Schemion Takes GPI Top Spot From Negreanu

Ole Schemion

It has no doubt been the best year at the felt for Daniel Negreanu yet right “at the death” it looks like he will be pipped to the post in the race for the Global Poker Index Player of the Year after a strong performance and 5th place finish in the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event pushing Ole Schemion past Negreanu into 1st place.

If it is true that Negreanu will not be taking part in any more events before the end of the year it is looking increasingly likely that Ole Schemion will be crowned the GPI Player of the Year for 2013.

With regards to the rest of the top ten we saw Vanessa Selbst storm back into the top ten after climbing 24 places, after herself having a good EPT Prague by finishing in 7th place whilst she also took down a side event victory.

GPI Player Of The Year Top Ten

1st) Ole Schemion – 1163.14

2nd) Daniel Negreanu – 1130.87

3rd) Paul Volpe  – 1042.38

4th) Bryn Kenney – 986.26

5th) David Peters – 983.67

6th) Mike Watson – 964.80

7th) Philipp Gruissem – 962.57

8th) Steven Silverman – 940.41

9th) Jonathan Duhamel – 938.76

10th) Shannon Shorr – 929.10

Whilst Negreanu has slipped down to second place in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year rankings, he will be pleased to know that he is still currently recognised as the number one tournament poker player. This is based on his tournament performances over the past three years with the GPI awarding points for certain tournament placings within that time period for each of the top 300 players.

He is well clear of both Philipp Gruissem and Ole Schemion in 2nd and 3rd respectively so can at least be pleased that he will be finishing 2013 as the world’s top tournament player currently.

The GPI Current Top 10 Players

1st) Daniel Negreanu – 3505.00

2nd) Philipp Gruissem – 3264.16

3rd) Ole Schemion – 3201.51

4th) Marvin Rettenmaier – 3021.12

5th) David Peters – 2976.63

6th) Bryn Kenney – 2926.69

7th) Vanessa Selbst – 2869.97

8th) Shannon Shorr – 2867.15

9th) Mike Watson – 2865.332

10th) Paul Volpe – 2846.53

We do not expect too much change in the coming weeks due to there not being much poker action around and the fact that many players will now be heading home for Xmas.