Global Poker Index Rankings Kick Off New Season With Jeremy Ausmus Leading the Pack

With live poker returning to normal, many players may be looking at competing on some of the game’s biggest stages. Those who do once again have a chance to battle on the Global Poker Index’s (GPI) set of international rankings.

The standings offer players a shot to see how they stack up against top competition. Those topping the standings are honored by the GPI at the annual Global Poker Awards.

The company officially launched the 2022 races recently with Jeremy Ausmus leading the charge.

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Ausmus takes an early lead

It’s been a nice year so far for Ausmus. His 2022 record has included a win at the PokerGO Cup in Las Vegas. He also earned a top 10 finish at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Florida.

Ausmus’s big run continued recently with a title in the PokerGO US Poker Open. A victory in a $10,000 No Limit Hold’em event added another $178,200 to his haul this year

Ausmus is hoping for another series championship at the USPO after topping the PokerGO Cup standings earlier in the year.

“It would be really cool to win back-to-back majors,” Ausmus said after the USPO win. “I know (David) Peters won this twice (US Poker Open), but I don’t think anyone has won back to back. The older I get, the more important it is to me. My kids think it’s cool. If I win trophies, they can see me way up in the standings.”

The Las Vegas resident sits just ahead of fellow American Brock Wilson with defending GPI player of the year Ali Imsirovic currently in third.

In the GPI’s continuously updated rankings, Imsirovic sits in the top spot ahead of Shannon Shorr in second and Ausmus in third.

A look at other leaderboards

The GPI also runs a few other races including one for female players. Florida’s Kristen Nyman leads the pack in that competition and has already collected 10 cashes this year.

Nyman has found in-the-money finishes in the Stairway to Millions, a Mid-States Poker Tour event at the,Venetian, and the Wynn Millions Main Event.

Germany’s Jessica “Lilith” Vierling is in second with defending GPI female player of the year Nadya Magnus in 11th.

In the mid-major race, Ankit Ahuja starts as the leader and hopes to take the title from inaugural winner David Mzareulov. Ahuja’s season so far includes a Venetian DeepStack Showdown Series victory earlier this month in Las Vegas.

With plenty of big tournaments on tap in the coming weeks and months, including the World Series of Poker, the action should heat up even more. Here’s a look at all the rankings so far as of March 24.

GPI Global Rankings

  1. Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic, 3,142.28 points
  2. Shannon “BLUFFforRENT” Shorr, 3,109.37
  3. Jeremy “TheTaker” Ausmus, 2,916.744th – Chance Kornuth, 2,847.32
  4. Sean Perry, 2,776.59

GPI POY 2022

  1. Jeremy “TheTaker” Ausmus, 2,931.03 points
  2. Almedin “Ali” Imsirovic, 2,221.79
  3. Sean Perry, 2,158.74
  4. Brock Wilson, 2,048.32
  5. Shannon “BLUFFforRENT” Shorr, 1,719.60

Female POY 2022

  1. Kristen Nyman, 1,404.27 points
  2. Jessica “Lilith” Vierling, 1,252.63
  3. Christina “Baby Shark” Gollins, 1,221.59
  4. Elanit Hasas, 792.46
  5. Kelly Samson, 753.58

Mid-Major POY

  1. Ankit Ahuja, 1,469.01 points
  2. Tuan “Twannybo” Mai, 1,353.84
  3. Vincent Moscati, 1,258.49
  4. Badr Imejjane, 1,254.98
  5. Jessica “Lilith” Vierling, 1,252.63