Posts Tagged ‘Keven Stammen’

Global Poker Index: Selbst Makes Her Ascent

by | Published: Friday, June 6th, 2014

 

The Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world every week, using a formula that rates a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performing players of the year over two six-month periods, using the USA Today Global Poker Index point system to calculate.

2014 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Keven Stammen 893.30 -
2 Ole Schemion 803.21 -
3 Alex Bilokur 800.07 -
4 Scott Seiver 633.26 -
5 Shyam Srinivasan 626.96 -
6 Vanessa Selbst 619.76 37
7 Mukul Pahuja 611.14 6
8 Mike McDonald 608.20 -2
9 Byron Kaverman 600.23 -2
10 Ami Barer 594.74 -2

 

Thanks to the 2014 World Series of Poker being in full swing, there will be a lot of movement in the GPI Player of the Year race all summer long with 65 different bracelet events playing out. The top five in the race stayed the same this week with Keven Stammen still in the lead by 90 points, but there was a lot of movement in the bottom half, as well as a couple of spots just outside the top 10.

Vanessa Selbst made a huge move up the chart after kicking off her WSOP campaign with a win in the Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em. The victory saw her shoot all the way up to 6th place from No. 43 just a week ago.

Mukul Pahuja also edged his way into the top 10, going from 13th to 7th after making the final table in a pre-WSOP event at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. These two new entrants pushed Dan Heimiller and Alexander Denisov out of the top 10.

Further down the POY leaderboard, some players made incredible strides. Quan Zhoe jumped nearly 300 places to No. 41 after making the final table in two events in the City of Dreams at APPT Macau, which included a runner-up finish in the HK$100,000 High Roller.

Joseph Cheong also had an impressive climb, moving from No. 289 to 74, on the strength of an early WSOP cash win.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Ole Schemion 3961.84 -
2 Vanessa Selbst 3709.97 2
3 Scott Seiver 3705.90 -1
4 Byron Kaverman 3425.69 -1
5 Philipp Gruissem 3360.90 -
6 Dan Smith 3339.95 -
7 Jason Mercier 3291.13 2
8 Jonathan Duhamel 3268.70 -1
9 Stephen Chadwick 3257.25 -1
10 Daniel Negreanu 3222.40 3

 

Vanessa Selbst’s WSOP win also bumped her standing in the overall GPI 300 into 2nd position (from 4th) behind the still-leading Ole Schemion. At the bottom end of the top 10, Daniel Negreanu claimed the last spot, climbing from 13th, replacing Mike McDonald who slipped to just 11th after enjoying a small gain.

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Global Poker Index: McDonald Rejoins To 10

by | Published: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

The Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world every week, using a formula that rates a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performing players of the year over two six-month periods, using the USA Today Global Poker Index point system to calculate.

 

2014 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Keven Stammen 893.30 -
2 Ole Schemion 803.21 -
3 Alex Bilokur 800.07 -
4 Scott Seiver 633.26 -
5 Shyam Srinivasan 626.96 -
6 Mike McDonald 608.20 -
7 Byron Kaverman 600.23 -
8 Ami Barer 594.74 -
9 Dan Heimiller 588.53 2
10 Alexander Denisov 581.06 -1

 

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After Dan Heimiller’s efforts over the past couple of weeks, with wins at the Chicago Poker Classic, he’s broken back into the Top 10 GPI Player of the Year race – straight into 9th place. Heimiller finished 61st in the Heartland Poker Tour California State Poker Championship this week, and his 21st cash prize of 2014 shot him straight back into the top 10.

Jeff Madsen, winner of the California State Poker Championship, is now right outside the top 10 at No. 11 position. His win netted him $160,060 to his pockets and shot him up 13 places on the list.

Keven Stammen remains at the top of the POY race with close to 900 points, but his score hasn’t changed since last week. Neither has second placer Ole Schemion behind by just 90 points, who also happened to win the 2013 GPI Play of the Year.

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Ole Schemion 3971.85 -
2 Scott Seiver 3710.41 -
3 Byron Kaverman 3450.70 1
4 Vanessa Selbst 3427.99 1
5 Marvin Rettenmaier 3366.52 1
6 Philipp Gruissem 3360.90 -3
7 Dan Smith 3339.95 -
8 Stephen Chidwick 3282.26 -
9 Mike McDonald 3241.52 7
10 Jason Mercier 3222.40 -1

 

Schemion may still be trailing to Stammen in the Player of the Year race, but he’s well and truly out in front in the Top 10 of the GPI 300 players. With a score of 3971.85, he’s over 260 points clear of his nearest rival Scott Seiver.

