The Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Decade, Daniel Negreanu, has resumed his spot at the top of the GPI300 rankings. The index is calculated using a formula that rewards recent success more than historical performance.
Negreanu has been at number two in the rankings for the last five weeks after losing the GPI Player of the Year race to 21 year old Ole Schemion. Schemion drops to second place.
The Aussie Millions $100k and $250k Challenge events last week gave Daniel the boost he needed. He came 4th in the $250k event for AU$1.25m and 6th in the $100k for AU$550k. With a $90k score at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $25k High Roller, he sits in 15th place in the 2014 GPI Player of the Year (PoY) rankings.
24 year old Mike “Timex” McDonald now leads the PoY race, after finishing ahead of Daniel in all three of the same events. At the Aussie Millions, McDonald finished 3rd in the $250k, 2nd in the $100k and won AU$217k for his 8th place finish in the PCA High Roller. Timex added a second place finish in the $10k PCA Main Event for another $1m in prize money to earn his place at the top of the 2014 PoY leaderboard.