The 2012 Global Poker Index Player of the Year announced there has been no change in the current rankings, which leaves Jonathan Duhamel in lead position for the 16th week running.
However, he had better look over his shoulder, as Phil Ivey returned to the World Series of Poker and pushed into the top 10 of the index by taking another final table just a few days after coming second in the $10,000 pot-limit hold’em. He has cashed four times in total this summer, including three final tables.
Ivey had a fantastic start to the 2012 World Series of Poker. He came seventh in event No. 15 and took second place in event No. 17, behind Andy Frankenberger, with a prize of $275,559. This return to form began at the start of the year with a victory at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship $250,000 Challenge for more than $2 million, which he followed up at the Aussie Millions Main Event, where he took 12th place.
However, Jonathan Duhamel has had only once cashed since March, when he came 21st at the WSOP in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event. However, the Canadian player’s strong start at the beginning of the year immediately gave him a good lead in the rankings that he has yet to surrender, though close behind him are Dan Smith, Marvin Rettenmaier, Andrew Badecker and Steve O’Dwyer.
The current standings in the top 10 of the Global Poker Index Player of the Year are as follows:
|Place||Player||Total Score||Change in Rank|
|8||Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier||454.84||–|