RANKINGS: Michael Gagliano Holding Down Top Spot in the USA

Michael 'gags30' Gagliano is the top-ranked online poker player in the United States. (WPT photo)

Since New Jersey began offering regulated online poker, Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano has been one of the highest-ranked players in the Garden State. His dominance apparently knows no bounds and he’s now the top-ranked player in the United States.

Gagliano owns the #1 spot nationally thanks to his dominance in New Jersey. In the month of October, Gagliano picked up 12 cashes that qualified for PLB points. His biggest score came on October 8 when he took down PokerStars NJCOOP Event #28 ($300 Four Max NLHE) for $12,440 and 197.28 points. That same day he won the $25,000 Weekly Sunday event on WSOP.com for $11,507 and 189.63 points. All told, Gagliano earned 1,399.87 points and now has a 196.28-point lead over the rest of the field.

Right behind Gagliano is the top-ranked player from Nevada, David ‘bewater’ Goodman. Just twice in October was Goodman able to find a cash big enough to add to his PLB score. He won the $15,000 Weekly on WSOP.com on October 14 and then celebrated Halloween with a third place finish in the Tuesday Showdown on WSOP.com. He added 242.89 PLB points to his total thanks to those scores.

Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo rounds out the top three. Another New Jersey regular, Lupo added 1,617.06 points to his PLB score. Playing a full online schedule, Lupo won six events in October including two NJCOOP titles and a Garden State Super Series.

United States Online Poker Rankings Top 10

1 Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano 4,883.36
2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 4,687.08
3 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4,399.59
4 Hurricane27 4,271.27
5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4,223.89
6 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4,156.76
7 Ricky ‘ratedGTO’ Guan 4,097.08
8 Artim ‘aceszhuited’ Zhuta 3,676.09
9 Daniel ‘dkonpf’ Kang 3,671.84
10 engineered2eat 3,581.97