The 2014 World Series of Poker is causing plenty of changes within the top 20 of the United Kingdom’s Global Poker Index (GPI) and will continue to do so right up to the end of the 65 event series.
Following the most recent update, Max Silver has leapfrogged David Vamplew into third place and is now banging on the door of a worldwide top 50 place. Silver’s 13th place finish in Event #19 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em netted the British pro $23,486 and over 210 GPI points.
Although not registered with the GPI yet, Silver cashed in Event #26, another $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event, taking home $7,015 and plenty more leader board points.
Rhys Jones has helped himself to four cashes thus far at the WSOP and as a result has climbed to 12th place in the UK and 153rd in the world. Jones’ cashes at time of writing are for:
- 62nd from 7,977 in the Millionaire Maker for $21,968
- 93rd from 1,587 in the $1,500 NL Hold’em Six-handed for $3,492
- 12th from 1,473 in the $1,000 NL Hold’em Turbo for $14,039
That last result is yet to show points on Jones' total, but when it does the points awarded should push him into the top 10 in the UK.
Two other players to look out for at the next update are Steve Watts and Jake Cody.
Watts finished ninth in a $2,100 buy-in Venetian Deepstack for $9,372 when his pocket kings couldn’t stay ahead of a pair of queens, and at time of writing Watts is deep in the money in Event #26 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em.
Team PokerStars Pro Cody is waiting for the points earned for his 23rd finish (from 389) players in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout to come into force, plus the man from Rochdale starts Day 2 of the UKIPT Marbella Main Event high up the chip counts following his decision to travel for 21 hours to play in Spain. While the money places are a long way off in that event, claiming a slice of the €750,000 prize pool will give his GPI points a significant boost.
UK Global Poker Index Top 20 (June 12, 2014)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Score|
|17||246||Senh Man Ung||1724.28|
You can follow all of the updates from the 2014 WSOP via our Live Reporting pages where we will hopefully be reporting on plenty of big scores for the United Kingdom’s finest poker players.