Stephen Chidwick is still the man to catch in the United Kingdom Global Poker Index standings, but his long reign could soon be at an end as the gap between himself and the chasing pack is smaller than it has been for a long time.
Chidwick now only has a 418 point advantage over Oliver Price who has been in great form throughout 2014 and is nominated for a British Poker Award. Price is narrowly ahead of the recently married Max Silver, who in turn leads from Simon Deadman and 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event runner-up Jack Salter.
There are a number of players outside of the top 10 who could find themselves catapulted higher by the time this weekend is over.
Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody, former European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona champion Tom Middleton, and Tamer Kamel have all reached Day 3 of the 2014 partypoker WPT UK Main Event and a deep run in the £1,000,000 guaranteed event will add plenty of points to their GPI score.
A big shout out goes to the man currently nestled in 19th place in the UK, brother of the aforementioned Jack Salter, Louis. He has been going about his business in a quiet but efficient manner and has clocked up winnings of $303,925 in 2014, a total helped by his recent second place finish in the APPT 2014 Asia Championship of Poker in Macau that netted him HK$ 1,197,350 ($154,385).
United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 20 (November 21, 2014)
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Blain Continues to Reign in Ireland
In the Irish Global Poker Index rankings it is the Full Tilt Ambassador Dermot Blain who is still way out in front, some 1,100 points ahead of his nearest rival Peter Murphy. Although Blain is without a live tourament cash since he finished seventh from 125 runners in a $1,650 buy-in event at the 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, his results prior to that have helped put a substantial distance between himself and the chasing pack.
Kevin Killeen's brace of impressive result at the European Poker Tour (EPT) London festival in October have resulted in him climbing to eighth in the Irish standings and he's rapidly approaching the top 1,000 in the world. Killeen finished 17th from 233 entrants in the UKIPT High Roller and followed that up with a third place finish in the EPT London Main Event, the latter netting the popular grinder a career-best £220,500.
Irish Global Poker Index Top 20 (November 21, 2014)
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