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T-Rex Win Pushes Rhys Jones Up The UK Online Rankings

Rhys Jones

Rhys “floppinhel” Jones is up to sixth place in the UK online poker rankings following his outright victory in the T-Rex at Full Tilt over the weekend.

Jones, whose highest world ranking is 18th (he's now 54th), topped a field of 428 players in the $162 buy-in tournament and collected $16,050, which was enough to push his online career winnings past the $3 million barrier.

The T-Rex usually attracts some of the biggest names in poker to it and this weekend's edition was no different. Joining Jones at the nine-handed final table were Austria's Gambler4444 (seventh for $2,086.50), and Jones' fellow Brits Matthew “thegingerone45” Hunt (sixth for $3,210.00) and Ben “f3nix35” Dobson (fourth for $5,778.00), which made Jones' victory all the more impressive.

carpediem200” has returned to the top 10 on the back of a quartet of top results last week. He finished as runner-up in the Betfair €10,000 Grand Thursday for $2,120 before helping himself to the $5,704 fourth place prie in the $215 Weekly 6-Max, winning a $109 NL Hold'em turbo for $8,968 and coming third in a $109 NL Hold'em rebuy for $6,357 – those last three results coming from his play at PokerStars.

Also on the rise is Billy Chattaway who now finds himself ranked 14th in the UK. After winning back-to-back PokerStars Sunday 2nd Chance titles, Chattaway went and finished eighth in this week's edition for $5,124 and on the same night came second in the PokerStars $22 NL Hold'em 1R1A for $5,748.

UK Online Poker Rankings (January 21, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard6914.78
2Chris “moorman1” Moorman6115.89
3Vicente “vincenfish” Delgado6043.99
4Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg6018.17
5Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5942.09
6Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5401.57
7Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5220.19
8Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5215.06
9Jareth “jareth3542” East5168.31
11Christopher “MAKKAPAKK” Johnson4881.50
12Stefano “Easylimp” Terziani4873.00
13Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford4817.63
14William “BillyChat” Chattaway4814.25
16Daryl “PS1GREENY” Green4807.40
17Andy “andyh26” Holman4741.40
18Charlie “chaz_man_chaz" Combes4705.97
19Tom “hitthehole” Middleton4688.41
19Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor4601.92
20Luke “Lfmagic” Fields4503.91

Kevin Killeen Reclaims Irish Crown

UKIPT Dublin winner and European Poker Tour London Main Event finalist Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen is back at the top of the Irish online poker rankings. Killeen topped “gruaiggorm” from the top spot thanks to finishing third in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold'em Turbo for $9,157 and 158.93 leader board points.

Up to fourth place this week is Cathal “shinerrr” Shine who won the Titanbet Poker €10,000 GTD Pheonix one night and then the following night scooped the €10,000 Grand Thursday for combined scores in excess of $6,100.

Another Irishman to look out for in 2015 is Dan Wilson who goes by the name of “NukeTheFish!” Wilson has been consistently putting in solid results of late including third place finishes in the $215 Weekley 6-Max ($8,280) and the $11 NLHE Phase 2 ($6,754) both at PokerStars.

Shout outs to Daragh Davey for his sixth place finish in The Bigger $162 for $9,011, to Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin who banked $7,125 when he finished fourth in the Big $162 and to Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll who enters the top 20 after solid performances at French-facing sites.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (January 14, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4496.02
3Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth4098.79
4Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3872.79
5Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson3828.92
7Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3808.61
8Daragh “daragh999” Davey3631.95
9Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin3538.94
10Dara “Doke” O’Kearey3350.20
11Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon3283.12
12Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke3274.27
13Frank “Denman98” Lillis3246.60
14Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell3212.85
15Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer3163.18
16Dino “dinos622” Sabatini3112.40
17Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville2990.30
18Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll2988.90
19David “Laois Hammer” Scully2916.73
20Eoin “starrfish” Starr2899.47

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