Rick Trigg has mounted a charge up the UK online tournament rankings and is trailing the top three by a nose. The horse racing lover from Sheffield has 6338.76 points to his name, while third placed Jareth East has 6492.67, a gap of only 153.91 points.
Last Wednesday, Trigg won the PokerStars $109 rebuy for a cool $11,244.50 and followed up that impressive result the following night with a third place in The Big $162, which netted “TheClaimeer” an additional $11,758.50.
Trigg won’t be adding many scores to his profile this week because he’s currently trying to fleece the bookies at the Cheltenham festival!
Another Brit who banked a nice score after winnings a $109 buy-in tournament at PokerStars was Reigate’s Jareth “jareth3542” East. Mr East danced his way through the 1,155 strong field in the March 9 edition of the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo to scoop the $19,935.30 first place prize.
Bursting into the top 20 of the PocketFives.com powered rankings is Edinburgh’s Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin who debuts in 17th place. The mid-stakes regular seems to have a penchant for Omaha tournaments and they have served him well this past week with a win in the $22 PL Omaha Hi/Lo and another in the $109 PL Omaha Hi/Lo both at PokerStars.
Joining Martin in the “I’m ranked in the top 20 club” is Christopher Johnson, known in online poker circles as “MAKKAPAKK.” Johnson finished second in the €100 buy-in Night of Stars at PokerStars.fr last night for $7,063.37 and a shedload of leader board points so expect him to climb higher up the rankings in the coming weeks.
United Kingdom Online Poker Rankings (13/03/2014)
|1||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||7642.73|
|2||Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes||6795.43|
|3||Jareth “jareth3542” East||6492.67|
|4||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||6338.76|
|5||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||6231.08|
|6||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||5614.86|
|7||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5595.70|
|8||Jon “EMSBas” Spinks||5561.94|
|9||Sebastian “BassySaffari” Saffari||5380.91|
|10||Ben “jenbizzle” Jones||5337.92|
|11||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||5231.23|
|12||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5195.08|
|13||Phill “bergeroo” Huxley||4895.92|
|14||Niall “firaldo” Farrell||4748.48|
|15||Marcin “marcin123” Milde||4746.45|
|16||Paul “badpab2” Foltyn||4742.79|
|17||Magnus “Giffordonian” Martin||4725.66|
|18||Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas||4649.95|
|19||Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves||4625.96|
|20||Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson||4465.72|