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Delgado Knocks Leonard From Top Spot; Three New Faces In Top 20

Vicente Delgado and Patrick Leonard

London-based Spaniard Vicente “vincenfish” Delgado has done what we thought was impossible and knocked Patrick “pleno1” Leonard from the top spot in the UK online poker rankings.

Delgado's reign at the top of the UK's standings could be a short lived one because the gap between himself and Leonard is less than 20 points, which should make for an exciting race to be number one come the end of 2014.

Leonard may feel a little hard done to because some of his big scores from last week are not showing as being credited to his overall points tally. Leonard's third place finish in The Hotter $75 ($9,408) and his fourth place in the Sunday Second Chance ($18,987) should have banked him 164.97 and 227.35 points respectively, yet they're not highlighted in red meaning they're not part of his overall points haul. If these get credited this week, he'll topple Delgado from his ofty perch, unless the Spaniard manages to bink something himself.

Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg is still the man in third place, but that could change if Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell continues on his own heater. In the past week, Serredell has helped himself to bags of cash and points thanks to results such as:

  • Second in the Full Tilt Turbo Hundo for $1,950
  • First in the 888poker $5,000 Lightning for $1,846
  • Second in the partypoker $10,000 Major for $1,681
  • Second in the 888poker $10,000 Monsoon for $2,634
  • Second in the PokerStars $215 NL Hold'em Turbo for $15,180
  • First in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold'em Turbo for $10,376

Top work, sir.

The rest of the top 10 is the same as last week with the exception of “carpediem2000” entering the limelight. On Saturday, carpediem2000 won the Full Tilt Turbo Hundo or $3,420 before finishing seventh in the Biggest $75 at PokerStars for $4,439 on the Sunday. Also on Sunday, carpediem2000 chopped the Sunday 500 for $59,465 at PokerStars before finishing second in partypoker's $50,000 Guaranteed Major for $5,174!

UK Online Poker Rankings (November 26, 2014)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Vicente “vincenfish” Delgado7266.48
2Patrick “pleno1” Leonard7246.84
3Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6488.63
4Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell6454.50
5Chris “moorman1” Moorman6054.43
6Jareth “jareth3542” East5699.16
7Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson5632.46
8Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5585.53
9Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5248.44
11Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes5127.84
12Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5079.99
13Tom “hitthehole” Middleton5051.12
14Andy “andyh26” Holman5014.17
16Luke “LFmagic” Fields4749.32
17Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor4597.17
18Daryl “PS1GREENY” Green4499.87
19Owain “sngwonder” Carey4424.77
20Ash “AshTheDonkey” Mason4406.78

Positions 18, 19 and 20 are filled with new names to the rankings, although those of you who count yourself as poker aficionados will no doubt have heard of all three of them.

Daryl “PS1GREENEY” Green is rapidly approaching $1 million in online tournament winnings, a total that he'll hit sooner rather than later if he continues the month how he has started it so far – 19 cashes, eight final tables, six top three finishes and two wins!

Nineteenth place belongs to Owain “sngwonder” Carey this week; he has also climbed to a career-best 251st in the world. Carey is running hot right now and can brag about results such as a win in the PokerStar $55 NL Hold'em 6-Max 500 Cap ($4,232), a third place in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold'em Rebuy ($4,872), a fifth place in the Betfair Poker €25,000 Grand Monday ($2,196) and a fifth place in the PokerStars Hot $55 in the past week.

Lastly, in 20th place, is Ash “AshTheDonkey” Mason, a Leeds lad who now lives in Australia if our information is correct. Mason has been a force to be reckoned with for the past six years (at least) and shot to stardom in 2011 when he won the WCOOP High Roller for $430,000. He's now back in the UK top 20 for the first time in a long while and up to 253rd in the world. Can he break into the top 100 by the time 2014 ends?

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