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Global Poker Index: Gruissem Passes Negreanu For No. 2; Mercier Still Leads

Philipp Gruissem

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes a player's results over six half-year periods. For a look at the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website.

Top 10 as of June 11, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Jason Mercier3359.71--
2Philipp Gruissem3143.52+4
3Daniel Negreanu3084.06-1
4Mike Watson3046.65-1
5Steve O'Dwyer3013.63-1
6Marvin Rettenmaier2970.04-1
7Bertrand Grospellier2867.55+2
8David Sands2853.08+1
9Joseph Cheong2849.92+2
10Ole Schemion2820.58-1

There was no change atop the rankings again this week as Jason Mercier maintained his No. 1 ranking. However, one week after his PokerStars teammate Daniel Negreanu took over the No. 2 position, German high roller Philipp Gruissem snatched it away. Fresh off his final table appearance at the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions Warm-Up event, Gruissem climbed four spots to No. 2, bumping Negreanu back to No. 3.

There were no other major changes in the top 10, although Bertrand Grospellier did move up two spots to No. 7. He could pick up even more steam in next week's rankings after making a final table at the World Series of Poker on Tuesday.

Welcome to the GPI

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Jacob Bazeley1378.31190
Pratyush Buddiga1334.37203
Tam Truong1302.38209
Artem Metalidi1296.58213
Matthew Ashton1281.83223
Yuval Bronshtein1,184.08230
Melanie Weisner1256.30234
Amit Makhija1254.79239
Nick Wong1243.44245
Tony Cousineau1242.81246
Kyle Bowker1235.58249
Dani Stern1235.49250
Jonas Lauck1228.28255
John Hennigan1216.32263
Owen Crowe1196.55275
Dario Alioto1192.85277
Amir Lehavot1191.58278
Randy Lew1186.62282
Joseph Couden1172.81290
Alex Queen1171.98292
Paul Tedeschi1171.46293
Benjamin Pollak1159.45298

Jacob Bazeley joins the GPI 300 this week after a fifth-place finish in Event #11: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed). It marked Bazeley's second WSOP final table in as many years; he finished runner-up to Brent Hanks in Event #2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em last year.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
19David Peters2604.49+89
52Jeffrey Rossiter2062.03+38
74Ognjen Sekularac2,076.41+36
85Isaac Haxton1843.95+125
122Gavin Smith1620.69+58
125Athanasios Polychronopoulos1748.53+36
132Joe Tehan1564.84+66
134Edward Sabat1561.45+87
146Andrey Zaichenko1518.20+69
188Samantha Cohen1384.87+59

David Peters was among the biggest climbers this week, up 89 spots to No. 19, but it had little to do with his four WSOP cashes so far this summer. According to Mary Faulkner at the GPI, the Hendon Mob poker database moved several cashes that were listed under another David Peters over to him, which resulted in a huge points gain.

Isaac Haxton made a huge jump following his runner-up finish in the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions Warm-Up event. Jeff Rossiter also had success in Macau, finishing runner-up in the GDAM Main Event for HKD$24,500,000 (USD$3,161,290).

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
177Christopher De Maci1421.62-51
179Matthew Glantz1410.91-60
199John Eames1353.44-46
221Danyel Boyaciyan1286.95-88
235Cesar Garcia1255.32-53
258Ramzi Jelassi1226.96-65
271David Williams1198.78-58

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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