It has been another busy poker action weekend around the world, with a number of online competitions being held. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the online world was buzzing with a number of players moving to online play to fill the void left. Last week an announcement revealed that Las Vegas casinos could be re-opening soon.

With the increasing number of players online, the number of tournaments that take place has increased. The increasing number of competitions has helped shake up player rankings in the top 20 players from around the globe. There is a new face that has hit the world’s top 20 players and that’s Luke Schwartz.

Schwartz Enters Top 20

There’s no question that Schwartz is a name that’s already well known, as the British player has won a large number of major competitions. That’s particularly true of Schwartz when it comes to the SCOOP schedule. As the number of competitions increased, Schwartz was able to reach the top 20.

His biggest success to date came in last week’s Super Tuesday game, claiming over a million dollars for third place finish. He has also won a big $10,500 in the NL 2-7 Single Draw to finish in the same place. It would appear that with every week that passes, the position of Schwartz will just continue to get stronger. He has also earned a dozen season-wide four-figure returns to this point.

It is unlikely, however, that he can reach the pinnacle, as the form of Conor Beresford shows no sign of slowing down. He has enjoyed an incredibly good run over the last few weeks, which includes wins of $14,824 and $34,516 respectively in the Sunday Roller and NLHE SCOOP. Beresford also raised $50,790 after finishing fourth in the High Roller SCOOP.

Remaining Players In The Top 20

A number of players still battle for top 20 positions in the rankings. Beresford has ample daylight between himself and the chasing back, but the points gap from second on is far smaller. Patrick Leonard is in second place, with 8,862 points accrued. Leonard’s ahead of Tyler Goatcher by just over 500 points.

Next on the list is Mustapha Kanit, who has 7,711 points, almost 1,000 points better than fifth-placed Sam Grafton. The next number of places is composed of Girafganger7, Ben Jones and Kenny Hallaert. Henri Buehler is ninth in the standings, with 5,712 points, while Patrick Brooks is in 10th position.

Paul Dando is the 20th-player at the moment while Andy Wilson is one above him. Next comes Schwarz, who now owns 4,271 points. He lies just over 1,000 points behind Dan Charlton in the latest standings. Directly above Charlton are Scott Margereson, Javier Fernandez and Jareth West. Only outside the top ten are B4nkr0ll3r, Ryan Plant and 1mtm91.