Luke Schwartz Enters Top 20 of UK Online Poker Rankings

Luke Schwartz

All the extra online poker tournaments available to players right now are causing a shake-up of the online poker rankings. The United Kingdom has a new name in its top 20, although that name is extremely well known.

Luke “Luke Schwartz” Schwartz is one of man players who dedicates himself to the SCOOP schedule. This year’s no different as he’s been hitting the tables with alarming regularity and when a player of Schwartz’s calibre plays a lot, the results come flying in.

Schwartz’s biggest recent score weighs in at $104,351. He collected this six-figure sum for a third-place finish in the $1,050 SCOOP edition of the Super Tuesday. Schwartz also netted $10,500 for a third-place finish in the $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw alongside a dozen four-figure prizes.

Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford is still the man to catch and his results are showing no signs of slowing down. Beresford won $14,824 for a deep run in the SCOOP $5,200 Sunday High Roller, a sixth-place finish in a $1,050 NLHE SCOOP event saw another $34,516 hit Beresford’s account. He also secured a $50,7900 prize for a fourth-place finish in a SCOOP $5,200 High Roller.

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These incredible results have resulted in Beresford leapfrogging Niklas “ena900” Astedt as the number one online poker tournament player in the world, according to

Patrick “pleno1” Leonard is still more than 3,500 points behind Beresford at the top of the leaderboard, but that gap will reduce drastically when his $1.6 million score is added to his tally.

Tyler “Wonderboy222” Goatcher is another man enjoying a purple patch. He added another $107,504 to his bankroll by winning the SCOOP-54-H: $1,050 NLHE event. This results propelled Goatcher into third-place in the UK and a career-high of 11th in the world.

Other players who banked big prizes during the recent SCOOP events include Dan “judgedredd13” Charlton, “girafganger7”, and Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson.

Shout outs have to go to Ryan “ryanp” Plant and Henri “Buehlero” Buehlero who continue to win big at GGPoker. Plant was a third-place finisher in the Zodiac Dragon High Roller for $12,218. Buehlero also finished third in the same event, but on a different day, and won $17,010.

United Kingdom Online Poker Rankings (May 21, 2020)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford12,390
2Patrick “pleno1” Leonard8,862
3Tyler “Wonderboy222” Goatcher8,264
4Mustapha “lasagnaammm” Kanit7,711
5Sam “TheSquid” Grafton6,206
7Ben “jenbizzle” Jones5,741
8Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert5,721
9Henri “Buehlero” Buehler5,712 
10Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks5,644
12Ryan “ryanp” Plant4,763
14Jareth “jareth3542” East4,556
15Javier “que_te_crio” Fernandez4,555
16Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4,540
17Dan “judgedredd13” Charlton4,349
18Luke “Luke Schwartz” Schwartz4,271
19Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson4,197
20Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando4,129

“fastfingers” Returns to Irish Number One Spot

“fastfingers” returned to the top of the Irish online poker rankings, but his stay there should be short-lived. A $39,652 score for finishing third in a $55 NLHE SCOOP event saw fastfingers catapulted over James “Jaymo” Noonan at the summit.

Noonan enjoyed his own big prize, but it came too late to be considered for the latest rankings update. Noonan finished fourth in the $215 NLHE Phased event for almost $90,000. He also picked up more than 670 rankings points so should become the number one in Ireland next week.

Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott banked a few four-figure prizes, including one worth $2,944. This came from winning the $11 Mini Daily Kickoff at PokerStars. Frank “Denman98” Lillis also won a tournament, his was the $109 Daily Kickoff at PokerStars and it weighed in at $5,162.

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Over at GGPoker, Connor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll won the $21 Bounty for $2,161 while Dino “dinos662” Sabatini won the $27 NLHE at PokerStars for $1,245.

A massive $521,598 was awarded to Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer for his victory in the $25,000 Super High Roller SCOOP event. Strangely, that accrued no ranking points. Perhaps this will be fixed at the next update.

Lastly, a doff of the cap to Alex “FutureOfMe” Kulev who netted $7,238 for his sixth-place finish in the $55 NLHE SCOOP event.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (May 15, 2020)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1James “Jaymo” Noonan4,566
3Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott4,397
4Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville4,185
6Frank “Denman98” Lillis3,981
5Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney3,747
7Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3,681
8Matthew “flukeybob” Brady3,279
9Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,907
10Dino “dinos662” Sabatini2,905
11Brendan “daehbonk” Naughton2,625
12Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh2,551
15Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen2,541
13Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport2,400
19Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh2,303
17Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh2,244
16Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer2,191
20Alex “FutureOfMe” Kulev2,053

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