UK’s Jonathan Proudfoot Moves Up the Poker World Rankings

UK’s Jonathan Proudfoot Moves Up the Poker World Rankings January 19, 2018 January 19, 2018 Carolyn J Dawson
Posted on  Jan 19, 2018 | Updated on  Jan 19, 2018 by Carolyn J Dawson

Jonathan 'proudflop' ProudfootAnother career-high seems to be heading in the direction of Jonathan Proudfoot – one of the top UK poker players.

While Proudfoot – who uses the online username of “proudflop” – currently rests in fourth position in the UK, he has also taken 23rd place in the world rankings!

The only question that remains now, is can he make his way into the top 10 of the globe?

How did Proudfoot reach such a coveted position? Well, he amassed four big wins within a short time period.

The first two came courtesy of PokerStars, with the first netting him $7,838 (£5,641) upon finishing 13th at the end of a £1,050 (£756) buy-in tournament. He would then go on to claim $10,254 (£7,379) for being the runner-up at a second tournament. His third and fourth wins came at the partypoker platform, where he took home $5,906 (£4,249) and $11,817 (£8,502) for a second-place outcome and a tournament win, respectively. Combining these takings and finishing positions together has seen Proudfoot make hasty jumps up the rankings.

It’s not only Proudfoot that has had a stellar week either. The UK’s third-ranked poker player, Kenny Hallaert took home some glory as well. Hallaert – who utilises the player name of “SpaceFCB” – won a £10K Gtd Uppercut Turbo, which also occurred at partypoker. This netted him $3,112 (£2,239) in total. He also finished third in two tournaments at PokerStars, and then went on to finish his week with an additional $3,150 (£2,267) third place rank at 888Poker.

Anyone who is ranked above Ludovic Geilich of Scotland had also better watch out. The “ludovi333” player won a $66,461 (£47,820) prize at Poker Stars by coming third in the same contest that saw Proudfoot finish in 13th. At the end of the week, he sits on 5497.10 points, closing the gap on Charlie “chaz_man_chaz” Combes, who sits in fifth position.

Dara O’Kearney Remains on Top of the Irish Rankings

As far as the Irish online poker table goes, it’s still Dara “Doke” O’Kearney who leads the way. He took home a prize of $8,652 (£6,224) after winning a tournament at Black Chip Poker. Furthermore, his points total is expected to explode with the next rankings update, due to a third place finish in partypoker’s $250,000 Gtd Title Fight. This saw him collect a massive $20,025 (£14,400).

However, things also took a turn for the better for the former Irish number one, Daniel Wilson. Mr. “NukeTheFish!” won a big score at PokerStars during the Hotter £215, which saw him take home $19,181 (£13,792). Once this score has been added to the updated rankings, it should see him climb back into second position, taking over Kevin Killeen.

Finally, Dublin’s own Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport found himself ascending to 10th place on the leaderboard this week. Taking over the former holder of that position, Steve O’Dwyer, Newport is making great steps to climbing even further up the rankings. However, O’Dwyer, who uses the poker name “MrTimCaum”, is not likely to be fazed by such. He just took home $769,500 (£553,370) by winning the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament!

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