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The latest online poker rankings for the United Kingdom and Ireland, provided by PocketFives.com, still have Patrick “pleno1” Leonard and Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney topping them, but there’s been plenty of movement within each table.

Edinburgh-based German Henri “Buehlero” Buehler (pictured) climbed seven places to 13th at the last update. This was mostly down to him finishing fourth in a GGPoker tournament for $13,178. Buehler also collected $2,827 from a $210 buy-in bounty event, also at GGPoker.

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The player known as “1mtm91” entered the UK top 20 in 18th place. A victory in the PokerStarsHot $82 PKO netted them more than $4,000. They now have more than $2.1 million in online winnings.

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Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot returned to the UK top 20 in 20th place. Proudfoot was the number one in the UK for a while, but has since slipped out of the limelight. A win in the PokerStars Sunday 500 saw him scoop $8,099. More results like that and he’ll be right up there with the big guns in no time at all.

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Leonard kept his position at the top of the rankings but for how long remains to be seen. His lead is a mere 12-points and despite winning $5,940 from a partypokerPOWERFEST event, it looks like Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford will overtake him at the next update.

UK-based Belgian “girafganger7” closed the gap on the top three by winning $11,472 by finishing fourth in the PokerStars $1,050 Fast Friday 8-Max Turbo while another poker refugee in David “davaman” Lopez secured a $17,610 prize for being the third-place finisher in the PokerStars $1,050 Monday 6-Max. UK Online Poker Rankings (Oct.

Beresford enjoyed $13,675 and $5,754 scores last week plus three other scores worth more than $3,300 each. He also won a $5,200 High Rollers event at PokerStars for more than $180,000 but that came too late to be counted on his points tally.

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Shoutout also to Tyler “Wonderboy222” Goatcher who won two POWERFEST events in the space of 12-hours. Goatcher triumphed in a $75K Gtd 6-Max event for $25,654 before taking down a $125K Gtd Mix-Max tournament for an additional $21,826. The Brighton man is now ranked 17th in the world, a career-best.

United Kingdom Online Poker Rankings (March 27, 2020)

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UK RankPlayerPoints
1Patrick “pleno1” Leonard7,127
2Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford7,115
3Tyler “Wonderboy222” Goatcher6,029
4“B4NKR0LL3R”5,507
5Kenny “SpaceyFCB” Hallaert5,427
6“girafganger7”5,367
7Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks5,073
8Ben “jenbizzle” Jones4,733
9Andrew “dawhiteninja” Wool4,231
10Javier “que_te_crio” Fernandez4,114
11Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson4,096
12Damien “DamienWain” Wain3,862
13Henri “Buehlero” Buehler3,778
14“ZDARLIGHT23”3,546
15David “Bausss” Laka3,531
16Mustapha “lasagnaaammm” Kanit3,521
17Chris “Moorman1” Moorman3,420
18“1mtm91”3,420
19Phil “philroyal888” Mighall3,411
20Jonathan “proudflop” Proudfoot3,254

Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh Enters Irish Top 10

Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh climbed into the Irish top 10 and a worldwide best rank of 741st thanks to two big results at PokerStars. McHugh finished sixth in a Big $215 for $1,147 and also banked a cool $9,643 for his runner-up finish in the $22 Double Deuce Turbo. That second result is his third-largest score ever. His largest came in May 2019 when he finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Million for $84,730.

Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney still tops the Irish charts and actually pulled away from the chasing pack on the back of his victory in the 888poker$100,000 Sunday Mega Deep. Sweeney collected $19,102 for this win, his largest at 888poker, and it took his lifetime winnings passed $1.58 million.

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“Rowniwn” cemented his fourth-place spot with a second-place finish in the PokerStars $55 Daily Marathon for $3,042 while Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott banked $6,166 for his fourth-place exit from the PokerStars $215 Fast Friday. McDermott also reeled in a $5,766 prize for finishing third in the Hot $109, also at PokerStars.

