Rick Trigg, a poker pro who resides in Sheffield, has made a comeback to the list of top ten UK online poker players. Trigg, who plays as “TheClaimeer,” has won the PocketFives Triple Crown, the first in his poker gaming career.
Trigg’s performance has been very good in online poker rooms. On Jan 20, he won $21,556 in the PokerStars Big $109. A couple of days later, he won $3,480 in the Full Tilt Poker Turbo Hundo. He got a Triple Crown when he won the PokerStars.fr Sunday Supersonic.
He also finished third in the €100 1R1A held at PokerStars.fr, third in the $265 Knockout held at PokerStars.com, third in the PokerStars.com Nightly Fifty Grand, second in the PokerStars.com Sunday Six Max, and third in the PokerStars.com $109 NL Hold’em.
The UK top poker players’ list hasn’t changed much. The only other change is that Sebastian Saffari has overtaken Rhys Jones and occupied the sixth rank.
The UK top ten poker players are Chris Moorman, Charlie Combes, Christopher Brammer, Jareth East, Toby Lewis, Sebastian Saffari, Rhys Jones, Scott Margereson, Jon Spinks, and Rick Trigg. Christopher Brammer also won his fifth Triple Crown when he became the winner of the $33 re-by held at PokerStars.com, The Big €50 held at PokerStars.fr, and the $7k Guaranteed held at Full Tilt Poker.
The list of top ten Irish players also hasn’t changed much. The top player Jude Ainsworth continues to hang on to his number one position. But Clayton Mooney, who plays under the moniker “Drk Confdant” has returned to the list. He now occupies the ninth rank, chiefly because of his spectacular performance in the PokerStars Hot $75. He also finished fourth in the $35 No Limit Hold’em Hyper Turbo Tournament, which was also held at PokerStars.com.
The top ten Irish players are Jude Ainsworth, Tomas Geleziunas, Gavin O’Rourke, Kevin Killeen, Steve O’Dwyer, Michael Graydon, Dara O’Kearney, Paul Allen, Clayton Mooney, and Cathal Shine.
One can expect a lot of changes in the two lists during the next week. This is because a number of professional poker players from the Ireland and the UK are just back after taking part in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). Many more will soon return after participating in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Deauville Main Event. However, the changes wouldn’t be too noticeable if a large number of UK and Irish poker players decide to take part in the Aussie Millions 2014.