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Stephen Chidwick: The Player’s Choice Of Champion

30-Year-Old High Roller Tops British Money List With $23 Million

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 19, 2019


In the previous issue of Card Player Magazine, we conducted a survey of poker’s best players, asking them who they thought was the best in the world. The results came back decisively clear, with Stephen Chidwick earning 24 of the 76 total votes placed. Of his nearest competitors, the likes of which included David Peters, Justin Bonomo, Isaac Haxton, Bryn Kenney, Jake Schindler, Timofey Kuznetsov, and Ben Sulsky, nobody else earned more than seven votes. But despite his landslide victory, of those who had the honor of being named ‘best’ by their peers, Chidwick might be one of the more surprising names to the casual poker fan. After all, he’s never won the Player of the Year award (although he has come close), and he doesn’t have one of those shiny World Series of Poker bracelets that many poker pundits use to judge success (although he has come close). In ...

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