The week was quiet, very, very quiet! After Femme Fatale on Poker After Dark and tons of big live events wrapping up all over the world, we were in for a little lull in the action. Things are picking up again tonight with the Global Poker Awards and thrilling Poker After Dark Pot Limit Omaha action in the works, but until then, we had another list of rankings to compile.

Entering the Top 10 for the very first time today are two huge names: Doug Polk and Patrik Antonius. Maria Ho takes the top spot, however, as she takes the reigns from Farah Galfond. Asher Conniff also makes his debut on the list after taking down a WSOP circuit event during this slow week.

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.

Read up on the previous weeks: Week 11 – Week 10 – Week 9 – Week 8 – Week 7– Week 6

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There it is! Maria Ho has taken the No. 1 spot as the voting panel narrowly pushed her into the lead as the Top 3 were separated by just 10 points. Ho has been ranked every week and remains a consistent factor in the Top 10 for many weeks to come as she’s one of the favorites to win a Global Poker Award at the PokerGO Studio on Friday night!

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Falling just short of the Top 10 this week are Kitty Kuo, David Peters, Sean Winter, and recent WPT Deepstacks high roller winner Steve O’Dwyer.

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. 

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