RANKINGS: ‘Lena900’ Stays #1, but Fabrizio Gonzalez Trending Upward


Exactly one month ago Sweden’s ‘lena900’ climbed his way into the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings, passing Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez in the process. After a month of holding down the top spot without much competition, ‘lena900’ suddenly has Gonzalez approaching in the rearview mirror again.

‘Lena900’ cashed 24 times over the last week, but none were big enough to add to his PLB points total and he dipped below 10,000 points just one week after breaking into five-figure territory. Gonzalez wasn’t quite as dormant.

The Uruguayan grinder also cashed 24 times but found a win in the $215 buy-in partypoker Heavyweight Title Fight II for $10,746 and 232.38 points. That score allowed him to move from #3 to #2 but still has him 1,135.66 points behind ‘lena900’.

Despite dropping from #2 to #3 this week, ‘C Darwin2’ did everything he could to maintain his position. The former #1-ranked player cashed 21 times, with two of them adding to his points total. The first big result came from a third-place finish in the Winamax W Series Event #99, earning him $8,625 and 153.86 points on April 11. The next day he finished runner-up in the PokerStars Omania High Roller event for $8,182 and 159.57. Even with those two big scores, he’s now 311.68 points out of second and 1,447.34 points out of first.

While the top three players didn’t have big weeks, ‘inhoo’ did everything he could to move out of fourth spot and it still wasn’t enough. The Swedish pro cashed 24 times but over a two-day span, he managed five scores big enough to add to his points total. The first two came on April 9 when he finished sixth in the partypoker Super High Roller for $7,199 and 139.67 points and 11th in the Winamax W Series Highroller for $5,394 and 144.69 points. The next day he took down three separate tournaments; the PokerStars $109 Monday Six Max and two partypoker High Rollers. All told those three wins earned him $23,744 and 545.73 points. He now trails ‘C Darwin2’ by 155.6 points.

The biggest upward mover in the top 10 this past week was another former #1-ranked player, Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro. The Chilean managed to go from #7 to #5 thanks to two big scores. On April 9 he beat out 80 other players to win the $530 partypoker High Roller for $9,858 and 201.25 points. The next day he finished sixth in the Winning Poker Network Sunday Special for $6,825 and 150.7 points. He’s now over 835 points clear of the player directly behind him in the rankings, ‘Ariados’.

After Fierro moved up to #5, the next four spots remain in the same order as last week with ‘Ariados’ and Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford dropping to #6 and #7 respectively while Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren and ‘pappadogg’ held on to their #8 and #9 spots.

Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard moved back into the top 10 this week, up two spots from #12, thanks to a 15th place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Grand NLHE edition and a runner-up finish in the partypoker Heavyweight on April 9. Those two results added 224.34 points to his total.

The only player to drop out of the top 10 was Andras ‘Probirs’ Nemeth, who fell from #10 to #12.

1 lena900 9,830.02 1
2 Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez 8,694.36 3
3 C Darwin2 8,382.68 2
4 inhoo 8,227.08 4
5 Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro 7,976.59 7
6 Ariados 7,140.73 5
7 Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford 6,987.84 6
8 Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren 6,904.50 8
9 pappadogg 6,876.61 9
10 Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard 6,745.63 12