GPI Rankings: Mercier Returns to #1

GPI rankingThis week saw the return of Jason ‘treysfull21’ Mercier to the top. Thanks to his recent cashes and a first place finish in the 5K No-Limit Hold’em Six Max event at the World Series of Poker 2015. This is his third gold bracelet win in WSOP, and first one in a Hold’em event as his previous two WSOP titles came in Pot Limit Omaha

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 has been the most successful player in the history of the GPI. In 2015, he has spent all but four weeks ranked inside the GPI Top 10, and has retained the #1 position in the World Rankings for the first time since September 4, 2013. This is Mercier’s 54th week at the top, and following him closely is German pro Ole Schemion who has spent 41 weeks at #1.

Byron Kaverman (GPI#7, +3) moved up three spots in GPI Top 10, and the credit goes to his third place finish in the Bellagio Cup XI Main Event. In addition to this, Kaverman won his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet in NLH Six Handed Championship after battling out Doug Polk in heads-up.

Furthermore, American player Nicholas Petrangelo (GPI#12 CB, +13), who has continuously been on a rise within the GPI300, made a sizeable jump to #12. Thanks to his 4th place finish at the Bellagio Cup.Did you know Petrangelo started 2015 ranked #978 in the World?

Here is the Top 10 GPI list:

#1 Jason Mercier USA 4,020.73 2 1
#2 Anthony Zinno USA 3,895.66 1 -1
#3 Dan Smith USA 3,818.38 3 =
#4 Scott Seiver USA 3,743.06 4 =
#5 Stephen Chidwick UK 3,671.91 6 1
#6 Davidi Kitai BEL 3,615.34 5 -1
#7 Byron Kaverman USA 3,598.36 10 3
#8 Dario Sammartino ITA 3,587.71 7 -1
#9 Bryn Kenney USA 3,575.82 8 -1
#10 Paul Volpe USA 3,522.01 9 -1