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Stephen Chidwick Skips Most Of WSOP, Shows Up And Wins $25K PLO High Roller Championship For First Bracelet

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jul 31, 2019


Stephen Chidwick was recently voted the best poker player in the world by a group of more than 60 of his peers in the high-stakes tournament scene. Despite having accumulated more than $23 million in career tournament earnings heading into the 2019 World Series of Poker, Chidwick had yet to win a WSOP bracelet. He had come close many times, notching 13 WSOP final-table finishes over his career. Now, the 30-year-old from Deal, England can finally remove his name from the dreaded ‘best without a bracelet’ list. Chidwick overcame a field of 278 entries to win the 2019 WSOP $25,000 pot-limit Omaha high roller, securing his first gold bracelet and the massive top prize of $1,618,417. He now has just shy of $25 million in career live tournament earnings. After years of grinding every tournament he could play during the summer, Chidwick skipped much of the first half of the WSOP following the birth of his first child in the spring. He managed ...

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