The latest player to feature in our Best of the British isles article, Christopher Brammer, is still the man to catch in the UK & Ireland rankings after he maintained a 300 point gap between him and his nearest rival Marc “dean23price” Wright.
Brammer admitted when he spoke to UK & Ireland PokerNews that he had not yet got back into grind mode after spending a few weeks battling it out at the World Series of Poker Europe and at EPT San Remo, but that has not stopped him putting in some impressive results. Although Brammer cashed more than a dozen times, the only results that counted towards his leader board score were a 13th place finish in the PokerStars.fr FCOOP Event #3 and an outright win in the $33 rebuy ($12,000 GTD) on PokerStars.com.
Second placed Wright continued to put in remarkable volume again this week, but the problem with putting in such high volume on one site means that he has to hit huge scores in order for his points to count. The PocketFives.com ranking system only allows 24 scores from one site to count towards a player’s total so this means recent scores for Wright that include a second place finish in the $82 NLHE 6-max Hyper that netted him almost $3,500 did not actually earn him any additional points, which actually goes to show the excellent results the Cornwall lad had had over the past 12 months.
Climbing into the top three is the online legend that is Chris “moorman1” Moorman, or “Bonjour12340” if he continues to tear up the fields on the French PokerStars site. Over the past week Moorman has cashed 13 times on the French PokerStars site, reaching four final tables, including a fourth place finish in the €100 buy-in €20,000 guaranteed. Moorman also had a deep run in the recent Super Tuesday, busting out in 23rd place, and he only went and won a $109 buy-in turbo on PokerStars for $18,090.00.
A big shout out to the friend of Main Event Travel, Rhys “floppinhel” Jones who not only finished seventh in the Super Tuesday but also helped himself to a third Triple Crown. Jones won a $22 freezeout on PokerStars on Oct. 26, then a $50 buy-in tournament on Betfair on Oct. 29 and followed that up by taking down a $109 buy-in MTT on PartyPoker on Oct. 31. Brammer said that Jones was one to watch in 2013 and if he keeps up this form the number one spot cannot be too far from reach.
UK & Ireland online poker tournament rankings
|1||Chris “NigDawG” Brammer||6482.92|
|2||Marc “dean23price” Wright||6184.80|
|3||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||5741.04|
|4||Ross “RLOG” Loggie||5682.51|
|5||Mat “matfrankland” Frankland||5539.57|
|6||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||5509.55|
|7||Sam “The Squid” Grafton||5371.38|
|8||David “davidv1213” Vamplew||5277.47|
|9||Paul “badpab2” Foltyn||5247.30|
|10||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5209.23|
Data from PocketFives.com was used in the creation of this article