Jack Salter’s form throughout 2014 has been nothing short of fantastic so it is unsurprising to see the young British pro climb to 30th place in the Global Poker Index, which happens to be his loftiest position to date.
Salter kicked off 2014 with a win in the AU$5,000 NL Hold’em Six-Max event at the Aussie Millions, a result that netted him AU$114,000. Since that win in February, Salter has reached the money places in 10 other major live events, helping himself to winnings of $1,662,577.
In April, after a length heads-up battle, Salter finished second to Italy’s Antonio Buonanno in the European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event for a career-best score of €765,000 ($1,058,369). Fast forward to October and Salter came second in another massive event, this time the AU$10,000 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event, collecting AU$516,960 for his efforts.
That last result in particular has helped Salter soar to 30th place and with the high profile events such as the £1 million guaranteed WPT500 UK, World Poker Tour UK, the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Blackpool and Grand Finals and European Poker Tour Prague all on the horizon, Salter has every chance of improving his position even further.
Two other players in the UK Global Poker Index (GPI) are also at their highest position yet. Simon Deadman’s 16th place finish in the EPT London Main Event saw him climb to sixth in the UK and 68th in the world, while Craig McCorkell now finds himself eighth in the UK and 93rd in the world thanks in part to his impressive third place finish in the EPT London High Roller event.
The EPT London festival was also kind to the likes of Niall Farrell, Main Event fifth place finisher Jake Cody and Tom Middleton, the latter winning a £2,200 buy-in event for £76,500.
UK Global Poker Index Top 20 (October 24, 2014)
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Oliver Price Still Leads the UK Player of the Year Race
In the 2014 Player of the Year race it is Oliver Price who is still the man to catch, leading Stephen Chidwick, Sam Trickett, Simon Deadman and Jack Salter. With so many big live poker tournaments rounding out 2014, the race to be crowed the UK’s player of the year will go down to the wire and whoever wins it will be a worth champion.
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