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Leaderboard: England All-Time Money List

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 03, 2024


Rank Player Earnings
1 Stephen Chidwick $55,814,961
2 Sam Trickett $21,824,988
3 Ben Heath $21,700,841
4 Talal Shakerchi $18,750,156
5 Sam Grafton $14,648,052
6 Toby Lewis $9,996,499
7 Chris Moorman $9,822,927
8 Charlie Carrel $9,622,935
9 Jack Salter $8,960,823
10 Benny Glaser $7,581,295

England has long been one of the top poker-playing nations of the world. Only U.S. (1,483) and Canada (83) sport more bracelet wins at the WSOP, with fellow European poker powerhouse Germany tied with England at 59 such titles. England also joins the US, Germany, and Canada as the only nations to produce three or more players with over $20 million in lifetime tournament earnings.

While there are many great players from England, including recent EPT Paris main event champion and Hendon Mob member Barny Boatman (see page 20), Stephen Chidwick stands apart from the rest. The bracelet winner and two-time Card Player Player of the Year award winner has cashed for more than $55.8 million over the years, good for third place on the overall money list.

Only Justin Bonomo ($65.5 million) and Bryn Kenney ($65.4 million) have accrued more on the circuit. Chidwick has been incredibly consistent over the past decade, making the top 50 in the year-end POY standings each and every year since 2015. He is well positioned to continue that streak, as he currently sits inside the top five in the standings with eight final-table finishes already recorded in 2024.

The 34-year-old from the city of Deal has already accumulated 11 seven-figure tournament scores so far in his career, with his largest cash yet coming on British soil. He placed fourth from a field of 54 entries in the highest buy-in event ever held: the £1,050,00 buy-in Triton Million charity invitational in London, earning $5,380,200 for his deep run.

Sam Trickett is also near the top of this list thanks, in large part, to a deep run in a seven-figure buy-in event. Trickett was the runner-up in the first-ever $1 million buy-in, the 2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop. He earned $10,112,001 for his second-place showing in that historic event, accounting for nearly half of his $21.8 million in lifetime cashes.

Trickett is far from a one-hit-wonder, though, having made five seven-figure scores during his career including three in one year back in 2011. The former soccer player from Nottingham is not as busy traveling the circuit these days, but has popped up at a few high-stakes festivals in recent years, and could still add to his impressive career stats.

Brighton’s Ben Heath is the only other English player with more than $20 million in lifetime earnings. Heath has racked up $21.7 million in total cashes, with six titles won including a WSOP bracelet. Like Trickett, he has five seven-figure scores under his belt, most recently taking fifth in the WPT World Championship for almost $1.6 million. ♠