Global Poker Index Weekly Update

We are at that time of the week again where the GPI have released their weekly updates on who the current top 300 tournament poker players are. They make their calculations based on the performances of each player over a 3 year period.

The top ranked player for a second week running is Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier who is still managing to just about hold off Jason Mercier.

The Current Top 10:

1 Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier 2,811.06 –

2 Jason Mercier 2,774.38 –

3 Dan Smith 2,699.92 –

4 Marvin Rettenmaier 2,649.39 –

5 Steve O’Dwyer 2,621.76 –

6 Andrew Lichtenberger 2,597.57 –

7 Philipp Gruissem 2,578.22 –

8 Vanessa Selbst 2,469.98 –

9 David “Doc” Sands 2,381.18 –

10 Shawn Buchanan 2,375.26 –

There was no movement with regards to the top ten this week, yet there is guaranteed to be some next week with the WSOPE now under way.

New Members Of The Top 300:

Yorane Kerignard 1,316.69 190th

Alex Queen 1,193.69 233rd

Chance Kornuth 1,192.81 235th

Justin Zaki 1,188.67 238th

Chris Bjorin 1,183.37 243rd

David Diaz 1,179.48 244th

Thiago Nishijima 1,155.71 254th

Dan Murariu 1,144.48 259th

Tyler Patterson 1,137.87 269th

Marc Inizan 1,110.62 283rd

Overall there were ten new players making a entrance to the top 300 with the highest ranked of them all being Yorane Kerignard which was down to his win in the WPT Malta Main Event. He moved up to 190th after his win which also brought him €120,000.

This also meant that we lost ten players from the list which included the likes of Viktor Blom, Chad Brown, Tim West and Kunal Patel.

The Biggest Jumps In Rank:

101st Vyacheslav Igin 1,601.42 +41

127th Kyle Bowker 1,524.74 +37

137th Mickey Petersen 1,497.29 +58

140th Alessio Isaia 1,488.02 +56

148th Steve Brecher 1,454.75 +36

171st Vinny Pahuja 1,369.93 +59

183rd Chris Tryba 1,334.45 +39

192nd Allen Cunningham 1,314.55 +74

223rd Brandon Cantu 1,224.66 +51

225th Ben Vinson 1,220.34 +30


The biggest leap up the rankings was held by Allen Cunningham, which was mainly down to his 41st place finish in the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open.

The Biggest Fall:

144th Darryll Fish 1,478.08 -39

169th Yevgeniy Timoshenko 1,379.42 -29

222nd Simon Ravnsbaek 1,229.61 -49

239th John Racener 1,186.98 -51

242nd Matt Giannetti 1,184.27 -50

258th Jeff Madsen 1,144.72 -29

278th Marc-Andre Laouceur 1,118.24 -33

281st Arnaud Mattern 1,116.16 -42

298th Konstantin Streletskiy 1,086.55 -48

The biggest drop of all was reserved for John Racener, though this was mainly due to one of his events now aging which means he has lost the points from his three year total.

With the World Series Of Poker Europe currently ongoing, there is no doubt going to be some change, specifically at the top if one of those players should manage to win an event or two.