Smith USA 38 weeks
Fedor Holz GER 30 weeks
Nick Petrangelo USA 25 weeks
Steve O’Dwyer USA 22 weeks
Adrian Mateos ESP 20 weeks
Daniel Negreanu CAN 19 weeks
ElkY FRA 18 weeks
Marvin Rettenmaier GER 18 weeks
Erik Seidel USA 15 weeks
Byron Kaverman USA 15 weeks
Bryn Kenney USA 14 weeks
David Peters USA 7 weeks
Scott Seiver USA 4 weeks
Vanessa Selbst USA 2 weeks
Anthony Zinno USA 2 weeks

 

 

DEBUT AT #1

FIRST REACHED #1
Jason Mercier USA June 27, 2011
ElkY FRA July 18, 2011
Erik Seidel USA September 12, 2011
Dan Smith USA October 29, 2012
Marvin Rettenmaier GER December 31, 2012
Ole Schemion GER October 23, 2013
Daniel Negreanu CAN October 30, 2013
Vanessa Selbst USA June 18, 2014
Scott Seiver USA April 29, 2015
Anthony Zinno USA July 8, 2015
Byron Kaverman USA September 30, 2015
Steve O’Dwyer USA January 13, 2016
Fedor Holz GER June 15, 2016
David Peters USA January 11, 2017
Nick Petrangelo USA January 18, 2017
Bryn Kenney USA August 23, 2017
Adrian Mateos ESP November 29, 2017
Stephen Chidwick UK April 18, 2018
William Alex Foxen USA October 10, 2018

 

 

WEEKS AT #1 BY NATION

WEEKS AT #1 PLAYERS
USA 248 weeks (12) Foxen, Kaverman, Kenney, Mercier, O’Dwyer, Peters, Petrangelo, Seiver, Selbst, Seidel, Smith, Zinno
GER 89 weeks (3) Holz, Rettenmaier, Schemion
UK 43 weeks (1) Chidwick
ESP 20 weeks (1) Mateos
CAN 19 weeks (1) Negreanu
FRA 18 weeks (1) ElkY

 

 

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About the author

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.