PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst is having probably the most consistent year of her career so far which was further emphasised by claiming her third WSOP bracelet last week. This has obviously led her to make an assault on both the GPI Top 300 Tournament rankings and the GPI Player of the Year race.
She moved up to second place behind Ole Schemion in the GPI top 300 after jumping both Byron Kaverman and Scott Seiver in the rankings. Fellow PokerStars Team Pros Jason Mercier and Daniel Negreanu also climbed to 7th and 10th respectively.
As you know, the Global Poker Index ranks players judging on their performances in events dating back three years. In the Player of the Year however, it is done rather obviously just on the events played in the current year.
GPI Top 300 Tournament Rankings
1st) Ole Schemion – 3961.84
2nd) Vanessa Selbst – 3709.97
3rd) Scott Seiver – 3705.90
4th) Byron Kaverman – 3425.69
5th) Philipp Gruissem – 3360.90
6th) Dan Smith – 3339.95
7th) Jason Mercier – 3291.13
8th) Jonathan Duhamel – 3268.70
9th) Stephen Chidwick – 3257.25
10th) Daniel Negreanu – 3222.40
She also managed to break into the top ten of the Player of the year race after jumping a staggering 37 places following her recent win. Keven Stammen still has the top spot however, yet if Selbst keeps this form up he will start to look over his shoulders.
There were 16 new players that managed to claw their way into the Top 300 this time around, resulting in another 16 losing their places. The player that managed to get into the rankings in the highest position was that of Richard Lyndaker who is now ranked 198th. Among the other players coming into the top 300 were notable names such as Phil Hellmuth, Matt Giannetti, Tom Alner and PokerStars Team Pro George Danzer.
GPI Player of the Year Race
1st) Keven Stammen – 893.30
2nd) Ole Schemion – 803.21
3rd) Alex Bilokur – 800.07
4th) Scott Seiver – 633.26
5th) Shyam Srinivasan – 626.96
6th) Vanessa Selbst – 619.76
7th) Mukul Pahuja – 611.14
8th) Mike McDonald – 608.20
9th) Byron Kaverman – 600.23
10th) Ami Barer – 594.74
The World Series of Poker still has a long way to go so we are expecting many chances to these rankings along the way. With so many tournaments in such a small amount of time, this has to be the busiest period of the year for the Global Poker Index.