Mike McDonald is back in the top 10, jumping seven places to land at No. 9. The player nicknamed “Timex” has cashed only two prizes since his Aussie Millions win, but three of his first four wins were for over one million dollars, which gives him some leeway.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Philipp Gruissem dropped three places to No. 6. The German’s score will only continue to fall, since his score from the GuangDong Asia Millions will fall into Zone 3 in a few weeks’ time. Marvin Rettenmaier, Vanessa Selbst, and Byron Kaverman all benefitted from his slide, moving up one spot each.

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Global Poker Index Update

by | Published: Thursday, May 15th, 2014

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The Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world every week, using a formula that rates a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performing players of the year over two six-month periods, using the USA Today Global Poker Index point system to calculate.

2014 GPI Player of the Year

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Keven Stammen 893.30 -
2 Ole Schemion 803.21 -
3 Alex Bilokur 800.07 -
4 Scott Seiver 633.26 -
5 Shyam Srinivasan 626.96 -
6 Mike McDonald 608.20 -
7 Byron Kaverman 600.23 -
8 Ami Barer 594.74 -
9 Alexander Denisov 581.06 -
10 Mustapha Kanit 573.50 -

 

As you can see, there is no change to the GPI Player of the Year top ten, though Dan Heimiller is knocking on the door. After adding four more cashes to his pot at the Chicago Poker Classic, including two 11th-place finishes for $1,768 and $2,037, he could be breaking into the top ten in no time.

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Keven Stammen remains the clear leader, trailed by 2013 GPI Player of the Year Ole Schemion by ninety points. Stammen’s huge lead comes after winning the Season XII WPT World Championship for $1.35 million back in April. In five months, Stammen has already gained 76.8 percent of the points Schemion needed in 2013 to take out the POY title, but he’s also already filled 12 of his 13 eligible results.

The GPI takes the 13 best results achieved by a player throughout the year, and Stammen should easily be able to replace a small cash prize he registered in January that only netted him 2.19 points.

 

GPI 300 Top 10

Rank Player GPI Score Change
1 Ole Schemion 4016.37 -
2 Scott Seiver 3747.12 -
3 Philipp Gruissem 3599.78 -
4 Byron Kaverman 3438.18 1
5 Vanessa Selbst 3427.99 -1
6 Marvin Rettenmaier 3399.67 -
7 Dan Smith 3339.95 1
8 Stephen Chidwick 3282.26 2
9 Jason Mercier 3222.40 -2
10 Jonathan Duhamel 3186.87 3

 

Schemion may still be trailing to Stammen in the GPI POY, but he’s well and truly out in front in the GPI 300 Top 10 players. With a score of 4016.37, he’s over 250 points clear of his closest rival Scott Seiver.

2010 World Series of Poker champion Jonathan Duhamel rejoins the top 10 this week, taking fellow Canadian Mike McDonald’s spot. McDonald fell seven spots to No. 16 after two decaying scores – his fifth and second place finishes in side events at the Season 9 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final.

Byron Kaverman leapfrogged the only woman in the top ten, Vanessa Selbst, moving to the No. 4 spot in the world. Kaverman already has over $1.3M in live tournament winnings for 2014, after finishing runner-up to Stammen in the WPT World Championship.

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Spindler Wins Another European Poker Tour Title

by | Published: Monday, October 15th, 2012

Exciting young poker professional Benny Spindler won the European Poker Tour €10,000 High Roller at Casino Sanremo yesterday.

Spindler took home the first prize of €288,000 as well as his his third European Poker Tour trophy; having previously won the 2011 European Poker Tour London Main Event and 2011 European Poker Tour €10,000 High Roller at Tallinn.

The German began the day second in chips behind Joel Nordkvist but when the Swede was eliminated in third place Spindler took a massive chip lead into the heads up battle with Keven Stammen.

The heads-up battle that ensued was epic and it took Spindler five hours to finally claim the tournament.

“It was really emotional I was constantly up and down,” Spindler said.

“I was playing really well, grinding him down and I had him all in three times; two were a coin flip and one I was ahead about 70% and it was just so frustrating losing all of those and being down to only twenty big blinds.

“I felt like I was going to lose for sure because momentum had shifted over to him but then luckily we both rivered a flush on the same hand and I doubled up and then it went back to being really good for me.

“Blinds were going up and he only had twenty big blinds so it was basically push or fold time for me.”

Spindler has his girlfriend to thank for even playing in the tournament and is rewarding her with a vacation on the Italian coast.

“My girlfriend has holidays right now and she visited me in Innsbruck and so we figured it wouldn’t be bad to just drive here and play the high-roller and just doing a bit of holidaying on the Italian coast,” Spindler said.

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