The Weekly Global Poker Index Update!

With a busy month of poker due in September, there is set to be a lot of changes in the race to be the GPI player of the year. Each week the Global Poker Index releases updates in the top 300 tournament poker players from across the globe.

At the top there was no real change, Jason Mercier is still proving to be the man to beat and holds a very slender lead over Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier. Here is the top ten as it stands this week:

1 Jason Mercier 2,823.09

2 Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier 2,820.14

3 Dan Smith 2,644.59

4 Marvin Rettenmaier 2,635.92

5 Steve O’Dwyer 2,595.21

6 Vanessa Selbst 2,508.90

7 Mike McDonald 2,505.44

8 Erik Seidel 2,475.76

9 Andrew Lichtenberger 2,423.38

10 Sorel Mizzi 2,373.94–


New Additions

Though there was no real movement up at the top, this was not the case throughout the rest of the field. We had 6 new additions the top 300 too, with the most notable one being Nick Wong who recently won the High Roller event that was held in Macau this week. The $258,000 buy-in event gave him a payout of over $6 million which is the tenth biggest payout in the history of poker.

Nick Wong 1,235.63 215th

Ondrek Vinklarek 1,122.04 264th

Greg Ronaldson 1,100.43 282nd

Erich Kollman1,086.38 292nd

Bryan Devonshire 1,086.15 293rd

Ryan Eriquezzo 1,074.26 300th

Jeff Madsen was the player that made the biggest jump up the rankings in the past week, mainly down to his well deserved sixth place finish in the World Poker Tour Legends Of Poker Main Event which paid him $75,400. This has taken him clear of the bubble positions near the bottom of the rankings for now.


The Biggest Gains!

22nd Philipp Gruissem 2,209.28 +20

37th Sam Trickett 1,989.71 +45

70th John Juanda 1,800.73 +21

98th Joni Jouhkimainen 1,619.76 +31

125th Ali Eslami 1,539.36 +81

129th Yevgeniy Timoshenko +48

164th Brian Hawkins 1,379.17 +29

193rd David Paredes 1,284.47 +41

208th Jeff Madsen 1,243.77 +83

240th Dominik Nitsche 1,163.30 +34


The Biggest Drops

111th Davidi Kitai 1,584.77 -35

127th Frederik Jensen 1,523.66 -33

139th Vadzim Kursevich 1,502.20 -38

151st Sergio Castelluccio 1,444.60 -25

180th Dominykas Karmazinas 1,333.30 -80

209th Anatoly Gurtovy 1,243.00 -29

253rd Artem Litvinov 1,138.23 -30

263rd Andrea Benelli 1,122.37 -26

281st Konstantin Tolokno 1,100.72 -35

298th Joe Ebanks1,077.74 -89


With many more events coming up later in this month there is certainly plenty of opportunity for players to improve their current positions. We have the currently ongoing Partouche Poker Tour Main Event, whilst later in the month we have the WSOPE and three World Poker Tour Events taking place.