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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Beresford Set to Claim Number One Spot

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford
  • Conor Beresford looks set to become the UK's number one online poker tournament player.

  • James Noonan attempts to close the gap between himself and Dan Wilson in the Irish rankings.

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard, the Partypoker ambassador, is still the number one ranked online poker tournament player in the United Kingdom but that looks set to change unless he bags himself a large score this week because Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford is waiting in the wings.

Beresford finds himself a mere 40.27 points behind Leonard in UK rankings, provided by PocketFives.com, and is set to have 430.61 added to his tally once his runner-up finish in this week’s Super Tuesday is applied to his account. That second place netted Beresford more than $63,000 and pushed Beresford’s lifetime winnings over the $3.7 million barrier.

Oliver “ThreeBunPass” Price continues his climb up the standings and now occupies fifth place in the UK and a career-high of 43rd place in the world. Price won the $100,000 Gtd Super High Roller on Jan. 8 for $43,750 and seems to cash in the $2,600 buy-in event at will.

The familiar name of “carpediem200” returned to the top 20 this week courtesy of a brace of victories. They won the $215 Bounty Builder for $7,516 on Jan. 6 and followed that up with a victory in a $35,000 pot-limit Omaha event on a U.S. facing site for $9,495.

Lastly for the UK, a shout out to “davaman” of Bournemouth who debuts in the top 20 in 20th place. Davaman only has their PokerStars alias in their PocketFives account and they have won more than $423,000 at the world’s largest online poker site.

UK Online Poker Rankings (January 13, 2017)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard6587.01
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford6546.74
3Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich5859.06
4Phil “philroyal888” Mighall5533.80
5Oliver “3BunPass” Price5340.70
6Chris “moorman1” Moorman5238.99
7Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor4681.14
8Sam “The Squid” Grafton4526.49
10Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg4435.13
11Owain “sngwonder” Carey4400.64
14Andy “andyh26” Holman4078.19
16Luke “LFmagic” Fields4004.52
17Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell3943.73
18Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado3896.98
19Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill3885.35

James Noonan Attempts to Catch Dan Wilson

Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson retains his number one spot in the Irish online poker rankings and could extend his lead over James “Jaymo” Noonan thanks to winning the $109 Bounty Builder at PokerStars for $10,189 on Jan. 11. That score adds 259.90 points to his tally.

Noonan is doing all he can to keep tabs on the reigning Irish Open champion and was a runner-up in the Big $162 at PokerStars on Jan. 10 for $2,844. He’ll need a few more results like that if he is to catch Wilson.

“myleftfoot” soars from seventh place to fourth this week on the back of his excellent result in the Big $215 at PokerStars on Jan. 8. The Dubliner won the $100,000 guaranteed tournaments and scooped an impressive $27,218.

Another Irishman in the winner’s circle this week was Sean “monkiebudgie” Prendiville who took down the Hot $82 at PokerStars for $3,227 while Cathal “shinerrr” Shine triumphed in the Monday Night on Stars at PokerStars.fr for $6,967.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (January 13, 2017)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson5254.07
2James “Jaymo” Noonan5090.99
3Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce4666.05
5Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3949.35
6Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen3867.11
9Daragh “daragh999” Davey3399.50
10Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3266.85
11Daniel “danielt999” Tighe3172.98
12Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville3008.04
13Cathal “shinerrr” Shine2844.68
14Gary “relaxnspew” McGinty2822.48
16Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2673.21
17Jason “blaaaaaah666” Tompkins2655.01
18Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2618.95
19Frank “Denman98” Lillis2589.62
20Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2506.54

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