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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Leonard Returns to Number One

Patrick Leonard
  • Patrick Leonard reclaims the UK number one spot in the UK online poker rankings.

  • Dara O'Kearney climbs to eighth in the Irish online poker rankings.

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard, the partypoker ambassador, is once again the United Kingdom’s number one ranked online poker tournament players according to the PocketFives.com rankings.

Leonard recently broke through the $3.4 million in winnings mark on that back of two final table appearances during the partypoker Powerfest festival. The talented Brit finished sixth in the $300K Super High Roller for $18,113 and fourth the $500K Gtd Final Phase for $47,748. Leonard also won the $320 NLHE 6-Max at PokerStars for $5,906.

Slipping one place to second in the rankings is Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford despite putting in some impressive results of his own. Beresford also won a $320 NLHE 6-Max at PokerStars and received $6,022 in addition to finishing fourth in the 888poker $50,000 Volcano for $7,170, and a brace of runner-up finishes in the PokerStars Big $215 for $9,630 and in the $50K Gtd High Roller 6-Max Turbo at partypoker for $9,435.

Former November Niner Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert on a $1,050 NLHE 8-Max SCOOP event at PokerStars and banked a cool $147,938. The result netted him almost 900 points, points which pushed the Belgian to third in the UK standings.

Another riser is Sam “TheSquid” Grafton who jumped two places to eighth. Grafton has been in sparkling form of late and continued his superb run by finishing as a runner-up in the XL Inferno $100,000 Mini Chip-In at 888poker for $29,865.

Shout outs also to “luckyfish89” who climbed to ninth this week thanks in part to finishing seventh in the $5,200 NLHE 8-Max SCOOP for $38,850 and to Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill who returned to the top 20 who finished fourth in the $200K Gtd Final Phase at partypoker for $19,592 and then was the second place finisher in the PokerStars Big $55 for an additional $8,215.

UK Online Poker Rankings (May. 25, 2017)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard7227.63
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford6999.96
3Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert6286.16
4Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich5972.50
5Manu “mbo90” Bardon5748.04
6Sam “TheSquid” Grafton5464.62
7Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5072.69
8David “davaman” Lopez4948.48
10Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4810.11
11Chris “moorman1” Moorman4759.96
12Vicente “vicenfish” Delgado4645.16
14Phil “philroyal888” Mighall4510.62
15Richard “Keldo” Kellett4349.63
18Jonathan “Gil3000” Gill4128.08
19Billy “BillyChat” Chattaway4121.93
20Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg4100.67

Dara O’Kearney Enters Irish Top 10

Dara “Doke” O’Kearney is up to eighth in the Irish standings following a deep run in a PokerStars SCOOP event. O’Kearney would be ranked much higher but a lot of his play online is satellite tournaments and the PocketFives.com rankings do not count such events. They did, however, count his fourth place finish in the $530 NLHE 8-Max which netted O’Kearney $39,060.

“FoxyLisa” climbed one place to fifth after claiming the $2,933 eighth place prize in the PokerStars $109 Mini Super Tuesday, while Cathal “shinerrr” Shine added $5,165 to his lifetime winnings by finishing second in a $20K Gtd 6-Max Turbo Powerfest event at partypoker.

At least half-a-dozen Irish grinders won four-figure scores but they came on May 20 which is when the rankings were last updated so won’t become part of those players’ scores until next week.

One score that was registered in time was the runner-up finish in the $215 Fast Friday Turbo Zoom at PokerStars by Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer which netted him $10,993 and saw him climb back into the Irish top 20.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (May. 25, 2017)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1James “Jaymo” Noonan5349.79
2Toby “Jobytoyce” Joyce5200.97
3Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4425.48
4Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3878.38
7Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen3490.82
8Dara “Doke” O’Kearney3357.07
9Cathal “shinerrr” Shine3299.51
10Daniel “danielt999” Tighe3187.77
11Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll3135.82
12Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville3099.06
13Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2918.47
14Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2896.83
15Daragh “daragh999” Davey2693.75
16Gary “relaxnspew” McGinty2688.50
17Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney2426.00
18Jason “blaaaaaah666” Tompkins2400.12
19Frank “Denman98” Lillis2316.00
20Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer2159.39

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