Brandon Sheils Enters UK Online Poker Rankings Top 10
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The United Kingdom online poker rankings, provided by PocketFives.com, has a new name in its top 10, that of Birmingham's Brandon "Tyrion2205" Sheils.
Sheils climbed into this week's top 10 courtesy of an impressive victory at GGPoker. He finished top of the pile in the $125 Sunday Kick-Off for a $12,826 addition to his bankroll. The leaderboard points Sheils bagged for his win pushed him into 10th place in the UK chart and 146th in the world. A couple of sizeable scores over the next seven days should see Sheils eclipse his best worldwide rank of 124th .
Patrick "pleno1" Leonard is still the man to catch at the summit of the UK standings. Leonard currently enjoys a 536 point cushion between himself and Jonathan "proudflop" Proudfoot. The latter banked a $19,886 score for a runner-up finish in the GGPoker $2,625 High Rollers Blade Opener but, for some unknown reason, did not collect any points for it. Perhaps this will change at the next update?
Team PokerStars' Sam "TheSquid" Grafton dropped a couple of places this week despite enjoying a $9,225 prize at PokerStars when he finished sixth in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller.
Shout-out to "SeT44" who not only moved up to 15th in the UK but to an all-time high of 221st worldwide.
UK Online Poker Rankings (July 9, 2021)
|UK rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|1||21||Patrick “pleno1” Leonard||9,289|
|2||25||Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot||8,753|
|3||48||Chris “moorman1” Moorman||7,053|
|4||58||Patrick “JaegsPL” Lauber||6,531|
|5||69||Jareth “jareth3542” East||6,168|
|6||71||Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks||6,113|
|7||105||Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford||5,307|
|8||115||Jon “luckyfish89” Clark||5,143|
|10||146||Brandon “Tyrion2205” Sheils||4,819|
|11||160||James “RUNITSRANN” Rann||4,679|
|13||166||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||4,653|
|14||168||John “JBradley” Bradley||4,619|
|15||173||Max “1mtm91” Sanders||4,573|
|17||227||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||4,132|
|18||254||Ryan “ryanp” Plant||3,989|
|20||268||MPaul "Fold Machiii" Dando||3,882|
Frank "Denman98" Lillis Continues His Impressive Form
While Patrick Leonard's lead in the UK rankings is only 536 points, Frank "Denman98" Lillis holds an impressive 1,461 point lead over Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev in the Irish equivalent.
Lillis continued his remarkable run of form with a handful of four-figure prizes this week. They included a $6,146 and $8,753 haul which came too late to be included in the latest rankings update. Lillis march up the worldwide standings continues; he is now ranked a career-best 44th in the world.
Kulev is doing everything in his power to keep tabs on Lillis. Kulev's runner-up finish in the GGPoker $125 Sunday Kick-Off saw $9,833 wing its way to his account. He needs a few more similar prizes if he is to close the gap on the seemingly unstoppable Lillis.
Satellite and PKO specialist Dara "Doke" O'Kearney cemented his place in the Irish top 10 after a $3,129 haul at Paddy Power Poker. O'Kearney was the second-place finish in the €12,500 guaranteed Fists of Fury rebuy.
Janis "fastfingers" Zeiburlins is one to watch in this weekend's $10,000 Big Shot 33 at 888poker. Zeiburlins finished third in that event on June 30 for $1,210 and third again last week for an additional $1,207. Will he make it three thirds on the spin on July 11?
Ireland Online Poker Rankings (July 9, 2021)
|UK rank||World Rank||Player||Points|
|1||44||Frank “Denman98” Lillis||7,231|
|2||84||Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev||5,770|
|3||278||James “Jaymo” Noonan||3,838|
|4||289||Marc “sluglife” MacDonnell||3,804|
|6||407||Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott||3,322|
|7||421||Dara “Doke” O’Kearney||3,274|
|8||534||Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh||2,973|
|9||582||Janis “fastfingers” Zeiburlins||2,886|
|10||689||Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville||2,708|
|11||732||Brenden “daehbonk” Naughton||2,634|
|13||863||Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll||2,438|
|14||903||Dwyer “Azkabanter” Monaghan||2,379|
|15||944||Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport||2,319|
|16||1,066||Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen||2,174|
|17||1,152||Colin “trevinstar” Horgan||2,111|
|18||1,188||Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh||2,083|
|19||1,212||Louise "lou045" Butler||2,059|
|20||1,273||Kevin “KevinK82” Keely||2,007|