- Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst became the first woman to top the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 300 worldwide rankings Wednesday.
- A total of eight people have reached the top the GPI 300 rankings including fellow Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst became the first woman to top the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 300 worldwide rankings Wednesday.
“No one should be surprised to see Vanessa Selbst capture the #1 rank on the GPI,” Eric Danis of the Global Poker Index told pokerfuse. “She’s widely recognized by her peers as one of the best tournament pros in the world and her results prove just that.”
A total of eight people have reached the top the GPI 300 rankings including fellow Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Selbst, a native New Yorker, has already accumulated more than $10,000,000 in live tournament cashes and is 22nd on the all-time live tournament cash list according to The Hendon Mob database.
More than $2 million of those cashes have come in the first half of 2014.
In January, the Yale graduate final tabled both the PCA High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments for a combined reward of $1.36 million. She also won the 2013 PCA High Roller for $1.42 million.
Selbst already has one bracelet this summer and with this year’s World Series of Poker just over halfway finished, she could cement her #1 GPI300 ranking with another win. She will likely be playing many more events including the Main Event and the Big One For One Drop tournament that is set for June 29 through July 1.
“In 63 career cashes, she has won 14 times (22%) and has earned Top 10 finishes in 60% (38) of those tournaments,” Danis continued. “In other words, if you’re in the money in a tournament and Vanessa is still around – good luck to you!”
The GPI300 rankings take several factors into account upon calculating who are the best live poker tournament players in the world. These variables include tournament buy-in, elapsed time since a tournament in-the-money finish, and finishing percentile.