RANKINGS: Former #1 Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen Storms into Top 10

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Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen is making a charge at #1, but ‘C Darwin2’ seems to have a firm grasp on it after another monstrous week.

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

RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS
1 C Darwin2 10,220.07 1
2 Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zedelhoff 9,413.72 2
3 lena900 8,951.05 3
4 Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao 8,455.57 4
5 veeea 7,714.56 5
6 Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren 7,633.32 6
7 Sheater 7,498.00 8
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
13 Ariados 6,904.69 12
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
19 nilsef 6,638.00 20
20 DeathbyQuads 6,611.42 15
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
25 NoPlanB 6,363.63 26
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