UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Conor Beresford’s Heat Continues

UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings
  • Conor Beresford climbs to 19th in the worldwide online poker rankings following a trio of victories.

  • Third seems a fashionable place for the elite Irish grinders.

When we last reported on the UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings we mentioned that Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford had climbed into the top 50 in the worldwide standings. This week, after updated its database once again, Beresford continued his climb and is now at the dizzy heights of 19th place in the world.

Beresford, now second in the UK, owes this week’s rise to a hat trick of victories. A win in the partypoker $30,000 Gtd High Roller ($10,850) on February 26 was followed up with a win in the same tournament on February 29 ($10,268), with win number three being in the $22 NL Hold’em Super-Knockout at PokerStars ($2,632).

It is safe to say that Beresford is in scintillating form and a top 10 spot looks on the cards for the talented youngster.

Although he has fallen to fifth place in the UK this week, Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead could overtake Beresford when the rankings are updated next week. This is because the Norfolk grinder finished second in the latest PokerStars Super Tuesday for $74,480 but the result came too late to be included in the update. Amazingly, this isn’t Woodhead’s biggest score of 2016 so far, that honour goes to his $118,819 banked when he won a TCOOP event in January.

Former world number four, Rick “The Claimer” Trigg, climbed three places to 13th in the UK following a win worth $9,268 in the $11+R NL Hold’em Sunday Edition at PokerStars, while Rhys “floppinhel” Jones looks set to climb once his win in the Full Tilt FTOPS Event 20 ($15,472) is included in his points tally.

UK Online Poker Rankings (March 3, 2016)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell6687.41
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford5943.18
3Chris “moorman1” Moorman5742.47
4Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5580.36
5Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead5551.21
7Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor5407.91
8Vicent “vicenfish” Delgado5339.25
9Phil “philroyal888” Mighall5227.83
10Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor5093.67
11Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer4863.78
13Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg4769.44
14Ben “BenFaz” Farrell4657.34
15Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando4641.06
16Martin “molliemalone” Malone4614.74
17Tom “Jabracada” Hall4574.14
18Rhys “floppinhel” Jones4460.53
19Phill “Grindation” McAllister4427.02
20William “BillyChat” Chattaway4229.56

Third Places Galore for the Irish Boys

The Irish standings remain much the same as they were in last week’s update with Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen at the top of the pile, although he has risen to a career-high of 53rd in the world. Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney’s return to the top 20 is the only other notable change in the Irish rankings.

Something that stood out while checking the results of the top 20 ranked Irish players was the fact several of them finished in third place in the tournament they played last week, with some of those players grabbing multiple third place finishes.

Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas had a quartet of third places, the biggest one being in the partypoker $10,000 Gtd Rebuy for $1,440 while Daniel “danielt999” Tighe finished third in both the $82 Weekly Stud Hi/Lo ($394) and the $215+R NL Hold’em ($7,420) both at PokerStars.

Also part of the third-place club this week were Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth (three times), Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll, John “gruaiggorm” Daly (twice), and Daragh “daragh999” Davey.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (March 3, 2016)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen5218.50
2Cathal “shinerrr” Shine4344.10
3Sergio “EV4dGloryOMC” Garcia4318.61
4Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas4286.76
5Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4277.13
7Daniel “danielt999” Tighe3794.01
8Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth3639.44
10Frank “Denman98” Lillis3575.76
11Conor “ccoonnoorr” O'Driscoll3444.45
12John “gruaiggorm” Daly3386.33
13Michael “BIGMIKG” Graydon3381.98
14Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3210.63
15Daragh “daragh999” Davey3191.30
16Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce3095.18
17David “Laois Hammer” Scully2871.48
18James “Jaymo” Noonan2840.63
19Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2799.57
20Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney2738.15

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