Global Poker Index has 2 new Surprise Entries onto the Tournament Leader Board


shutterstock_97515500One of the biggest entries into the top 10 charts is that man Michael Mizrachi after what has been a roller coaster poker career for one of the most popular pro players on the circuit.

After Mizrachi’s performance in the WSOP South Africa, the points have been added and he has launched himself into sixth place. Looking at the top 10, the name Mizrachi is looking the most dangerous as he is capable of anything. He was down in eleven places below prior to the South African WSOP win, and with another 9 months left of tournament poker this year, we can expect Mizrachi to make a power drive for the top spot currently held by Marvin Rettenmaier who has claimed the number one position for yet another week.

Philipp Gruissem has also improved himself moving up the rankings 3 spots. He has gained his points ranking so far this year from an amazing run in the A$24,000 No Limit Hold’em Challenge where he landed 2nd place, and more recently he cashed in the £5,000 EPT No Limit Hold’em Main Event after coming 52nd.

Bertrand Grospellier has dropped after being overtaken by the aforementioned Philipp Gruissem and also Mike Watson, who moved one place above him following a successful run in the EPT/UK and Ireland where he ran deep twice coming 2nd in two No Limit Hold’em events.

This Week’s Top 10 on the GPI Points Tournament Leader Board

1st – Marvin Rettenmaier – 3139.77

2nd – Philipp Gruissem – 3123.36

3rd – Mike Watson – 3034.54

4th – Bertrand Grospellier – 2997.45

5th – Bryn Kenney – 2864.37

6th – David Sands – 2818.96

7th – Michael Mizrachi – 2763.05

8th – Jason Mercier – 2719.78

9th – Joseph Cheong – 2709.37

10th – Steve O’Dwyer – 2642.68

The largest points gained over the last week came from Timothy Reilly who took 241 points moving him up 42 places thanks to points being added after his EPT 90th place cash in the €5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event in France and later in the month he remained in France for the EPT Deauville where he came 2nd in the €10,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event.

78th – David Baker – 1834.45 – Moved up 18 places

87th – Allen Kessler – 1752.02 – Moved up 13 places

241st – Timothy Reilly – 1212.10 – Moved up 42 places

275th – Artem Litvinov – 1146.20 – Moved up 14 places

276th – Maria Ho – 1143.55 – Moved up 14 places

277th – Trevor Pope – 1141.85 – Moved up 14 places

279th – Alexander Roumeliotis – 1139.54 – Moved up 13 places

280th – Jason Tompkins – 1137.76 – Moved up 13 places

As for the biggest drops of the week John “Angry” Monnette fell 76 spots with not much to talk about from what has been a disappointing week.