Philipp Gruissem riding high on his WSOP 2013 cashes jumped to second spot in the top 300 tournament poker players of the world released by the Global Poker Index displacing Daniel Negreanu. The latter had a short stay of only two weeks at the second spot but Jason Mercier still sits at the top for the third week in a row.
The Global Poker Index uses a formula where players are ranked based on a poker players performance over six half year periods. The top 300 list is released weekly and the latest results given on June 11th 2013 see Gruissem jump four places to reach second. Bertrand Grospellier is another mover in the top 10 as he comes to 7th place from 9th last week. 2010 November Niner, Joseph Cheong enters the top 10 and sits at 9th spot.
Marvin Rettenmaier who dropped to sixth spot from top spot after being there for 4 weeks at a stretch managed to crawl to 5th spot this week. Several players riding on their 2013 WSOP performances entered the top 300 ranking including Jacob Bazeley, Amit Makhija, Pratyush Buddiga and Matthew Ashton. Bazeley finished fifth in Event 11 of the WSOP thus finishing 190 in the ranking. In the GPI Player of the Year rankings there wasn’t any change as Paul Volpe sat atop and Steven Silverman was second.