Stammen Leads GPI Player of the Year Race

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Keven Stammen has had two great months and with a victory in the WPT World Championship he continued his great streak. He was already at the top of the 2014 GPI Player of the Year when that happened, but the victory gave him a consistent lead over runner-up Alex Bilokur. Now he has a lead of 254 points and it is only natural to assume that he won’t be challenge for the lead in the foreseeable future. Except these two top-10 lists, you can also take a look at our interactive GPI World Map in order to see who is the best in each country

Much can happen at the World Series of Poker but given Keven’s effectiveness at live tournament tables, he should be included among the favorites. He is the only one to have amassed more than 800 points in 2014 and one explanation is that he was very active over the past couple of months. Keven was frequently back at the tables after winning an event or making a deep run, and he seems to never run out of steam.

This is how the 2014 GPI Player of the Year looks like at the moment with Keven Stammen in pole position while Alex Bilokur and Ole Schemion are virtually tied for the second place:

  1. Keven Stammen – 893
  2. Alex Bilokur – 638
  3. Ole Schemion – 630
  4. Shyam Srnivasan –579
  5. Mustapha Kanit – 573
  6. Mukul Pahuja – 558
  7. Dominik Panka – 544
  8. Dan Heimiller – 543
  9. Matt Stout – 543
  10. Alexander Denisov – 520

Ole Schemion has the best rank overall, sitting in the third place in the 2014 GPI Player of the Year and currently leading the GPI 300 Top 10. His advantage over runner-up Vanessa Selbst is considerable, with almost 500 points separating the two poker professionals. Scott Seiver is not far behind, despite the fact that he just rejoined the leaderboard as a result of winning EPT Grand Final.

Another poker professional that reentered top 10 is Jonathan Duhamel who made a deep run both at the European Poker Tour grand final and one week ago at the Sanremo event. Byron Kaverman took everyone by surprise, when he finished in the money several times at the WPT World Championship to increase his overall tournament earnings to $2.6 million.

He currently sits in the 7th place but has plenty of room to grow as you can see in the GPI 300 Top 10:

  1. Ole Schemion – 4017
  2. Vanessa Selbst – 3598
  3. Scott Seiver – 3443
  4. Jason Mercier – 3367
  5. Dan Smith – 3359
  6. Marvin Rettenmaier – 3356
  7. Byron Kaverman – 3260
  8. Mike McDonald -3258
  9. Jonathan Duhamel – 3186
  10. Joe Serock – 3176


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