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:

1stStephen Chidwick£202,500
2ndGeorge Wolff£112,500
3rdSam 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:

RankPlayerPOY Score
1Sean Winter3425.57
2Rainer Kempe3402.8
3Stephen Chidwick3367.04
4Sam Greenwood3294.67
5Bryn Kenney3254.17
6Shannon Shorr3117.65
7Manig Loeser3078.52
8Ali Imsirovic3040.6
9Danny Tang2993.56
10James Romero2993.02

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:

RankPlayerGPI Score
1Stephen Chidwick3803.02
2Alex Foxen3747.37
3Rainer Kempe3486.2
4Bryn Kenney3462.27
5Sean Winter3342.41
6Sam Greenwood3320.44
7Manig Loeser3301.69
8Jeremy Ausmus3278.65
9Ali Imsirovic3274.84
10Steve O’Dwyer3269.14

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.