RANKINGS: Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon Continues His Reign As #1 In The U.S.

Yong 'yknow17' Kwon continues to sit atop the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings.

New Jersey online grinder Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon’s reign atop the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings continues.

After a busy October filled with both the WSOP.com’s Fall Online Championships and PokerStars NJ’s New Jersey Championship of Online Poker, Kwon sits atop the leaderboard with 5,227 points.

Since our last update, Kwon accumulated eight more PLB-qualifying scores including a victory in the October 25 NJCOOP Event #37 ($150 NLHE Turbo) for $3,438 and 122.51 PLB points. His largest score over the past month came during the WSOP.com’s Fall OC $50,000 Special Tuesday Showdown where a final table finish brought him $5,382 and another 94.46 PLB points.

During the month of October, Kwon racked up 19 five-figure scores for a total of more than $70,000 in earnings. In addition to being ranked #1 in the U.S., he currently sits ranked at #73 in the world and is rapidly approaching $2.7 million in career online earnings.

U.S. Online Poker Rankings Top 10

1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5,227
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4,912
3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4,828
4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4,586
5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4,299
6 Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg 4,198
7 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4,031
8 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3,924
9 Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano 3,731
10 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman 3,634

Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo (4,912 points) once again sits right behind Kwon in the U.S. rankings. Like all serious New Jersey grinders, Lupo was active in the major online series, putting up big results and taking down titles. On October 17, he took down the PokerStars NJCOOP Event #19 ($100, NLHE Turbo) for $2,370 and 100.00 PLB points. Then, the very next day, he claimed a WSOP.com Fall OC title by winning Event #28 ($10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max) for $3,643 and 110.20 PLB points.

Lupo did capture a five-figure score with his runner-up finish in NJCOOP Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) for $11,489, good for another 147.53 PLB points.

Less than 100 points behind Lupo is David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman (4,828) who not only ranks #3 in the U.S. but is sitting at a career-high ranking of #93 in the world.

Coleman has been putting in heavy volume and it has been paying off. During the last week of October, Coleman finished top-three in four different NJCOOP tournaments. He won Event #32 ($200 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $6,554 and Event #47 ($75 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic SE) for $2,009. On the same day as his second NJCOOP title, Coleman also took down the WSOP.com $50,000 Monthly Sunday for another $23,408 and 270.46 PLB points.

Coleman’s heater continued into the beginning of November as, since October 22, he has 12 top-three finishes – eight of which are good for wins. This includes a victory in the November 6 edition of the WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $17,036 and another 244.49 PLB points.

Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov (4,586) keeps his spot at #4 in the U.S. again this month. Alexandrov also managed to pick up a pair of titles in October. First, on October 13 he won NJCOOP Event #7 ($150 NLHE Sunday SuperSonic SE) for $2,927 and 109.54 PLB points. Then three days later, he topped the field in WSOP.com’s Fall OC Event #22 ($20,000 NLHE R&A) for $8,179 and 173.05 PLB points.

Alexandrov has had a nice start to his November, picking up a final table finish in the November 6 WSOP.com Tuesday Showdown for $4,782.

Wrapping up the USA top 5 is Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein (4,299), who moves up one spot from last month.

Borenstein holds the honor of being the only player to capture three 2019 NJCOOP titles. His first came on October 15 in Event #10 ($250 NLHE Super Tuesday) for $7,341. He followed that up the very next day by taking down Event #15 ($1,000 NLHE High Roller Six Max) for $20,893. Then he wrapped up his series by winning Event #50 ($150 NLHE Dee Hyper-Turbo Six Max) for $2,775.

New Jersey Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 New Jersey online poker players.

1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5227
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4912
3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4828
4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4586
5 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4299


Nevada Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Nevada online poker players.

1 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 3394
2 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 3234
3 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2823
4 PunnyYouSayThat 2207
5 Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn 1960


Pennsylvania Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Pennsylvania online poker players.

PokerStars PA launched in Pennsylvania last week and PocketFives expects to have the tracking data soon. In the meantime, we are keeping up with all of the action from Pennsylvania’s Sunday Majors.

If you are an online poker player in Pennsylvania and have yet to register your PokerStars PA screen name, here’s how you can set yourself up to battle to be a top-ranked player in the state.