The action at the World Series of Poker is so hot and heavy that most bracelet winners aren’t even sniffing the Top 10! Since the inception of the rankings, we’ve never seen more unranked players jump into the Top 10 while Daniel Negreanu took over the first spot with Dan Zack dropping five spots after two weeks at the top. Let’s dig in!

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 23 – Week 22 – Week 21 – Week 20 – Week 19 – Week 18 – Week 17 –

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Daniel Negreanu 7 1

Daniel Negreanu was one elimination away from winning his first WSOP gold bracelet in Las Vegas since 2011! Negreanu picked up some nice points in the progress for Player of the Year but overall he left the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship event with a sour taste in his mouth. Watch his Vlog for all the details.

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John Hennigan Unranked 2

This Poker Hall of Famer added more to his already legendary poker career by beating Daniel Negreanu heads up for the $10,000 Seven Card Stud title. Hennigan won his sixth career World Series of Poker bracelet in this event after winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2014. To emphasize Hennigan’s skill at all the games even more so, he’s also got a second and third-place finish in the $50k. Congrats, John! Watch the highlights of this final table on PokerGO right now.

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Loren Klein Unranked 3

Like it or not, the man who wears many controversial hats of which I am personally not a fan, is breaking records left and right. Loren Klein just became the third player in poker history to win a bracelet in four consecutive years, tying Bill Boyd and Doyle Brunson who did this more than 40 years ago. Klein took down the $2,500 Big Bet Mixed event for $127,808 to bring his career total to just shy of $3 million.

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Michael Mizrachi 25 4

The Grinder is a legendary player in his own right, winning his fifth career WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better event for $142,801. To date, Mizrachi won the $50k Players Championship three times as well as a big €10,000 Mixed No Limit Hold’em in Cannes and he now also has a “small” bracelet on his resume to compliment the big ones.

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Upeshka De Silva Unranked 5

Upeshka De Silva leads the 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year rankings after winning his third career bracelet in the online event. As a joke, Upeshka goes by Bob to his close friends, and right now things are looking very good for Bob from Texas!

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Dan Zack 1 6

After a quiet week for Dan Zack’s standards, one of the front runners for the World Series of Poker Player of the Year honors drops five spots to No. 6. Zack now has nine cashes including his first ever bracelet.

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Joseph Cheong Unranked 7

Joseph Cheong won his first ever World Series of Poker bracelet and followed that up by one of the funniest Tweets of the summer so far. Cheong took home more than $687k for his win along with some new Twitter followers.

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Greg Mueller Unranked 8

Don’t call it a comeback! Greg ‘FBT’ Mueller won his third career World Series of Poker bracelet after snagging two back in 2009. Mueller did all this on PokerGO in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship which you can relive in full right now.

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Scott Clements 18 9

Halfway through the World Series of Poker, it’s Scott Clements who’s one of the top contenders for the Player of the Year honors. Clements currently sits in third place after a win and a fourth-place finish in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship.

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Ben Yu 5 10

Ben Yu continues to dazzle both at the Rio and ARIA where he’s mixing it up between High Roller and World Series of Poker cashes. With the points that he’s currently gathered, Yu sits 23rd on the Player of the Year standings and that slots him in one spot behind Daniel Negreanu and well within striking distance of the top.

On the Bubble

Falling just short of the Top 10 are Phil Hellmuth, $10,000 Dealer’s Choice winner Adam Friedman, Shannon Shorr, Phil Ivey, and David ‘ODB’ Baker.

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. 

Daniel Negreanu, Dan Zack, Nick Schulman, Joseph Cheong, Ben Yu, Greg Mueller, Upeshka De Silva, John Hennigan, Michael Mizrachi, Scott Clements, Loren Klein