Ireland Online Poker Rankings (March 27, 2020)

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Ronan “Sw33ney” Sweeney4,302
2James “Jaymo” Noonan3,429
3Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson3,425
4“Rowniwn”3,374
5Tomas “luckymo32” Geleziunas3,140
6Sean “monkeybudgie” Prendiville3,001
7Sven “SvenCalls” McDermott2,995
8Brendan “daehbonk” Naughton2,539
9Turlough “thevirus217” McHugh2,275
10“SRFC1899”2,247
11Dino “dinos662” Sabatini2,186
12Matthew “flukeybob” Brady2,151
13Johnathen “johnymcc” McCullagh2,127
14Conor “ccoonnoorr” O’Driscoll2,055
15Steve “MrTimCaum” O’Dwyer2,054
16Kamal “AceOfShamrocks” Singh2,025
17Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen1,949
18Shaun “silage89” Conroy1,712
19Aidan “aidohynes” Hynes1,680
20Andrew “Azkabanter” Grimason1,559
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Whatever the game or sport, people want to know who the best in that field is. In football, soccer to our American cousins, the debate on who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi has been running for what seems like forever, for example; it’s Messi in case you were wondering.

Poker is a game where it is difficult to label someone as the best player. By its very nature, the game of poker makes it almost impossible to classify someone as being the best because of the element of luck playing a major role.

That said, ranking sites such as the Global Poker Index and PocketFives do a sterling job of making the best out of a bad situation, and those are the two systems that the UK & Ireland PokerNews site uses on a weekly basis to compile the current top 20 live and online poker players.

Online Poker Rankings from PocketFives

UK RankPlayerPoints
1Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford7565.17
2Phil “philroyal888” Mighall6629.71
3Jamie “EzGame89” O’Connor6186.23
4Chris “moorman1” Moorman5915.32
5Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell5619.56
6Matas “bebaimis777” Cimbolas5308.92
7Rick “TheClaimer” Trigg5035.99
8Owain “sngwonder” Carey5017.98
9“FouEnculePL”5006.42
10Sam “The Squid” Grafton4844.79
11Paul “Fold Machiii” Dando4813.13
12Stephen “woody1234321” Woodhead4726.05
13Vicent “vicenfish” Delgado4633.12
14Daniel “lucky_scrote” Carter4568.29
15Joel “Crackdel29” Visa Jordana4553.59
16Lucas “Show3rs4u” Blanco4428.25
17Sergio “trujustrus” Cabrera4362.87
18Rhys “floppinhel” Jones4307.46
19Andy “andyh26” Holman4263.70
20“luckyfish89”4243.52

The first thing you may notice about the top 20 UK online poker players is there are several names who are not British. In fact, at least eight of them are foreign nationals who now call the UK home. The majority of those players moved to these shores to continue their online careers, having previously lived in countries where online poker is either unavailable, or heavily regulated.

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For example, currently occupying fifth place is Oscar “MendaLerenda” Serradell of Spain, but who resides in Bristol. He’s joined in the UK top 20 by fellow countrymen Vicent “vicenfish” Delgado, Joel “CrackdeI29” Jordana, Lucas “Show3rs4u” Blanco, and Sergio “trujustrus” Cabrera.

Current UK number one, Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford also happens to be ranked second in the world for online poker tournaments. Should he secure top spot, he’ll join the likes of Chris Moorman, Christopher Brammer, and Patrick Leonard as British players who have been ranked number one in the world.

Live Poker Rankings from GPI

UK RankWorld RankPlayerPoints
114Stephen Chidwick3683.19
215Jack Salter3645.56
334Niall Farrell3194.70
444Max Silver3059.80
569Kuljinder Sidhu2723.63
673Simon Deadman2712.98
794Charlie Carrel2564.75
8119Ben Heath2380.32
9124Liv Boeree2367.80
10125Ludovic Geilich2362.34
11142Senh Man Ung2290.64
12158Oliver Price2195.88
13163Iaron Lightbourne2179.05
14195Craig McCorkell2079.92
15205David Vamplew2045.94
16233Alex Goulder1983.51
17242Scott Margereson1957.07
18251Ben Dobson1945.31
19258Keith Johnson1935.09
20273Tom Middleton1918.68

The Global Poker Index is the go-to page for all poker rankings, and it is here that you find Stephen Chidwick occupying first place, albeit by the narrowest of margins from Jack Salter. Chidwick is regarded as one of the best all-round poker players in the world, not only the UK, thanks to his ability to play almost all poker variants, and until recently, Chidwick was the only UK player to reside in the top 10 in the worldwide GPI rankings.

Who do you consider to be the best British poker player, and why? Let us know in the comments box below.

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