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UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings: Kanit and Buhler Return to UK Top 20

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Patrick “pleno1” Leonard is still by far the number one ranked online poker player from the United Kingdom, according to, although he has slipped to second in the world behind the in-form Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro.

There were no big scores for Leonard during the last reporting period, but two UK-based international players enjoyed some success and are now back in the top 20 on the leaderboard.

Italian high roller Mustapha “lasagnaammm” Kanit climbed to 19th place in the rankings following his victory in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller at PokerStars. Kanit walked away with more than $30,000 for his win. Prior to that victory, Kanit won more than $10,000 for a fifth-place finish in the $2,100 Sunday Cooldown, and $5,886 for a ninth place in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller.

Henri “Buehlero” Buhler also found himself as the last man standing in a big event when he triumphed in the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller. The German, who resides in Edinburgh, won more than $60,000 for his impressive victory.

Former UK number one Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford finished third in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller and scooped $24,863 before another third-place exit, this time in the $1,050 Daily Cooldown, locked up another $5,500+ prize.

One man who has been in incredible form is Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert. The Belgian has started October like a house on fire and has soared to fifth in the UK standings. Some of his biggest results include:

  • 1st place in the Sunday High Roller grind at partypoker for $12,373
  • 12th place in the Sunday High Roller Deepstack at partypoker for $3,397
  • 100th place in the High Roller Gladiator at partypoker for $6,210
  • 7th place in the Gladiator at partypoker for $4,224

Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher is also in the middle of a purple patch. A win in the $109 NLHE 6-Max PKO yielded more than $2,200 with his bronze medal finish in the Hot $215 securing $2,812. Two partypoker results saw Goatcher bank $6,843 and $3,716 and a second-place in the PokerStars Big $215 locked up $3,695.

Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot won the Daily 500 for $9,852 while Patrick “thebigdog09” Brookes fell at the final hurdle in the partypoker Gladiator and enjoyed a $4,894 payday. Finally, a shout-out to “ZDARLIGHT23” who won $6,383 at partypoker by finishing second in the High Roller Turbo.

UK Online Poker Rankings (October 16th, 2019)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard9,174
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford7,396
4Ben “jenbizzle” Jones6,565
5Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert6,291
6Tyler “wonderboy222” Goatcher6,259
7Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot5,831
8Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks5,559
9Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor5,308
10Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4,764
13Michael “mczhang” Zhang4,208
14Chris “Moorman1” Moorman4,135
15Sam “TheSquid” Grafton4,021
16Damien “DamienWain” Wain4,010
17Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando3,886
18Mustapha “lasagnaammm” Kanit3,822
20Henri “Buehlero” Buhler3,794

Big Win Pushes Prendiville to Top Spot

Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville returned to the top spot in Ireland this week following an impressive victory over at PokerStars. The Dubliner topped a field of 158 players in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up, including defeating Andrey “ThePateychuk” Pateychuk heads-up for the title. This victory saw Prendivlle’s bankroll swell by $31,853.

Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott also found himself in the winner’s circle at PokerStars. McDermott took down the $22 NLHE 6-Max Turbo PKO for more than $2,500. He now occupies fifth-place in the Irish standings.

More than $4,500 found its way into the PokerStars account of “Rowniwn” when they finished second in the PokerStars $215 Bounty Builder, while a runner-up finish in the $1,050 Thursday Thrill PKO event saw Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney secure a payout of more than $15,000. Sweeney also finished sixth in a $530 KO for more than $3,100 and won the Hot $215 for $4,808.

Former Ireland number one Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen banked a $2,391 prize for finishing sixth in the $55 Sunday Marathon while Dino “dinos622” Sabatini collected the equivalent of $5,120 for his second-place finish in the 30/30 Night on Stars on PokerStars’ French site.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (October 16th, 2019)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville4,821
2Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas5,054
3Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer4,634
4Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson4,346
5Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott3,933
7Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney2,945
8Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen3,411
9James “Jaymo” Noonan2,933
10Dino “dinos662” Sabatini2,847
11Matthew “flukeybob” Brady2,532
12Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,236
13Brendan “daehbonk” Naughton2,003
14Louise “lou045” Butler1,987
15Frank “Denman98” Lillis1,929
16Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh1,935
17Aidan “aidohynes” Hynes1,932
18Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh1,860
19Dan “DatWillDoPig” Rankin1,833
  • Mustapha Kanit and Henri Buhler return to the top 20 of the UK online poker rankings.

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