Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is back on top of the Global Poker Index following a string of recent big results. The French Team PokerStars pro will take over the index' first place from Jason Mercier.
Bertrand "ElKY" Grospellier is back on top of the Global Poker Index following a number of recent big results.
Grospellier has figured on the index' top-ten for most of the year, but had to see himself move into second place on its most recent update to give space to fellow Team PokerStars pro, Jason Mercier
Following Grospellier's recent good run at the tournament tables, he is now back in charge of the ranking, while Mercier has dropped to second place.
"ElkY"'s return to the top comes after he first won the EPT Berlin €10,000 High Roller for €231,000 and then followed up that win with a third-place finish at last week's €100,000 Super High Roller in Monte Carlo for €621,000.
Meanwhile, Mercier sits tight in second place, trailed by Sorel Mizzi in third and Eugene Katchalov in fourth.
The most recent update also saw a few big names make it into the 300-player list for the first time, and most notably Justin Bonomo, who shot directly into 74th place following his win at the €100,000 Super High Roller for €1.64 million.
Former November Niner John Dolan, Ignat Liviu and Johnny Lodden also all made it into the ranking for the first time.
The new list also witnessed Mohsin Charania make a monster jump of a full 140 spots into his current 46th place.
Charania's surge through the index comes as a result of his EPT Grand Final win, which earned him €1.35 million.
For more details and the full 300-player list, see the official GPI website