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Global Poker Index Current Top 10 Poker MTT Players
The Global Poker Index is live poker’s definitive ranking system. It ranks more than 500,000 live poker tournament players, updating the leaderboard weekly. The Global Poker Index gives players ranking points based on their finishing positions in live events.
Those points decay over time and only a certain number of results are considered for the rankings, leading to them displaying the most accurate snap-shot of who the world’s best poker players are right now.
A lack of live poker, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has left the current top ten looking very different from 2019. In addition, some superb World Series of Poker results pushed some players up the rankings.
Who Are The Top 10 in the Global Poker Index?
|1||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia & Herzegovina||2,685.47|
|3||Alex Foxen||United States||2,552.51|
|5||Shannon Shorr||United States||2,431.50|
|6||Joseph McKeehen||United States||2,430.01|
|7||Brock Wilson||United States||2,412.09|
|8||Qing Liu||United States||2,400.89|
|9||Adam Hendrix||United States||2,393.72|
|10||Sean Winter||United States||2,376.20|
It is not surprising to see Ali Imsirovic occupy top spot in the Global Poker Index. The Bosnia & Herzegovina superstar has won 13 high-stakes tournaments in 2021. Imsirovic has that many results on his profile that most are not considered for rankings purposes.
However, finding Matas Cimbolas in second place is quite surprising. This is not because he is not an incredible poker player, but because Cimbolas is not a household name. The Lithuanian has enjoyed a superb 2021. He finished second in a $5,000 buy-in event at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $197,945.
Cimbolas traveled to Las Vegas for the Aria High Roller Series where he won one $10,000 event for $163,200 and finished second in another for an additional $103,400.
Throw into the mix a $310,265 score for winning a $1,600 event at The Venetian, and you can see why the Lithuanian is so highly rated.
Two-Time Player of the Year Flying High Again
Alex Foxen won the Global Poker Index Player of the Year award in 2018 and 2019, and has a shot of glory again in 2021. Foxen is third currently despite missing the 2021 WSOP due to his COVID-10 vaccine beliefs. Foxen racked up three cashes at the Wynn Fall Classic, but it is his results in the Aria High Roller Series that pushed him up the standings.
He won a $10,000 buy-in event in July for $178,200 and finished third in a $50,000 event for $280,000. Another third-place finish in a $50,000 buy-in tournament came with $184,000 in prize money. Four more cashes, including a victory worth $150,845 push Foxen’s lifetime winnings to $19,760,305.
Fourth-place belongs to United Kingdom-based Spaniard Sergio Aido. Aido burst onto the live poker scene at the 2012 World Poker Tour National Barcelona festival. He won the €1,650 buy-in Main Event for €80,000. Aido has been one of the most consistent performers since then, and now has $12,732,795 in winnings.
American grinder Shannon Shorr rounds out the top five in the Global Poker Index. Shorr missed out on a WSOP bracelet again, but will surely win one soon!
The Rest of the Top Ten
The rest of the Global Poker Index top ten reads like a who’s who of the live poker world. Former WSOP Main Event champion Joseph McKeehen is sixth with Brock Wilson in seventh. Qing Liu, winner of the WPT Venetian Main Event in March for $752,880, finds himself in eighth-place.
Alaskan Adam Hendrix is the ninth-ranked player in the Global Poker Index; Hendrix was the runner-up in the $10,000 L.A. Poker Classic in March. Lastly, a shout-out to Sean Winter who is tenth right now. Winter was the third-place finisher in the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl, a finish worth $1,008,000.