Global Poker Index: Rettenmaier Slips to Second Place as Mercier Captures the Top Spot

jason11Marvin Rettenmaier, who was on the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 300 player’s list since Feburary 28 has been replaced by Jason Mercier this week. Rettenmaier had a great 10 weeks run being on the top of the list and was sitting very comfortably on the top of the list but Mercier’s performances in European Poker Tour’s events helped him to replace Rettenmaier from the top position.  

Jason Mercier’s splendid display of his poker skills at PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final, where he won the €2,000 Open Face Chinese Side Event and was runner up in €100,000 Super high roller event helped his ranking dearly. Though he was runner up in the Super High Roller event but it hardly affected the points he earned as the buy-in was more than $25,000. Also to mention he finished seventh in the EPT Grand Final Main Event.

Though Rettenmaier lost his top spot, but he is still at number two position just above the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event winner Steve O’ Dwyer. O’ Dwyer’s win in the main event made him richer by $1,604,972 and improved his ranking. With World Poker Tour (WPT) $25,000 World Championship in sighting and World Series of Poker right after it, we can expect some real good action from these top three players.

Ole Schemion entered the top ten this week. His past few weeks were terrific for him. Schemion will be missed in WSOP events as he will not be able to participate in any of them as he is not of legal age to participate in WSOP. The legal age for any player who wants to participate is 21.

Top Ten Players   

Rank Player’s Name and Rank Change Total Score
1. Jason Mercier(+5) 3295.41
2. Marvin Rettenmaier(-1) 3170.41
3. Steve O’Dwyer(+5) 3165.12
4. Mike Watson(-2) 3034.54
5. Phillip Gruissem(-2) 2932.28
6. Bryn kenney(-2) 2887.18
7. Bertrand Grospellier(-2) 2813.75
8. Ole Schemion(+3) 2786.87
9. Andrew Lichtenberger(+11) 2686.80
10. David Sands(-3) 2678.66