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Max Silver Climbs to Fourth in the UK Global Poker Index

Max Silver: Happy with his recent form

Max Silver’s recent run of fine form has seen him climb one place to fourth in the United Kingdom Global Poker Index rankings. Silver is now ranked 83rd in the world, too.

Silver has been in scintillating form over the past three months and he shows no signs of slowing down. In October 2013, Silver finished as runner-up to Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst in the £2,200 buy-in High Roller at UKIPT London for £59,906 and followed up that fine result by winning the £2,200 High Roller at the inaugural UKIPT Isle of Man festival in November 2013 for an additional £20,800.

Then came two of Silver’s largest scores of his career to date when the Dublin-based former Full Tilt Poker employee finished sixth in the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event (€160,200) and burst the final table bubble – finished ninth – in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event ($135,400).

Joining Silver on a march up the UK’s leader board are David Vamplew who leapfrogged Toby Lewis into second place; Senh Man Ung who climbed four places to 12th and Niall Farrell who now finds himself occupying 9th place.

Perhaps he most surprising news is that of Chris Moorman falling out of the Top 10 UK players and slipping to 182nd in the world. This is still a superb position for Moorman to be in, but knowing Moorman as we do, he will be anything but happy about slipping from the top 10. Mark our words, Moorman will not be outside of the top 10 for long.

United Kingdom Top 20 Ranked Players (17/01/2014)

UK RankWorld RankPlayerScore
131Stephen Chidwick2716.50
254David Vamplew2494.82
361Toby Lewis2441.63
483Max Silver2236.85
5106Zimnan Ziyard2069.75
6112Tom Alner2035.05
7132Tamer Kamel1952.92
8141Senh Man ung1906.06
9166Niall Farrell1816.82
10177Christopher Brammer1764.41
11182Chris Moorman1752.76
12191Gordon Huntly1734.24
13196Jack Salter1729.48
14201Tom Hall1721.50
15204Matthew Ashton1711.02
16223Steve Watts1654.46
17244Roberto Romanello1592.02
18263Simon Deadman1533.11
19273Paul Vas Nunes1511.48
20289Sam Razavi1482.58

There was also some shifting around in the top 10 of the Irish standings as Jude Ainsworth’s deep run in the PCA Main Event helped him soar up the table from 15th place to 4th. Ainsworth also climbed 1006 places in the worldwide rankings and is now in 797th place according the latest GPI update.

Ainsworth finished 21st in the PCA Main Event for $60,700 and a shedload of GPI points.

Also on the move in the right direction were Marc MacDonnell (up one place to 2nd), Sean Prendiville (up one place to 5th) and “Big” Michael Graydon (up one place to 8th).

Ireland’s Top 20 Ranked Players (17/01/2014)

Ireland RankWorld RankPlayerScore
1102Dermot Blain2087.57
2511Marc MacDonnell1176.07
3602Peter Murphy1099.07
4797Jude Ainsworth947.22
5816Sean Prendiville934.47
6831John O’Shea925.58
7876Andrew King900.15
8908Michael Graydon877.90
9957Padraig Parkinson853.94
101008Chris Dowling829.08
111015Jason Tompkins824.90
121034Eoghan O’Dea819.55
131189David Lappin760.95
141499Andrew Sweeney657.06
151533Dara O’Kearney648.60
161574Daragh Davey635.79
171614Michael Farrelly623.67
181777Rory Brown586.61
192318Trevor Dineen491.76
202469Mark Davis471.09

With the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event in full swing and the European Poker Tour Deauville – and French Poker Series — festival commencing in next week, there is plenty of opportunity for players to accumulate some precious GPI points. Stay tuned.

To view the top 100 UK players, the top 100 Irish players or the top 300 worldwide players simply click any of those little links.

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