Global Poker Index – Top 300 And POY Update!

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The GPI have again released their current rankings of the best three hundred tournament poker players, with them calculating the positions by using the results of the players in tournaments throughout the last three years.

It is still Dan Smith sitting up at the top, with him now being there for around nine months without being displaced. Marvin Rettenmeier did get close at the end of 2012 but seems to be falling a little further away so far this year.

The Current Top Ten!

Dan Smith – 3340.95

Marvin Rettenmeier – 3085.58

Jason Mercier – 3061.86

Bertrand Grospellier – 3055.65

Joseph Cheong – 2927.18

Andrew Lichtenberger – 2892.60

Bryn Kenney – 2883.92

Vanessa Selbst – 2816.39

David Sands – 2809.81

Michael Watson – 2801.58

The GPI Player Of The Year Race!

Though the top 300 tournament players is being headed by Dan Smith, the current leader for the player of the year prize in 2013 is now Mike Watson. He has stormed to the top of the early leader board, replacing Dan Shak, who was during the early part of the year.

Shak had earned that place at the top after a very good performance during the Aussie Millions in January, yet he has been replaced by Watson after an impressive run of three final tables so far this year.

He finished third in the $25k PCA High Roller, won a side event at the Aussie Millions and also came third in another side event at the same tournament.

The player who is now sitting in second place in the race is Vladimir Troyanovski, after he has enjoyed a very fruitful 2013 so far with regards to poker tournaments. He won a side event at the recently played out EPT Deauville, finished as a runner up in the $25k High Roller in the PCA’s and then went on to finish in seventh place in the $100k Super high Roller in the very same series.

This race has a long way to go but it is looking very good so far for the players in and around the top ten. They know that if they can keep up their early year form they will be there or thereabouts come the end of the year.

The Current Top Ten!

Mike Watson – 342.96

Vladimir Troyanovski – 324.43

Bryn Kenney – 301.94

Ole Schemion – 284.75

Dan Shak – 846.83

Tim Reilly – 282.52

Igor Kurganov – 280.73

Michael Mizrachi – 275.10

Micah Raskin – 265.60

Mike Telker – 256.46

We will be keeping you posted on the GPI Player Of the year as the year progresses, so make sure you keep popping back.