Marvin Rettenmaier who made a solid comeback to the second spot of the Global Poker Index(GPI) Rankings last Thursday is now closing the gap to the top spot of Jason Mercier. Rettenmaier now sits at 3211 points only 12 points shy of Mercier 3223 points in the latest GPI rankings of top 300 tournament poker players released today.
GPI each week releases list of the top 300 tournament poker players based on their own formula which takes into account a players performance over a six monthly period. In a similar manner, the top players of the year are also ranked keeping in mind two sets of six months span.
Rettenmaier who conquered the second spot displacing Joseph Cheong now looks all set to regain the number one spot he held earlier this year for a very long time. Last week had seen major shuffle in the top 10 rankings of the GPI rankings but some normalcy returned this week with poker players losing/gaining only a spot or two. Philipp Gruissem and Daniel Negreanu had fallen sharply from the top 5 last week gained one spot each to be at 5th and 6th positions respectively. Igor Kurganoc gained two positions while Ole Schemion lost two places.
Stephen O’Dwyer and Bertrand Grospellier both lost one position each to occupy 9th and 10th positions. Joseph Cheong and Michael Watson stuck to their last weeks positions of 3rd and 4th. Paul Volpe who sits at the top of the GPI Player of the Year(POY) rankings moved up to 11th place and will be looking to enter the top 10. Meanwhile there was no change in the GPI POY Top 10 with Volpe having a steady lead.