RANKINGS: Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon Still #1 in USA

Yong Kwon
Once again, it's Yong Kwon atop the PocketFives U.S. Online Poker Rankings

Yet again, Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon (aka ‘LuckySpewy1’), is atop the PocketFives United States Online Poker Rankings, as he continues to crush tournaments out of New Jersey.

Kwon has 5,205 points, which is ore than 300 points ahead of Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo in second place. Kwon has been charging hard in the online poker streets daily, and we don’t expect he’ll be slowing down anytime soon, especially with the WSOP.com Fall Online Championships running for much of October.

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Kwon has been a fixture on the podium of online poker tournaments in recent weeks, with 22 top-three finishes dating back to September 1. Over that time period, he has seven victories. Kwon’s most recent win came in the PokerStars NJ Sunday High Roller [6-Max] – $500, $8,000 Gtd on October 6, when he took first place for $5,640 and 106.21 points. On September 26, he won the PokerStars NJ $250 Thursday Thrill [Progressive KO], $5,000 Gtd for $1,767 and 69.11 points. Kwon’s biggest score dating back to the beginning of September was a third-place finish in the WSOP.com $30,000 Weekly Sunday [Re-entry, 6 Max] on September 23 for $6,837 and 122.45 points.

Overall, Kwon now has more than $2.6 million in lifetime online tournament earnings.

U.S. Online Poker Rankings Top 10

1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5,205
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4,885
3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4,748
4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4,550
5 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4,198
6 Jon ‘itsmejon’ Borenstein 4,043
7 Jason ‘JLaw’ Lawhun 3,879
8 Michael ‘Gags30’ Gagliano 3,612
9 Mike ‘Lav519’ Lavenburg 3,595
10 Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman 3,423

Plenty of notable names make up the top 10 of the PocketFives U.S. Online Poker Rankings, including the aforementioned Lupo in second with 4,885 points, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman in third with 4,748 points, Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov in fourth with 4,550 points, and Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner with 4,198 points.

As you can expect, Kwon also leads the New Jersey Online Poker Rankings, which has the exact same top 10 leaderboard as the U.S. Online Poker Rankings. It’s not until you get to #12 on the U.S. Online Poker Rankings leaderboard that you find someone from outside of New Jersey. That someone would be David ‘bewater’ Goodman who plays out of Nevada and is the new top-ranked player in the Nevada Online Poker Rankings after overtaking Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman.

Goodman has booked nine four-figure cashes going back to the start of September, including three wins for nearly $16,000 combined in a one-week span, all coming on WSOP.com. He won the $15,000 Weekly Friday [Re-entry, 6 Max] on September 14 for $5,294 and 128.62 points, the $15,000 Weekly Sunday Deepstack [R&A, Super Addon] on September 16 for $5,565 and 143.57 points, and the $15,000 GTD Circuit Warm-Up Turbo Deepstack [Re-entry] on September 21 for $4,855 and 132.87 points. Goodman also took fourth in the WSOP Circuit Event #12 – $100,000 NLH Double Stack 2x Re-entry (Official Ring Event) on September 29 for $7,262 and 142.25 points.

Checking in on Pennsylvania, where regulated PA online poker is set to launch soon, Thai ‘thaiha91’ Ha is still atop the Pennsylvania Online Poker Rankings with 1,281 points. Ha has quite the lead over his fellow competitors, as he’s up nearly 500 points on Chris ‘Billypoker101’ Bilinsky.

New Jersey Online Poker Rankings
Top 5 New Jersey online poker players.

1 Yong ‘ykwon17’ Kwon 5,205
2 Daniel ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo 4,885
3 David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman 4,748
4 Vladimir ‘Donate_here’ Alexandrov 4,550
5 Ryan ‘shipthesherb’ Hohner 4,198

Nevada Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Nevada online poker players.

1 David ‘bewater’ Goodman 3,171
2 Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman 2,978
3 PunnyYouSayThat 2,539
4 Tanner ‘Bamatide88’ Bibat 2,531
5 Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn 2,266

Pennsylvania Online Poker Rankings

Top 5 Pennsylvania online poker players.

1 Thai ‘thaiha91’ Ha 1,281
2 Chris ‘Billypoker101’ Bilinsky 807
3 RyJS 711
4 Andrew ‘Head218’ Carnevale 600
5 sr86 521