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ProVideo Stephen Chidwick posted in MTT, Omaha: 5 Card PLO/8 WCOOP MTT Featuring Dylan Linde (part 3) Stephen and Dylan continue their critique of Stephen's run, and look to exploit players who mistake the fundamental differences in hand values caused by the 5th card as well as the split pot. Stephen Chidwick poker results, stats, photos, videos, news, magazine columns, blogs, Twitter, and more. Stephen Chidwick England Total Winnings $12,900,580 Biggest Cash $1,298,521 PokerGO has been the home to a countless amount of poker superstars since launching in the spring of 2017 and the brightest star from this year’s U.S. Poker Open will return to the Super High Roller Bowl in 2018. Dec 27, 2020 Now a father and living in Las Vegas, Stephen Chidwick became the most successful British tournament poker player of all-time in early 2019 and was congratulated on achieving that feat by none.
Stephen Chidwick is one such player. Although Chidwick cut his teeth online, playing under the alias “Stevie444”, he’s predominately a live player these days, but the partypoker Super High Roller Bowl’s lure was too strong for him to ignore.
Chidwick was one of 43-entrants in the SHRB #23 – Super High Roller: $1M Gtd 6-max event. Those entrants created a $1,075,000 prize pool which was shared among the six players who reached the final table.
UK-based Spaniard Sergi Reixach was the first finalist to bust. He banked $58,109. Team partypoker’s Mikita Badziakouski fell in fifth for $75,250 before his teammate Isaac Haxton crashed and burned in fourth for $96,750.
Darrell Goh was the penultimate elimination. Goh scooped an impressive $139,750.
Heads-up pitted Chidwick against Artur Martirosian of Russia. Martirosian looked set for a double when he got his stack in with pocket queens on a five-high flop against Chidwick’s king-five. The turn bricked, but the river was a king, which handed Chidwick the title.
Luke Reeves was another of our players enjoying a deep run in a SHRB event. Reeves finished fourth from 103-entrants in a $10,300 NLHE 8-Max event for $90,125. Reeves has put together some awesome results of late, swapping his usual cash games for the tournament grind.
There was a similar result for Ben Heath who reached the final table of the $5,200 buy-in Big Game. The final table was ridiculously stacked with the likes of Mark Radoja, Andrew Pantling, Jon Van Fleet, Ole Schemion, and Linus Loeliger. Heath can be proud of his fourth-place finish that netted him $92,182. Congratulations to Alexandru Papazian who won the whole shebang for $240,975.
Over at PokerStars, Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer found himself in the winner’s circle having outlasted everyone in the $530 Sunday Marathon. Brammer, a former world number one, banked $12,012 after a leads-up deal with Niklas “Lena900” Astedt. He also finished eighth in the Bigger $215 for $976.
There was an impressive $35,061 score for “e-tremor” who finished fourth in the $1,050 6-Max Hyper-Turbo Sunday Supersonic SCOOP Edition. Fellow Brits “despedespi33” and Keith “Kungfumonk” Johnson finished fifth and seventh for prizes worth $24,636 and $13,941 respectively.
Some of the other notable results at PokerStars on May 31 included:
- Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $35,037
- Jack “Jackerzzzzzz” Loraine – first-place in the Bigger $215 for $6,054
- Josh “demondoink” Hood – first-place in the $109 Komania for $5,656*
- Keith “Kungfumonk” Johnson – second-place in the $530 Sunday 500 for $4,776*
- “Onny87” – first-place in the $109 PLO Komania for $3,962*
- “B4NKR0LL3R” – third-place in the Bigger $109 for $3,319
- Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford – eighth-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $2,261
- “SerVlaMin” – fourth-place in the Bigger $109 for $2,072
- Tyler “Wonderboy222” Goatcher – sixth-place in the Bigger $215 for $1,707
888poker proved to be a happy hunting ground for our players, particularly in the $25,000 Sunday Challenge where all but two of the finalists called the United Kingdom home!
|1||Richard “ChipsFool” Hoadley||United Kingdom||$6,084|
There were three of our players at the final table of the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. “Utd879908” went the deepest of this trio, busting in second place for $13,951. “geringonsa” and “AAsharpyAA” collected $4,473 and $2,343 for their sixth and eight-place finishes.
