RANKINGS: Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo Takes Over #1 Spot In NJ


Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo is now the #1-ranked online poker player in New Jersey. (Borgata photo)

It took nearly five months, but Jeremy ‘Jermz’ Danger’s run as the king of New Jersey online poker has come to an end. Danger dominated the last few months of the 2016 and held the number one ranking for months on end, but he has been dethroned by Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo for the top spot in the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings.

Lupo notched eight tournament victories in January along with five other podium finishes. His largest score of the month came when he won the partypoker Mega Tuesday $500 buy-in $15,000 guaranteed event for a score of $5,934.

Despite dropping out of the top spot, Danger still had another solid month of MTTs. Danger won 24 events and became the first person in the history of NJ online poker to record $1,000,000 in tournament winnings.

Moving up the rankings from #7 to #3 is David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman, who won 11 tournaments. Coleman notched the largest score of his career on January 24 when he won the PokerStarsNJ Winter Festival $1,000 buy-in $30,000 guaranteed High Roller event for a total of $16,169.

Sitting at fourth for the second consecutive month was Craig ‘craigruby’ Rubinstein. Rubinstein reached a peak of #2 earlier in January but dropped back before month’s end.

After finishing second in last month’s rankings, Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon, dropped down to fifth place. Right behind him is Dan ‘wildman75’ Buzgon, who first appeared in the NJ rankings in December and finished January in sixth place, once again.

For his part, Kwon won 15 total events, including a win in the PokerStarsNJ $500 buy-in $15,000 guaranteed Sunday Six Max, worth $7,144.

Fred ‘Biggdaddy’ Ferrell continues to fall in the rankings. Ferrell was previously ranked #5 after being in the top two or three down the stretch of 2016 and is now ranked #7.

The #8 and #9 spots are the same as they ever were with Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman and Andrew ‘Mergulas’ Glauberg remaining in their respective positions.

New to the rankings this month is Ryan ‘hags021’ Hagerty, who overtook Jacob ‘jtsnakes’ Perry for the final spot among New Jersey’s elite.

New Jersey Online Poker Ranking Top 10

  1. centrfieldr – 3,887.99 (+2)
  2. Jermz – 3,796.86 (-1)
  3. dehhhhh – 3,737.15 (+4)
  4. craigruby – 3,624.38 (-)
  5. ykwon17 – 3,574.80 (-3)
  6. wildman75 – 3,474.68 (-)
  7. Biggdaddy – 3,242.67 (-2)
  8. Johnnny Drama – 3,101.74 (-)
  9. Mergulas – 2,807.79 (-)
  10. hags021 – 2,755.24 (NR)

Dropped Out of Top 10 – jtsnakes
Just Missed – donnysack (#11), Lav519 (#12), jtsnakes (#13)