October 08 2014, by Eric Danis
GPI300: The return of Vanessa Selbst to the Top 10
Selbst is back in the Top 10 plus WSOP bracelet winners return to the 300 …
VIEW FROM THE TOP
Dan Smith (GPI#1, -) once again reigns supreme atop the GPI World Poker Rankings despite taking some much needed time off while former World #1’s Ole Schemion (GPI#2, -), Daniel Negreanu (GPI#3, -) and Jason Mercier (GPI#4, -) continue their fight in hopes of regaining World #1 status.
Another former World #1, Vanessa Selbst (GPI#10, +4), returns to the Top 10 following an 11-week absence. Selbst became the very first woman to reach #1 status on the GPI this summer following her third gold bracelet victory to start the 45th World Series of Poker.
Selbst’s return means that Olivier Busquet (GPI#11, -1) is out again. Busquet made his Top 10 debut a few weeks ago but has been unable to remain in the Top 10 in consecutive weeks.
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A second place finish in the High Roller event at FPS Sunfest Cannes over the weekend sees French player Miroslav Alilovic (GPI#167, +79) inch closer and closer to a career-best ranking on the GPI. Alilovic held position #159 in the rankings in August.
2014 Coco Poker Open Champion John Dolan (GPI#147, +65) and poker superstars Fabrice Soulier (GPI#100, +29) and Antonio Esfandiari (GPI#195, +28) are all swimming upstream this week.
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DOWN THE LADDER
After two superb seasons on the live tournament circuit, 2014 hasn’t been so kind for Timothy Adams (GPI#295, -129) who takes a huge tumble in this week’s standings. With only four cashes this season, Adams risks dropping out of the GPI300 for the first time since July 2012.
A pair of ladies: Kitty Kuo (GPI#257, -53) and Maria Ho (GPI#237, -41) join EPT London Champion Robin Ylitalo (GPI#210, -57) and WSOP bracelet winner Craig McCorkell (GPI#258, -52) on the downswing this week.
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Speaking of WSOP bracelet winners, a trio of winners make their return to the GPI300 this week as Vladimir Schemelev (GPI#299), Andy Frankenberger (GPI#300) and recent WSOP Asia-Pacific PLO winner Jeff Lisandro(GPI#203), who added bracelet #6 with his victory are all back in!
On the flip side, Fabian Quoss (GPI#304), Andrey Pateychuk (GPI#312) and recent WCOOP World Championship winner Fedor Holz (GPI#323) all fall out this week.
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ON THE BUBBLE
A fine 2014 campaign hasn’t been enough to keep Jesse Alexis Cohen (GPI#301) ranked inside the Top 300 this week. Cohen, who had been ranked inside the 300 since June, sits on the bubble this week.
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