Conor Beresford chosen as the 2020 Online Poker Player of the Year
By Bob Garcia
The UK grinder spent much of 2020 as the top-ranked online poker player in the world
Just days after Huck Seed became the latest poker player to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, another player is getting singled out for his accomplishments. Conor Beresford is an online poker grinder out of the UK who had an awesome run at the tables last year, earning him enough points to become the number-one ranked poker player in the world. Because of his achievements and his points, he is now the official 2020 Online Poker Player of the Year.
Beresford, who goes by the moniker “1_conor_b_1” online, has been a tough opponent for years, but last year saw him run away from the pack. He picked up six six-figure cashes, of which four hit in his top-five best finishes ever. Beresford has won a number of high-roller events, including a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title.
His first cash of 2020 was a career-high $611,134 and it set the pace for Beresford for the rest of the year. He added pots of $180,438, $378,205 and $239.652 in various tournaments as the year progressed and, by the time the year ended, had racked up more than $14.7 million in winnings. His performances gave him a total of 28,804 PLB points, 4,000 more than the second-place finisher, Brunno Botteon out of Brazil. Although Beresford enjoyed the top spot in the poker rankings for more than half of 2020, it was Botteon who would ultimately take the position, which he still maintains today.