UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Ludovic Geilich Is the Xmas Number One

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  • Ludovic Geilich is the United Kingdom's number one online tournament poker player this Christmas.

The race to be the number one ranked online poker tournament player in the UK and Ireland at Christmas is over after PocketFives.com updated their vast database. Once all the calculation were complete, Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich finds himself at the top of the UK standings and a career-high ninth in the world.

Geilich broke through the $2 million in online winnings barrier in November and has enjoyed some large scores during 2016, including a career-best $462,182 that he collected for winning the $21,000 PL Omaha 6-Max High Roller at the World Championship Of Online Poker. There’s no doubt that Geilich will be celebrating his new number one status with his close friend Davey Weir!

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard drops to second place in the UK and 10th in the world following Geilich’s rise, while Phil “philroyal888” Mighall climbs to fourth in the UK following his win in the PokerStars $82 NLHE 6-Max Turbo Progressive KO worth $2,400.

The player known as “luckyfish89” is up to ninth place in the UK after a brace of third-place finishes. He came third in the PokerStars Big $215 for $5,741 and on the same night fell in third place in the 888poker $50,000 Volcano for $8,667.

Returning to the UK top 20 this week is Luke “LFmagic” Fields, who finished second in he $109 NLHE 6-Max Hyper-Turbo at PokerStars for $3,288 while Andy “andyh26” Holman also returned to the top 20 following a runner-up finish in the $215 NLHE Turbo for $4,741 and a third place in the Big $215 for $5,186 both at PokerStars.

UK Online Poker Rankings (December 22, 2016)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich6679.23
2Patrick “pleno1” Leonard6516.78
3Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford6212.07
4Phil “philroyal888” Mighall5546.78
5Juan “malaka$tyle” Pardo5477.42
6Chris “moorman1” Moorman5298.49
7Oliver “3BunPass” Price5093.35
8Sam “The Squid” Grafton5070.48
9“luckyfish89”4949.94
10Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor4847.75
11Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg4594.99
12Owain “sngwonder” Carey4411.45
13“FouEnculePL”4276.97
14Daniel “lucky_scrote” Carter4244.74
15“pkace666”4114.60
16Luke “LFmagic” Fields4111.66
17Sergio “trujustrus” Cabrera4059.75
18Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell4020.60
19Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas3969.17
20Andy “andyh26” Holman3948.64

Dan Wilson Is the Irish Christmas Number One

Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson is the Irish Christmas number one and is so by more than 700 points from James “Jaymo” Noonan. Wilson has been one of the most consistent performers during the past 12 months and fully deserves his top spot.

Noonan’s win in the PokerStars Big $215 for $10,494 propelled him to second place in Ireland and a career-high of 92nd in the world.

Sean “Monkeybudgie” Prendiville is ending the year in form, winning both the Big €100 at PokerStars.fr for $1,585 and the $55 NLHE Turbo Deep Stack at PokerStars for $1,123 while Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport finished third in the PokerStars Big $55 for a $4,471 score.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (December 22, 2016)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson5300.65
2James “Jaymo” Noonan4597.57
3Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce4593.80
4“Noogaii”3878.79
5“myleftfoot”3861.54
6Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3848.96
7Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen3765.01
8Daniel “danielt999” Tighe3430.77
9“FoxyLisa”3395.01
10Daragh “daragh999” Davey3248.71
11“Kursplunk”2980.83
12Cathal “shinerrr” Shine2978.58
13Dara “Doke” O’Kearney2952.04
14Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville2815.98
15Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2728.37
16Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2709.30
17Marc “sluglife” Macdonnell2653.54
18Jason “blaaaaaah666” Tompkins2610.40
19“Pokerniall”2596.20
20Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2489.70

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