GPI 300 Update: Shorr and Schemion in Top Twenty
Shannon Shorr (GPI#12) returns to the Top Twenty and reaches his highest rank ever this week. Shorr earned 393 points for winning the $10,000 NLHE 6-Max at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Shorr also cashed in the PCA Main Event and the $1,000 NLHE event. His win replaces his cash in the $1,000 NLHE event. That combined with other aging event affects gives him a net score gain of 329 points. Joining him at the 6-Max final table was Ole Schemion who makes his Top Twenty debut at GPI#17. Schemion picks up 252 points for his 5th place finish. Schemion first appeared in the GPI 300 in mid-September at GPI#185 but has quickly moved up the rankings. He joined the GPI Elite after winning the Partouche Poker Tour Grand Final €8,500 NLHE Main Event. He followed that up two months later with a win in the Master Classics of Poker €5,000 NLHE Main Event after which he moved into the Top One Hundred. In addition to his 6-Max success at the PCA he also finished 4th in the $25,000 NLHE High Roller event.
Top Ten ranked Steve O’Dwyer (GPI#10 0) also had a deep run in the PCA 6-Max event along with Jason Koon (GPI#42 +9) and Micah Raskin (GPI#29 +1). Koon finished 3rd and adds 297 points to his overall score. O’Dwyer finished 7th and Raskin finished 9th.
Two other PCA events reporting results this week were the $1,000 NLHE Re-Entry event and the $2,000 NLHE event. Four GPI 300 ranked players cashed in the $1,000 NLHE Re-Entry event with Ramzi Jelassi (GPI#181 +22) making the final table. Tommy Vedes (GPI#57 +8) and Sean Jazayeri (GPI#199 +19) cashed in the event and move up in the rankings. Vedes earned 60 points for his 23rd place finish and Jazayeri earned 49 points for finishing 40th. Terrence Chan also cashed and returns to the GPI 300 at GPI#278.
The GPI Elite had success outside of the Bahamas also last week. At the People’s Poker Tour Prague €1,500 NLHE Main Event Alessandro Longobardi finished on top of the field of 261 and moves up ten spots to GPI#116. David Vamplew (82 +2) made the final table of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour ₤700 NLHE Main Event in Edinburgh and Joe Tehan has one of the largest jumps in rank of the week after finishing 10th in the WSOP Circuit $1,500 NLHE Main Event in Los Angeles. Tehan moves up 56 spots to GPI#154.
The Aussie Millions Poker Championship is underway in Melbourne and play will continue through the next two weeks. With many of the world’s best players expected to attend and many events for them to play it is certain to shake up the rankings. Additionally the Borgata Winter Poker Open begins in just a couple days and runs through next week. It will also likely cause some big swings in the rankings.