Big changes in the 2014 GPI Player of the Year race

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The recent numbers released by the Global Poker Index highlight the massive changes that occurred as a result of prominent players winning big events. The biggest news is that Jonathan Duhamel returns among the top 10 most successful players listed in the GPI 300. He spent a lot of time here among these select players, but for a brief period of time he felt into the 12th place, only to return after one month.

He did a fine job at the EPT Vienna High Roller and even though he had to settle for a final table finish and a corresponding amount of $55,000, he collected enough points to re-enter the top 10. Obviously, someone had to concede his position inside the top 10 for Jonathan to step in and in this case it was Sorel Mizzi. He now sits in 12th place, just one place about Ravi Raghavan, who also failed to consolidate his position over the last month.

There are several poker professionals who sit in the exact same places as the last time the Global Poker Index posted its numbers. For the time being, nobody is really close to overtaking leader Daniel Negreanu, but Vanessa Selbst and Ole Schemion are within striking distance.

Check out the GPI 300 Top 10 below:

Daniel Negreanu – 3775 points

Vanessa Selbst – 3748 points

Ole Schemion – 3705 points

Marvin Rettenmaier – 3535 points

Jason Mercier – 3359 points

Mike McDonald – 3310 points

Shannon Shorr – 3260 points

Jonathan Duhamel – 3255 points

Dan Smith – 3243 points

Joe Serock – 3209 points

There were just as many changes in the 2014 GPI Player of the Year race, but Keven Stammen managed to slightly increase the gap separating him from runner-up Dominik Panka. The latter scored some big wins earlier this year and for the time being he dwells on that success, but Dan Heimiller and Mike McDonald are within striking distance.

The aforementioned players are the only ones who have collected in excess of 500 points, with Jason Mercier, Tom Hall and Ami Barer hovering above the 400 points threshold. This is how the 2014 GPI Player of the Year list looks like at the time of writing:

Keven Stammen – 583 points

Dominik Panka – 544 points

Dan Heimiller – 542 points

Mike McDonald – 513 points

Jason Mercier – 489 points

Tom Hall – 445 points

Ami Barer – 433 points

Ronit Chamani – 431 points

Alexander Denisov – 417 points

James Calderaro – 408 points

Even though he doesn’t feature on either list, Roger Hairabedian is one of the hottest poker players of the moment, with a remarkable surge in April.

If you want to know more about the rankings of each country separately, visit our interactive GPI World Map.