Latest Global Poker Index unveiled

One of the reasons for why the Global Poker Index is the most popular listing for poker players is that the algorithms they use seem to be extremely accurate. For many years in a row, these guys have ranked players based on their performances in major tournaments and they regularly release fresh information. The data for May is hardly surprising, because those at the top of the food chain did a fine job at consolidating their position and the runner ups will need to do much better to pose a real threat.123poker

Ole Schemion has been at the top of the Global Poker Index 300 for almost 2 years, even though he occasionally lost the first position to another poker professional. The latest data highlights the fact that he has recently crossed the 4000 points threshold and that he holds an advantage of 260 points over Scott Seiver. The runner-up is going strong and his performance in the PokerStars SCOOP series held him increase his lead over Philipp Gruissem.

This gifted poker player is for the time far enough from his most dangerous competitors, but both Byron Kaverman and Vanessa Selbst could leapfrog him by the end of the month. The World Series of Poker will obviously change a lot in the GPI Top 300, but if you want to get the idea about how this list looks before the prominent series, check it out below:

  1. Ole Schemion – 4016
  2. Scott Seiver  – 3747
  3. Philipp Gruissem – 3599
  4. Byron Kaverman – 3438
  5. Vanessa Selbst – 3427
  6. Marvin Rettenmaier – 3399
  7. Dan Smith – 3339
  8. Stephen Chidwick – 3282
  9. Jason Mercier – 3222
  10. Jonathan Duhamel – 3186

The Global Poker Rankings Player of the Year is the other list of great interest, which seems to be more volatile and rewards those who go through a hot streak. That’s why Keven Stammen is cruising so high right now and he looks like the best candidate to hit the psychological limit of 1000 points. Ole Schemion is of course relatively close behind, but his chances to overtake the leader are much lower than the odds of being tied by Alex Bilokur.

He is ahead by just three points and this leading pack has a significant advantage over Scott Seiver and the other players that feature in the top 10. A convincing result at the World Series of Poker can propel players from outside the top 10 as high as the podium, but only if the ones already inside fail to win anything significant. For reference purposes, it is worth checking out this list featuring the current standing and comparing it to the numbers released by the Global Poker Index at the end of June.

  1. Keven Stammen – 893
  2. Ole Schemion – 803
  3. Alex Bilokur – 800
  4. Scott Seiver – 633
  5. Shyam Srinivasan – 626
  6. Mike McDonald – 608
  7. Byron Kaverman – 600
  8. Ami Barer – 594
  9. Alexander Denisov – 581
  10. Mustapha Kanit – 573
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