Global Poker Index Update – O’Dwyer Re-Emerges

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The Global Poker Index has again released it latest updates on both of their tournament poker player rankings. Both the top 300 tournament poker players in the world and the GPI Player Of The Year rankings have been amended since last week.

As you will already know, the overall rankings are calculated on results in tournaments that stretch back three years whilst the Player Of The Year is the current year only.

The overall rankings saw little change again at the top, apart from Steve O’Dwyer forging his way back into the top ten after moving up two places. This was mainly down to a cash he made at the Full Tilt Poker UKIPT Galway last week.

He was once ranked as high as number two in the rankings but has fallen away in recent months. He still has a long way to go if he wishes to make his way to the top, where Jason Mercier has been sitting quite comfortably for some time.

Further down the 300 there was quite a bit more activity, however with there being five new additions to the rankings. Max Silver has pushed his way back in after a good show at the Full Tilt Poker Galway festival and jumps back in at 251st place. Others to come into the top 300 include Raul Paez Corral, Andrey Pateychuk, Jarred Solomon and Sergio Espina.

The Top Ten Of The GPI Rankings

1st) Jason Mercier – (3223.76)

2nd) Joseph Cheong – (3028.23)

3rd) Daniel Negreanu – (3017.37)

4th) Michael Watson – (2996.41)

5th) Ole Schemion – (2964.41)

6th) Marvin Rettenmaier – (2961.80)

7th) Philipp Gruissem – (2937.09)

8th) Steve O’Dwyer – (2916.79) – Up Two Places

9th) Bertrand Grospellier – (2910.22) – Down One Place

10th) Igor Kurganov – (2906.90) – Down One Place

The Player Of The Year race again showed little movement amongst the front runners and still sees Paul Volpe leading the race with four months of the year to go. His closest rivals are Mike Watson, David Peters and Daniel Negreanu, who are all more than capable of catching Volpe.

The GPI Player Of The Year Top Ten

1st) Paul Volpe – (767.76)

2nd) Mike Watson – (753.37)

3rd) David Peters – (736.55)

4th) Daniel Negreanu – (731.18)

5th) Scott Seiver – (692.20)

6th) Steven Silverman – (670.01)

7th) Igor Kurganov – (663.10)

8th) Chris Klodnicki – (656.19)

9th) Ole Schemion – (651.74)

10th) Bryn Kenney – (633.02)

We will bring you the full report on the very next update that the Global Poker Index brings on both of its rankings as soon as they release them.