The United Kingdom has a brand new number one player in the PocketFives.com online poker rankings. Step forward Mr Oscar Serradell.
Serradell, a Spanish pro residing in Bristol, has continually climbed up the UK and worldwide rankings thanks to being one of the most consistent performers in the game today. The man known as “MendaLerenda” at PokerStars is now up to seventh in the world rankings and is rapidly approaching the $3 million in online winnings barrier.
The man who Serradell pushed into second place in the UK, Patrick Leonard, is full of praise for Serradell and his fellow Spaniards. In an interview Leonard gave for PokerWinners this week, the former world number one singled out the Spanish for being the most improved players and claims that five of the best 10 players in England are actually Spanish.
Leonard is focussing more on cash games this year as he attempts to reach Supernova Elite status at PokerStars, but that hasn’t stopped him from dabbling with some tournaments and with continued success. On Sunday, Leonard finished second in the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo 1R1A for $13,664 and came fourth in the Sunday Rebuy for $20,468. Last night he collected $1,908 for winning the $22 NL Hold’em 6-Max rebuy. Still an MTT boss as you can see.
Returning to the top 10 this week is Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson thanks in part to a runner-up finish in the $8.80 NL Hold’em ($4,495), a fifth place in the Thursday Thrill ($14,273) at PokerStars and a win in the partypoker Saturday Major ($3,375).
UK Online Poker Rankings (March 4, 2015)
|1||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||6751.32|
|2||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||6566.31|
|3||Vicente “vincenfish” Delgado||6543.95|
|4||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||5762.90|
|5||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||5746.33|
|6||Jareth “jareth3542” East||5743.92|
|7||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5594.51|
|8||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||5401.63|
|9||Andy “andyh26” Holman||5237.90|
|10||William “BillyChat” Chattaway||5093.60|
|11||Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor||5063.29|
|12||Stefano “Easylimp” Terziani||5032.60|
|13||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||5026.70|
|14||Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion||5011.73|
|15||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||4969.59|
|16||Niall “firaldo” Farrell||4808.94|
|17||Tom “hitthehole” Middleton||4750.30|
|18||Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead||4737.43|
|19||Daryl “PS1GREENY” Green||4612.17|
Dara O’Kearney Collects His Fourth Triple Crown
Popular grinder Dara O’Kearney helped himself to his fourth career PocketFives.com Triple Crown this week and climbed up one place in the Irish rankings to 12th as a result. “Doke” collected the first of three parts of the crown with a win in the PokerStars $27 NL Hold’em Turbo Knockout ($4,802) on March 25 then won the partypoker Daily Major $10,000 Gtd Turbo on March 27 ($2,352). O’Kearney then took down the $10,000 Guarantee at Full Tilt ($2,500) to get his hands on another Triple Crown. Congratulations sir!
At the top of the Irish standings it is still a three-horse race to be number one, with Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen being the current number one, having managed to hold off Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth and John “gruaiggorm” Daly off for another week at least.
Returning to the top 20 this week are Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney and David “Laois Hammer” Scully. Sweeney won the Full Tilt Turbo Fiddy ($1,437), finished second in the PokerStars.ft 6-Max Club ($1,663), finished sixth in the PokerStars Big $162 ($3,997) and busted eighth in the partypoker $500K Guaranteed ($8,600) and soared up the rankings as a result.
Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (March 4, 2015)
|1||Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen||4397.31|
|2||Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth||4324.02|
|3||John “gruaiggorm” Daly||4277.11|
|4||Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson||3947.39|
|6||Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas||3667.22|
|7||Cathal “shinerrr” Shine||3615.77|
|8||Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin||3603.52|
|9||Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon||3387.69|
|10||Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll||3365.14|
|11||Frank “Denman98” Lillis||3353.17|
|12||Dara “Doke” O’Kearey||3328.65|
|13||Daragh “daragh999” Davey||3261.33|
|14||Dino “dinos622” Sabatini||3191.01|
|15||Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney||3014.33|
|17||Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell||2894.07|
|18||Eoin “starrfish” Starr||2892.44|
|19||James “Jaymo” Noonan||2888.35|
|20||David “Laois Hammer” Scully||2827.61|