Patrick Leonard’s remarkable year at the virtual felt shows no signs of slowing down judging by yet another stellar week in some of online poker’s biggest tournaments.
It’s difficult to believe that Leonard used to focus on cash games before 2014 when you look at some of the amazing results that he can brag about. Each time we write our weekly article about PocketFives.com’s rankings, it seems Leonard has helped himself to another five-figure score. This week he banked two such cashes.
After finishing second in the PokerStars $320 NL Hold’em 6-Max for $5,513 and fifth in the PokerStars Bigger $75 for $5,237, Leonard helped himself to $21,225 by finishing fourth in the $109 buy-in Sunday Rebuy, also at PokerStars.
On the same night as his deep run in the Sunday Rebuy, Leonard took down the T-Rex at Full Tilt Poker for $18,075 and followed that up with a victory in the Monday Mayhem for $4,217 less than 24 hours later.
Leonard doesn’t put in as much volume as some of his rivals, but that looks to have changed in recent weeks; perhaps he is mounting another challenge for the number one spot in the worldwide rankings?
In the UK rankings, Spanish PokerStars Team Online’s Vincent Delgado attempted to close the gap on the seemingly unstoppable Leonard by coming second in the Super Tuesday for $81,715. Although that result helped push Delgado to seventh in the world, he still trails Leonard in the UK by almost 500 points, going to show how amazing Leonard’s results have been.
UK Online Poker Rankings (October 29, 2014)
|1||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||7710.33|
|2||Vincent “vincenfish” Delgado||7249.30|
|3||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||6952.40|
|4||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||6428.94|
|5||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||6065.57|
|6||Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson||6038.64|
|7||Jareth “jareth3542” East||5976.31|
|8||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||5816.75|
|9||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5742.71|
|10||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5558.37|
|11||Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||5264.79|
|12||Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes||5226.60|
|13||Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis||5185.25|
|15||Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion||4796.93|
|17||Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor||4761.30|
|18||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||4745.57|
|19||Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard||4714.31|
|20||Sebastian “BassySaffari” Saffari||4705.60|
Killeen Still King in the Irish Rankings
Kevin Killeen, fresh from his final table appearance in the European Poker Tour London Main Event, is the man to catch in the Irish rankings, thanks in part to a handful of impressive results at the virtual felt. Killeen’s latest big score weighs in at $12,588, which was his reward for winning Tuesday night’s Hot $55 at PokerStars
Jude Ainsworth is back in second place, around 400 points behind Killeen, after seemingly finding form once again. Ainsworth has been racking up the cashes on France-facing site Winamax in recent months and it is only a matter of time before he wins something huge and closes the gap between himself and Killeen.
Two other Irishmen are in top gear right now, one of those players being Cathal “shinerrr” Shine. The man from Kerry booked the 97th and 98th online poker tournament wins of his career this week, one at Winamax and the other at PokerStars, for combined scores of almost $10,000 while “Rowniwn” added more than $13,000 to his bankroll with a win in the $215 NL Hold’em Turbo 2x Chance ($7,205), a runner-up finish in the Big $27.50 ($4,533) and a third place in the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo ($1,755) all at PokerStars.
Irish Online Poker Rankings (October 29, 2014)
|1||Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen||5135.40|
|2||Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth||4717.35|
|4||Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas||4579.72|
|5||Cathal “shinerrr” Shine||4310.39|
|6||Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke||4270.51|
|7||Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon||4124.35|
|8||Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson||3962.15|
|9||Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer||3857.88|
|10||Daragh “daragh999” Davey||3724.54|
|11||Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin||3594.75|
|12||Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell||3551.64|
|13||Dara “Doke” O’Kearey||3271.04|
|14||Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville||3229.28|
|15||Daniel “danielt999” Tighe||3198.77|
|17||Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney||3099.17|
|18||Sean “shaffrey” Shaffrey||3038.31|
|19||Frank “Denman98” Lillis||3018.55|