The Top 10 British Poker Players of All Time
1. Stephen Chidwick
2. Chris Moorman
3. Sam Trickett
Such is his dominant personality and fearsome reputation that Sam ‘Tricky’ Trickett was able to take a break from competitive tournament poker a few years ago and his number one ranking among tournament-playing Brits was never even close to being threatened. Trickett, for years a powerhouse of big buy-in cash games and television cash showdowns, turned tournament legend when he focused on live events around the world, culminating in his best-ever performance, coming second to Antonio Esfandiari in the million-dollar Entry Big One for One Drop, cashing for $10 million. Since that groundbreaking moment, Trickett has joined the ranks at partypoker and has featured in MILLIONS tournaments worldwide among other elite-level poker events.
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4. Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott
To say that the late Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott was unique is to coin the largest understatement of poker history. Such is Ulliott’s reputation that he has had a bar and tournament named after him in Britain since his brave battle with cancer ended with the worst beat any player can suffer, passing on while still so young, never to play another game. Ulliott was a whirlwind at the table and a one-man entertainment party off it. Spinning their last $500 into a WPT title might be impossible to most, but to the Devilfish, it was something he breezed through while decimating the final table. Utterly unpredictable, his legendary wit and sparkling personality made everyone else’s champagne moments seem like so much lemonade and he remains a large part of the reason a whole generation of British players took up the game.
5. Charlie Carrel
6. Jake Cody
7. Victoria Coren Mitchell
8. Toby Lewis
9. Talal Shakerchi
10. Barny Boatman
So there we have it. From Million-dollar winners to Mobsters, High Rollers to Hedonists, British poker players have offered us a huge amount of entertainment over the years. They’re sure to do the same during the upcoming British Poker Open and you can watch it all unfold on PokerGO.