The latest update of the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings is complete and it appears that the fantastic results enjoyed by some of the British players so far at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) have had a major effect on the standing.
Sat atop of the UK GPI is Stephen Chidwick. It’s a position he has held for more than a year now and judging by the fact he is almost 350 points ahead of his nearest rival he looks set to be sat on his lofty perch for some time to come.
Chidwick has cashes an impressive seven times at the 2015 WSOP, including a runner-up finish in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better that banked him $180,529.
The man in second place in the UK is Simon Deadman, another player who is having a superb WSOP. Deadman has six cashes thus far including one for $391,446 which was his reward for finishing in second place during the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event in mid-June.
Deadman’s consistency is almost unrivalled and it is that consistency that has earned him a reputation as one of the most-feared tournament players on the planet right now. Search the worldwide GPI and you’ll find Deadman’s name in 28th place, his highest ever ranking. We wouldn’t be surprised in the slightest if he entered to top 20 by the end of the 2015 WSOP.
United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 20 (July 3, 2015)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|13||171||Senh Man Ung||2026.42|
Another player climbing to their highest worldwide GPI rank is Stuart Rutter. The man from Birmingham is currently occupying 12th spot in the UK and 150th place in the global standings. Rutter’s climb is down to his six WSOP cashes this summer, cashes that have combined winnings of $128,385.
With six more WSOP events and the Main Event remaining, there is plenty of time for our grinders to bank a life-changing score and to climb up the GPI rankings. Stay tuned to UK & Ireland PokerNews for regular GPI updates.