Despite the fact every man and his dog have been in Las Vegas for the 2012 World Series of Poker, it has been all change in the UK & Ireland poker rankings.
Last week we wrote about Kevin “scarface2911” Howe and how he was mounting a charge for the number one spot in the UK & Ireland poker rankings (compiled from the PocketFives.com site). Howe did move up from third spot to second place from the biggest surprise is that Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis has shot up the rankings, moving from seventh place last week to top of the tree this week.
Lewis, who was ranked second in the world at the end of August 2011, has been plying his trade at the live felt in Vegas where – in WSOP events – he cashed four times for just under $34,000 in cashes. He busted out of the Main Event and no sooner had he done that, he flew home and started to grind again online. In fact just yesterday he finished 15th in the $82 buy-in No Limit Hold'em 6-Max Hyper Turbo that has a $15,000 guarantee.
The popular pros rise up the tables is mainly due to past results becoming ineligible to count towards their sliding PLB score. Older scores decay in an attempt to keep the rankings showing who the best current crop of players are and at the moment that is the former EPT Vilamoura champion Lewis. The actual players in the latest top 10 are exactly the same as in previous weeks but they have shuffled around the order slightly. This humble scribbler is currently ranked 455 in the UK so it is unlikely he will have to write about himself any time soon!
With a large number of the current top 10 no longer being in Vegas next week's rankings should see even more changes to them as the online stars get back to day jobs of terrorising multi-table tournament players around the world, but from the comfort of their own homes.
Tune in next week to see who the movers and shakers are in the UK & Ireland poker rankings.
UK & Ireland Poker Rankings (as ranked by PocketFives.com)
|1||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5818.67|
|2||Kevin “scarface2911” Howe||5588.87|
|5||Mathew “matfrankland” Frankland||5551.04|
|6||Marc “dean23price” Wright||5366.00|
|7||Billy “BillyChat” Chattaway||5291.73|
|8||Paul “badpab2” Foltyn||5046.24|
|9||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||5014.23|
|10||Jono “EMSGAWA9” Crute||4,985.45|