The top ten of the PokerStars monthly leaderboard changed almost completely over the past week, with only one person from last week remaining in the top ten. baneris held onto the first place spot from last week and with 5968.67 chips, remains over 750 points ahead of the closest contender. New to the second place position was ob_1_cannoli, who moved up over 30 places since last week and now sits nearly 500 points ahead of the third ranked player. That third ranked player is THE_ALPACA who took down the Sunday Million on the weekend for over $200k. That win alone launched him out of nowhere on the leaderboard into third place.
BiffyClyro2, who sat outside the top 100 a week ago also had a great week and moved into fourth place just behind THE_ALPACA. 1$ickDisea$E picked up over 3000 chips over the last seven days and now sits comfortably in fifth place, ready to make a move. Meanwhile, burns1986 jumped ten places during the week and is in sixth place right behind 1$ickDisea$E.
The seventh to tenth places this week are hotly contested, with less than 100 chips separating the four players. In seventh is ZZSER who is yet another player to make a huge move over the week, while Dany1984 sits just 15 points behind in eight. In ninth place this week, just four points being Dany1984 is B3rgmann, while RunniN-Scare rounds out the top ten.
While fourth to tenth place is still a tight race, somebody will have to make a move over the next week to stop baneris from running away with it. Check back next week to see if anybody can cut the lead close, or if it will continue to grow as the month nears its end.
For the first time this month, a new leader is atop the PokerStars monthly tournament leaderboard. A slow week for baneris bitcoin blackjack resulted in a slide from first to second after holding onto the top position for over two weeks. Meanwhile 1$ickDisea$E picked up nearly 2000 chips over the last seven days to move from fifth place into the leader position. Fueled by a second place finish in a $162 tournament, OLD TIME GIN shot from outside of the top 100 into a comfortable third place seat.
Two more players who came out of nowhere this week were BruceWizayne and df1986. After being out of the top 100 last week, BruceWizayne picked up a ton of chips and now sits in fourth place, just 10 chips out of a top three position. df1986 also came out of nowhere and is now just four chips behind BruceWizayne. Sitting in sixth this week, just 35 points back of fifth, is THE_ALPACA who is riding a high streak after taking down a major tournament for over $200k ten days ago.
Last week’s second place player ob_1_cannoli also had a slow week, slipping all the way back to seventh place. DESS66 logged a much better week, picking up over 1500 chips and moving from 25th to 8th place. 1ofaKind420 picked up a similar amount of chips and also made a move from 28th to 9th place on the leaderboard. Yet another player to come flying from outside the top 100 this week was MickBt23, who is now rounding out the top 10 players with 5175 chips.
The race has become far closer than last week, as baneris looked to be running away with it and is now being sucked in by the others. Less than 100 chips now separate fourth and seventh place, so anybody could make a big move with ten days left in the month. The top ten race will come down to the wire as well, as there is slightly over 1000 chips separating 1$ickDisea$E in first and MickBt23 in tenth. With some big movers this week, nobody’s place is safe and each chip will make a big difference at the end of the month.