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Global Poker Index: Vanessa Selbst Back in the Top 10

Vanessa Selbst

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 January 14, 2013

RankPlayerTotal ScoreRank Change
1Dan Smith3,335.01--
2Marvin Rettenmaier3,295.55--
3Jason Mercier3,078.06--
4Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier3,067.14--
5Andrew Lichtenberger2,955.58--
6Joseph Cheong2,927.17--
7Mike Watson2,906.58+2
9Vanessa Selbst2,827.12+14
9David Sands2,796.20-2
10Steve O'Dwyer2,720.10-2

Vanessa Selbst is back in the top 10 this week thanks to her topping a field of 204 in the $25,000 High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,424,420.

Welcome to the GPI

Seventeen players are new to the GPI this week. Among the 17, Ty Reiman came aboard at No. 156. He cashed twice at the PCA (87th in the Main Event for $21,000 and 19th in the $25,000 High Roller for $59,980), giving him a full Period 1 complement of five scores. Yann Dion and Jonathan Roy each final tabled the Main Event, and join the GPI at No. 158 and 162, respectively.

New Additions

PlayerTotal GPI ScoreGPI Rank
Ty Reiman1,446.58156th
Yann Dion1,443.85158th
Jonathan Roy1,436.88162nd
David "Bakes" Baker1,415.01169th
Joel Micka1,402.81172nd
Mike Telker1,378.79178th
Eddy Sabat1,345.99190th
Jake Cody1,277.45215th
Joey Weissman1,270.28219th
Grant Levy1,214.62244th
Owen Crowe1,135.82272nd
Maxi Lehmanski1,133.91273rd
Calvin Anderson1,131.66275th
Nicolas Levi1,117.41282nd
Steven Silverman1,108.37292nd
Max Greenwood1,100.81295th
Jeremy Kottler1,091.24299th

Falling from the GPI this week were Adam Levy, Brian Hawkins, Casey Kastle, Cesar Garcia, Eric Sfez, Hafiz Khan, James Dempsey, Jon Turner, Josh Brikis, JC Alvarado, Lee Markholt, Maria Ho, Ondrej Vinklarek, Randy Lew, Robert Cezarescu, Tam Truong, and William Thorson.

Ups and Downs

The biggest rise of the week belonged to Vladimir Troyanovsky. In addition to taking second to Selbst in the $25,000 High Roller for $792,180, Troyanovsky also finished in seventh place in the $100,000 Super High Roller for $257,580. The winner of the PCA Main Event, Dimitar Danchev, rose 113 places to No. 56. Chris Klodnicki cracked the top 30 with a ninth-place finish in the High Roller and a 58th-place result in the Main Event.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
29thChris Klodnicki2,217.47+63
53rdMatt Stout1,960.50+94
56thDimitar Danchev1,946.81+113
92ndShaun Deeb1,679.62+107
94thDarren Elias1,668.24+108
100thOlivier Busquet1,641.14+67
107thVladimir Troyanovsky1,620.88+161
111thJohnny Lodden1,601.15+108
119thMatt Glantz1,559.69+115
130thJeff Gross1,521.13+73
136thMax Silver1,512.71+156
144thManig Loeser1,495.21+115
166thGreg Mueller1,421.07+90
185thYuryy Gulyy1,353.69+98
194thLaurent Polito1,341.93+66

Falling the furthest this week was William Reynolds. His Period 1 is empty after his fifth-place finish in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $94,386 at the Deep Stack Extravaganza III in July aged into Period 2.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal ScoreChange in Rank From Last Week
204thAna Marquez1,295.93-51
211thTim West1,280.97-51
221stHans Winzeler1,267.96-51
230thMick Graydon1,254.81-50
233rdWilliam Reynolds1,239.64-98
238thNacho Barbero1,221.26-51
251stJustin Young1,200.01-53
261stJess Yawitz1,166.24-60
280thPaul Lieu1,121.58-48
291stGalen Hall1,108.37-68

What's In Store?

With the PCA in the rear view mirror, the next major events on the docket are the World Series of Poker Circuit Event in Choctaw and World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Poker Open to close the month.

To look 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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