American Jason Mercier is still on top of the prestigious list over the best tournament players in the world, made by ESPN. Ben Lamb and Jake Cody are new competitors on the list.
Last month Global Poker Index released a ranking list with the French Team Poker Stars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier on top.
This week another respected sports website, ESPN, revealed their monthly list of which they think are the best players in the world right now.
The monthly list is written by ESPN writer Andrew Feldman and is based on poker experts’ subjective ratings of who are the 10 best tournament players right now.
For the second month in a row ESPN The Nuts list
is topped by American Jason Mercier, whereas ElkY
is only in eighth place. Mercier and ElkY had a great WSOP, both of them collecting a bracelet.
In second is Erik Seidel, while John Juanda
occupies third spot. Juanda took the WSOP No-Limit Deuce Seven Draw Championship victory in June after a breathtaking heads-up battle versus Phil "The Pokerbrat" Hellmuth.
The Brat himself is in fifth place on the list thanks to his three runner-up finishes at the WSOP last month.
New on the list is the hot running American Ben "Benba" Lamb, who is also in the lead to take the WSOP Player of the Year title and has made the coveted November Nine final table along with three other final tables at the WSOP last month. Lamb ranks fourth on the new ESPN ranking.
Another young player who has made the top 10 on the list this month is Brit Jake Cody. Cody also won a bracelet at the WSOP in the very first event, the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship, and he is in the possession of a "triple crown" for winning a WSOP, a WPT and an EPT title.
Just outside list are prominent names such as Vanessa Selbst, Tom "durrrr
" Dwan, Chris "Moorman1" Moorman and Brian Rast.