2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Proudfoot Closes Gap on Leonard in the UK Online Rankings

Jonathan Proudfoot

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is in full swing over in Las Vegas, but the online poker world does not stop in its tracks because the live poker world has an amazing festival running. The travel restrictions for British players wanting to head to Sin City means most of the players in the current top 20 of the United Kingdom Online Poker Rankings, provided by PocketFives, are still on home soil.

Jonathan "proudflop" Proudfoot is one British star still in the UK, and still grinding online poker tournaments. Proudfoot took down the $1,050 Bounty Builder Series edition of the PokerStars Thursday Thrill for more than $35,000. The leaderboard points Proudfoot earned for that impressive victory have closed the gap on Patrick "pleno1" Leonard at the top of the UK charts.

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Patrick "thebigdog09" Brooks won a Bounty Builder Series event of his own, a $109 buy-in edition, which came with a $15,711 prize. Brooks cemented his fourth-place in the current standings, and is now less than 200 points behind the legendary Chris "moorman1" Moorman in third.

Former world number one Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford padded his bankroll with more than $30,000 courtesy of being the last man standing in the $530 Bounty Builder at PokerStars, while Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson enjoyed several four-figures scores, plus a $12,737 cash for a fifth-place finish in the GGPoker $1,050 High Rollers Main Event.

UK Online Poker Rankings (October 15, 2021)

UK rankWorld RankPlayerPoints
113Patrick “pleno1” Leonard9,986
216Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot9,528
359Chris “moorman1” Moorman6,438
463Patrick "JaegsPL" Lauber6,277
567Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks6,088
686Jareth “jareth3542” East5,623
7102Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford5,256
8159Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson4,582
9174Robert "Havana" Haigh4,460
11236Jon "luckyfish89" Clark4,012
12238John “JBradley” Bradley4,009
14266Brandon “Tyrion2205” Sheils3,851
15284Ryan “ryanp” Plant3,774
16262Max “1mtm91” Sanders3,767
17291Sam “TheSquid” Grafton3,704
18307Paul "Fold Machiii" Dando3,630
20337James “RUNITSRANN” Rann3,509

Kulev Closes in on Lillis

The race to be Ireland’s number one is back on with Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev closing the gap significantly on long-time leader Frank "Denman98" Lillis. The gap is now only 243 points having been upwards of 1,500 at one stage.

Kulev helped himself to a few four-figure scores over the past couple of week, including one worth $6,580 at GGPoker, and one worth more than $7,000 at PokerStars. Lillis held onto his lead partly because of a runner-up finish in the GGPoker $200 Daily 6-Max Special worth $5,624 plus a ninth-place finish in the $1,050 GGMasters High Roller for $15,394.

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Dara "Doke" O’Kearney is still in third place despite a couple of impressive deep runs. O’Kearney finished third in the GGPOker $88 Daily Special for $3,171 and netted more than $2,000 at PokerStars in the $162 Bounty Builder.

Lastly, a shout out to James "Jaymo" Noonan whose second-place finish in the $109 Bounty Builder came with more than $5,500 in cold, hard cash.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (October 15, 2021)

UK rankWorld RankPlayerPoints
139Frank “Denman98” Lillis7,243
244Alex “FutureofMe” Kulev7,000
3201Dara “Doke” O’Kearney4,281
4335James “Jaymo” Noonan3,515
5338Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott3,507
6493Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh2,977
8792Janis “fastfingers” Zeiburlins2,445 
9880Marc “sluglife” MacDonnell2,314
10892Brenden “daehbonk” Naughton2,298
11925Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,265
13986Kevin “KevinK82” Keely2,192
151,169Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville2,019
161,288Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport1,909
171,330Louise "lou045" Butler1,875
181,358Kevin "SuitedAcesBaby" Killeen1,860
191,447Marius "Mariuoos" Kukis1,791
201,499David "Laois Hammer" Scully1,749

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