UK Global Poker Index: Farrel Up to Second; Silver, Beresford and Heath Rise
17 May 2019
PokerBrave (986 articles)

Stephen Chidwick is still the man to catch in the United Kingdom Global Poker Index and is the only British player to occupy the global top 10 but with the 2019 World Series of Poker only weeks away, everything could change in the UK’s rankings.

Chidwick currently enjoys a lead of more than 700 points over Niall Farrell, who leapfrogged over Jack Salter into second position at the last update. Both Chidwick and those hot on his heels are sure to play a jam-packed schedule in Las Vegas, meaning interesting times are ahead in the race to be the UK’s number one.

Farrell climbed to second place this after a trio of cashes at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Florida, including a sixth-place finish in the $25,500 High Roller that netted him $100,255. Farrell also went deep in the €1,150 Irish Open, busting in 20th place from 1,807 entries.

Jack Sinclair’s ninth place finish in the €1,100 French National Championship in Monte Carlo banked him €17,750 but Max Silver soared to sixth place in the UK following a victory in the €2,000 High Roller at the Irish Open and a seventh place finish in the Irish Open Main Event, results that netted him €45,130 and €37,500 respectively. Silver also went deep in a €3,200 event at the EPT Monte Carlo festival but that result came too late to be added to his profile during this update.

Also on the rise is Jack O’Neill thanks to a seventh place finish in the £1,100 WSOP Circuit UK Main Event at Dusk Till Dawn that netted him £27,500 with a similar result going to Simon Deadman who was the seventh place finisher in the $1,700 WSOP Circuit at Bally’s Las Vegas for $28,765.

Benny Glaser shot up the rankings since the last update thanks to a brace of cashes at the Irish Open. Mixed game specialist Glaser showcased his no-limit hold’em skills by finishing 21st in the Irish Open Main Event for €11,500 and busting second in the €2,000 High Roller for an additional €29,565.

UK Global Poker Index Top 20 (May. 13, 2019)

UK Rank World Rank Player Points
1 3 Stephen Chidwick 3489.18
2 43 Niall Farrell 2719.24
3 44 Jack Salter 2718.89
4 56 Jack Sinclair 2586.01
5 82 Toby Lewis 2406.07
6 84 Max Silver 2391.01
7 118 Conor Beresford 2257.07
8 121 Ludovic Geilich 2241.21
9 176 Aymon Hata 2097.85
10 182 Adam Owen 2076.58
11 196 Jack O’Neill 2044.27
12 212 Ben Heath 1985.33
13 249 Simon Deadman 1908.71
14 258 Andrew Hills 1897.60
15 266 Chris Moorman 1870.69
16 292 Benny Glaser 1841.50
17 301 Scott Margereson 1835.13
18 316 Tom Hall 1807.78
19 351 Ben Dobson 1751.04
20 353 Harry Lodge 1749.76