Two of this year’s most highly-anticipated poker tournaments, the British Poker Open and the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl London are finally over. With gigantic prizes having been awarded to the winners, the results from these two major events had a direct impact on the current global standings, with some changes reflected in Hendon Mob’s All-Time Money List.
Some players managed to move up the ladder, others went down, and there are also those who couldn’t seem to move and have remained stuck in the same position. The names on the top of the list are mostly high rollers with tens of millions of dollars in total earnings.
While the All-Time Money List is considered by many as a legitimate way of gauging a player’s abilities, some think performance is still what matters. So even if you failed to make it to the top 5 or 10, what counts is how you played the game and the excitement and enthusiasm you are able to bring to the poker community.
Chidwick Receives Praises from Fellow Pros
Stephen Chidwick had a deep run in the 2019 WSOP back in July, winning his first ever bracelet for $245,000. He also triumphed in a Triton event the following month, taking home $5.3 million. But he failed to finish in the money in the ultra-high stakes Super High Roller Bowl in London after hitting the rail in 4th place. The event was won by American poker pro Cary Katz.
While he stays at No. 8 in the All-Time Money List and failed to move up despite a series of victories this year, Chidwick’s Super High Roller Bowl performance received praises from other elite players, including Erik Seidel and Sam Greenwood, who currently occupy the 5th and 25th spot respectively.
Changes to the Rankings
Mikita Badziakouski earned enough points in the British Poker Open to knock John Juanda off the 15th spot in the All-Time Money List. The Belarussian pro won in Event #9 and added a fourth-place score in Event #4. He is now closing in on Phil Ivey with just a $575,000 in winnings standing between the two.
Meanwhile, Cary Katz‘ victory in the Super High Roller Bowl catapulted him to 18th place, overtaking Phil Hellmuth and Scott Seiver. Katz outclassed Ali Imsirovic to win $2,541,000 in the inaugural event, the biggest cash of his career. The American businessman who manages PokerGO and Poker Central is just over $300,000 away from Jake Schindler who currently sits in 17th place.