United Kingdom GPI: Stephen Chidwick Still Leads; Ben Heath Climbing
Stephen Chidwick is still the number one ranked British player in the Global Poker Index (GPI) at the last update. In fact, Chidwick now has a 543 point cushion between himself and second-placed Jack Salter.
Chidwick extended his lead thanks to three five-figure scores at the 2016 Aussie Millions. An eighth place in the AU$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha bagged Chidwick AU$18,330, with his 34th place finish in the Main Event netting him AU$30,000. Before those two result, Chidwick won the AU$2,500 Eight Game Mix for AU$47,520 and his first Aussie Millions ring.
Jack Salter cashed in four Aussie Millions event, his largest cash weighing in at AU$23,780, which was his reward for finishing sixth in the AU$5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max event. Slater’s brother, Louis, returned to the top 20 of the United Kingdom GPI thanks to three Aussie Million cashes, including one worth AU$102,000 courtesy of his third place finish in the opening tournament, the AU$1,150 No Limit Hold’em.
Another player helping themselves to a six-figure score was Oliver Price, who bust in fifth place in the AU$25,000 Challenge. Price, who has been ranked as high as 26th in the world, added AU$190,320 to his lifetime winnings and climbed up to fifth in the UK (87th in the world.)
Before the Aussie Millions it was the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and it was here that Toby Lewis enjoyed a massive score. Lewis’ run in the $5,300 buy-in Main Event came to an end in fourth place, a finish that netted the popular pro $267,340. Lewis is now only $40,000 shy of $3 million in live tournament winnings.
Joining Lewis in enjoying some PCA success was Ben Heath, who reached the final table of the $25,000 8-Handed High Roller. Sadly for Heath, he was the first player to bust from that star-studded stage, but not before locking up a career-best score of $140,940.
United Kingdom Global Poker Index Top 20 (February 5, 2016)
|UK Rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|12||174||Senh Man Ung||2036.59|