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Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick
GPI rank: 7
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Total Live Earnings: $44,160,124
Nationality:
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Last Seen in: 2022 Mediterranean Poker Party
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Biography

Stephen Chidwick is an English poker player with over $38 million in total live earnings, putting him sixth in the All Time Money List, and the highest Englishman.

A former GPI World Number One, Widely considered one of the toughest High Roller opponents of the modern age, Chidwick is also a WSOP bracelet winner having won the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller in 2019 for $1,618,417.

Biography

Born in 1989, Chidwick's first recorded cash came in 2008 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Two years later, he notched what would be the first of many WSOP cashes, with a fourth place finish in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship for $198,927 his best result.

He would notch up numerous cashes during the early 2010s, including at the WSOP Europe in both London and France, as well as on the European Poker Tour, but the majority of his cashes would come in Las Vegas at the WSOP.

In 2012 and 2013, Chidwick would achieve five top 10 finishes in bracelet events, the largest cash of which came in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max event at the 2013 WSOP. He also finished sixth in the 2012 $50,000 Poker Players Championship.

Season 10 of the European Poker Tour would see him cash in four Main Events: Prague, Vienna, San Remo and Monte Carlo, with six-figure scores following in Prague, Australia, Malta and Macau.

In 2015, he finished second in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $180,529, the closest he'd come to a bracelet.

"You always want, as a poker player, to be devoid of emotion and just kind of calculate, think about hands, and play the best you can," he told PokerNews that year. "But definitely the closer you get to the bracelet the harder it gets to kind of keep what you're going to say in the winner interview, and all those things, out of your mind. I just try and focus on the cards and each hand as it comes until I've got all the chips."

Chidwick and the High Rollers

Away from the WSOP, Chidwick was starting to emerge as a force within the High Roller community. Cashes in Bellagio and Aria High Rollers were accompanied by yet more six-figure scores in WPT Five Diamond, EPT and PokerStars Championship $25,000 and $50,000 High Rollers.

His largest score to date came in 2017, winning a €25,500 High Roller at the PokerStars Championship Barcelona for $813,144. But that was pocket change compared with what was to come.

Chidwick finished sixth in the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl China for $1,298,521. He then followed that up with two seven-figure scores the following month at the partypoker MILLIONS Barcelona. finishing second in the €100,000 Super High Roller and third in the Main Event for combined cashes of €2.1 million.

In 2018 he also became the world's #1 ranked poker player for the first time. Over the next year he would engage in a running battle with American Alex Foxen at the top of the rankings.

The High Roller and Super High Roller cashes kept on coming, cashing in the two Super High Roller Bowls held in 2018 and final-tabling the WSOP $100,000 High Roller the same year.

His First Bracelet

By now, Chidwick had become a shoo-in for any "best without a bracelet" articles released in the run-up to the World Series of Poker. And in 2019, he changed all that. Coming off the back of two titles and four cashes at the 2019 US Poker Open, and a seven-figure cash at Triton Poker Jeju, Chidwick defeated a 278-player field to win the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller for $1,618,417, defeating James Chen heads-up.


Moment of the Week: Stephen Chidwick Ends Bracelet Drought (2019)


It was yet another seven-figure cash for Chidwick, but it meant the world to him.

“I try really hard to detach the bracelet and everything around it. I have been here many times and I had a lot of heartbreak over the years, too," said Chidwick. "So I am just trying to put that as much out of my mind as possible.

Covid and the Remergence of Live Poker

Chidwick's last cashes before the coronavirus pandemic halted live poker around the world were at the Australian Poker Open, and the partypoker MILLIONS Sochi in early 2020.

By the time live poker emerged, Chidwick picked up where he left off. He is a regular on the PokerGO Tour, cashing in the US Poker Open, PokerGO Cup, Poker Masters and Super High Roller Bowl Series Europe in mid-2021.

