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UK & Ireland Global Poker Index: WSOP Results Cause Reshuffle

Stephen Chidwick, Stuart Rutter, Max Silver, John O'Shea, Eoghan O'Dea

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 RankWorld RankPlayerPoints
17Stephen Chidwick3586.36
232Jack Salter3023.06
347Oliver Price2842.24
451Max Silver2802.23
560Simon Deadman2724.73
677Niall Farrell2558.95
790Craig McCorkell2395.85
898Tom Hall2354.36
9107Ludovic Gelich2273.84
10135David Vamplew2132.53
11149Toby Lewis2044.55
12153Senh Man Ung2025.66
13170Alex Goulder1971.61
14213Ben Dobson1867.39
15217Stuart Rutter1854.47
16223Tamer Kamel1841.98
17238Sam Trickett1793.21
18239Louis Salter1789.11
19261Jake Cody1730.83
20296Simon Higgins1643.27

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 RankWorld RankPlayerScore
1216Dermot Blain1860.82
2401Marc MacDonnell1428.40
3682Kevin Killeen1151.01
4750Eoghan O'Dea1092.30
5950Daniel Wilson962.11
61006Daragh Davey938.59
71095Peter Murphy889.42
81217Gavin O'Rourke832.99
91251Rory Brown817.45
101362Sean Prendiville778.06
111367Chris Dowling777.10
121391John O’Shea767.78
131496Andrew King730.83
141555David Lappin715.00
151593Declan Connolly705.88
161676Fergal Cawley685.12
171693Padraig O’Neill679.92
181741Mark Reilly666.44
192100Fergal Nealon589.98
202195Tom Kitt572.60

To view both the 2015 Player of the Year and GPI overall rankings in their entirety, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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