Vanessa Selbst claims first spot in GPI 300

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Poker players who are successful at the World Series of Poker are very likely to also improve their position in the Global Poker Index leaderboard. Vanessa Selbst is the first woman to have won a bracelet at the current edition of the WSOP and her victory propelled her at the top of the GPI 300 Top 10.

Just as the name suggests, this list features the most successful 300 tournament poker players and the points accumulated in Las Vegas proved to be decisive for Vanessa. She was trailing Ole Schemion and Daniel Negreanu earlier this month, but her victory in one of the side events allowed her to leapfrog both of them. They are separated by only 73 points so even a final table placement and one of the World Series of poker tournaments could lead to a new change in hierarchy.

Vanessa is the first woman to secure the top ranking and even though anything can happen in the next couple of weeks, her achievement is impressive. This is how the GPI 300 Top 10 looks like at the time of writing, with Selbst being just 54 points shy of crossing the psychological threshold of 4000 points:

  1. Vanessa Selbst – 3946
  2. Ole Schemion  – 3897
  3. Daniel Negreanu – 3824
  4. Scott Seiver – 3635
  5. Byron Kaverman – 3563
  6. Philipp Gruissem – 3370
  7. Paul Volpe –3337
  8. Alex Bilokur – 3299
  9. Erik Seidel – 3285
  10. Jonathan Duhamel – 3244

The 2014 GPI Player of the Year competition was dominated by Keven Stammen in the first quarter of 2014. He won back-to-back tournaments and made deep runs in highroller tournaments, but he no longer since at the top of the list. Alex Bilokur won Event 28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship and in addition to the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet, he also got the points he needed to overtake Keven. Alex is the only player with more than 1000 points and he has an 80 points lead over Stammen:

Check out the 2014 GPI Player of the Year standings below:

  1. Alex Bilokur – 1041.37
  2. Keven Stammen – 961.23
  3. Ole Schemion – 803.06
  4. Byron Kaverman – 786.34
  5. Scot Seiver – 778.95
  6. Mustapha Kanit – 770.96
  7. Jason Mercier – 726.33
  8. Vanessa Selbst – 667.96
  9. Mike Mc Donald – 651.58
  10. Mukul Pahuja – 647.85