Toby Lewis Still Tops UK GPI Rankings; Faces Pressure From David Vamplew
The Global Poker Index ranking system had its last update on July 8. Here, we take a look at the top 10 ranked players from the United Kingdom and Ireland and see if the World Series of Poker results have had any bearing on the standings.
United Kingdom Top 10 Players
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As you can see, Toby Lewis tops the UK’s GPI rankings, but his top spot is under threat from Scotland’s David Vamplew. The 2013 WSOP has been kind to Vamplew and has seen him earn more than $750,000 in prize money.
Vamplew finished second in the first even of the summer and more recently came second, again, in Event #53. A deep run in the WSOP Main Event could see Vamplew climb above Lewis and become the number one ranked live tournament player from the United Kingdom.
Matthew Ashton has climbed to fifth place after his victory in the $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship and deservedly so. Along with the bracelet and the massive $1,774,089 in prize money for that win, Ashton also has three other final table appearances at this year’s WSOP.
Ireland Top 10 Players
Like the UK Top 10, the Irish Top 10 is almost all of the same names as in the previous update, with Dermot Blain still the man to catch.
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Michael Farrelly’s three cashes at the 2013 WSOP have seen him climb two spots to sixth, while former November Niner Eoghan O’Dea dropped two places. Fergal Nealon fell out of the top 10 and his place taken by Sean Prendiville.
You can follow all of GPI rankings over at the dedicated Global Poker Index site where you can find the top 100 ranked players from each country along with the top 300 in the entire world. Where do you rank?