With the British summer rapidly drawing to a close, the nation’s poker players are starting to swap the comfort of the beer garden for their favourite office chair and are grinding out hundreds of poker tournaments over the course of the week.
Surrey’s Jareth East looks to have grind on the mind if his recent results are anything to go by. Since we last wrote about the online poker rankings last week, East has cashed more than 50 times and won four tournaments.
East took down the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo $30K Gtd ($8,265), the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo $10K Gtd ($3,634) and the $55+R NL Hold’em Turbo Big Antes ($5,063) at PokerStars in addition to a $3,000 Guaranteed KO at Full Tilt Poker ($956).
Those victories have helped push East to fifth place in the UK and 52nd in the worldwide rankings.
Flying up to 18th place in the UK this week is Rob Tinnion who collected more than 1,300 PocketFives.com leaderboard points this week. A large chunk of those points came from Tinnion’s fantastic win in the PokerStars Sunday Million, a result that padded Tinnion’s bankroll by a cool $213,995!
Not only is Tinnion now 18th in the UK standings, he’s climbed to his loftiest-ever position in the worldwide rankings where he is currently occupying 157th place. Top work, sir.
UK Online Poker Rankings (September 3, 2014)
|1||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||7062.41|
|2||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||6663.42|
|3||Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson||6228.19|
|4||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||6141.20|
|5||Jareth “jareth3542” East||5519.78|
|6||Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes||5435.75|
|7||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5401.81|
|8||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||5362.82|
|9||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||5315.64|
|10||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5272.69|
|11||Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||5254.80|
|13||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5111.03|
|14||Marcin “marcin123” Milde||5094.83|
|16||Ben “jenbizzle” Jones||4785.16|
|17||Allan “bigal37” Peers||4766.39|
|18||Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion||4712.00|
|19||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||4710.37|
The UK’s number one is still Patrick Leonard, who has slipped to third in the world despite a win and a quartet of runner-up finishes, which goes to show how tough the competition is at the very top of the tree.
Leonard won the $320 NL Hold’em 6-Max at PokerStars for $7,194 at the start of the new ranking period and added second places in the Winamax HIGHROLLER ($3,510) and in the PokerStars $215+R NL Hold’em ($11,936), $265 NL Hold’em Knockout ($4,544) and $33+R NL Hold’em ($2,030).
Leeds’ Marcin Milde is another player who looks to be in hot form of late. Last week Milde finished second in the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Major for more than $20,000 and he followed that impressive result up with a handful of four-figure scores this week including $4,400 for winning the partypoker $25,000 Gtd Rebuy and $3,8836 for winning the PokerStars $55+R NL Hold’em Turbo Big Antes.
Milde now has a couple of day left to win another tournament on a different poker site to his other two victories if he wants to secure his sixth PocketFives.com Triple Crown.
Before we sign off, we must give a mention to the reigning GUKPT Manchester champion Rhys “floppinhel” Jones who should find himself climbing up the rankings next week once his latest round of results are added to his total.
As August came to an end, Jones had a second place finish in the PokerStars $82 NL Hold’em 6-Max Hyper Turbo for $4,522 and 115.32 points, plus a fourth place finish in The Bigger $55 for $14,687 and 221.93 points.
You can check the full rankings, including your own rank, at PocketFives.com