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Mick Graydon Up to 4th the Irish Online Poker Rankings

Mick Graydon

There has been a reshuffling of the pack in regards to the top 20 players in the Irish online poker rankings following a string of impressive results by those currently in the limelight.

The top three positions remain exactly the same, with Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth leading from Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke and Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas. Both Ainsworth and O’Rourke had deep runs in the recent European Poker Tour Vienna Main Event, where Ainsworth finished 21st for €27,300 and O’Rourke burst the final table bubble, busting 9th for €60,800.

Both Ainsworth and O’Rourke booked decent online scores upon their return from Austria, Ainsworth locking up several four-figure scores – the largest being for $6,115. Geleziunas has kept the leaders firmly in his sights thanks to a win in the PokerStars $55 NL Hold’em rebuy for $6,246 and a fifth place in The Hot $55 for $4,429.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (04/04/2014)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth5786.52
2Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke4980.77
3Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas4933.11
4Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon4410.63
5Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4372.26
6Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer4094.24
7Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson3681.76
8Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3397.05
9Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3277.04
11James “deyrzuited” Noonan3000.65
12Daniel “danielt999” Tighe2958.56
13Paul “ros1987” Allen2886.88
14Nelius “danceofddead” Foley2841.48
15Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2808.78
16Marc “Rowniwn” Radgen2785.92
17Clayton “Drk Confdant” Mooney2785.16
18Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney2725.78
19Frank “Denman98” Lillis2705.23
20Greg “gregt18” Travers2682.55

One of the most consistent performers at the virtual felt in recent years has been Mick “BIGMICKG” Graydon. The former Supernova Elite continually puts in plenty of volume and is always there or thereabouts when the money is awarded.

A fifth place in the $82 NL Hold’em Six-Max Hyper at PokerStars netted Graydon $2,034 while $7,146 was added to his bankroll when he finished 72nd in the ridiculously tough $2,100 buy-in WCOOP Challenge Main Event. Had Graydon managed to push deeper into the field he would have gained even more ground on the current leaders. As it happens, Graydon has climbed up one spot to fourth place.

Also on the rise – he went up eight places this week – is Daniel “danielt999” Tighe, who has hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks. Tighe finished 82nd in the WCOCOP special edition Sunday Million for $2,426 one day after a third place in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo had netted him $2,468. Tighe then added a couple of handfuls of cashes to his poker CV before taking down the $265 buy-in NL Hold’em Knockout for a cool $7,995. Top work, sir.

The unknown “gruaiggorm” is now in the top 10 according to after a flurry of solid results. A win in the $44 NL Hold’em 6-Max for $1,991 was sandwiched between third place finishes in the $55 NL Hold’em 360-cap and the $11 NL Hold’em 1R1A. Gruaiggorm also helped himself to the $7,678 first place prize in the popular $8.80 rebuy at PokerStars.

That’s all we have time for this week folks! Keep grinding those scheduled MTTs across the vast majority of networks and hopefully we will be writing about your exploits and major binks!

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