It was a similar story in the $20,000 Whale with three Brits are the final table. Sam “sammygrinder “Grafton busted in ninth for $892 leaving two Brits in “AALUJAA” and “MarkBurtoni” to fly the Union Jack. The pair made it to heads-up and it’s here MarkBurtoni secured the title and the $7,650 top prize, laving AALUJAA to scoop $5,100.
Finally, the highlights from GGPoker where “pDNA” finished third in the WSOPC Series: $10K High Roller for a $115,319 score. PDNA is a regular at GGPoker and a regular high up the payouts in their biggest tournaments.
The player known as “brynkenneyAA” banked $5,481 for an eighth-place finish in the WSOPC Series: $1K and also netted $17,436 for a fourth-place finish in another similar event.
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- »Stephen Chidwick Tops the GPI
The Global Poker Index (GPI) is the authoritative figure for live poker tournament rankings. GPI’s unqiue formula awards points based on a player’s finishing position, the tournament buy-in, and number of entrants. Although the GPI rankings does have its flaws, like all ranking systems, it is widely regarded as being the most accurate ranking system for poker tournaments.
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Stephen Chidwick is the current number one live poker tournament player according to the GPI. The British pro is regarded as one of the best all-round poker players of all-time. Chidwick is a regular in the biggest buy-in tournaments around the world regardless of the format. No-Limit Hold’em is the game Chidwick has made most of his $31,148,615 earnings from, but he is also adept at Pot-Limit Omaha, Stud, and 2-7 Lowball.
Ofc poker strategy. Chidwick has topped the GPI for the past 16 weeks, although the chasing pack is hot on his heels.
Foxen Has All The Ingredients to Dominate the GPI
William Alex Foxen is the man clutching at Chidwick’s coattails and only trails the superstar by 197.27 points. Foxen may not play as high as Chidwick, but he seems to be in every $10K+ buy-in event that runs. The New Yorker is also a beast in the online poker world.
Foxen is yet to win a World Series of Poker bracelet, but it is only a matter of time before he changes that fact. He has almost 40 WSOP cashes to his name, 10 of those coming this year, including a 40th place finish in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
Anthony Zinno climbed to third place in the GPI last week thanks to his WSOP Europe Main Event run. Zinno eventually ran out of steam to finish in third-place for yet another six-figure prize. The Las Vegas resident loves big bet games like NL Hold’em and PLO, and has two bracelets in the latter.
Florida’s Sean Winter, a super high roller specialist, comes in at number four in the GPI. Winter has amassed more than $14 million in winnings during his career to date, with his largest cash weighing in at $2,300,000, his reward for finishing second in a $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl in November 2018. There are few No Limit Hold’em players as good as Winter is; he is destined for stardom.
Rounding out the top five is Germany’s Rainer Kempe. Kempe left his native Germany and now resides in Brighton in the UK, his base for a glistening career. The German is almost $19.1 million in winnings helped by a $5 million score. Kempe collected that massive prize by winning the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl in May 2016. It gave him the bankroll and freedom to travel the world playing the biggest events going.
Global Poker Index Top 10 Ranked Players
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The rest of the top 10 reads like a who’s who of world poker. Joseph Cheong is sixth, partly due to winning his first WSOP bracelet this summer. This writer has seen Cheong in action and loves how he takes control of the table. His loose-aggressive style and willingness to go with his gut has made him a fan favorite.
Another Germany in the shape of Manig Loeser occupies seventh-place. Loeser is another in long line of talented Germans. A $2,162,644 score in 2017 paved the way to play in bigger buy-in events. He won $3,902,718 in 2017, another $3,133,628 in 2018 and has $2,264,479 so far in 2019.
Jeremy Ausmus is the veteran player of the top 10 as he’s 40-years-old. Ausmus still has what it takes to battle with the young guns, however. Being in the GPI top 10 is a massive achievement for Ausmus as he only really plays MTTs in the United States.
The Top Female Player
Kristen Bicknell is the only female player in the top 10. In fact, Maria Ho is the only other woman in the GPI top 100! Bicknell is the long-term partner of the aforementioned Foxen with the pair being poker’s power couple. The Canadian used to be an online cash game grinder but made the transition to tournament poker. It is a move that’s worked out perfectly for Bicknell who now has $4.76 million in live earnings.
Completing the GPI top 10 is Australia’s Michael Addamo. The Melbourne native is fourth in Australia’s all-time money listing with $6.2 million in winnings. This impressive total is without a seven-figure score, although he does have one worth $973,360. Addamo is awesome online too, winning millions from online poker’s biggest events.