UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Leonard On Top Again

Patrick Leonard

partypoker ambassador Patrick “pleno1” Leonard returned to the number one spot in the United Kingdom online poker rankings, provided by, this week albeit by a mere 44 points.

Leonard leapfrogged Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford following a $52,520 score he banked for his deep run in the $5 million guaranteed partypoker POWERFEST Championship Event. Leonard also collected $11,911 for finishing sixth in a $200,000 guaranteed 6-Max POWERFEST event.

Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot broke through the 8,000 point barrier thanks to his huge $209,779 score in the 888poker XL Inferno Main Event. The Durham-based grinder stays in third place in the UK standings and finds himself ranked 22nd in the entire world.

Another player who helped themselves to a gigantic cash was Michael Chi “mczhang” Zhang who walked away with $212,100 after finishing sixth in the $5 million guaranteed POWERFEST Championship Event. This result, combined with Zhang’s recent impressive form, sees him climb to fourth in the UK and an all-time high of 27th in the world.

UK-based Germany Manig “swordfish007” Loeser was in the same POWERFEST tournament as Zhang and he went one place deeper, falling in fifth-place for a $277,750 addition to his bankroll. This superb result pushed Loeser up to 11th in the UK standings and a career-best 82nd in the world.

Finally, for the UK round-up, a shout-out to Sergio “zcedrick” Aido who returns to the UK top 20 this week. Aido enjoyed two big POWERFEST scores, namely $63,125 and $32,750 under the alias “nomoneynoglory.”

UK Online Poker Rankings (May 31, 2018)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard8650.19
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford8606.23
3Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot8159.86
4Michael Chi “mczhang” Zhang7850.40
6David “davaman” Lopez6573.07
7Chris “Moorman1” Moorman6417.62
8Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg6185.09
9Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert6072.72
10Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes5758.36
11Manig “swordfish007” Loeser5688.12
12Javier “que_te_crio” Fernandez Alonso5594.18
13Matt “eardleym” Eardley5548.75
15Dean “mugggggy” Quinn5402.45
16Sergio “zcedrick” Aido5377.97
18Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson5194.19
19Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks5167.91
20Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor5159.15

Three New Names in the Irish Top 20

Most of the Irish top 20 remained the same as the previous week, with the exception of three new names in positions 17 through 19.

Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh is one of those new names, although Singh has featured in the Irish top 20 before. Singh’s $13,140 score for finishing fourth in a $200,000 guaranteed POWERFEST event helped push him to 17th in Ireland.

A brand-new name in the Irish top 20 is that of Shaun “silage89” Conroy who has enjoyed a handful of four-figures score of late, including one from partypoker that weighed in at $4,826. Conroy has almost $520,000 in online tournament winnings thanks in part to 89 outright victories.

The other newcomer is Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott who debuts in 19th place in Ireland and who has climbed to an all-time high of 1,344th in the world. McDermott has been grinding hard at PokerStars and his high volume is starting to pay off with results that included a win in the $33 Saturday Speedway for $7,250 and a runner-up finish in the Big $33 for $2,134.

It is at the top of the rankings where you find Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville, who made out list of players to watch at the 2018 WSOP. Prendiville continued his impressive run of form with a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Hotter $162 for $6,645 and a deep run in a $215 SCOOP event, also at PokerStars, for an additional $6,080.

A shout out also to Ronan “sw33ney” Sweeney who locked up $13,340 for a third-place finish in the PokerStars $1,050 Thursday Thrill.

Irish Online Poker Rankings Top 20 (May 31, 2018)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville5779.52
2Dara “Doke” O’Kearney4320.49
3Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen4302.74
4James “Jaymo” Noonan4066.86
5Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4004.60
6Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer3718.78
7Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney3556.80
8Louise “lou045” Butler3280.50
9Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll3088.99
10Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2872.73
12Frank “Denman98” Lillis2810.31
13Brendan “daehbonk” Naughton2740.34
14Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas2695.60
15Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin2524.84
16Daniel “danielt999” Tighe2482.65
17Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh2299.68
18Shaun “silage89” Conroy2182.99
19Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott2158.13
20Shean “Alexlai” Lai2123.97

The rankings could see plenty of new names in them over the next six weeks because the elite grinders from both the UK and Ireland are likely heading to Las Vegas for the 2018 World Series of Poker. You can follow all of the action from the WSOP via the UK & Ireland live porting pages.

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

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