The Global Poker Index has released their latest list of the ‘Top 300’ tournament poker players. Taking into consideration each players results over a six half-year period as a formula, Marvin Rettenmaier has been dethroned for the first time since February 28.
Jason Mercier has since taken top spot after his outstanding performance in the ‘PokerStars and Monte –Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final’.
Although he finished second in the £100,000 Super High Roller, due to the buy-in being more than $25,000, his top 8 finish in the EPT Grand Final Main Event and his victory in the €2,000 Open-Face Chinese event, his GPI score wasn’t impacted.
Mercier was last ranked top back in late 2012; however “King” Dan Smith was able to take to claim the position off him in November 1, 2012.
Rettenmaier has been knocked down into second place with Steve O’Dwyer close behind. O’Dwyer was victorious in the EPT Grand Final Main event which saw him win an impressive $1,604,972.
Both the 2013 WPT Championship and the 2013 WSOP Tour are fast approaching and the battle for the top spot appears to be between the 3 powerhouses – Mercier, Rettenmaier and O’Dwyer.
The GPI Top 10 Leaderboard (from May 16, 2013) is shown below:
1 – Jason Mercier
2 – Marvin Rettenmaier
3 – Stephen O’Dwyer
4 – Mike Watson
5 – Phillipp Gruissem
6 – Bryn Kenney
7 – Bertrand Grospellier
8 – Ole Schemion
9 – Andrew Lictenberger
10 – David Sands