Global Poker Index: Winter Retains Hold on POY Lead, Chidwick Tops Overall

Global Poker Index: Winter Retains Hold on POY Lead, Chidwick Tops Overall

November 07, 2019Martin Harris

Sean Winter (left) and Stephen Chidwick (right)

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. For a look at the entire list, visit the official GPI website. Below we look at the 2019 Player of the Year race and overall GPI rankings as of November 6.

2019 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayer2019 GPI POY Score1Sean Winter3425.572Rainer Kempe3402.803Stephen Chidwick3385.954Manig Loeser3327.955Sam Greenwood3294.676Anthony Zinno3269.907Kahle Burns3261.658Bryn Kenney3254.179Shannon Shorr3251.5310Dario Sammartino3186.18

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for another update of the Global Poker Index rankings. With just two months left in 2019, Sean Winter remains the player to beat in the 2019 GPI Player of the Year race, having now enjoyed frontrunner status for 13 straight weeks.

Indeed, the top three spots are all exactly as they were when we last looked in on the rankings in early October, with Rainer Kempe (No. 2) and Stephen Chidwick (No. 3) both holding steady. Like Winter, neither of those two added any GPI POY points to their totals during the last month.

Meanwhile Manig Loeser is now at No. 4, having moved up four spots in the rankings since a month ago. Four cashes at the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic — including a runner-up and a third-place finish — helped Loeser move up the POY rankings ahead of Sam Greenwood who slipped a spot to No. 5.

Charging fast behind those players to No. 6 is Anthony Zinno who was No. 15 just a week ago. Zinno’s upward move came thanks to a strong WSOP Europe where he cashed four times and finished third in the WSOPE Main Event won by Alexandros Kolonias — good enough to land him in fourth place in the WSOP Player the Year race won by Daniel Negreanu.

Another WSOPE star was Kahle Burns who as a result is now No. 7 in the POY race. Burns earned two bracelets in Rozvadov, winning Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold’em then just a few days later also taking down Event #13: €2,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em.

Both Bryn Kenney (No. 8) and Shannon Shorr (No. 9) maintained spots in the Top 10 despite neither adding points in October. Rounding out the list is Dario Sammartino who added a WSOP Europe Main Event final table to his runner-up finish in the WSOP Main Event back in July.

Sammartino took fourth in the WSOPE Main Event, one of two cashes (and two final tables) he had at the WSOPE. Points from those finishes this week elevated Sammartino from No. 20 to No. 10.

Overall GPI Top 10

RankPlayerOverall GPI Score1Stephen Chidwick3661.872Alex Foxen3492.613Anthony Zinno3356.674Rainer Kempe3324.125Joseph Cheong3290.076Bryn Kenney3285.337Manig Loeser3256.928Jeremy Ausmus3196.959Michael Addamo3188.6510Danny Tang3159.98

The headline also remains the same as far as the overall GPI rankings go, as Stephen Chidwick has held onto the No. 1 spot for 13 straight weeks now.

Alex Foxen remains Chidwick’s closest challenger, having been at No. 2 for 13 weeks as well since giving up the lead to Chidwick in August. Behind him now is Zinno, who catapulted to No. 3. In fact, this week marks the first time Zinno has been in the overall Top 10 since February 2017 as he endeavors to get back to the No. 1 spot he held for two weeks in July 2015.

Rainer Kempe remains high on the list at No. 4, while Joseph Cheong has made a move up to No. 5 thanks in large part to his recent third-place finish in the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event won by Geoff Hum. Cheong’s previous highest ranking has been No. 2 achieved in August 2013.

Bryn Kenney (No. 6) and Manig Loeser (No. 7) are still in the overall Top 10, followed by Jeremy Ausmus (No. 8) who returned to the list three weeks ago. Rounding out the Top 10 are Michael Addamo (No. 9) and Danny Tang (No. 10).

To view the GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

Everybody needs an account at one of these online poker rooms! They’re the biggest, the best, and we get you the best poker bonuses. Check out our online poker section for details on all the online poker rooms around.


  • Sean Winter remains on top in @GPI POY race, Stephen Chidwick also continues at No. 1 overall.

  • Global Poker Index: Winter (POY) and Chidwick (overall) still tops; Zinno, Burns, Sammartino rising.

Original Article Source…

Top Ten Poker Products

SaleBestseller No. 2
Fat Cat 11.5 Gram Texas Hold 'em Clay Poker Chip Set with Aluminum Case, 500 Striped Dice Chips
  • Poker chip set housed in a silver aluminum case
  • Includes 500 11.5-gram Claytec striped dice poker chips
  • 150 white and 100 blue chips; 150 red chips; 50 green and 50 black chips
Bestseller No. 3
Bestseller No. 4
Bestseller No. 5
Professional 500 Chips (11.5g) Poker Set with Case by Rally & Roar - Complete Poker Playing Game Sets with 500 Casino Style Chips, Cards, Dice, Aluminum Case & Keys:...
  • ONE KIT, SO MANY OPTIONS: You don't need a casino to achieve the thrill of a high stakes poker or blackjack game. With the Rally and Roar poker accessories set, this all-inclusive...
  • WHAT YOU RECEIVE: Our poker playing supplies include 500 chips (11.5g), 2 full decks of cards, 1 dealer chip, large and small blind chips, 5 resin dice (19mm), and an aluminum travel...
  • SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP: The gambling sets exude high-quality, professional-grade build. From the protective, aluminum shell of the case to the durable, detailed chips, our complete game...
SaleBestseller No. 6
Cardinal Industries 200 pc Poker Set in Aluminum Case (Styles Will Vary)
  • Includes 200 dual-toned poker chips
  • One deck of poker cards plus dealer chips
  • Housed in a beautiful and sturdy aluminum case
Bestseller No. 7
Smartdealspro Set of 100 1 Inch Opaque Plastic Learning Counters Mini Poker Chips Game Tokens with Storage Box
  • 100pcs of plastic counters/mini poker chips/Game tokens with storage box
  • Diameter: 1 inch (25mm)
  • Great for Sorting, Colors, Matching and more!
Bestseller No. 8
Da Vinci 50 Clay Composite Dice Striped 11.5-Gram Poker Chips
  • 11.5 gram chips
  • Dice Striped chip design
  • One roll of 50 chips
Bestseller No. 10
Da Vinci Monte Carlo Poker Club Set of 500 14 Gram 3-Tone Chips with Aluminum Case, Cards, 2 Cut Cards, Dealer & Blind Buttons
  • Chips are heavy 14 gram clay composite with denominations as shown
  • Attractive chip design with a golden laser ring around the chips
  • Due to high quality material the chips stack up nicely without slipping
Close Menu