There it is! The Power Rankings are in and it’s Phil Galfond who jumped to the top of the list after jumping on the Poker Central Podcast as well as hosting “Run it Once” week on Poker After Dark. As a result of the highly entertaining two nights of action, Randall Emmett went from unranked to third while Joey Ingram makes his debut in the Top 10 as well.
The Poker Central Power Rankings are voted on each week by five-panel members who use their own criteria to determine player relevance leading to a list of 25 players that score points from 65 down to 1. The criteria loosely include player results, social media influence, some good ol’ drama or other things of note that make ear perk up and our eyes grow bigger. Got beef with our decisions on a week-to-week basis? Hit us up on @PokerCentral on Twitter and jump into the conversation.
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He doesn’t need an introduction and no arguments need to be made against him. Phil Galfond is a deserving No.1 after a very strong week that’s continuing his stellar 2019. A newborn, a brand new poker website, playing and commentating on Poker After Dark, Phil Galfond does it all and does it all very well.
Lots of big names fell just barely outside of the Top 10, most notably Ali Imsirovic and Seth Davies. Davies and Imsirovic both won events that counted towards High Roller Player of the Year while the former also took home the Breakout Player of the Year award at the Global Poker Awards. Other names that just fell short were David Eldridge, Jared Jaffee, Matt Berkey, Loni Harwood, Brad Owen, and Phil Hellmuth.
Tune in again next week for the latest Poker Central Power Rankings! Until then, listen to Brent Hanks and me discuss this week’s rankings on the Poker Central Podcast. Looking to watch the latest live and on-demand poker action? Subscribe to PokerGO right now.