Stephen Chidwick has won yet another massive poker tournament title, demonstrating yet again why a survey of his high-stakes peers conducted in 2019 had him as the runaway leader in votes for the best player in the world. The 33-year-old British poker pro’s latest victory saw him defeat a field of 60 entries in the 2022 Triton Series Madrid €100,000 buy-in short deck main event. Chidwick was awarded €1,800,000 for the win, the second-largest payday of his career behind the nearly $5.4 million he earned as the fourth-place finisher in the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million charity invitational back in 2019.
Chidwick now has $43,013,530 in recorded earnings to his name. His latest win, which was his 31st recorded career title but his first in a Triton event, saw him surpass David Peters ($41,535,378) to move into fourth place on poker’s all-time money list.
The 2019 Card Player Player of the Year award winner is now very well positioned to make another run for the POY title this year. The 720 POY points he secured as the champion of this event were enough to move him into second place in the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker. This was his third title and 14th final-table finish of the year, with more than $4.8 million in POY earnings accrued thus far. With 3,786 total points, he now sits just 597 points behind current leader Ali Imsirovic.
|1||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||€1,800,000|
|2||Antanas “Tony G” Guoga||Lithuania||€1,350,000|
|5||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||€490,000|
|6||Isaac Haxton||United States||€380,000|
|7||Seth Davies||United States||€305,000|