The Global Poker Index went through a major shift in their rankings after the finishing of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament. The most important change so far has been the return of Erik Seidel in the first position with 2988.29 points. He has once again successfully surpassed Jason Mercier, who is currently holding the second position and Bertrand Grospellier is closely following him in the third position.
Last week, Mike McDonald has also been able to taste great success. He was successful to enter the top 10 of the Global Poker Index and closed the list of world’s best poker players. The other members of the list included players like Shawn Buchanan, Matt Waxman and Emmanuel Failla, who each grabbed a seat in the 5th, 7th and 8th position respectively. Sam Trickett dropped one place down and is currently in the 6th position. Sam however, shows great promise and is the player to watch in the coming days. Vanessa Selbst finished at 9th after losing two places. Eugene Katchalov, played well and managed to stick to his own position; he ended the tournament with a commendable 4th rank.
Jonathan Duhamel, the poker 2010 world champion, was also able to leave a great mark this year with some memorable performances. He rose up to the 11th position of the Global Poker Index. In fact, he displayed his brilliant skills for this game in the Atlantic Resort Poker Room by taking part in four final tables as well as winning a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure trophy. The French players also did admirably well this year. Apart from Bertrand Grospellier who managed to grab the third position, several other notable French players like Roger Hairabedian, Tristan Clémençon, Fabrice Soulier, Arnaud Mattern, Hugo Lemaire, Adrian Allain and David Benyamine also did well by attaining ranks within the top 100.