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Patrick “pads1161” Leonard Climbs to Number Two in the World Rankings

Patrick Leonard

Patrick Leonard is the closest he has ever been to claiming the number one spot in the PocketFives.com worldwide rankings and should be on top of the pile once the next update is completed on August 13.

Leonard trails current number one Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski by a mere 29.41 points and could have toppled his talented foe had his latest victory made it into the latest update. You see, on August 5, Leonard won the Full Tilt Poker Tyrannosaurus Rex for $7,326 in prize money and over 180 points, but the result filtered through to PocketFives too late to be considered for this week’s score. It will, however, count for next week and unless Sikorski manages to take down something substantial, Leonard will at last become the world number one.

It is also worth mentioning that while Chris Moorman, Christopher Brammer and Darren “Dr_Darren” Moore were busy helping themselves to their PocketFives.com Triple Crowns, Leonard’s “T-Rex” win gifted him his own three-pronged headwear.

During the past seven days, Leonard won the T-Rex, The Bigger $162 at PokerStars ($44,448) and The Hot €100 at PokerStars.fr.

Climbing to third in the United Kingdom and a career best 15th in the world this week is Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson who can do wrong at the moment. Johnson’s latest big scores weighed in at $20,580, $10,745 and $16,036 which he was awarded for a seventh place finish in the $1,050 WCOOP Challenge 8-Max and The Big $162 at PokerStars and a runner-up finish in the Full Tilt Poker Turbo Multi-Hundo.

As mentioned earlier – and more in-depth in this article – Chris Moorman banked a record 21st Triple Crown this week to show the world that he is still up there with the very best of them. Wins in the Titan Poker €10,000 GTD Rebuy ($3,689), the Full Tilt Poker Benjamin ($6,578) and the Winamax HIGHROLLER ($20,009) secured his hat trick of victories.

Since those wins, Moorman has binked the $82 NL Hold’em 6-Max Hyper at PokerStars ($4,677) and Event #5 of the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS ($6,202) and now has until August 12 to win another tournament to win what would be his 22nd Triple Crown!

The man known affectionately as “NigDawG” jumped up to eighth place this week after a trio of outright victories gave his points tally a significant boost. Brammer won The Hotter $33 at PokerStars for $14,616, the Big $162 at PokerStars for $19,266 and The Benjamin at Full Tilt Poker for $3,750.

Slightly further down the top 20 you will find a brand-new entry and a familiar face making a return.

In 19th place you will find the Newcastle’s “jambeyang” who is rapidly approaching his former career high point of 150th in the world. A fourth place in The Big $162 at PokerStars, a brace of third places in the PokerStars $55 NL Hold’em and Winamax Top 50, a runner up in the Full Tilt Poker Monday Mayhem and a win in the PokerStars Bigger $55 have all helped push “jambeyang” into the top 20 place.

Twentieth place is currently occupied by Tom “hitthehole” Middleton who when he isn’t smashing up the $25/$50 NL Holdem CAP games at PokerStars is putting together a few deep runs in online poker’s toughest tournaments. Middleton has been knocking on the door of yet another huge score of late and it is surely only a case of when and not if he scoops one.

UK Online Poker Rankings (August 8, 2014)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard7835.94
2Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg7128.40
3Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson6563.80
4Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis6178.05
5Chris “moorman1” Moorman6125.26
6Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes5960.01
8Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5459.48
9Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford5399.66
10Jareth “jareth3542” East5350.89
12Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard5148.87
13Ben “jenbizzle” Jones5123.70
14Paul “pvas2” Vas Nunes4934.21
15Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4860.44
16Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell4860.38
17Phill “bergeroo” Huxley4821.39
18Niall “firaldo” Farrell4742.73
20Tom “hitthehole” Middleton4703.95

Thanks to PocketFives.com for the data used in this article. lead image courtesy of the PokerStars Blog

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