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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Patrick Leonard Claims No. 1 Spot

Patrick Leonard


  • Patrick Leonard's brace of huge WCOOP scores push him to the top of the UK online poker rankings.

  • Dara O'Kearney returns to the top 20 of the Irish online poker rankings.

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard has soared to the top of the United Kingdom’s online poker rankings, and seventh in the world, following some excellent results during the 2016 World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).

Leonard won what was his second WCOOP title, and $162,054.98, when he took down the $700 NL Hold’em Ultra-Deep, and followed that result up with a fourth-place finish in the $215 NL Hold’em 8-Max Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition for an additional $87,804.20.

Those excellent results, against some of the best online poker tournament players in the world, have pushed Leonard to the number one spot in the UK rankings, and he now enjoys a huge 2,343-point lead over second-placed Owain “sngwonder” Carey.

The UK top 20 has two new faces in it this week, namely “LittleLettuS” and Michael “mczhang” Zhang.

“LittleLettuS” won the PokerStars Hot $162 for $12,179 last week, and the week previous he secured the $4,247 first-place prize in the 888poker $15,000 Monsoon and the $21,377 top prize in the PokerStars Big $215.

Zhang’s 23-place rise to 20th in the UK comes courtesy of his $128,131 score from his runner-up finish in the $215 NL Hold’em Deep Payouts Sunday Warm-Up Special Edition, his win in the Partypoker Powerfest $50,000 Gtd freezeout for $11,994, and a ninth-place finish in the $2,100 NL Hold’em Progressive KO at PokerStars for $13,439.

United Kingdom Top 20 Online Poker Tournament Players (29/09/2016)

1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard11,187
2Owain “Sngwonder” Carey8,844
3Jamie “Bozaaaaa” O’Connor8,342
4Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel7,391
5Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall7,100
6Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford6,362
8Daniel “lucky_scrote” Carter6,084
9Rob “pocarr” Tinnion5,927
10Tom “Jabracada” Hall5,897
11Michael “chips11” Kossov5,806
13David “Clarkson7” Clarkson5,654
14Sergio “Zcedrick” Aido5,534
15Simon “Amatay” Jones5,488
16Chris “Moorman1” Moorman5,398
20Michael “mczhang” Zhang4,895

O’Kearney and Sabatini Return to Irish Top 20

The Irish top 20 ranked online poker tournament saw little change after this week’s update, but there are two familiar names back on the leaderboard.

Dino “dinos622 “Sabatini may not have enjoyed any sizeable scores during the past seven days, but his in-the-money finishes must have been on the high side, which is something the PokerWinners’ ranking system rewards.

The other returnee is Dara “Doke” O’Kearney who bagged a hat trick of victories, plus a runner-up finish, this week. O’Kearney won the BIG10 at Americas Cardroom for $4,360 and then finished second in the same tournament five days later for $1,478. The popular pro then took down the awesomely named The Most Interesting Tournament in the World and the Big Night In on the PKR Pokerfor $1,130 and $2,696.

Ireland Top 20 Online Poker Tournament Players (29/09/2016)

1Dan “NukeTheFish” Wilson6,468
2Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen5,962
4Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas4,123
5Gavin “ChucksSister” Keane4,027
7David “Sniper” McAndrew3,357
9James “deyrzuited” Noonan3,102
10Frank “Denman98” Lillis2,880
12Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2,754
14David “RektM8” Scully2,577
15Michael “BIGMICKG” Graydon2,487
16Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh2,433
17Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,318
19Dino “dinos622” Sabatini2,049
20Dara “Doke” O’Kearey2,011

Rankings information supplied by PokerWinners

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