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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Ben Jones Returns to UK Top 20

UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Ben Jones Returns to UK Top 20 0001


  • Sam Grafton is in hot form having won six tournaments in the past week.

Our friends over at have updated their online poker rankings and, as expected, Ben “jenbizzle” Jones has returned to the top 20 in the United Kingdom’s standings.

Jones added points to his tally when he finished 38th in the Sunday Warm-Up at PokerStars, but it was his outright victory in the Sunday Rebuy for $35,344 that saw him break back into the top 20 for the first time in several months.

Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg has been putting together some deep runs of late, but falling short of some big scores. On Monday, Trigg had a sixth, tenth and eleventh place finish to his name, which could have been oh so different had he gone just a few spots higher. Trigg did win $4,890 for his seventh place finish in the partypoker $150K Guaranteed, however.

One man who should climber higher after the next rankings update is Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor. The Burnley fan finished third in Wednesday’s Big $22 at PokerStars for $4,250 and 115.67 leader board points. Another decent score before the next update and Taylor should be back in the top 10.

Lastly for the UK, a mention for popular grinder Sam “SamSquid” Grafton who continues to put in some incredible volume at the virtual felt. Some of Grafton’s results from the past seven days include:

  • 1st place in the partypoker Daily Major $10K GTD Turbo for $2,004
  • 1st place in the PokerStars $11+R Action Hour for $1,051
  • 1st place in the Big €30 for $923
  • 1st place in the PokerStars Big $22 for $7,333
  • 2nd place in the 888poker $8,000 Tornado for $1,751
  • 3rd place in the partypoker Daily Major $20K GTD for $2,039
  • 1st place in the Big €30 for $902
  • 2nd place in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em 6-max for $1,380
  • 1st place in the 888poker $7,500 Thunder for $2,288
  • 3rd place in the Full Tilt Benjamin for $1,414
  • 1st place in the 888poker Crocodile for $4,500

It seems someone is in form.

UK Online Poker Rankings (July 2, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Chris “moorman1” Moorman6046.50
2Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5693.89
3Patrick “pleno1” Leonard5653.79
4William “BillyChat” Chattaway5571.06
5Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg5517.06
6Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5465.25
7Andy “andyh26” Holman5418.29
8Jareth “jareth3542” East5301.48
9Marcin “Marcin123” Milde5245.34
10Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford5161.44
11Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead5116.34
12Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5085.32
13Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor5063.16
14Juan “BigBangJR” Riera4921.70
15Sam “TheSquid” Grafton4899.94
16Phil “philroyal888” Mighall4744.44
17Rhys “floppinhel” Jones4734.55
18Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes4720.78
19Ben “jenbizzle” Jones4632.69
20Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill4624.14

Cathal Shine Climbs to Second Place In Ireland

Ireland-based Spaniard, Sergio “EV4dGloryOMC” Garcia is still the man to catch in the Irish standings and should pull even further ahead next week thanks to winning the partypoker $10,000 guaranteed for $2,190, finishing third in the partypoker $25,000 guaranteed for $4,023 and coming second in the PokerStars $109 NL Hold’em Turbo 1R1A for $11,564 but Cathal “shinerrr” Shine is doing all he can to hang onto Garcia’s coattails.

Shine won a partypoker $10,000 Guaranteed Turbo for $2,251 last week and followed that up with no fewer than 18 more cashes. Three of those cashes were substantial and earned Shine a ton of leader board points.

First, Shine finished eighth in the Bigger $162 at PokerStars for $3,525 and followed that up with a fourth place finish in the Winamax HIGHROLLER for $5,353. The crown jewel of Shine’s weekend was his third place finish in the Betfair Poker €100,000 Big Sunday for a cool $10,125.

Shout outs go to Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson who won the Full Tilt MulT25 for $3,913 and to James “Jaymo” Noonan who has won three online events outright in the past few days, locking more than $6,000 as a result.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (July 2 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Sergio “EV4dGloryOMC” Garcia5097.50
2Cathal “shinerrr” Shine4510.57
3Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth4335.19
4Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4098.68
6Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney3821.70
7Daragh “daragh999” Davey3814.78
8Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson3786.91
9Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll3772.38
10Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer3751.74
11Daniel “danielt999” Tighe3663.64
12Dara “Doke” O’Kearey3345.70
14John “gruaiggorm” Daly3329.04
15Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin3180.72
16Karl “chips12345” Curry3139.62
17Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3134.51
18Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon3127.53
19Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell3061.74
20James “Jaymo” Noonan3038.97

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