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UK Online Poker Rankings: WCOOP Causes a Reshuffle

Patrick Leonard


  • Patrick Leonard reclaims the top spot in the UK online poker rankings

  • Billy Chattaway is only eight place below his career-high in the world rankings

  • Christopher Brammer hits form going into the second half of the WCOOP

The huge prizes awarded at the 2015 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) has caused a reshuffle of the online poker rankings, particularly those showing the top 20 players in the United Kingdom where there a new number one.

UK Online Poker Rankings (September 17, 2015)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard5961.89
2William “BillyChat” Chattaway5635.39
3Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer5543.29
4Chris “moorman1” Moorman5182.39
5Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit5063.87
7Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell4856.42
8Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg4806.08
9Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford4772.05
10Sam “TheSquid” Grafton4614.39
11Phil “philroyal888” Mighall4589.62
12Rupert “ElRupert” Elder4584.53
13Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor4581.82
14Andy “andyh26” Holman4537.95
15Daniel “judgedredd13” Charlton4536.86
16Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead4490.55
17Ben “jenbizzle” Jones4484.68
18Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes4432.53
19Rhys “floppinhel” Jones4417.21
20Paul “fold machiii” Dando4304.83

Patrick Leonard has returned to the top of the pile following his win in the WCOOP-17: $700 NL Hold’em 6-Max 3-Stack, a result the secured Leonard a $108,416 payday. Leonard also notched up victories in The Big $75 for $8,863 and the $530 Wednesday PL Omaha Hi/Lo 6-Max for $12,000 although that last win came too late to be added to this week’s rankings update.

The former world number one also finished fourth in a $320 NL Hold’em 6-Max for $4,824 and was the runner-up in the PokerStars.ft €250 6-Max Club for an additional $3,708; it’s been quite the week for the talented grinder.

Soaring up the rankings this week, again because of a fantastic result in the WCOOP, is Billy “BillyChat” Chattaway. The Londoner finished fourth in the $10,300 NL Hold’em 8-Max High Roller for a career-best score of $263,000 which also added more than 800 points to his tally. Chattaway has risen to 29th in the world, only eight places shy of his best ever place of 21st. With plenty more WCOOP events to come, we wouldn’t bet against Chattaway hitting even higher heights.

Had it not been for the six-figures scores enjoyed by Leonard and Chattaway, Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer would still have been the UK number one. Brammer seems to be back in form judging by his recent solid results that include:

  • 1st place in the $33 NL Hold’em 6-Max Turbo for $2,073
  • 3rd place in the $55 NL Hold’em Deep Stacks for $1,339
  • 7th place in the $215 PL Omaha 1R1A WCOOP for $10,003
  • 2nd place in the $54 NL Hold’em Knockout for $1,898
  • 1st place in the $109 NL Hold’em Turbo Progressive Super-Knockout for $10,620
  • 4th place in the $109 NL Hold’em for $3,360
  • 3rd place in the $44 NL Hold’em Turbo for $1,500
  • 2nd place in the $22 NL Hold’em 1R1A for $2,826

Brammer also won the WCOOP 2nd Chane $215 NL Hold’em 6-Max for $25,452 but, like Leonard’s Omaha win, it came too late to be included in this week’s update.

The player known as “10111420” climbed 10 places to sixth on the back of finishing second in the WCOOP-20: $109 NL Hold’em for $81,765. It was his largest cash by some $19,000 and he’s now only a handful of points away from knocking Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit out of the top five place in the UK rankings.

Another player who is guaranteed to fly up the rankings at the next update is Burnley FC fan, Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor, who was the subject of our Best of British Isles feature in 2014. Taylor topped the large field in the WCOOP edition of the Sunday Million and banked $273,850 play 1,507.64 leaderboard points, which don’t look to have been added to his profile this time around. When they are added, those points should see Taylor break into the top five in the UK.

Returning to the top 20 this week is Rhys “floppinhel” Jones, thanks in part to a trio of final table appearances. Jones came fifth in The Big $75 for $3,982 and followed that up by winning the $109 NL Hold’em Rebuy on the same night for $25,448. A couple of nights later, Jones finished fifth in the $109 NL Hold’em Progressive Super Knockout for $2,950.

With another 35 WCOOP events and the second chances that come with them still to come, there is ample opportunity for players to help themselves to huge cash prizes and PocketFives ranking points. As always, UK & Ireland PokerNews will have one ear to the ground and bring you news of the biggest results enjoyed by our players.

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