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Rick Trigg Opens up a Lead in the UK & Ireland Rankings

Rick Trigg

Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg is still the number one ranked online poker tournament player in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and has even managed to put some distance between himself and the second-placed Chris “moorman1” Moorman.

You may recall that Trigg had the most ridiculous Sunday a couple of weeks ago, one where he won three major tournaments and reached the final table of another! Trigg won almost $100,000 that day! Many players would have taken a week or so away from the virtual felt after such an amazing run, but Trigg kept his foot pressed firmly to the floor and continued to grind away at his machine.

Trigg’s reward for his hard work and determination was yet another win – the 84th of his online career – in the Turbo $20K Guarantee on Full Tilt Poker. This particular result added an additional $10,816 to the Sheffield lad’s bankroll. Must be nice.

Elsewhere, Rhys “floppinhel” Jones climbed one pace to fourth and the man who Christopher Brammer tipped to become number one in his interview with UK & Ireland PokerNews, continues his march up the standings. Jones’ largest recent cash topped the scales at $38,218, which he picked up for his third place finish in the Sunday 500 on PokerStars. It is unlikely Jones – and the majority of the top 10 for that matter – will pick up many points in the coming weeks with there being plenty of live poker to choose from.

Making an appearance in the top 10 is Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes, who enters the fray in ninth place. Coombes’ points tally received a significant boost when he finished third in the Full Tilt Poker $500,000 guaranteed for $54,294. Coombes also finished third in the $20K Guaranteed Turbo that Trigg went on to win. Coombes looks like he is hitting form again, which is not good for anyone who has to face him.

UK & Ireland Online Poker Tournament Rankings

1Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6717.78
2Chris “moorman1” Moorman6296.33
3Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis6117.91
4Rhys “floppinhel” Jones6082.88
5Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5821.88
6Jon “EMSBas” Spinks5627.46
7Dean “dean23price” Wright5619.36
8Martin “molliemalone” Malone5505.48
9Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes5349.99
10Sam “TheSquid” Grafton5223.50

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