Roberto Romanello is still the man to catch at the top of the UK & Ireland Global Poker Index, but there are now three players hot on the Welshman’s heels who are challenging him for his number one spot.
Romanello has a total GPI score of 2,225.64, a score that is derived from a secret formula that takes into consideration the best tournament results from the past 36 months. Romanello’s lead could be increased if his 65th place finish in the European Poker Tour San Remo Main Event comes into play, but even if it does not he still finds himself with an almost 200-point cushion between himself and his nearest rival Chris Moorman.
Moorman has a points tally of 2,028.53 but he has not added to that since this summer’s World Series of Poker. The man who has the most winnings from online poker tournaments in the history of the game recently moved to Canada from Cyprus and that could play a major role in Moorman’s participation at EPT and World Poker Tour events in Europe, although he may now become a regular on the American WPT and WSOP circuit as a result.
Within touching distance of Moorman is Toby Lewis, who with 2,013.18 points is just 15 GPI points behind his friend. With how the rankings work, Lewis climbed two places in the UK & Ireland rankings and a massive 30 places in the Top 300 players standings despite only one live result in the past three months. Admittedly, that result was a 13th place finish in the WSOPE Main Event worth €40,320 but still.
Rounding out the top 10 places are Stephen Chidwick, JP Kelly, Chris Brammer who flew up 98 places in the worldwide rankings, Zimnan Ziyard, Sam Trickett, John Eames and Jake Cody.
Hanging around just outside the top 10 are the likes of Max Silver, Liv Boeree, David Vamplew and James Dempsey.
United Kingdom Top 10 Ranked Players
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Ireland Top 10 Ranked Players
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As was the case last week, Dermot Blain is the only Irishman to find himself in the Top 300 places in the worldwide rankings but that could all be set to change when Jason Tompkins’ fifth place finish in the EPT San Remo Main Event is taken into consideration. Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews to find out if Tompkins does break into the top 300 ranking places.
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