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Lillis and Kulev Fighting It Out at the Top of the Irish Rankings

UK & Ireland Online Poker Rankings

Frank "Denman98" Lillis is still way out in front in the Irish online poker rankings, provided by, but Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev is doing everything in his power to stop the Galway man from getting out of sight.

Lillis continued his trend of winning at least one five-figure score each week by finishing second in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for more than $15,000. Lillis also won the $125 Daily Marathon at GGPoker for $5,343.

Kulev would be top of the Irish standings at any other period of time was it not for Lillis’s stupendous form. Kuelv banked a few four-figure prizes before becoming a WCOOP champion, winning the WCOOP-67-H: $530 NLHE [7-Max] event for a cool $68,766. Even with the masses of points gained from that score, Kulev trails Lillis by almost 900 points.

Dara O'Kearney
Dara O'Kearney

Everyone’s favourite Irish long-distance running satellite and PKO specialist, Dara "Doke" O’Kearney is another player enjoying a little renaissance. O’Kearney put together a deep run in the $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship at GGPoker, a run that ended in a 17th place finish worth $9,408.

While Kulev was busy winning his WCOOP event, he locked horns with James "Jaymo" Noonan at the final table. Noonan came unstuck in fourth place, which saw his lifetime winnings receive a $20,967 booster. Noonan has now put a little distance between himself and Sven "SvenCalls" McDermott while keeping tabs on O’Kearney above him.

Ireland almost had another WCOOP champion but Johnathan "johnmcc" McCullagh fell at the final hurdle. McCullagh turned his $55 investment into $21,860 by finishing second in the WCOOP-75-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Midweek Freeze] event.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (September 13, 2021)

UK rankWorld RankPlayerPoints
140Frank “Denman98” Lillis7,303
258Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev6,473
3202Dara “Doke” O’Kearney4,193
4319James “Jaymo” Noonan3,567
5390Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott3,224
6410Marc “sluglife” MacDonnell3,195
8553Janis “fastfingers” Zeiburlins2,876 
9573Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh2,824
10732Brenden “daehbonk” Naughton2,544
11800Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,451
12913Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville2,281
141,044Kevin “KevinK82” Keely2,151
151,172Dwyer “Azkabanter” Monaghan2,024
161,222Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport1,981
171,425David "Laois Hammer" Scully1,810
181,488Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh1,761
191,502Kevin "SuitedAcesBaby" Killeen1,751

Leonard, Proudfoot and Co. Continue Crushing

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

The United Kingdom online poker rankings have seen a few positional changes, but Patrick "pleno1" Leonard and Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot are still way out in front.

Leonard has been padding his bankroll with five-figure scores like they are going out of fashion. A $14,185 payment made its way to his account following a deep run in WCOOP-63-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, PKO Higher Roller] at PokerStars. He claimed another $23,163 for a seventh-place finish in a $5,200 WCOOP event. Even this weekend he managed another three five-figure hauls, but they came too late to be included in his points tally.

Proudfoot is doing all he can to keep hold of Leonard’s coattails. A 12th place finish in the GGPoker Super MILLION$ earned Proudfoot $30,468. Of course, Proudfoot won the $10,300 buy-in WPT World Online Championships High Roller event. The victory came with a career-best $268,960 but it is not on Proudfoot’s profile yet.

Third place still belongs to Patrick "JaegsPL" Lauber thanks, in part, to winning a WSOP side event at GGPoker. Lauber came out on top in the $200 Sunday Warm-Up for $42,124 and the points earned from that kept him ahead of the in-form Chris "moorman1" Moorman.

Chris Moorman Wins the £2,200 High Roller

Moorman is only 75 points behind Lauber in the UK standings. His fourth-place finish in the $525 Bounty Hunters at GGPoker came with an $11,805 payout, while a seventh-place finish in the $2,100 Bounty NLH Championship earned Moorman $25,593.

Special mentions have to go to Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, "Havana," and Jon "luckyfish89" Clark.

Beresford won the PokerStars $215 Sunday Supersonic for $13,298, Havana triumphed in the $1,050 Friday Main Event at GGPoker for a whopping $63,997, and Clark collected $25,358 for a third-place finish in a $1,050 NLHE 4-Max WCOOP event.

UK Online Poker Rankings (September 13, 2021)

UK rankWorld RankPlayerPoints
117Patrick “pleno1” Leonard10,160
219Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot9,563
352Patrick "JaegsPL" Lauber6,655
453Chris “moorman1” Moorman6,580
574Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks5,929
679Jareth “jareth3542” East5,786
798Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford5,381
8129Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4,847
11231Sam “TheSquid” Grafton4,011
12233Brandon “Tyrion2205” Sheils3,998
13235Max “1mtm91” Sanders3,991
14240Ryan “ryanp” Plant3,956
16259Jon “luckyfish89” Clark3,846
17271James “RUNITSRANN” Rann3,804
18300John “JBradley” Bradley3,657
20315Andrew "Picasso 2" Hedley3,596
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