GPI Update – Schemion Edging Negreanu

Global Poker Index

The Global Poker Index has released their latest updates to their rankings with both the GPI 300 and GPI Player of the Year rankings seeing a number of changes.

The GPI 300 is widely acknowledged as the number one ranking system for live tournament players and uses a formula that ranks players based on their results in tournaments across a three year period. The Player of the year rankings on the other hand sees players ranked for events that obviously only took place this current year.

German professional Ole Schemion is still the man considered to be the number on tournament player in the world right now but is facing a charge from PokerStars Team Pro Daniel Negreanu who moved up one place from third to second.

Jacob Schindler managed to break into the top ten and sits in 9th place at the expense of Martin Jacobson.

Further down the rankings David Diaz made the biggest climb after leaping up 54 places into 213th whilst the biggest fall went to that of Richard Lyndaker who fell 52 places to 251st place. As for new entries into the top 300, Doug Polk was the biggest name having found his way to 253rd place.

GPI 300 Top Ten

1st) Ole Schemion – 3997.14

2nd) Daniel Negreanu – 3940.54

3rd) Dan Smith – 3,907.02

4th) Scott Seiver – 3,580.88

5th) Byron Kaverman – 3,497.08

6th) Jason Mercier – 3,480.64

7th) Paul Volpe – 3,464.15

8th) Alex Bilokur – 3,385.89

9th) Jacob Schindler – 3,253.06

10th) Erik Seidel – 3,244.80

As for the GPI Player of the Year, there were no positional changes in the top ten this time around and Alex Bilokur still finds himself at the top. He leads the likes of Keven Stammen, Scott Seiver and Daniel Negreanu.

The race will certainly start to heat up in the coming months as players aim to be known as the 2014 GPI Player of the Year.

GPI Player of the Year Top Ten

1st) Alex Bilokur – 1071.07

2nd) Keven Stammen – 1001.05

3rd) Dan Smith – 967.99

4th) Scott Seiver – 953.71

5th) Ole Schemion – 951.60

6th) Daniel Negreanu – 946.18

7th) Mustapha Kanit – 940.52

8th) Byron Kaverman – 923.71

9th) Jacob Schindler – 921.97

10th) Matt Glantz – 896.51

The upcoming EPT Barcelona is going to give players more opportunities to climb each of the rankings, so we expect to see many more changes once the next GPI update is released.