After ending the reign of ‘CloverSparklesFartShovels’ at the top of the Nevada Online Poker Rankings in April, Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn spends his second straight month in the number one spot.
McLawhorn finished May atop the rankings and was the only player to crack 2,000 points for the month. He put some distance between him and the rest of the field, finishing more than 200 points ahead of his closest competitor.
It was another strong month for McLawhorn on the virtual felt with 23 cashes and three wins. His most noteworthy cash of the month came by winning the $3,500 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Freezeout on WSOP.com for $2,039.
‘CloverSparklesFartShovels’ had a similar month to McLawhorn. He cashed 24 times in May with one win. He lone win of the month came on the last day of the month. He took down “The $10 at 10” on WSOP.com for $544. His biggest cash in May was a fourth place finish in the “The Weekend Warmup” on WSOP.com for $783.
The rankings for May are almost identical to those for April. The top seven spots remain unchanged from last month. The only movement in the top 10 comes at the bottom. GodsBigToe jumped two spots to eighth, while David ‘MastAAce08’ Goodman and ‘Nutsinurface’ round out the top 10 after not being ranked in April.
It seemed as if the top of the rankings decided to drop their volume a little bit in May with the World Series of Poker set to start at the end of the month. Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman continued the trend with only 16 cashes in May. He earned a win just before the end of the month, taking down the $2,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Deepstack with re-buys and add-ons for $1,093. His biggest cash, however, came with a fourth place finish in the $20,000 Guaranteed Weekly Sunday for $2,075.
Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman was the only player in the top five to put in a lot of volume before the WSOP started. He cashed 31 times and earned three wins. He started off the month on the right foot with a win on May 2 on WSOP.com for $1,115, his biggest cash of the month.
‘Power’ rounded out the top five for the second straight month. Even though he only cashed seven times in May, he made them count with three podium finishes – a first, second and a third.
Mark ‘wsopfreezer’ Johns had a similar trend to ‘Power’ to finish sixth again. He cashed six times on WSOP.com, but also had a first, second, and third. He won the $3,000 Guaranteed Nightly No Limit Hold’em for $2,186.
‘DatDude’ finished in seventh and GodsBigToe had a very solid month to jump two spots in May, but it was the final two spots who arguably had the best month of anybody in the rankings to come out of seemingly nowhere to finish just inside the top 10.
Goodman had the biggest score of anybody in the top 10. He won four events and had the biggest score of anybody in the top 10 with a second place finish in the $20,000 Guaranteed Weekly Sunday for $4,262. For the entire month, he won $14,709 for the month to put himself back in the rankings for the first time in a while.
Goodman won the most money, but ‘Nutsinurface’ held the most cashes of anybody. He also had a strong month, cashing 51 times to lock up the last spot in the top 10.
Nevada Online Poker Rankings Top 10
1. bcm4924 – 2,041.33 (-)
2. CloverSparklesFartShovels – 1,836.27 (-)
3. JCHAK – 1,697.12 (-)
4. APokerJoker2 – 1,667.87 (-)
5. Power – 1,582.54 (-)
6. wsopfreezer – 1,367.85 (-)
7. DatDude – 1,359.81 (-)
8. GodsBigToe – 1,357.12 (+2)
9. MastAAce08 – 1,347.53 (NR)
10. Nutsinurface – 1,322.17 (NR)
Dropped Out of Top 10 – voff, VintageATL
Just Missed Out – Jonblvze (11th), voff (12th), VintageATL (13th)