UK & Ireland PokerNews takes a look at the top 20 online poker tournament players each week and while this week is no different in that respect, there is a slight twist to this week’s rankings.
This week’s online poker rankings use a system devised by the PokerWinners site. It is a system that not only takes into consideration when a player reaches the money places (awarding positive points), it also factors in when a player fails to cash (awarding negative points). Satellite tournaments are also eligible for points, and these variables lead to a vastly different top 20 from what you are used to reading about on these pages.
United Kingdom Top 20 Online Tournament Players
|1||Owain “Sngwonder” Carey||9,230|
|2||Jamie “Bozaaaaa” O’Connor||8,357|
|3||Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel||8,040|
|4||Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall||7,068|
|5||Sergio “Zcedrick” Aido||6,797|
|6||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||6,795|
|7||Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick||6,637|
|8||Daniel “lucky_scrote” Carter||6,229|
|9||Rob “pocarr” Tinnion||6,229|
|10||Tom “Jabracada” Hall||6,076|
|11||Michael “chips11” Kossov||6,012|
|14||Christopher “NigDawG” Brammer||5,795|
|15||David “Clarkson7” Clarkson||5,769|
|17||Chris “Moorman1” Moorman||5,456|
|18||Billy “B8chatz” Chattaway||5,350|
|19||Simon “Amatay” Jones||5,230|
|20||Allan “Bigdaft” Peers||5,221|
Leading the way in these UK rankings is Owain “Sngwonder” Carey, who also finds himself ranked 15th in the world under this system. Carey may not play as many tournaments as his peers, but he has a 17.77% in-the-money percentage from the tournaments tracked by PokerWinners, and does seem to go very deep whenever he reaches those money places.
There’s a near-900 point gap between Carey and second places Jamie O’Connor then a 300-point cushion between O’Connor and third-placed Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel who recently won his first World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP) event for more than $60,000.
Making up the top 10 are the familiar names of Phil “PhilRoyal888” Mighall, Sergio “Zcedrick” Aido, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford, Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick, Daniel “lucky_scrote” Carter, double Sunday Million champion Rob “pocarr” Tinnion, and satellite guru Tom “Jabracada” Hall.
Further down the table you find some names that are new to those of you who follow our rankings updates. One such name is Michael “chips11” Kossov, a player with almost $1.22 million in online winnings.
Another newcomer is the player known as “cheeky4714” at PokerStars who has won $706,000 in his career with almost $214,000 of that total stemming from his activity in 2016. Cheeky4714 is ranked 12th in the UK.
UK-based Spaniard “Keiruja” occupies 13th place, with David “Clarkson7” Clarkson two places lower in 15th. Clarkson hails from London and is on course to break through the $1.2 million winnings barrier in the next month or so.
Also, a shoutout to Simon “Amatay” Jones who this writer knows personally and will no doubt be bombarded with messages bragging of his 19th place in the UK standings. Jones has just shy of $700,000 in lifetime winnings, quite an achievement considering he does not play for stakes as high as some of those currently in the top 20. Jones actually tops the UK standings for tournaments with $22 buy-in or less, and is ranked second in the world for low stakes tournaments.