GPI Rankings: Mercier Reigns, Other Former World #1s Fall

JasonMercierJason Mercier (GPI#1, =) continues his reign at the top spot on the GPI World Poker Rankings for a second consecutive week. This week Mercier begins his 55th week at #1. On every Thursday, GPI (Global Poker Index) releases a list of top 300 Poker tournament players. To dwell this list of top Poker performers of the World, GPI maintains a Poker Index point system and uses special formula. Through this leaderboard, GPI as well announces Player of the Year.

Mercier would continue his reign at the top in coming weeks as he is up-and-coming to action at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the EPT Barcelona Festival. This week saw former World #1 Scott Seiver (GPI#2, +2) taking #2 spot. He had earlier spent four weeks at the top of the GPI Rankings in May 2015.

Furthermore, a couple of former World #1’s are lingering their drift in the rankings. Ole Schemion (GPI#33, -18) slipped to his lowest ranking in over 30 months. Schemion was ranked outside the Top 25 in January 2013. This inactivity of Schemion is because of his age. The German star had not been able to play the World Series of Poker though he was eligible to play the WSOP for the past two years but chose to play a very limited schedule instead.

Likewise, former #1 Vanessa Selbst (GPI#292, +5) has also been dropping considerably in the rankings. Selbst, who was ranked #1 in the World 13 months ago, will tumble out of the GPI300 for the very first time in her poker career. Though Selbst showcased best results in 2013 and 2014 like her 2nd place finish at the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open, she is yet to ‘hit it big’ this season.

Here is the Top 10 GPI list:


#1 Jason Mercier USA 4,020.74 1 =
#2 Scott Seiver USA 3,928.27 4 2
#3 Anthony Zinno USA 3,896.52 2 -1
#4 Dan Smith USA 3,818.38 3 -1
#5 Stephen Chidwick UK 3,748.13 5 =
#6 Davidi Kitai BEL 3,615.34 6 =
#7 Bryn Kenney USA 3,575.85 9 2
#8 Byron Kaverman USA 3,568.68 7 -1
#9 Paul Volpe USA 3,522.01 10 1
#10 Dario Sammartino ITA 3,513.19 8 -2