It has been confirmed that the World Series Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu will finish out 2013 at the top of the Global Poker Index top 300 tournament poker player rankings, a position he has sat in for the last nine weeks after an astounding year at the felt.
In the latest rankings update from the GPI, it shows that Negreanu is sitting clear at the top ahead of Philipp Gruissem who retains his second place,
In fact the whole of the top four have kept their positions with Ole Schemion and Marvin Rettenmaier finishing the year as currently the 3rd and 4th best tournament poker players in the world.
Right behind those two. there were some small changes to the rankings as Brynn Kenney leapfrogged David Peters into 5th place whilst Shannon Shorr did the same to Vanessa Selbst by moving above her into 7th place. Michael Watson is in 8th place after Paul Volpe dropped two places and out of the top ten to allow Jonathan Duhamel to make a last gasp appearance.
The GPI bases their rankings on the previous three years worth of live tournament results recorded by the players and their methods have led them to become the poker rankings of choice for the majority of players and industry insiders.
For Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, this will surely be the icing on the cake after a wonderful year for him personally. The year was highlighted by two WSOP bracelets being added to his previous four, yet he also had a consistent year that saw him make many deep runs and final tables.
He has also become the first player to have won the WSOP Player Of The Year on two occasions an achievement that has to have him marked down as one of the greatest poker players of all time.
The GPI Top 10 Ranked Tournament Players
1st) Daniel Negreanu – 3339.35
2nd) Philipp Gruissem – 3264.16
3rd) Ole Schemion – 3201.51
4th) Marvin Rettenmaier – 3023.64
5th) Bryn Kenney – 2918.65
6th) David Peters – 2913.38
7th) Shannon Shorr – 2885.37
8th) Vanessa Selbst – 2872.57
9th) Michael Watson – 2865.33
10th) Jonathan Duhamel – 2850.63
With the GPI rankings secured for 2013, the players will now be looking at their own individual charges up the rankings for 2014.We will of course keep you updated as the year progresses as we have always done.