In the Spotlight: Ponte, Lampropulos Most Searched in Poker This Week

Salomon Ponte, Maria Lampropulos, Charlie Carrel, Fedor Holz and Daniel Negreanu
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  • Tournament wins and "Poker Night in America" episodes prompt the week's Hendon Mob searches.

  • Ponte, Lampropulos, Carrel, Holz and Negreanu most searched poker players on Hendon Mob this week.

The Hendon Mob database of tournament poker results is a much-consulted site for poker players and fans alike. Among the many rankings available on the site are ongoing lists of most searched players over the last week. Such lists provide quick snapshots of which tournament poker players are currently "in the spotlight" with their profiles being looked at the most.

Here are the most searched players on Hendon Mob over the last seven days as reported by the site this morning, Saturday, April 29:

PositionPlayerLast Week
1stSalomon Ponte27th
2ndMaria Lampropulos--
3rdCharlie Carrel7th
4thFedor Holz2nd
5thDaniel Negreanu1st
6thJacob Mulhern--
7thShaun Deeb70th
8thKatie Swift133rd
9thDaniel Colman4th
10thBrandon Cantu200th

Following a controversial appearance on Poker Night in America a week ago — and much subsequent furor on social media thereafter — Salomon Ponte's Hendon Mob page has been viewed a lot of late, and more than anyone else's over the last seven days.

There the site's visitors are finding that in January 2016 Ponte won the Seminole Lucky Hearts WPT DeepStacks Main Event for $344,420. Shaun Deeb (7th) and Brandon Cantu (10th) also played in the $25/$50 no-limit hold'em cash game on PNIA.

Maria Lampropulos (2nd) is getting a lot of views as well thanks to her huge £1,000,000 win in the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Dusk Till Dawn Main Event.

Jacob Mulhern (6th) finished runner-up to Lampropulos in that event and Katie Swift (8th) took seventh, earning both of them a lot of attention this week as well.

Meanwhile Charlie Carrel (3rd), Fedor Holz (4th), Daniel Negreanu (5th) and Daniel Colman (9th) are all in action this week at the PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®. None of the four has cashed in Monaco yet, but each continues to get a high number of look-ups as usual.

Hendon Mob also maintains a updated list of players with the biggest increase in unique hits over the previous seven days, a.k.a. the "Top Movers." Here's a look at that list as it appears this morning:

PositionPlayerLast Week
1stJacob Mulhern+21400%
2ndMaria Lampropulos+8874%
3rdBrandon Cantu+742%
4thKatie Swift+596%
5thSalomon Ponte+590%
6thKelly Winterhalter+543%
7thIvan Luca+491%
8thShaun Deeb+388%
9thStephen Chidwick+209%
10thCharlie Carrel+153%

There were six newcomers to the overall top 10 most searched players on Hendon Mob (Mulhern, Lampropulos, Cantu, Swift, Ponte and Deeb), and all six therefore predictably appear on the "Top Movers" list, too. Charlie Carrel also had a big enough increase in views to crack this list as well.

Kelly Winterhalterfeatured here as a "Calling the Clock" participant last month — appeared on a short segment with Phil Hellmuth during a latest episode of Poker Night in America this week and has played on PNIA recently as well.

Ivan Luca has earned over $4 million in tournament cashes over his career, but his page likely got some extra views this week since he and Lampropulos are a couple. And Stephen Chidwick has over $7.5 million in career cashes, having added another by finishing sixth in that partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Main Event won by Lampropulos.

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