Marvin Rettenmaier on top spot in GPI Rankings again

Marvin Rettenmaier Tops Global Poker Index
Marvin Rettenmaier Tops Global Poker Index

Marvin Rettenmaier is back on the top spot of the GPI Rankings after losing the Number 1 position on May 16. He displaced Jason Mercier who fell two places to number 3. Daniel Negreanu jumped five places to come to Number 2 and he is only 50 points short of Rettenmaier’s GPI Score.

Each week, Global Poker Index(GPI) releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players of the world using a formula that takes a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods.

Other players making comebacks to the top 10 list of GPI rankings include Paul Volpe who is placed at No. 10. Bertrand Grospellier fell out of the top 10 for the first time in months Ole Schemion riding on his 3 cashes in the recently concluded EPT Barcelona Season 10 gained four spots to be at No.6.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player Rank Change
1 Marvin Rettenmaier +1
2 Daniel Negreanu +5
3 Jason Mercier -2
4 Philip Gruissem +1
5 Joseph Cheong -1
6 Ole Schemion +4
7 Mike Watson -1
8 Steve O’Dwyer -5
9 Igor Kurganov -1
10 Paul Volpe +1

GPI also ranks the Player of the Year(POY) and Ole Schemion has displaced Michael Watson and Paul Volpe from the top spots. Schemion, with his final table performance at the €50,000 Super High Roller (sixth for $212,959) and the €10,000 High Roller (sixth for $121,328) in EPT Barcelona jumped six posts to reach the No.1 spot of the GPI POY 2013 while Daniel Negreanu also climbed up to No.2. This is the first time that Negreanu has gained the second position in both of the GPI’s main rankings. 

Another player who has climbed high is Jonathan Duhamel who broke in to the top 10 gaining 28 spots. Duhamel finished runner-up in a €2,000 side event at EPT Barcelona for $83,739 and fifth in the €10,000 High Roller for $157,847, thus gaining many GPI points to sit at No. 6 now.