Our round-up of the PocketFives.com UK & Ireland online poker rankings returns to your screens after a two-week hiatus and does so with a new number one in the United Kingdom and some fresh faces in the Irish standings.
Topping the UK chart is the Spanish grinder Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell, who knocks Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer down one place into second. Serradell was ranked as high as sixth in the world earlier in the year and has been one of the most consistent performers at the virtual felt. He is currently ranked 22nd in the world standings.
Another player who has been in great form is the new third placed Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead, who also climbs to a career-high of 32nd in the world. Woodhead hasn’t played for a couple of weeks due to being in the Czech Republic for the Prague Poker Festival events, but once he returns to the virtual felt we would not put it past him claiming that coveted first place on the UK leader board.
Lastly for the UK side of things, shout-outs to Phil “philroyal888” Mighall and Marcin “MARCIN123” Milde.
Mighall has two victories under his belt this week, both at PokerStars. The Brighton-based star won the $215 NL Hold’em Turbo $20,000 Guaranteed for $5,850 on December 14 and followed that up by winning the same tournament in the 16th for $6,118.
Milde is another player with the ability to grind like a true champion and he finds himself in fourth place on the PokerStars Yearly TLB. The Leeds-based player looks set to win a years’ worth of Sunday $215 tickets, $5,000 worth of major online series tickets, and entry to a $75,000 freeroll, but if he can move up just one place he’ll also grab at least $15,000 cash.
UK Online Poker Rankings (December 18, 2015)
|1||Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell||5869.71|
|2||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5839.50|
|3||Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead||5575.10|
|4||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||5567.27|
|5||Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor||5284.78|
|6||William “BillyChat” Chattaway||5267.18|
|7||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||5238.99|
|8||Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando||4989.51|
|9||Rupert “ElRupert” Elder||4980.42|
|10||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||4905.00|
|12||Phil “philroyal888” Mighall||4734.27|
|13||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||4701.38|
|14||Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg||4635.68|
|15||Rhys “floppinhel” Jones||4520.05|
|16||Sergio “zcedrikck” Aido||4490.31|
|17||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||4446.51|
|18||Ben “BenFaz” Farrell||4437.25|
|20||Marcin “marcin123” Milde||4239.84|
New Names in the Irish Race to Glory
There are a couple of new names in the Irish top 20 this week, plus some players who have returned to the spotlight.
Up in seventh place you’ll find the name of “GaryT” who was catapulted into the top 20 on the back of winning the PokerStars $55 Daily Double #2 for a cool $40,289. You may recall that GaryT was in the headlines during September 2015 thanks to finishing third in the WCOOP edition of the Sunday Million, a result that banked him $277,870.
Also new to the leader board is Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce in 14th place in Ireland. Joyce seems to be something of a pot limit Omaha specialist and can boast of wins in both the $55 PL Omaha 6-Max Progressive Super-Knockout for $800 on December 6 and then the same tournament at PokerStars a week later for $865. He’s now slouch at the Hold’em tables either, having recently finished fifth in the Big $109 for $4,259.
Special mentions have to go to Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen and Cathal “shinerrr” Shine who finished sixth and second in the partypoker $150,000 Guaranteed High Roller this week for scores of $8,700 and $24,183, and to “myleftfoot” who last week went on a tear by winning three tournaments, including the $16.50 NL Hold’em Turbo for $8,758 before finishing in fifth place in the Thursday Thrill for $13,552.
Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (December 18, 2015)
|1||Sergio “EV4dGloryOMC” Garcia||5487.46|
|2||Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen||4681.43|
|4||Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas||4134.75|
|5||Cathal “shinerrr” Shine||4000.39|
|6||Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth||3999.65|
|7||Gary “GaryT” Thompson||3868.76|
|8||Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson||3754.81|
|9||Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll||3731.18|
|11||Daniel “danielt999” Tighe||3429.95|
|12||Frank “Denman98” Lillis||3390.92|
|13||Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon||3336.34|
|14||Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce||3202.35|
|15||Dara “Doke” O’Kearney||3157.76|
|16||Rory “rbdowntown” Brown||3004.94|
|17||Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney||2928.77|
|18||James “Jaymo” Noonan||2882.77|
|20||David “Laois Hammer” Scully||2827.57|