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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Leonard Rises to Second in World

Patrick Leonard has been world number one previously

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard has his sights firmly set on the worldwide number one spot on the online poker rankings, provided by PocketFives.com, as he climbed to second-place this week.

Leonard, sponsored by partypoker, was formerly ranked number one in the world from mid Aug. 2014 through to mid Nov. 2014. Only Hungary’s Andras “probirs” Nemeth has more leaderboard points (137) than Leonard and he regularly plays the massive buy-in tournaments on the GG Network.

Our hero has three victories this past week. Leonard banked $31,854 by triumphing in the $1,050 Daily Warm-Up 8-Max before winning the $530 Daily 500 for an additional $11,470. He then took down the $1,050 Daily Cooldown 8-Max Turbo PKO for more than $20,000, all at PokerStars.

Former UK number one Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford netted $6,835 for his seventh-place finish in the PokerStars $1,050 Daily Warm-Up while “girafganger7” won both the $215 Bounty Builder and $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for more than $20,000.

Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks also found himself in the winner’s circle courtesy of a victory in the partypoker Terminator: $10K Gtd for $2,988, a similar prize that was awarded to Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher after he won the PokerStars Hot $44 for $2,319.

UK-based Belgian Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert didn’t want those around him to win everything so he got in on the action too, coming out on top of the partypoker Sunday Bounty Hunter: $25K Gtd for $5,587. Hallaert also banked $8,808 for a fourth-place exit in the partypoker Sunday High Roller Terminator: $100K Gtd.

Mentions also have to go to Damien “DamoWain” Wain who netted $4,360 for his bridesmaid finish in the PokerStars Bigger $44, to “Picasso2” who won the PokerStars Hot $82 for $3,143 and to Jan “Bk0705” Naderzadeh who claimed $3,100 for a third-place finish in the Hot $215 at Pokerstars.

UK Online Poker Rankings (September 11, 2019)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard8,575
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford7,137
3“girafganger7”7,035
4Ben “jenbizzle” Jones6,411
5Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot6,377
6Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks6,002
7Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher5,329
8Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor5,126
9Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert4,980
10Chris “Moorman1” Moorman4,802
11Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4,540
12“ZDARLIGHT23”4,287
13“Pendos90”4,238
14Damien “DamienWain” Wain4,223
15“dawhiteninja”3,699
16Jon “luckyfish89” Clark3,653
17“Picasso 2”3,505
18Michael “mczhang” Zhang3,502
19Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes3,420
20Jan “Bk0705” Naderzadeh3,394

Tomas Geleziunas Closes Gap on Steve O’Dwyer

Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas has closed the gap on Ireland’s leader Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer after the latter took a short break from the virtual felt. Geleziunas won the Hot €50 over at PokerStars.fr for $2,206 and the €100 NL Hold’em 8-Max Turbo PKO GALACTIC event for more than $5,200.

Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott has entered the Irish top five followed a handful of impressive results. McDermott took down the partypoker Predator: $10K Gtd for $2,168 before finishing as the runner-up in the $30K Gtd Gladiator for $3,004, and winning the Sunday 6-Max Bounty Hunter Turbo for $5,806, also at partypoker. The Leitrim-based pro even found time to collect a bronze medal in the PokerStars Hotter $162 for $3,255.

There was a victory in the PokerStars Hot $5.50 for Dino “dinos662” Sabatini worth $1,384 while Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh helped himself to the $2,021 runner-up prize in the PokerStars Hot $11.

Shout out also to Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh who banked almost $2,500 for his second-place finish in the PokerStars Big $55.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (September 11, 2019)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer4,919
2Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas4,679
3Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4,389
4Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville4,342
5Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott3,748
6“Rowniwn”3,548
7Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen3,186
8Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney3,141
9James “Jaymo” Noonan2,999
10Dino “dinos662” Sabatini2,635
11Matthew “flukeybob” Brady2,412
12Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,163
13Louise “lou045” Butler2,019
14Frank “Denman98” Lillis2,013
15Kevin “KevinK82” Keely2,000
16Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh1,956
17Brendan “daehbonk” Naughton1,956
18Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh1,879
19”L0rdZeus11”1,838
20Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin1,809
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