He missed out on the number one spot in the PocketFives.com online poker rankings by less than 30 points last week, but has that is now forgotten because Patrick Leonard is now officially the number one ranked online poker tournament player in the world.
A delighted Leonard took to Facebook to make the announcement to his legion of friends and followers:
Finally did it! After months of gruelling battling with my friend p0cket00 and multiple other skandis and sickos we finally got number 1 spot! Everything so close and changing all the time but very happy to finally accomplished this and looking forward to celebrating in Barcelona next week at EPT. #vamos #whatsnext?
Congratulations, Mr Leonard, your success is well deserved.
In second place, and in superb form himself, is Yorkshireman Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg. If Leonard hadn’t been in such sick form, Trigg would easily be the United Kingdom’s number one. Trigg recently completed a hat trick of wins when he won the Titan Poker €10,000 GTD Rebuy ($3,054), The $8,000 Tornado at 888poker ($2,400) and the $25,000 Gtd Rebuy at partypoker ($4,400). Add into the mix a handful of four-figure scores, including one for $4,982 and it is easy to see why Trigg is one of the most feared poker players on the planet.
It’s isn’t only Leonard and Trigg who are the right side of variance, a handful of others must have made sacrifices to the poker gods judging by their recent results.
Chris Moorman won his 21st Triple Crown last week and followed that up with number 22 this week. When you look at Moorman’s recent results, you cannot help but be taken aback and I’ll go out on a limb and predict that Moorman will reclaim the worldwide number one spot by the time our calendars flick over to 2015.
York’s Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford recently passed through the one million in lifetime winnings barrier and is now up to seventh in the UK and 72nd in the world, his loftiest positions yet. In the past seven days, Beresford had nine cashes, three of which been between $1,100 and $3,050 and a nice bankroll boosting $11,881 that he picked up by winning the PokerStars $215 NL Hold’em Turbo.
UK Online Poker Rankings (August 13, 2014)
|1||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||7740.52|
|2||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||6909.56|
|3||Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson||6490.93|
|4||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||6269.98|
|5||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5884.85|
|6||Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes||5816.49|
|7||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||5518.01|
|9||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5357.03|
|10||Jareth “jareth3542” East||5216.25|
|12||Ben “jenbizzle” Jones||5084.79|
|13||Marcin “marcin123” Marcin||4807.70|
|14||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||4796.20|
|15||Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard||4794.78|
|16||Paul “pvas2” Vas Nunes||4739.39|
|17||Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||4685.62|
|18||Daniel “judgedredd13” Charlton||4678.98|
|19||Allan “bigal37” Peers||4669.83|
|20||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||4655.23|
Big shout outs have to go to a trio of stars who are also knee-deep in run good. Leeds’ Marcin Milde is up to 13th in the UK on the back of a deep run in the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS Event #15 ($2,700), win in the PokerStars $51 NL Hold’em Hyper ($3,790) and $33 NL Hold’em rebuy ($2,973).
Also to popular pro Sam “TheSquid” Grafton who climbs back into the top 20 this week. Grafton looks to be putting in a ton of volume at the virtual felt and when good players play lots of poker the results flow in.
Grafton completed a trio of victories by winning the Full Tilt Poker $3,000 Guarantee ($1,024) the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo ($9,481) and the partypoker $30,000 Gtd ($5,700).
Last of the run-good warriors is Daniel “judegdredd13” Charlton who recently banked a $42,106 payout by finishing third in the FTOPS Event #15, a $4,662 payout for winning the PokerStars $109+R NL Hold’em and $2,640 for winning the PokerStars $55 NL Holdem 1R1A. Must be nice!
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Thank you to PocketFives.com for allowing the use of their ranking system to create this article.