Marc “dean23price” Wright is still the number one ranked online tournament player in the UK & Ireland according to PocketFives.com. The Cornwall-based pro has over 500 more points than his nearest rival, Mathew “matfrankland” Frankland in the standings.
It was a relatively slow week for Wright by his standards but he still managed a whole host of in the money finishes, including no fewer than four final table appearances. His biggest score of the past seven days topped the scales at $8,736.00 which he was awarded for his eighth place finish in the Super Tuesday; a final table that was also the home to fellow Brit Tom “hitthehole” Middleton.
Wright could have had an even larger lead at the top of the leader board after his closest river, Frankland, took the last week off online poker to play at EPT Barcelona. However, “Frankie” managed to take down the €75,000 guaranteed tournament on Ladbrokes Poker the day before jetting off to Spain, a result that netted him $19,612.28 and 307.07 points for the rankings. Now that Frankland is back on home soil we would expect him to make another charge on the number one rank.
Rounding out the top five positions are Ross “RLOG” Loggie, Kevin “scarface2911” Howe and Phill “Grindation” Mcallister. The latter was another player to have a quiet week at the virtual felt but his consistency over the past few weeks and months has been enough to keep him flying high.
Completing the top 10 place are former EPT London champion David “davidv1213” Vamplew, Team PokerStars Pro Jude Ainsworth, Sam “TheSquid” Grafton, James “jamerOK” Cawley and Billy “BillyChat” Chattaway.
There are some extremely talented players on the fringe of the top 10 places and we would fully expect some of these to be in contention for a top 10 place next week, all they need is one big score in one of the majors and they will fly up the table so keep an eye out for the results of Chris “NigDawG” Brammer, Jack “jackellwood” Ellwood, Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell and Andrew “stato_1” Hulme over the coming seven days.
UK & Ireland Rankings (according to PocketFives.com)
|1||Marc “dean23price” Wright||6023.06|
|2||Mathew “matfrankland” Frankland||5492.58|
|3||Ross “RLOG” Loggie||5402.20|
|4||Kevin “scarface2911” Howe||5321.96|
|5||Phill “Grindation” Mcallister||5191.82|
|6||David “davidv1213” Vamplew||4885.90|
|7||Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth||4817.15|
|8||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||4783.39|
|9||James “jamerOK” Cawley||4780.66|
|10||Billy “BillyChat” Chattaway||4772.56|