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Rhys “floppinhel” Jones Returns to the UK Online Poker Rankings Top 10

Rhys "floppinhel" Jones

Our friends over at PocketFives.com have updated their superb online poker rankings and that means it is time to take a look at the current standings in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The UK’s top 20 is the same 20 faces as last week, although they are have now been reshuffled somewhat. At the top of the pile is Spanish pro Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell, but climbing one place into second is Patrick “pleno1” Leonard who took some time away from his Supernova Elite grind to finish second in Sunday’s Sunday Special €100,000 guaranteed at PokerStars.fr for $13,618.

A familiar face returned to the top 10 this week, that of Rhys “floppinhel” Jones. A cash in Event #1 of the FTOPS added a few precious points to Jones’ tally, yet it was the huge $22,673 score that Jones collected for his win in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo 1R1A that saw him climb into 10th place.

Two other players who have improved their positions this week are Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford and Niall “firaldo” Farrell. Beresford is now 14th in the UK thanks in part to a runner-up finish in the $320 buy-in Saturday Super Knockout ($18,721) with Farrell winning the Hot $75 at PokerStars for $11,700.

Lurking outside the top 20 are some very talented players who are only a decent score or two from entering the limelight. The likes of Sam “TheSquid” Grafton, Owain “sngwonder” Carey, Tom “Jabracada” Hall, and Jack “_JMCD_89” McDermott are all within touching distance of a top 20 berth.

UK Online Poker Rankings (March 18, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell6853.29
2Patrick “pleno1” Leonard6644.49
3Vicente “vincenfish” Delgado6031.42
4Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg5820.55
5Jareth “jareth3542” East5756.63
6Chris “moorman1” Moorman5306.63
7Stefano “Easylimp” Terziani5132.52
8Andy “andyh26” Holman5121.74
9William “BillyChat” Chattaway5107.81
10Rhys “floppinhel” Jones5104.59
11Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5083.25
12Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor5079.18
13Rob “rtinnion” Tinnion5038.37
14Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford4906.27
15Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4828.07
16Niall “firaldo” Farrell4785.62
17Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead4785.62
18Tom “hitthehole” Middleton4725.78
19”carpediem200”4723.53
20Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes4673.87

Daniel Wilson Climbs To Second In Ireland

Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth has managed to hold onto the top spot in the Irish rankings, but with Daniel “NukeTheFish!” Wilson being in the form of his life, Ainsworth may not be at the top of the tree by the time of the next update.

A couple of Sundays ago, Wilson finished second in the Sunday 500 for a massive score of $58,229 and he followed that impressive result up with a third place finish in Event #2 of the Full Tilt FTOPS for $30,743. Wilson is now ranked 199th in the world, which happens to be his best-ever position and one that we can only see him improving on.

Also climbing this week is Cathal “shinerrr” Shine who owes his ranking boost to his outright victory in the 888poker $50,000 Sunday Crocodile. That result added $23,292 to Shine’s coffers and 310.17 points to his PocketFives.com tally.

Two other Irishmen in the top 20 deserve some recognition before we sign off, namely Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell and “GaryT.”

Macdonnell outlasted more than 50,000 opponents in the $9 million guaranteed Sunday Million, falling in 27th place for $25,014, while GaryT had two great results in low buy-in events: (1) finishing second in the PokerStars.fr Super Magic Classico for $3,669 and a win in the PokerStars $5.50 NL Hold’em 2R1A for $3,305.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (March 18, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth4606.98
2Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4462.27
3Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4372.22
4John “gruaiggorm” Daly4039.08
5”Rowniwn”3974.18
6Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3840.58
7Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3589.69
8Dara “Doke” O’Kearey3400.27
9Frank “Denman98” Lillis3392.83
10“rtspurs”3344.66
11Daragh “daragh999” Davey3331.91
12Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin3312.03
13Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll3296.39
14Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon3223.84
15Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell3197.74
16Dino “dinos622” Sabatini3160.45
17James “Jaymo” Noonan3020.00
18“GaryT”3000.30
19Eoin “starrfish” Starr2956.64
20Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney2951.43

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