Current updates at the Global Poker Index (GPI) show a marked improvement in UK poker player rankings. Quite a few UK-based players have moved up in the rankings, while a few others have taken a hit and moved down a couple of notches, as well.
Top ten UK GPI players
Sitting right at the top in the UK rankings and with a commendable #14 in the world GPI, Stephen Chidwick is the man to be and to beat right now.
Irish player Max Silver is close on Chidwick’s heels with second place in the UK and #30 in the world. Silver cashed in a total of $273,646 at the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Third in the UK ranking is Jack Salter who is #54 in the world. He has fallen from a higher position displaced by Silver.
David Vamplew is currently up on number 4 on the UK rankings; he is in close competition to Salter with a #55 ranking in the world.
Simon Deadman sits at number 5, followed by Toby ‘the jester’ Lewis at number 6, Tamer Kamel at number 7, Zimnan Ziyard in the 8th place, Tom Hall at number 9, and Oliver Price up at the 10th place.
Ranking in at number 11 is Rhy Jones, the fastest climber up on the UK GPI rankings this last week. Better known by his online poker screen name ‘floppinhel’, Jones has vastly improved his worldwide position by climbing 58 places.
His improvement in rankings mainly reflects his brilliant winning streaks earlier this year. 2014 saw Jones earn multiple wins in the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, Manchester Main Event, and 2014 WSOP.
Rhy’s four runs in the 2014 WSOP earned him a net total of $85,131. In addition, he won the third place in the $1,500 No Limit Ante-Up Hold’em event.