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Charlie Combes Climbes Back Into Worldwide Top 10

Mat Frankland, Charlie Combes, Jake Cody and Ben Warrington

Our friends over at have updated their online poker tournament rankings and they make great reading if you are a fan of British or Irish poker.

Chris Moorman, who bagged the 250th tournament win of his career on Sunday, is still the man to catch in the United Kingdom. That aforementioned win for $18,972 and a fifth place finish in this week’s Super Tuesday – both at PokerStars – that secured a $35,084 payout, pushed Moorman into second in the worldwide rankings, too.

Had Moorman not been such a beast, second placed Charlie Combes’ recent form should have seen him be crowned the UK’s number one, but we all know Moorman is sick. Combes is not only ranked second in the UK but also ninth in the entire world thanks in part to winning the Big Friday €30K GTD at Titan Poker ($9,489), finishing fourth in the PokerStars Sunday Rebuy for $25,643 and winning The Benjamin at Full Tilt Poker for an additional $5,265. Nice.

The 50th win of Jareth East’s online career came in the PokerStars $51 NL Hold’em Hyper-Turbo and bagged the Surrey lad $4,494 in prize money and pushed him up to fourth in the UK and 25th in the world. East was one of our players to watch in 2014 after ending 2013 in spectacular fashion.

Another Brit in fine form is Sheffield’s number one horse racing fan and all round good egg, Rich Trigg. The man known as “theclaimeer” at PokerStars recently broke through the $4 million barrier in terms of money won from online MTTs. Add to this his $600,000 live tournament winnings and it is easy to see why he is one of the most respected grinders in the game today.

Last but not least in our look at the top 10 ranked online poker tournament players from the UK is the Bournemouth-based Spaniard Oscar Serradell. Known as “MendaLarenda” online, Serradell’s recent Triple Crown helped him return to the limelight. Serradell’s hat trick of titles came in the partypoker $15,000 GTD ($3,422), the PokerStars $22 No Limit Hold’em 1R1A ($5,628) and the Full Tilt Poker Triceratops ($3,992). Congratulations sir, or should we say felicidades?!

United Kingdom Top 10 Ranked Online Poker Tournament Players (13/02/2014)

UK RankWorldwide RankPlayerPoints
12Chris “moorman1” Moorman7633.49
29Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes7150.18
315Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer6703.40
425Jareth “jareth3542” East6617.95
547Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis6089.78
650Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6062.53
755Sebastian “Seba29072” Saffari5919.52
883Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5742.89
9108Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5440.85
10144Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5334.09

The Irish Top 10 has had little change at the top of the pile where Jude Ainsworth leads from Gavin O’Rourke and Lithuania’s Tomas Geleziunas.

Fourth place now belongs to Kevin Killeen who seems to be in the middle of a heater judging by recent results that include a third place in the Full Tilt Poker Triceratops ($2,219), a third place in the PokerStars $11 rebuy ($6,095), a runner-up finish in the PokerStars $33 rebuy ($2,162) and an outright victory in a $55 No Limit Hold’em freezeout, also at PokerStars ($4,775). Top work, sir.

American Steve O’Dwyer binked the $1K Saturday at Full Tilt Poker for $31,040 so deservedly gets a mention here, while Dan “NukeTheFish” Wilson’s win in The Big $109 ($21,216) and third place in the $109 NL Hold’em $12.5k GTD ($1,920) result in him soaring into seventh place in the Irish rankings.

Ireland Top 10 Ranked Online Poker Tournament Players (13/02/2014)

UK RankWorldwide RankPlayerPoints
156Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth5949.41
2101Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke5398.48
3123Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas5355.51
4244Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4696.15
5268Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer4527.84
6333Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon4365.14
7692Dan “NukeTheFish” Wilson3443.34
8703Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3420.91
9764Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3332.74
10822Paul “ros1987” Allen3311.24

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