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UK’s Stephen Chidwick Leads the POY 2018 Race

Today, in the spotlight is one of the most brilliant poker players in the world, Stephen Chidwick. When we say “the most brilliant player,” that’s not solely our opinion. The official Global Poker Index website ranks the Deal-born player number one on the GPI list. Chidwick is the first Briton to reach the top of the GPI list. Moreover, the 29-year-old also claimed first place at the Player of the Year list, and he’s been leading the POY race for ten weeks now.

At the time being, Chidwick has GPI 3,781.21 points, and he holds the first place. The two players closest to Chidwick are William Alex Foxen with 3,671.12 points and Justin Bonomo with 3,663.67 points. As far as 2018 POY rankings go, Stephen is also ranked first with 3,691.67 points, while Justin Bonomo ranks second with 3,660.28 POY points.

Stephen has been playing poker for a decade now. His first major success in the poker world was winning the 2008 EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Chadwick turned a $1,000 buy-in into an $88,760 first prize. The next time Chidwick was the last man at the table was in 2013 when he won Event 32 – Eight Game Mix at the EPT Season 10 / UKIPT. Stephen continued his winning streak both competing on best poker sites and live poker tournaments.

Next was the 11th season of the European Poker Tour in Malta. Chidwick dominated the field of 315 entrants at the €2,200 No-Limit Hold’em event, scooping $111,289. In 2015, Stephen won another first place, this time at the European Poker Tour 12 in Prague. In 2016, the 29-year-old recorded another win at the 2016 Aussie Millions.

This year, Stephen won two events at the US Poker Open. One of Chidwick’s most recent successes was the 2018 Aria Summer High Roller Series. The Briton won both the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em and $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em events. We expect Chidwick to continue his winning streak and further increase his all-time winnings that currently stand at $16,690,154.