GPI Update – Plenty of Top Ten Movement

Global Poker Index

The Global Poker Index always provides weekly updates on their poker rankings and the latest of them has shown a good deal of jostling for position in the top ten’s.

For their GPI 300 rankings they use their scoring system which offers points to players over a three years basis to determine who the current best tournament player is. For the Player of the Year rankings however, they use just the results from the current year.

The GPI Top 300 tournament poker player’s is once again led by the German Ole Schemion who is being chased down by PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst. None of the top four changed places but the biggest changes occurred further down in the top ten. Mike McDonald and Bryn Kenny both climbed into the top ten.

GPI 300 Top Ten

1st) Ole Schemion – 3902.36

2nd) Vanessa Selbst – 3874.87

3rd) Daniel Negreanu – 3603.68

4th) Dan Smith – 3603.40

5th) Byron Kaverman – 3433.79

6th) Erik Seidel – 3364.18

7th) Mike McDonald – 3304.22

8th) Paul Volpe – 3241.53

9th) Bryn Kenney – 3236.99

10th) Scott Seiver – 3195.09

Further down in the top 300 we had thirteen players moving into the top 300 and thirteen going the other way. The most well known of those players coming in, were Tom Middleton, David Williams, Ludovic Lacay and Eric Baldwin.

As for the GPI Player of the Year race, again there was no change right at the top as Alex Bilokur still leads. Scott Seiver climbed one place into third place, PokerStars Team Pro jumped up two places into fifth whilst Matt Glantz came into the top ten in seventh after leaping up five places in the rankings.

The GPI Player Of The Year

1st) Alex Bilokur – 1071.07

2nd) Keven Stammen – 1001.05

3rd) Scott Seiver – 953.71

4th) Daniel Negreanu – 946.18

5th) Mustapha Kanit – 940.52

6th) Jason Mercier – 866.04

7th) Matt Glantz- 858.99

8th) Byron Kaverman – 821.71

9th) George Danzer – 815.17

10th) Dan Smith – 806.00