Global Poker Index: 2013 Player of the Year Ole Schemion Takes Lead in GPI 300

Global Poker Index

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player's results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods as calculated by the USA Today Global Poker Index point system.

For a look at both lists, visit the official GPI website.

2013 GPI Player of the Year

1Ole Schemion1163.14
2Daniel Negreanu1130.87
3Paul Volpe1042.38
4Bryn Kenney986.26
5David Peters983.67
6Mike Watson964.80
7Philipp Gruissem962.57
8Steven Silverman940.41
9Jonathan Duhamel938.76
10Shannon Shorr929.10

As expected, Ole Schemion is now officially the 2013 GPI Player of the Year. The young German reached the final table of 14 events in 2013, won three, and pocketed $1,652,680 in the process.

Congratulations to Schemion, and good luck to everyone in 2014!

GPI 300 Top 10

1Ole Schemion3227.761
2Daniel Negreanu3107.44-1
3Philipp Gruissem3031.371
4Marvin Rettenmaier3027.84-1
5Vanessa Selbst3016.473
6Bryn Kenney2806.74-1
7Shannon Shorr2774.31-1
8Steve O'Dwyer2737.165
9Paul Volpe2694.155
10Erik Seidel2693.651

With a min-cash in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller, Schemion passes Daniel Negreanu to take the lead in the GPI 300. Vanessa Selbst, who finished third in the same event for $760,640, moves up three spots and now sits at No. 5.

Steve O'Dwyer, Paul Volpe, and Erik Seidel all enter the top 10 of the GPI 300 this week. Volpe recently finished third in the Eureka High Roller for $98,665, while Seidel finished runner-up in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Super High Roller for $650,100 and the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller for $745,224.

Welcome to the GPI

RankPlayerTotal Score
159John Juanda1437.79
279Kristijonas Andrulis1162.97
281Mark Darner1159.04
282Martin Kozlov1155.32
283Vojtech Ruzicka1150.31
284Allyn Jaffrey Shulman1137.79
285Matt Berkey1136.96
286Eric Sfez1132.61
289Rasmus Agerskov Larsen1127.14
290Lauri Pesonen1121.11
291Cong Pham1120.55
294Robert Suer1115.49
296Blake Bohn1114.85
299Cliff Josephy1111.80
300Ivan Tikhov1109.09

Five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner John Juanda returns to the GPI 300 at No. 159. Juanda earned over $3.1 million in 2012, and over $400,000 in 2013.

Also joining the top 300 are fellow bracelet winners Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy.

Exiting the top 300 this week are 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Carlos Mortensen, Tony Cousineau, Nick Verkaik, Ramzi Jelassi, Amit Makhija, Marcel Luske, and Robert Salaburu, among others.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
36Fabian Quoss2181.9637
38Matt Glantz2161.6734
57Antonio Esfandiari1977.0235
145Alexander Condon1496.8355
184Tony Gregg1384.8792

With a sixth-place finish in the PCA Super High Roller, 2013 WSOP One Drop High Roller champion Tony Gregg rocketed up 92 spots to No. 184. Fabian Quoss, the winner of the Super High Roller, moved up 37 spots, and Matt Glantz (34) and Antonio Esfandiari (35) improved their ranks as well.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
211Calvin Anderson1321.27-67
217David Baker1304.81-78
243Darren Elias1248.73-71
245JC Tran1240.68-72
251Roland Israelashvili1231.02-131
287Ashton Griffin1130.80-6

Roland Israelashvilli plummets 131 spots this week, coming in at No. 251. Israelashvilli, who reached the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2012, only had one six-figure score in 2013.

To view at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website. While you're at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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