Chidwick’s latest £25k PLO victory puts him into GPI lead


chidwicks-latest-25k-plo-victory-puts-him-into-gpi-leadStephen Chidwick’s latest 25,000-entry tournament win has put him right back into the race for the Global Poker Index’s Player of the Year award.

Having won his first-ever WSOP bracelet this summer in a $25,000-entry Pot Limit Omaha Event #7 of the series, the British player from Deal in Kent who moved to Las Vegas recently took down the £25,000 PLO event back in his home country.

Event #7 of the 2019 British Poker Open:

Place Player Prize
1st Stephen Chidwick £202,500
2nd George Wolff £112,500
3rd Sam Soverel £60,000

Triumphing over the overall British Poker Open Championship winner Sam Soverel, who finished third, and George Wolff, whose expertise in Pot Limit Omaha saw him reach the heads-up battle in both the series’ events in the format, Chidwick moves into third place in the race to become GPI Player of the Year:

Final table results:

Rank Player POY Score
1 Sean Winter 3425.57
2 Rainer Kempe 3402.8
3 Stephen Chidwick 3367.04
4 Sam Greenwood 3294.67
5 Bryn Kenney 3254.17
6 Shannon Shorr 3117.65
7 Manig Loeser 3078.52
8 Ali Imsirovic 3040.6
9 Danny Tang 2993.56
10 James Romero 2993.02

Chidwick’s performance at Aspers Casino in East London during the British Poker Open should come as no surprise, with Britain’s top tournament player of all-time (he recently overtook fellow crusher Sam Trickett) really in form recently. Chidwick is having the best year of his life, not just in poker, but quite possibly in life, having recently become a father and won his first WSOP bracelet.

There’s no stopping a main with no stress and all the ingredients for success, and Chidwick is currently top of the Current Global Poker Index Top 10:

Final table results:

Rank Player GPI Score
1 Stephen Chidwick 3803.02
2 Alex Foxen 3747.37
3 Rainer Kempe 3486.2
4 Bryn Kenney 3462.27
5 Sean Winter 3342.41
6 Sam Greenwood 3320.44
7 Manig Loeser 3301.69
8 Jeremy Ausmus 3278.65
9 Ali Imsirovic 3274.84
10 Steve O’Dwyer 3269.14

Chidwick’s rise to a poker superpower over the last few years have coincided with the era of GTO poker – something the Kent man actively keeps highly up to date with – dominating just like him. With top spot in the trending list of global poker superstars, and just 57 points between him and Sean Winter’s top spot in the Player of the Year race, expect to see Stephen Chidwick chipping away at the challenge of becoming recognised as the best player in the world via every means by the end of the year.