Jason Mercier Retains the Top Spot in GPI Rankings

jason_mercier_10k_horseJason Mercier is maintaining his lead and still on the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 300 players list. Mercier’s performance at World Poker Tour (WPT) Monaco and his runner-up finish at PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller Event helped him tremendously to reach and retain the top spot. This year alone Mercier has won prize money over $1.7 million. And the way he is playing, it won’t take him long to cross $10 million as his live tournament earnings.

Daniel Negreanu is right behind Mercier and is strongly holdin his second position. Negreanu who has won World Series of Poker Asia pacific (WSOP APAC) Main Event earlier this year is enjoying one of his best professional year. It would be interesting to see if he will be able to replace Mercier from number one position or not. There is no change in the top 10 from last week except for a little movement at the bottom. Joseph Cheong has jumped one place and is now placed at number 9 position. Bertrand Grospellier has slipped to one place and is right at the bottom of the Top ten.

GPI is a ranking of the top 300 poker players of the world and the website publishes it weekly. Players are ranked based on their performances in cash positions in qualifying tournaments over 6 periods of six months. A cash position is taken to be any position where in a player gets a part of the total prize money. Qualifying tournaments are open poker tournaments with a buy-in of atleast $1000 and with 21 or more entrants.

Top Ten in GPI Top 300

Rank Player Name and Change in Position Total Points
1. Jason Mercier (-) 3440.01
2. Daniel Negreanu (-) 3113.61
3. Michael Watson (-) 3045.80
4. Stephen O’Dwyer (-) 3006.00
5. Marvin Rettenmair (-) 2970.05
6. Philipp Gruissem (-) 2932.28
7.  David Sands (-) 2899.96
8. Ole Schemion (-) 2891.85
9. Joseph Cheong (+1) 2849.92
10. Bertrand Grospellier (-1) 2842.56