RANKINGS: Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ Doesn’t Budge, Remains #1 in the World

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

Whereas last week there was a rather large shakeup in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 10, this week the majority of the names in the upper echelon rankings remain the same. The entire top 5 remains exactly the same and that means that, once again, the superstar Swede ‘C Darwin2’ is the #1 ranked online player in the world.

‘C Darwin2’ still maintains a larger than 1000 PLB point lead over the next nearest player and added to his point total with a victory in the partypoker High Roller on February 13 for over $11,000. He’s less than $60,000 away from surpassing $8 million in lifetime cashes.

While ‘C Darwin2’ is poised to make a major milestone, the #2 ranked player in the world ‘lena900’ actually did eclipse a massive money marker this week. Roughly three months after he earned the $8 million lifetimes earnings badge, the Swedish grinder now soars past $9 million in earnings. He put together a solid week, including a pair of qualified PLB finishes that, in total, brought him over $20,000 in earnings and over 388 PLB points to help him keep pace with his #1 ranked countryman.

Hungary’s #1 ranked player holds fast at #3 in the world this week. Andreas ‘probirs’ Nemeth, for the second week in a row, dropped in overall volume, recording a single cash for the entire week. His previous scores helped hold him in place, even though he lost some ground in total PLB points.

Also holding firm are the #4 and #5 ranked online pros. Nothing new on the Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff (#4) front as he continues his online poker hiatus and, as his scores age, his total PLB points continue to slip. ‘hellohellohello’ from Russia (#5) marks four weeks in the top 5 and he too played a light schedule this week, not recording a cash later than February 11, none of which qualified to be added to his PLB score.

Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky falls upwards to the #6 spot this week. The Ukraine pro had a fantastic week two weeks ago, but like many in the top 10, failed to make any progress this week due to light volume. He benefitted from large PLB accumulations that have yet to age, allowing him to maintain his PLB base while others fell.

One of those that did slip, despite putting together a solid week, was last week’s major mover ‘European’. The pro from Finland, ranked # 7 this week, had one of the largest scores within the top 10 this week when he scored a victory in the partypoker $100K Sunday Major for $46,418 and over 415 PLB points.

Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone continues to impress as he climbs the Worldwide Rankings yet again this week to a career-high rank of #8. The Argentinian collected a pair of qualified PLB scores, including a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Bounty Builder for $13,812 and over 212 PLB points. Along with ‘lena900’, expect to see Petrone in this week’s Milestones column having rocketed past $3 million in lifetime earnings with that very score.

Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard slips one spot to #9 this week without any online poker results to speak of. It’s completely understandable as the partypoker ambassador has been in attendance at the partypoker MILLIONS Germany festival which wraps up this week at King’s Casino in Rozvadov.

Wrapping up the top 10 this week is the UK’s Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. Beresford rejoins the top 10 on the back of a first-place finish in the PokerStars Sunday 500 for 442.72 PLB points and a bankroll boost of over $35,000.

Other notable moves within the top 25 include former #1 ranked player Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski (#27) rejoining the ranks of the top 25 while both Gary ‘quiditbear’ Hasson (#22) and ‘Flat’ (#23) hit new career-high rankings within the top 25.

1 C Darwin2 10,661.14 1
2 lena900 9,590.10 4
3 Andreas ‘probirs’ Nemeth 9,146.54 2
4 Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff 8,694.92 3
5 hellohellohello 8,361.77 5
6 Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky 8,196.68 7
7 European 8,138.95 6
8 Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone 8,100.65 10
9 Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard 7,762.50 8
10 Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford 7,703.09 12
11 Joao ‘joaosimoabh’ Simoa 7,695.15 9
12 Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar 7,510.52 14
13 josef_shvejk 7,494.70 11
14 Ariados 7,284.12 13
15 Sheater 7,260.20 15
16 Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren 7,250.07 16
17 Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez 6,860.93 17
18 Guntis ‘lovefee’ Aleksins 6,756.13 18
19 Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Ödeen 6,738.03 20
20 Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski 6,709.14 27
21 NoPlanB 6,679.46 21
22 Gary ‘quiditbear’ Hasson 6,631.62 35
23 Flat 6,616.61 31
24 Jonathan ‘proudflop’ Proudfoot 6,571.36 23
25 veeea 6,544.21 19