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Toby Lewis and Dermot Blain top the UK and Irish Global Poker Index Rankings

UK & Ireland GPI

The Global Poker Index updated its standings yesterday and there was little change in the top 10 places in either the United Kingdom or Ireland standings.

Ivey Poker pro Toby Lewis is the man to catch in the UK’s rankings. His 2,566.58 points tally is now almost 400 points away from his nearest rival, Roberto Romanello. A good run of form in the live poker tournament arena has helped Lewis put some distance between himself and the chasing pack. Results such as his sixth place finish in the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic and his fifth place finish in the €25,000 buy-in European Poker Tour Grand Final High Roller not only bagged Lewis plenty of cash, but also a significant number of leader board points.

Triple Crown chasing Romanello has now gone 80-days since his last result, an eighth place finish in a £2,000 turbo side event at EPT London. PokerNews fully expects Romanello to compete in the International Stadiums Poker Tour at Wembley Stadium before heading to Las Vegas in an attempt to secure that all elusive World Series of Poker bracelet that would see him become a Triple Crown winner.

United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 10

UK RankGlobal RankPlayerScore
118Toby Lewis2566.58
236Roberto Romanello2187.22
388Christopher Brammer1779.32
492David Vamplew1755.88
594Chris Moorman1749.54
6106Zimnan Ziyard1700.89
7125J.P. Kelly1574.04
8133Liv Boeree1537.07
9141John Eames1509.17
10146James Mitchell1487.79

Dermot Blain sits proudly atop the Irish leader board, and by quite a margin too. Blain has 1,373.54 points to his name, while second placed Michael Graydon has 977.42. We would expect Blain, Graydon and the rest of the top five players (Jude Ainsworth, Jason Tompkins and John O’Shea) to ply a busy schedule at the WSOP, so prepare yourself for a great running battle between that quintet throughout the summer.

Ireland Global Poker Index Top 10

Irish RankGlobal RankPlayerScore
1185Dermot Blain1373.54
2414Michael Graydon977.42
3483Jude Ainsworth902.84
4492Jason Tompkins896.76
5598John O’Shea812.07
61328Andrew King487.39
71463Eoghan O’Dea453.80
81468Sean Prendiville452.28
91473Andrew Sweeney451.52
101622Fergal Nealon425.65

Be sure to keep your browsers locked to UK & Ireland PokerNews to ensure you stay up-to-date with all the latest goings on at the WSOP and to see how the Global Poker Index rankings change as the summer progresses.

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