Just a couple of weeks ago Ole Schemion knocked Paul Volpe off his long standing top spot on the Global Poker Index List Player of Year leader board, and since then there have been no changes in the top 10 with Schemion still reigning supreme, but only just as danger still lurks behind him.
Probably one of the most fearful names in that list of players is Daniel Negreanu after another successful years on the live tournament poker circuit. Even so Schemion has rampaged his way to 12 final tables so far this year, and we still have plenty of action coming from the WPT, EPT and WSOP that could see some major changes.
Giacomo Fundaro made the biggest move after coming in sixth place at the €1,500 Peoples Poker Tour event, winning over $20,000 to see him go into one hundredth place after jumping 36 positions.
Global Poker Index Play of the Year Leader Board
1st Ole Schemion has 892.40 points
2nd Paul Volpe has 877.93 points
3rd Daniel Negreanu has 875.96 points
4th Mike Watson has 836.80 points
5th Steven Silverman has 786.11 points
6th Jonathan Duhamel has 768.24 points
7th Steve O’Dwyer has 767.53 points
8th Bryn Kenney has 764.21 points
9th Marvin Rettenmaier has 761.50 points
10th Scott Seiver has 738.89 points
As for the GPI 300, the charts were going haywire with moves happening all over the top 10, most of them up with one news player breaking into the top 10, which was that man Paul Volpe once again.
Marvin Rettenmaier keeps his spot at the top and Ole Schemion took over from Daniel Negreanu to take second position. These two players are notably doing well in both GPI indexes. David Sands and Mike Watson have also improved on their challenges for the top spot, while our former number one spot Jason Mercier has dropped out of the top 10 altogether after he fell nine spots after failing to cash since June this year and he had points expired gained through his WSOPE 2012 cashes.
Similarly, Negreanu took a fall because his three cashes from the 2012 WSOP in Europe have now aged, but he was expecting that to happen and will have to fight to fulfil his dream of getting to the GPI top spot.
Global Poker Index 300 Top 10
1st Marvin Rettenmaier – 3134.96 – No change
2nd Ole Schemion – 3048.22 – up 4 positions
3rd Philipp Gruissem – 3046.22 up 1 position
4th David Sands- 2986.75 up 4 positions
5th Mike Watson – 2973.16 up 4 positions
6th Steve O’Dwyer – 2944.27 up 1 position
7th Igor Kurganov – 2923.84 up 3 positions
8th Daniel Negreanu – 2858.63 down 6 positions
9th Paul Volpe – 2855.22 up 2 positions
10th Joseph Cheong – 2833.08 down 5 positions