Stephen Chidwick has returned to the top 10 of the worldwide Global Poker Index after his decision to head to Macau paid off.
The man who has topped the United Kingdom’s GPI rankings for more than a year headed to Macau for the Macau Poker Cup where he bought into the HK$80,000 buy-in (£7,000) High Roller event. When the dust finally settled, Chidwick had outlasted all but one player, Yuguang Li, to finish second and collect HK$1,048,000 (£91,570) plus more than 350 GPI points.
It is a result that puts Chidwick within touching distance of Oliver Price in the 2015 Player of the Year table; there are only 15.92 points separating the two British stars.
Price was one of five British players to have flown out to Los Angeles for the World Poker Tour (WPT) Bay 101 and L.A. Poker Classic festivals and return home with some prize money to show for their efforts. The reigning UK Player of the Year came 14/300 in a $2,000 side event for $7,720 and followed that up with a 25/708 finish in the $7,500 Bay 101 Main Event for $28,360.
Also cashing in the Bay 101 Main Event were Chris Moorman (18/708 for $32,680) and Toby Lewis (19/708 for $28,360) although Lewis’ cash isn’t yet showing on his GPI profile yet.
Current UK number two, Jack Salter, was also in L.A and it was here that he finishes 5/31 in the $50,000 buy-in Turbo High Roller for a cool $153,450.
The last of the British players to cash in L.A was Niall Farrell who banked $30,900 when he finished 29/538 in the L.A. Poker Classic Main Event at the Commerce Casino.
United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 20 (March 20, 2015)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|11||124||Senh Man Ung||2137.55|
With the European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta festival running now, there are dozens of British grinders to get their hands on some crucial leader board points in both the GPI rankings and the Player of the Year standings. You can, of course, follow all of the €25,000 High Roller, EPT Malta Main Event and €10,000 High Roller action via our live reporting pages.