As expected, the fantastic results of players from the UK & Ireland during the first half of the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) have caused a reshuffling of the respective Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 20, although it is still populated by the same familiar faces.
Out in front in the UK, and now seventh in the world rankings, is Stephen Chidwick. The man hailing from Deal has three cashes so far at this year’s series, but only his seventh place in Event #17: $10,000 Razz for $38,447 counts towards his GPI tally.
Max Silver climbs to fourth in the UK and 51st in the world on the back of his win in the $25,000 Aria High Roller XIII ($432,960) and his 12th place finish in the WSOP Event #10: $10,000 NL Hold’em Heads-Up.
Also on the rise are Niall Farrell and Craig McCorkell, while Simon Deadman should climb higher once his runner-up finish in Event #32: $5,000 NL Hold’em Six-Handed are added to his points total.
Mixed games have been kind to Ben Dobson and Stuart Rutter at the 2015 WSOP so far and as a result both have climbed the UK ladder. Dobson is up to 14th in the UK and Rutter returns to the top 20 and currently occupies 15th spot.
United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 20 (June 19, 2015)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|12||153||Senh Man Ung||2025.66|
O’Dea, Prendiville and O’Shea Are On The Rise
A trio of Irishmen have improved their rankings this week on the back of their WSOP results so far. The first of these three is Eoghan O’Dea whose two cashes in Omaha events have pushed him into the Irish top five.
Sean Prendiville’s 41st place (from 7,192 entrants) in the Monster Stack has seen him catapulted into 10th place, while John O’Shea’s final table appearance in the Event #31: $3,000 PLO Hi/Lo sees him rise three places to 12th.
Although Dermot Blain still reigns, Marc MacDonnell has closed the gap courtesy of his runner-up finish in the Event #6: $1,000 NL Hold’em Hyper and his cashes in both the Millionaire Maker and Event #22: $1,000 NL Hold’em.
One man who should improve next week is Gavin O’Rourke who finds himself in the final eight of Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em.
Irish Global Poker Index Top 20 (June 19, 2015)
|Irish Rank||World Rank||Player||Score|