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 …


Dan Smith GPIDan 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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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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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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Eric Danis’ passion for poker came at a very early age but it’s when writing about and covering the game he loves that Danis is most in his element. Danis is better known for creating www.PTPRpoker.com where he spent a few years covering poker events. Danis is also known for having worked on the poker shows Poker Eh! and The Pulse on the Quad Jacks Network.