Last month, former #1-ranked player Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen cracked the top 25 rankings and became just the fifth player to ever hit $10 million in lifetime earnings. It seems he’s not interested in stopping there. Hunichen went from #13 in the world to #9 and could be setting himself up for another run at the top spot.
Hunichen moved up into the top 10 based solely on a single qualifying cash. He finished third in the partypoker Heavyweight Title Fight Warm Up for $15,107.58 and 220.56 PLB points. This comes a week after he picked up 672.2 points from three qualifying cashes. He now sits just 148.21 points behind #8-ranked Robin ‘inhoo’ Ylitalo.
The #1 spot continues to belong to ‘C Darwin2‘, but he didn’t just sit idly by this past week. The Swede picked up four qualifying cashes – three wins and one runner-up finish – to pick up a staggering 1,457.78 points. On October 15, he won the partypoker High Roller for $37,884 and 452.22 points. Two days later he won another partypoker High Roller for $19,183/310.64 and finished runner-up in yet another partypoker High Roller for $17,440/232.32. His final qualifying cash on October 19 when he won the PokerStars Thursday Thrill for $38,537 and 462.2 points. He now has a 806.35 point gap between himself and #2-ranked Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zedelhoff.
That gap could have been wider had van Zedelhoff not picked up two qualifying cashes of his own. He finished third in the PokerStars Big $55 for $3,499 and 114.33 points and then capped off his week by finishing two spots behind ‘C Darwin2’ in the Thursday Thrill for $21,061 and 239.3 points. He now leads #3-ranked ‘lena900’ by 462.67 points.
Hunichen wasn’t the only player to move into the top 10 this week. Fabrizio ‘SixthSense19’ Gonzalez, also a former #1-ranked player, moved from #11 to #10 thanks to two qualifying cashes that earned him 267.17 points.
Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas and Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth were the two players who dropped out of the top 10, going from #10 to #12 and #9 to #14 respectively.
PocketFives Rankings Top 25
|2||Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zedelhoff||9,413.72||2|
|4||Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao||8,455.57||4|
|6||Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren||7,633.32||6|
|8||Robin ‘inhoo’ Ylitalo||7,256.87||7|
|9||Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen||7,108.66||13|
|10||Fabrizio ‘SixthSense19’ Gonzalez||6,998.61||11|
|11||Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky||6,969.17||16|
|12||Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas||6,967.81||10|
|14||Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth||6,812.13||9|
|15||Jonatan ‘Pot4teUS’ Hellman||6,780.37||18|
|16||Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford||6,775.37||14|
|17||Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar||6,752.03||19|
|18||Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard||6,751.90||17|
|21||Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone||6,574.48||21|
|22||Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha||6,554.60||27|
|23||Chris ‘Apotheosis’ Kruk||6,504.87||22|
|24||Kenny ‘SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert||6,375.12||29|