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Chris Moorman Reclaims Worldwide Number One Ranking

Chris Moorman

British poker legend Chris Moorman has reclaimed from Lukas Berglund what was rightly his, the number one rank in the worldwide online poker tournament rankings.

Moorman continues to astonish the poker community with his super human-like ability to go deep in the biggest and toughest tournaments that online poker has to offer, with many asking if he is even real. To date, Moorman has won $10,925,072 from online poker tournaments and no other player is anywhere near this ridiculous total.

It is not only in the live arena that Moorman excels, he is currently in Los Angeles for the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Main Event where only 18 players remain. Moorman goes into the penultimate day’s play armed with 1,731,000 chips, which are enough to place him third overall. Our hero already has $54,850 locked up and is on course for the $1,015,460 first place prize.

Moorman currently has a devilish 666 point lead over second placed Charlie Combes, a gap that is unlikely to be closed over the course of the next week due to Mr Combes being on a skiing holiday. The rest of the top 10 remains the same as last week, only in a slightly different order.

Rick Trigg’s win in the PokerStars Hot $11 for $9,386 and his fifth place finish in The Big $109 on march 1 not only bolstered his bankroll but also pushed his already impressive points tally past the 6,000 mark. There are now less than 300 points between Sheffield-based Trigg and third placed Jareth East.

Trigg’s fellow South Yorkshireman Scott Margereson climbs to seventh place on the back of his victory in this week’s Sunday Kickoff. That win banked “Aggro Santos” $29,600 and more than 430 points in the standings.

Also on the rise is Jon Spinks who now finds himself in eighth place. On Sunday, Spinks won the opening event of the Omaha Series for $6,003 and followed that bink up with a runner-up finish in the French Sunday Supersonic for an additional $6,203.

United Kingdom Online Poker Rankings (05/03/2014)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Chris “moorman1” Moorman7667.71
2Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes7001.97
3Jareth “jareth3542” East6431.59
4Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer6226.45
5Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6157.13
6Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis5878.65
7Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5816.81
8Jon “EMSBas” Spinks5609.80
9Sebastian “Seba29072” Saffari5546.19
10Ben “jenbizzle” Jones5363.48
11Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5329.43
12Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5235.00
13Phill “bergeroo” Huxley4895.92
14Marcin “marcin123” Milde4755.76
15Niall “firaldo” Farrell4748.48
17Paul “badpab2” Foltyn4669.32
18Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves 4646.03 
19Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas4639.02
20Jonathan “peanut172” Peacock4489.21

Honourable mentions need to go to Ben Jones for winning Monday’s Hot $109 at PokerStars, to Rhys Jones for taking down Sunday’s Turbo Multi-Hundo at Full Tilt Poker ($16,882), to Jonathan Peacock for his runner-up finish in the Sunday Warm-Up ($10,382) and to Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin for bursting into the top 20 in the UK standings.

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