GPI Rankings Update - ElkY Still on Top
Friday, 28 September 2012
Bertrand “ElkY" Grospellier still sits at number one in the Global Poker Index top 300. It's not too surprising considering his amazing run over the last three years, including a stud bracelet at the WSOP, his PCA success and more.
With many tournaments going on lately, such as the WSOPE, Partouche, the Borgata Poker Open and the WPTs, there have been huge changes around the middle of the top 300, and top 100. However, there hasn't been any change in the top 15 which currently looks like this:
#1 Bertrand Grospellier 2811.07
#2 Jason Mercier 2774.38
#3 Dan Smith 2699.92
#4 Marvin Guido Rettenmaier 2649.39
#5 Stephen O’Dwyer 2621.76
#6 Andrew Lichtenberger 2597.57
#7 Philipp Gruissem 2578.22
#8 Vanessa Selbst 2469.99
#9 David Sands 2381.18
#10 Shawn Buchanan 2375.26
#11 Roberto Romanello 2317.81
#12 Mike McDonald 2311.26
#13 Michael Mizrachi 2307.46
#14 Eugene Katchalov 2299.46
#15 Matt Marafioti 2275.63
Roberto Romanello is the only one of the top 15 to have a big score this week, coming in 5th of 227 at the WSOPE in the €2700 No limit. However, this didn't count towards his rankings as he already had 4 better scores in this period.
There has been a lot of movement in the lower end of the top 300, with some big names such as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom moving out of the top 300, he falls into 332nd.
The GPI rankings system works by calculating a player's best past results over the last 36 month period, using a maximum of four results, (the four best results) per six-month period in the last 18 months, and using up to 3 results per six-month period in the 18 months before that, up to a maximum total of 21 tournaments.
As for the 2012 player of the year GPI scores:
#1 Dan Smith 1010.75
#2 Andrew Lichtenberger 819.75
#3 Marvin Guido Rettenmaier 802.42
#4 Kyle Julius 796.94
#5 David Baker 767.55
#6 Jonathan Duhamel 741.24
#7 Phil Ivey 713.44
#8 Mohsin Charania 669.91
#9 Daniel Negreanu 661.97
#10 Justin Bonomo 650.79
Dan Smith has pulled way out in front with his recent EPT win. However, almost all of this top 10 are in Cannes for the WSOPE, so we might see a shift in the rankings soon.