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Combes Closes the Gap on Moorman; Milde Enters the Top 10

Charlie Combes and Marcin Milde

The legendary Chris Moorman is still the man to catch in the United Kingdom rankings, although his lead is the smallest it has been for a long time. Moorman currently has 7089.83 points to his name, while Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes has 6,918.29.

Combes closed the gap on Moorman thanks in part to two impressive results on Sunday night. Combes finished 15th in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday brawl an then won the $109 buy-in Sunday Rebuy at PokerStars. That second result gifted Combes 563.03 leader board points and $58,645 in prize money.

The rest of the Top 10 is relatively unchanged, with a Toby Lewis falling to eighth place, swapping places with the now seventh-placed Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson. Lewis could climb back up the table this week once the points for his runner-up finish in the January 7 editions of the PokerStars $109 Turbo come into effect. That said, Margereson won the $265 NL Hold’em Knockout on Monday so he may be able to keep Lewis at bay.

Fresh in at number 10 is the in-form Marcin Milde, who earlier this week completed his fourth Triple Crown only one week after winning his third! Milde, who is 25-years old today, has climbed to 151st in the world after winning six tournaments in the past fortnight, but won’t be adding to that impressive record until at least Sunday as he is taking some time off, presumably to celebrate his birthday in style!

United Kingdom Top 10 Online Poker Tournament Rankings (08/01/2014)

UK RankWorldwide RankPlayerPoints
19Chris “moorman1” Moorman7089.83
211Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes6918.28
320Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer6591.26
427Jareth “jareth3542” East6364.13
548Rhys “floppinhel” Jones6081.99
649Sebastian “Seba29072” Saffari6048.56
789Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5567.66
890Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis5563.33
9111Jon “EMSBas” Spinks5284.87
10151Marcin “marcin123” Milde5150.19

In the Irish rankings it is still Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth who tops the leader board and by a margin of 819.25 points. Ainsworth has started 2014 in decent form, but none of his eight registered cashes so far count towards his points total due to their size and his previous cashes.

Third placed Gavin “gavonator” O’Rourke boosted his points tally with a final table appearance in the PokerStars Hot $44 a couple of nights ago. O’Rourke finished I fourth place for a bankroll-boosting score of $3,788.96 and a 102.75 addition to his ranking points total.

Another Irishman doing himself no harm in the rankings was Kevin Killeen, known on PokerStars as torino2000. Killeen won the $109 NL Hold’em $15K Gtd at PokerStars on January 6 for $3,827.00 after defeating the talented Australian Stevan “random_Chu” Chew heads-up. Kileen is now only 151.04 points behind Steve O’Dwyer in the standings and could make up ground on him as O’Dwyer is currently in the Bahamas competing at the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

The Irish Top 10 remains in the same order until you reach 10th place. Last week, this spot was occupied by Nelius Foley, but he has fallen to 11th this week and has been replaced by Paul “ros1987” Allen.

We expect there to be plenty of changes to the bottom half of the top 10 next week as there are less than 150 points separating Cathal Shine in 8th place and David Meaney in 13th.

Ireland Top 10 Online Poker Tournament Rankings (08/01/2014)

UK RankWorldwide RankPlayerPoints
135Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth6288.30
299Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas5469.05
3269Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke4476.01
4288Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer4355.08
5347Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4204.04
6452Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon3769.13
7481Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3754.20
8738Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3253.24
9827Clayton “Drk Confdant” Mooney3140.30
10849Paul “ros1987” Allen3131.25

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