GPI Rankings: Mercier Still on Top while Kaverman Advances

Jason_MercierThree weeks in a row at the top of the GPI World Rankings, Jason Mercier continues his dauntless reign and may stick to it in near future with major upcoming tournaments in his native Florida and in Barcelona.

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.

This week Ohio’s Byron Kaverman (GPI#2, +6) made his way back to #2. Thanks to his second place finish at the Bellagio Cup in Las Vegas. Kaverman has been switching spots inside the GPI Top 10 since February 2015. Though he has never hit #1 but this year he has been ranked #2 in the World for the third time.

Keeping up the pace of previous week, Felix Stephensen (GPI#192, +37) made a strong move for the second straight week. The 2014 WSOP November Niner, who was best ranked #166 in June, entered the GPI300 for the very first time in May. Furthermore, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (GPI#281, -62) dropped to his lowest ranking of poker career. The former World #1 now stands close of falling out of the GPI300 for the very first time.

Here is the Top 10 GPI list:


#1 Jason Mercier USA 4,057.41 1 =
#2 Byron Kaverman USA 3,987.89 8 6
#3 Scott Seiver USA 3,963.42 2 -1
#4 Anthony Zinno USA 3,903.28 3 -1
#5 Stephen Chidwick UK 3,748.13 5 =
#6 Dan Smith USA 3,735.57 4 -2
#7 Davidi Kitai BEL 3,546.61 6 -1
#8 Bryn Kenney USA 3,536.26 7 -1
#9 Paul Volpe USA 3,522.01 9 =
#10 Dario Sammartino ITA 3,513.19 10 =