Rick Trigg Returns to Top 10 in the Worldwide Online Poker Rankings

Rick Trigg

The top 10 of the PocketFives.com’s worldwide online poker rankings now has two British pros in it after Rick Trigg returned to the lofty height of tenth place, keeping fourth placed Patrick Leonard company in the upper echelons of the leader board.

Trigg gave his points tally a significant boost thanks to winning the $250,000 guaranteed Pokerfest Event #6 at partypoker on Sunday, a result that netted the Sheffield-based grinder more than $35,000. Trigg did take some time out from his busy schedule to compete at the recent UKIPT and European Poker Tour (WPT) festivals, but he’s now back playing ridiculous volume on a daily basis so expect him to climb even higher by the time the rankings are next updated.

Despite Trigg’s excellent results, the aforementioned Leonard put some distance between him and Trigg following his victory in the PokerStars $215 NL Hold’em rebuy, a runner-up finish in the PokerStars.ft Monday Night on Stars and a third place finish in the Full Tilt Poker Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Last week’s newcomer to the UK top 20, Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor climbed a couple of places to 15th on the back of a quartet of impressive finishes. Sandwiched between a fourth place finish in the $25 NL Hold’em Hyper-Turbo was a third place in The Big €50 at PokerStars.fr and wins a $26 buy-in NL Hold’em tournament Full Tilt and in the PokerStars Big $22, the latter earning Taylor almost $11,000.

Returning to the UK top 20 this week is popular grinder Sebastian “BassySaffari” Saffari after several weeks outside the limelight. Saffari was ranked as high as ninth in the world in 2013 and is looking to return to those dizzy heights sooner rather than later. If he continues to run deep in events such as the $162 Sunday 6-Max and Sunday Million at PokerStars plus the Super Sized Sunday and Sunday majors at Full Tilt Poker as he has done in recent weeks, it shouldn’t be too long before Saffari is back up their with poker’s elite.

UK Online Poker Rankings (October 24, 2014)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard7369.75
2Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6938.03
3Vincent “vincenfish” Delgado6896.04
4Chris “moorman1” Moorman6580.87
5Jareth “jareth3542” East6104.11
6Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson6006.07
7Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5964.75
8Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5809.32
9Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5777.30
10Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5684.78
11Tom “hitthehole” Middleton5282.44
12Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis5209.80
13Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes5175.93
15Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor4907.19
17Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard4816.75
18Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion4756.23
19Sebastian “BassySaffari” Saffari4711.89
20Luke “LFmagic” Fields4695.70

With this weekend being jam packed full of big tournaments including more than $700,000 worth of tournaments at partypoker thanks to Pokerfest being in full swing, the Red Spade Open at PokerStars and all of the usual Sunday Majors, there are plenty of chances to win huge sums of cash and add hundreds of points to their PocketFives.com totals.

Tune into UK & Ireland PokerNews on Monday for a recap of the biggest wins and best results involving players from the UK & Ireland in our Sunday Briefing report.

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