UK & Ireland GPI: Toby Lewis Soars Up the Rankings
Toby Lewis has soared up the Global Poker Index in both the United Kingdom and worldwide standings following his amazing performances at the 2019 Aussie Millions.
Lewis is now ranked fifth in the UK and 51st in the world for live poker tournaments following cashes in Australia that weighed in at more than AUD$1.6 million. Lewis, known as “810ofclubs” in online poker circles, finished second in the AUD$25,000 Challenge for AUD$781,214 before winning the AUD$50,000 Challenge for AUD$818,054. He also cashed in two other events at the Aussie Millions.
Stephen Chidwick is another British player who has been fast out of the blocks in 2019. Chidwick skipped the Aussie Millions after a scintillating PokerStars Caribbean Adventure where he finished third in a $50,000 High Roller for $423,780, eighth in a $100,000 Super High Roller for $236,720 and second in a $50,000 High Roller for $423,822. Chidwick recently won $216,000 by finishing first in the opening event of the 2019 US Poker Open, although that score is yet to be added to his GPI profile.
Jack Salter has climbed to second in the UK after cashing for almost $800,000 in the opening month-and-a-half of 2019. Salter’s biggest cash at the 2019 PCA came in the $25,000 High Roller he finished third in for $230,500 and he enjoyed a similar score at the Aussie Millions when he netted AUD$329,280 by finishing fifth in the $100,000 Challenge.
Conor Beresford’s three cashes at the 2019 PCA banked him $146,630 and resulted in him climbing to 12th place in the UK and 187th in the world, his highest ranking to date. Jack O’Neill secured a $175,300 payday with a 19th place finish in the PokerStars Players Championship while Simon Deadman’s ninth-place finish in the PCA Main Event saw him turn his $10,300 into $116,460.
UK Global Poker Index Top 20 (Feb. 15, 2019)
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Ireland Global Poker Index Top 20 (Feb. 15, 2019)
Over in Ireland, Dan Wilson closed the gap on leader Marc MacDonnell with a cash in the 2019 PSPC. Wilson managed to navigate his way to a 94th place finish from 1,039 starters to bank $45,700.
This is a similar amount to what Gavin O’Rourke walked away with for four cashes at the 2019 Aussie Millions in Melbourne. O’Rourke’s biggest cash Down Under was for AUD$23,745, his reward for a third-place finish in the AUD$1,150 Terminator event.
Popular grinder Dara O’Kearney is in fifth-place in Ireland thanks to two cashes at the partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Dublin festival and four cashes at the 2019 Aussie Millions although he is only a handful of points ahead of Kevin Killeen after the Dubliner finished fifth in a $2,200 side event at the 2019 PCA for a $78,200 haul.
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