RANKINGS: Argentina’s Ramiro Petrone Hits #3, ‘C Darwin2’ Still #1

'C Darwin2' surpasses 11,000 PLB points yet again in route to retaining his #1 ranking.

It’s another week atop the PocketFives Rankings for the Swedish sensation, ‘C Darwin2’. He managed to, once again, put distance between himself and those who would challenge his #1 ranking by vaulting over the 11,000 PLB mark with his runner-up finish in Event #70 of PokerStars Turbo Series. The deep run added a monster 687.22 PLB points to his total, keeping his countryman, the #2-ranked ‘lena900’, trailing by over 1000 points. It also netted him over $161,000, far and away, ‘C Darwin2’s biggest score of 2018.

Speaking of big scores, Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone scored a second place finish in the PokerStars Turbo Series Main Event for massive cash of $282,436 and 1086.29 PLB points. The result was a career-high haul for Petrone and also propelled him into the worldwide #3 ranking, also a new career-high for the Argentinan. Also of note: Petrone seems to have removed his now recognizable moniker of ‘rayastar’ and replaced it with his first name of ‘Ramiro’.

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Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky also rose in the ranks this week, climbing to #4 with the help of a top 20 finish in Event #70 of the PokerStars Turbo Series for $13,863. The Ukranian currently sits less than 100 PLB points behind Petrone and should he be able to climb any higher in the ranks, he will, at least, tie his career-best ranking as he makes the push to $9 million in lifetime earnings.

Steven ’SvZff’ van Zadelhoff, despite being back on the grind, slipped one spot this week to rest at #5. He did pick up a pair of qualifying cashes this week, including a victory in the PokerStars Daily 500 on March 5 for over $12,000 and 231.30 PLB points.

‘European’, who just last week looked poised to make a run at a top 2 spot, slipped to #6 this week, due to light playing volume. The remaining players in the top 10 including Russia’s ‘hellohellohello’ (#7), Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth from Hungary(#8) and ‘Ariados’ (#9) and Johannes ‘Greenstone25 Korsar (#10), both from Sweden, all appeared in the top 10 last week, they simply shifted positions this week.

Other notable moves in the Top 25 include Pim ‘joppiesaus’ de Goede jettisoning to #21 (from #65) due to a victory in the PokerStars [Twin Turbo] Main Event for over $143,000.

1 C Darwin2 11,117.17 1
2 lena900 9,784.72 2
3 Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone 8,822.82 8
4 Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky 8,784.22 5
5 Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff 8,765.03 4
6 European 8,728.21 3
7 hellohellohello 8,469.89 6
8 Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth 8,276.07 7
9 Ariados 7,763.24 10
10 Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar 7,723.97 9
11 kofi89 7,699.43 14
12 Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford 7,617.24 11
13 Sheater 7,470.58 12
14 josef_shvejk 7,440.08 17
15 Guntis ‘lovefee’ Aleskins 7,416.15 18
16 Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao 7,344.48 13
17 Denis ‘Flat’ Timofeev 7,288.09 15
18 NoPlanB 7,269.07 20
19 Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard 6,997.24 16
20 Jonathan ‘proudflop’ Proudfoot 6,977.54 21
21 Pim ‘joppiesaus’ de Goede 6,802.32 65
22 Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren 6,704.72 19
23 Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Ödeen 6,670.36 22
24 Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha 6,652.39 28
25 sitpro2011 6,612.85 29