Coleman cashed 30 times in December but picked up a bulk of his points with impressive back-to-back wins in the PokerStars Sunday Special. On December 15, Coleman topped the 116-entry field in the $200 buy-in event to win $6,250 and lockup 158.11 PLB points. One week later, he beat out 114 other players to win another $6,250 and 158.11 PLB points.
He also managed to pick up 102.7 points thanks to a runner-up finish in the WSOP $15,00 Weekly Saturday on December 8. His total earnings for December were $15,272.
One spot behind Coleman was former #1-ranked American Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon. Kwon cashed just 14 times but managed to win the PokerStars NJ Nightly Stars on two separate occasions for 95.33 and 96.29 PLB points respectively. Sandwiched between those two scores was a sixth-place finish in the WSOP.com Sunday Weekly for 71.5 points.
Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein holds down the #3 spot following a massive month in terms of PLB points earned. He cashed just nine times and just three of those counted towards his PLB total. He won the WSOP.com $100,000 GTD Sunday on December 2 for $29,256 and 332.26 points. Three weeks later he did it again, this time winning $28,859 and 330 points. He also picked up 60.17 points for an eighth-place finish in the WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday on December 2 and 96.22 points for coming in third.
USA Online Poker Rankings
|1||David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman||4,654|
|2||Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon||4,357|
|3||Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein||4,200|
|4||Dan “centrfieldr” Lupo||4,128|
|5||Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov||4,064|
|6||Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg||3,690|
|7||Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr.||3,567|
|8||Michael “Gags30” Gagliano||3,432|
|9||Tenzin ‘tc_ownz’ Chakdor||3,357|
David Goodman Continues to Dominate Nevada
There isn’t a single player from Nevada in the top 14 of the USA rankings. The #1 player from the Silver State is David ‘bewater’ Goodman at #15. He is currently sitting on 2,944 points – 1,710 points behind Coleman for top spot.
Goodman continues to hold on to the top spot despite taking nearly all of December off. He cashed just once and it wasn’t a strong enough finish to count towards his PLB total.
Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat sits at #2 after having three of his five December cashes boost his PLB points total to 2,783. On December 17, Bibat finished second in the $5,555 Weekly Monday for $1,071 and 52.37 points. Then, on December 23, he finished 11th in the WSOP.com $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack for $262 and 33.68 points before taking down the WSOP.com $7,000 Daily Turbo Deepstack for $2,179 and 87.43 points.
Rounding out the podium for Nevada is Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman. He started December off with a fifth-place finish in the WSOP.com $10,000 Weekly Saturday event for $885 and 43.13 points. He then picked up 45.42 points in the Sunday $100,000 to finish off the month.
Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman moved up to #4 in Nevada after having four of his five December cashes add 212.59 points to his PLB total. Steinman now sits at 1,056th in the world – an all-time high for him.
Nevada Online Poker Rankings
|1||David ‘bewater’ Goodman||2,944|
|2||Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat||2,783|
|3||Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman||2,434|
|4||Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman||1,942|