PNW Poker Leaderboard – Father’s Day 2019

Happy Father’s Day, kids! You know the best gift you can get for Dad? An update to his Hendon Mob profile!

Or, you could get some casino te send in their delinquent upates! No! It’s not the one you’re thinking of—way too soon for that—results are still trickling in from January’s Tulalip Annual Poker Pow Wow!

The first of those is the only new player on the block, Kenneth Maertens of Snohomish, who got his first recorded cash for 5th place in the $100K GTD NLHE Main Event, He debuts at #1951.

Bothell’s Long Huynh won that event (as part of a three-way deal, apparently), rising from #2209 to #670. Breanna Warren  and Jin Liu (both from Seattle) are recorded as 3rd and 2nd, respectively, but each received the same payout. Liu goes up over 100 places to #272, Warren jumps nearly 200 spots to #346.

The same series saw Sayidakhrork Ibrokhim (Renton) win the earlier $50K GTD NLHE in what appears to have been a seven-way ICM deal. He moves up to #951.

Finally, on to the summer!

Over at the Aria, Reginald Caymol (Seattle) took 3rd in the Aria Poker Classic $40K GTD NLHE with 289 entries in a 3-way deal. He moves up 19 places to #246.

Derek Farrington of Powell Butte in Central Oregon cashed in 36th place at WSOP #22 NLHE Double Stack. That bumps him from #628 to #504.

Mans Montgomery of Couer d’Alene took 26th in WSOP #28 NLHE, which you might say is just a smallish accomplishment, but it was Mans’s 5th cash in a bracelet event this year so far. He got the sixth a couple of days later in the Seniors tournament. Oh, and he cashed a Daily Deepstack. Where’s your God now? He’s gone from #99 to #95.

Seattle-based Adam Walton ran the WSOP #26 NLHE Marathon, making it to 21st out of 1083 in his third WSOP cash of the summer. That takes him to #234 from #262.

Scott Ruegsegger of Monmouth jumps from #354 to #293 by winning a Rio $400 NLHE Daily Deepstack last week, with 160 entries. He won his biggest prize ever in a $250 Daily Deepstack last summer, in a field of 1225.


Tesfaldet Tekle (from Tukwila) placed 12th in WSOP #30 PLO. He placed third in the first small-buyin PLO tournament at the WSOP, back in 2016. His ranking on the Leaderboard goes up 30 places to #200.

Daniel Park, from Federal Way, was another PNW player with a deep run in the Marathon, nearly making the final table at 15th. his second cash of the 50th WSOP. Park jumps 10 to #119.

Worth a mention, though he’s not actually in the PNW rankings (because Hendon Mob still lists him in Fresno) is our buddy Sam Cosby, mentioned in the last installment as the Portland-residing poker writer who was the Day 2 chip leader in WSOP #19 $1M/1st NLHE Milionaire Maker. Sam went on a tear the first half of Day 3, lapping the rest of the field with just 1% of the field of 8800+ remaining, then had a bad couple of levels after the dinner break, but still made Day 4 ITM. The day was short, however, and he busted in 34th. If he was in the Leaderboard, he’d be between #458 and #459.

Cole Jackson (Seattle) went a little deeper in the Millionaire Make, getting to 29th. It brings his position up from #59 to #51.

And yes, it’s time for a Scott Clements (#1 on the Leaderboard) mention. Just a week after winning a bracelet in a Dealers Choice tournament (and after a small cash in the Millionaire Maker), he made the final table of the WSOP #29 HORSE Championship—seriously one of the most entertaining final tables of the series so far, from a viewer’s standpoint—to take 4th place. It’s a long one, but well worth your while.

Have a great poker week!