RANKINGS: New Jersey’s Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon Stays #1 in USA

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New Jersey's Yong Kwon continues his reign as the #1 ranked player in the USA.

It’s another month at the top of the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings for New Jersey online poker grinder Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon.

After taking the first couple of weeks in August off, Kwon soon himself back on the online grind picking up PLB-qualifying scores in bunches. Throughout the second half of the month, Kwon racked up four qualifying scores and nine cashes worth four-figures or more. Kwon’s highlight score was a final table finish in the August 14 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown where he picked up $4,810. In total, he amassed of over $27,000 in cashes for the month.

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Kwon’s September is shaping up to be more of the same with two first-place finishes already under his belt including a victory in the September 10 Super Tuesday on PokerStarsNJ for $4,806. His success not only has him as the #1-ranked player in the U.S., but he also sits at #55 in the world.

United States Online Poker Rankings Top 10

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5409
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 5339
3 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4847
4 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4586
5 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4267
6 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 3592
7 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman 3579
8 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3496
9 Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano 3327
10 Matthew ‘MattEMenz’ Mendez 3282

In past months, since his WSOP online bracelet win, Kwon has held a commanding lead in the rankings. This month, however, the #2-ranked Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo closed the gap and currently sits only 70 PLB points behind Kwon.

It’s been a good month for Lupo who finds himself sitting at a career-high rank of #57 in the world. His rise in the rankings can be attributed to nine PLB-qualifying cashes, three of which were outright victories. His largest score in August was his victory in the August 12 edition of WSOP.com’s $30,000 Weekly Sunday Six Max where Lupo took home a $12,852 score. Two weeks later he nearly repeated the feat, coming up just short finishing as the runner up in the same tournament for another $7,229 payday.

Another New Jersey player sitting at a career-high in the Worldwide Rankings is Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov. Alexandrov maintains his #3 ranking in the U.S. for another month but rose to #87 in the world on the back of 11 PLB-qualifying cashes in August. In total, he accumulated 1,220.63 points and just over $66,500 in the month. Even though he had four victories in the month, his largest score came from his runner-up finish in the August 19 edition of WSOP.com’s $100,000 GTD Sunday where he won $17,624 and 222.47 PLB points.

David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman jumped up one spot in the U.S. Rankings to #4 by amassing a string of four-figure score in August. Coleman grinded his way to 22 four-figure scores in a month where he added over $76,000 to his already impressive $2.29 million in career online earnings.

Coleman also picked up a five-figure cash when he defeated Daniel Lupo heads up in the August 26 WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday and picked up $12,852. Like a number of his peers, Coleman is enjoying a career-high rank in the Worldwide Rankings, currently sitting at #104 in the world.

After taking some time off in July, Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner added a little more volume in August. Dropping to the #5 rank, Hohner still managed to pick up some impressive scores as well three outright victories. His spotlight score for the month came on August 14 when he took down the WSOP.com $20,000 Weekly Tuesday for just over $9,000 and 178.01 PLB points.

Hohner’s September is headed in the right direction as well having just locked up a five-figure score in the September 9 $30,000 Weekly Sunday on WSOP.com for $13,870.

Below are the current top 5 rankings for the U.S. regulated states of New Jersey, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, which is expected to go live with regulated online poker this October.

New Jersey Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 New Jersey online poker players.

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5409
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 5339
3 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4847
4 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4586
5 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4267

 

Nevada Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Nevada online poker players.

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2975
2 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 2916
3 PunnyYouSayThat 2618
4 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 2518
5 Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn 2302

Pennsylvania Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Pennsylvania online poker players.

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Thai ‘thaiha91’ Ha 1314
2 Chris ‘Billypoker101’ Bilinsky 810
3 RyJS 763
4 sr86 604
5 Head218 578