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Negreanu Begins 2014 as World Number 1

by | Published: Sunday, January 5th, 2014

From week to week, the Global Poker Index (GPI) releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world, and for the majority of professionals, it is a goal to be perched as high as possible at the turn of any given year to the next.

Utilizing a system that takes works off a player’s results over six half-year periods, the GPI is forever changing, with the top 50 often unrecognizable from one week to the next.

At the turn of 2013-14, renowned Canadian player Daniel Negreanu had earned the honor of top spot, amassing an incredible 3339.35 points on the GPI to sit just above German nationals Ole Schemion on 3201.50 and Marvin Rettenmaier on 3066.74.

Also recently crowned Player of the Decade by the GPI, Negreanu (or KidPoker as he is known in online poker rooms) was initially believed to be claiming second spot in this year’s change-over, as Schemion claimed 2013 Poker Player of the Year honors and seemed the most likely to unseat the reigning champion.

Other notable movers in the top 10 included Ravi Raghavan, who rejoined the GPI top 10 after two great years on tour in a row resulted in more than $2.2 million in prize money, which included victory in the 2012 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic and fifth place in the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event most recently.

Former top 10 main-stay David Peters was the notable casualty of the past two seasons, falling from his previous sixth position to 12th after a slow 2012 was not completely overturned in season 2013.

Despite not featuring in serious contention, US national Corrie Wunstel made the biggest climb in the last week of 2013 to currently sit in position 245, a mind-blowing 45 positions higher than the previous week’s figures. The Texas local most notably finished 65th in the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event and a commanding fifth in the World Poker Tour bestbet Jacksonville.

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WPT World Championship Final Table Set!

by | Published: Friday, May 24th, 2013

It took only two hours of play on day five of the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship for the televised final table to be set.

The in-form Daniel Negreanu was the short-stack for the majority of the last two days of the tournament but fell narrowly short of qualifying for the televised final table when he was eliminated by close friend Erick Lindgren.

Negreanu was clearly disappointed but was still able to take home his third six figure cash of the year after winning the WSOP APAC Main Event and finishing fourth in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.

All eyes will be on Lindgren when the televised final table kicks off later tonight.

Not only is the thirty-six-year-old attempting to join Gus Hansen and Carlos Mortensen as the only players to have won three World Poker Tour titles but the first place prize of $1,150,297 is sure to help pay off some of the gambling debts that saw Lindgren end up in a rehab clinic for gambling addiction at the end of last year.

Lindgren (3,355,000) is currently sitting in second place behind chip leader Chino Rheem who holds 5,495,000 in chips.

Rheem has a wealth of final table experience in the world’s biggest tournaments after finishing seventh in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event and winning the $20,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event in the Epic Poker League.

Lindgren isn’t the only former World Poker Tour champion at the table with Jonathan Roy holding 1,900,000 in chips.

Roy won the World Poker Tour Montreal event at the end of 2012 and won the € 2,000 No Limit Hold’em 8 Max Turbo Bounty at the 2012 European Poker Tour Grand Final.

This is Roy’s second major final table of the year after he finished fourth in the 2013 Pokerstars Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.

Rounding out the final table are David Peters (1,085,000), Brandon Steven (1,210,000) and Matt Hyman (1,560,000).

All three are experienced tournament poker players who have all cashed for large amounts at the World Series of Poker, making this one of the toughest final table fields in the history of the World Poker Tour.

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