The United Kingdom online poker rankings have a brand new player in them this week, one who comes straight in at second in the UK and 11th in the world overall. Step forward and take a bow Mr Vincent “vincenfish” Delgado Zamorano.
As you have most likely guessed from his name, Zamorano is one of the many Spanish online grinders who has relocated to the UK in order to continue their poker careers. With liquidity on Spanish sites being low in comparison to unrestricted sites, and the fact Spanish players are charged a 24% tax on their winnings – they cannot deduct losses from their figures – scores of Spaniards have flocked to the welcoming bosom of the UK.
Zamorano was the first player to reach Supernova Elite status at PokerStars.es and became the site’s sole Team Online representative. Despite being a cash game specialist by trade, Zamorano has won more than $1.3 million on PokerStars.com alone, of which $637,436.88 came from winning the $10,300 buy-in NL Hold’em 8-Max Re-Entry High Roller at the 2014 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).
At PokerStars Zamorano has the Portuguese flag next to his name, but his PocketFives.com profile lists him as being in London and therefore eligible to be ranked on the UK’s leader board.
The arrival of Zamorano has pushed Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg into third place, this despite the Sheffield lad winning a $109 NL Hold’em $10k Gtd, The Hot $55 and an $82 NL Hold’em 6-Max Hyper at PokerStars during the past week.
Christopher Brammer continued his climb up the rankings this week thanks in part to two wins on PokerStars’ French site. The man known affectionately as “NigDawG” in online poker circles won the €10 low and €100 High Monday Night of Stars 1R1A tournaments for more than $26,000. The French-focussed sites become unavailable to British players from October 1 so it looks as if Brammer is trying to fill his boots before the looming deadline hits!
Three others players improved their top 20 positions this week, the first being Tom “hitthehole” Miiddleton who had a superb weekend at the felt where he won over $70,000. Middleton, a former European Poker Tour (EPT) champion, finished fourth in a WCOOP 2nd Chance for $20,370 and then followed that up with a third place in the Sunday 500 for $50,730.
Jareth East’s $132,200 score in WCOOP Event #47 was enough to push him into ninth place in the UK, while Newcastle’s “jambeyang” soared into 15th place in the UK and a career-high 126th in the world thanks to winning the ExPLOsivo at Full Tilt Poker for $3,372 and following that up with a $30,578 haul from winning the PokerStars Sunday 6-Max.
UK Online Poker Rankings (September 25, 2014)
|1||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||6924.37|
|2||Vincent “vincenfish” Delgado Zamorano||6878.16|
|3||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||6850.25|
|4||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||6589.23|
|5||Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson||6586.82|
|6||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||6114.91|
|7||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5939.33|
|8||Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||5873.94|
|9||Jareth “jareth3542” East||5848.66|
|10||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5831.69|
|11||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||5818.81|
|12||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5386.47|
|13||Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes||5370.72|
|16||Marcin “marcin123” Milde||5037.96|
|17||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||4934.87|
|18||Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion||4913.21|
|19||Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard||4740.88|
|20||Phill “bergeroo” Huxley||4717.58|
With the last few events of the WCOOP set to take place between now and when the rankings are next updated, we fully expect there to be some massive scores from players from the UK and those score convert to points in PocketFives.com’s ranking system. Could we have a new number one next week? We don’t have long to wait to find out!