He would narrowly miss out on another bracelet, finishing third in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $200,598, and making final tables in four of his six WSOP cashes in 2021.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 Mediterranean Poker Party
$10,400 MPP High Roller
4th $100,000
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
183rd €13,500
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
23rd €38,350
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #83: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
8th $158,278
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
96th $16,047
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
5th $65,143
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
29th $44,253
2022 Triton Poker Cyprus
Event #1: $50,000 NLH 6-Handed
7th $188,000
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
4th €51,860
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #85: $50,000 High Roller
5th $367,153
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
89th $68,900
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #76: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
3rd $200,598
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
48th $16,141
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
8th $20,583
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
6th $30,842
2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe
Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em
10th $60,750
2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe
Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck Hold’em
2nd $264,000
2021 PokerGO Cup
Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em
4th $99,000
2021 PokerGO Cup
Event #4: $15,000 No Limit Hold'em
8th $35,000
2021 US Poker Open
Event #12: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $504,000
2021 US Poker Open
Event #9: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
11th $29,700
2021 US Poker Open
Event #1: $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
4th $95,000
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-109: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
15th $52,484
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-92: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
12th $17,837
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller
1st $442,339
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-83: $10,300 Super Tuesday
7th $70,644
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller
10th $55,015
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
19th $49,188
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller
10th $48,902
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-23: $25,500 Super High Rollers
12th $43,864
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Event #30: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd.
12th $52,088
2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online
Main Event
56th $15,864
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 11: $25,000 NLHE Super High Roller, $2.5M GTD
11th $58,177
2020 GGPoker High Rollers Week
HRW 02: $10,300 Super MILLION$, $3M GTD
9th $63,553
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-69-H: $10,300 8-Game [High Roller]
2nd $156,001
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #10: $25,500 High Roller Championship, $5m GTD
27th $56,750
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$, $5M GTD
43rd $33,973
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #70: $25,000 NLH POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP, $10M GTD
19th $85,446
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
171st $3,243
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
1102nd $1,650
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
82nd $4,049
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #59: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold'em
38th $8,779
2020 PokerStars Stadium Series
Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - Medium: $530 NLHE [8-Max], $2M Gtd
50th $3,485
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #35: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship
44th $10,745
2020 Aussie Millions
A$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
5th 113,280 AUD
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
79th €12,150
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€50,000 EPT Super High Roller
1st €725,710
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
£100,000 Short Deck Main Event
9th £269,600
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
£100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
7th £544,000
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London
Triton Million - A Helping Hand for Charity
4th £4,410,000
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
69th $8,401
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
1st $1,618,417
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #6 - $25,000 PLO
1st $351,000
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #4 - $10,000 Short Deck
6th $25,200
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #3 - $10,000 NLH
3rd $113,750
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #1 - $10,000 NLH
1st $216,000
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$100,000 PCA Super High Roller
8th $236,720
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
2nd $423,822
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
3rd $423,780
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$5,300 Main Event
126th $12,500
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
48th €19,560
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju
HK$500,000 6-Max Event
3rd 2,925,000 HKD
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
19th $14,572
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
6th $484,551
2018 Super High Roller Bowl
$300,000 Super High Roller Bowl
7th $600,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
Main Event
3rd €1,000,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€100K Super High Roller
2nd €1,100,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #07 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
2nd $262,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #06 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
3rd $183,750
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #04 – $25,000 Mixed Game Championship
1st $382,500
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #03 – $25,000 No Limit Hold'em
1st $374,000
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
5th $54,400
2017 PokerStars Championship Prague
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller II
4th €140,000
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
81st $12,500
2017 Triton Super High Roller Series Macau
HK $1,000,000 Main Event
6th 3,436,000 HKD
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller II
3rd €220,700
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€25,500 Single-Day High Roller I
1st €690,400
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
52nd $15,934
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
58th $4,523
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
21st $15,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship
11th $18,668
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed
38th $2,883
2017 partypokerLIVE Millions Dusk Till Dawn
Main Event
6th £150,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$25,500 Single-Day High Roller
1st $366,500
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$25,750 High Roller
7th $154,260
2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas
$50,000 Single-Day High Roller
5th $265,040
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague
€10,300 High Roller
39th €23,290
2016 PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
64th €8,070
2016 PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta
€10,300 High Roller
15th €22,340
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€5,300 Main Event
133rd €9,530
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€100,000 Super High Roller
6th €378,750
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #24: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
8th 18,330 AUD
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #11: $10,600 Main Event
34th 30,000 AUD
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #7: $2,500 8-Game Mixed
1st 47,520 AUD
2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$5,300 Main Event
14th $41,360
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€10,300 High Roller
23rd €28,420
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€50,000 Super High Roller
14th €80,800
2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
21st €40,050
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Prague
€50,000 Super High Roller
3rd €355,070
2014 partypoker World Poker Tour National Prague
Main Event
20th €4,600
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
7th €125,600
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low
52nd $4,828
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix
5th $30,488
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
24th $4,082
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
72nd $3,916
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
10th $11,593
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,500 High Roller
7th €187,200
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
84th €19,200
2014 PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo
€4,900 Main Event
13th €29,275
2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna
€5,300 Main Event
22nd €27,300
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague
€5,300 Main Event
3rd €378,000
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
479th $24,480
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #61:$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
32nd $21,081
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
343rd $2,354
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
4th $353,780
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
14th $13,573
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
71st $8,194
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
9th $19,662
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz
31st $4,759
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
6th $43,120
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo
Main Event
83rd €10,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
64th $13,173
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
6th $253,497
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
3rd $112,106
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
22nd $10,348
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
120th $2,771
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
48th €25,000
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
145th $15,000
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
52nd €21,475
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
24th $6,358
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
51st $5,266
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
156th $2,603
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
4th $198,927
World Series of Poker Europe 2010
Event #3: £1,075 No-Limit Hold'em
24th £4,179
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
103rd $3,845
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
26th $20,653
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
40th $11,503
2008 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona Open
EPT Barcelona Open Main Event
15th €29,700

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