The race to be the number one in the United Kingdom’s Global Poker Index (GPI) is heating up after a series of superb results from Max Silver at the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) have closed the gap between him and current number one Stephen Chidwick to a mere 296.80 points.
Silver’s form at the WSOP has been nothing short of brilliant. To date, Silver has cashed six times for combined scores of $342,316 and is sure to bag even more ash by the time the Main Event is completed.
As a result of his scintillating form, Silver has climbed to second in the UK standings and is now ranked 24th in the world, his loftiest position yet. According to Silver’s GPI profile page, the Dublin-based pro’s last two scores have not yet been included to his points tally so there is a good chance he will close the gap between himself and Chidwick at the next update.
David Vamplew, the former European Poker Tour London champion, also rose up the leader board this week and currently resides in third place. It’s not been the best of WSOPs for Vamplew as he has only notched on cash thus far, but he did finish 11th from 212 runners in a Venetian Deepstack event that added almost 155 points to his tally.
Other movers this week include Steve Watts who came 37th from 1,594 entrants in a $1,500 buy-in event at the WSOP and finished ninth in the same Venetian Deepstack that Vamplew came 12th in.
Sam Trickett returned to the top 20 places in the UK after his 11th place finish, from 550 players, in the $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event
UK Global Poker Index Top 20 (June 27, 2014)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Score|
|19||254||Senh Man Ung||1721.98|
There are a few players who are currently marching towards the top 20, again because of solid results at the WSOP.
Barny Boatman’s final table appearance in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event and a cash in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event resulted in Boatman climbing to 23rd in the UK, while Richard “Chufty” Ashby’s four cashes for $475,453 have helped propel him to 24th in the UK.
Slightly behind Boatman and Ashby are Sunny Chattha and Matt Davenport. Chattha’s trio of WSOP cashes and a Venetian Deepstack final table appearance have pushed him to 25th in the UK and a career high point of 324th in the world, pushing Davenport down one place to 26th in the UK.
With at least 15 WSOP events to run before this year’s series is over, there is plenty of opportunity to bank large scores and pocket vast sums of money. As always, you can follow live updates from every 2014 WSOP via our Live Reporting pages.