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The latest weekly release from the Global Poker Index reveals that David Peters has slid past Fedor Holz into to steal the number one spot in the Player of the Year race. This point change so close to the end of the year means Peters has a good chance of scooping the title out from under Holz.
The look of last week’s GPI report sparked speculation that just such a slide was possible, if not likely. Now we see that the POY race is not over even with just one week remaining. Challengers such as Justin Bonomo, Nick Petrangelo and even Ari Engel have been closing in on the top spots.
Bonomo, by the way, has lost a spot in the race from where he was last week, while Peters jumped past him and Holz to No.1. Engel is not climbing up the ranks as fast as he was just two weeks ago, down one spot from last week.
Peters was able to make this last-minute rush through the ranks thanks to his recent third-place finish in the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event. It also bumped Peters up to the No. 2 spot on the overall rankings, which is the highest ranking he has held to date.
Another major movement in the GPI overall rankings was in the opposite direction by Jason Mercier. The newlywed dropped from No. 6 to No. 13 – marking the first time he has fallen out of the overall top 10 since 2015.