RANKINGS: Sweden’s ‘lena900’ Holding Strong at #1 Heading into SCOOP

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Just over a week out from one of the busiest periods on the online poker MTT schedule and the PocketFives Rankings continue to feature Sweden’s ‘lena900’ sitting quite comfortable at #1 with the usual suspects staring up at him.

Two big runner-up finishes this past week kept ‘lena900’ on top. He finished second to ‘KumariOy’ in the PokerStars Sunday Grand Pot Limit Omaha for $23,450 and 259.75 PLB points. He topped that score four days later, beating out everybody but ‘psyhoagromor’ in the PokerStars Thursday Thrill for $31,292/321.19. He had 44 other cashes on the week, but none were strong enough to add to his points total.

The two players directly behind ‘lena900’ both failed to post any scores big enough this past week to help them in their pursuit. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez continued his hold on #2 while ‘C Darwin2’ sits third. While they may be focused on tracking down ‘lena900’, they need to be looking over their shoulders. Sweden’s ‘inhoo’ stayed in the #4 spot this week but made up ground on those above him. Finishing his week by winning the partypoker High Roller on Tuesday for $17,372 and 316.23 moved ‘inhoo’ to within 173.23 points of the #3 spot, one week after after trailing ‘C Darwin2’ by almost 460 points.

After cracking the top 10 last week, German grinder ‘girafganger7’ held on to the #5 spot thanks to a pair of scores on partypoker. Last Saturday he won the $530 buy-in High Roller for $6,596/150 and then followed that up on Sunday with a runner-up finish in the $290 buy-in Heavyweight $30K Guaranteed for $5,425/116.16. He sits just 13.91 points ahead of former #1 Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro.

There were no changes at all to any of the top 8 players. Sweden’s ‘Ariados‘ stayed at #7 and English pro Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford did not move from #8. The only changes this week came from Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren who moved from #11 to #9 and German ‘pappadogg’ dropping from #9 to #10. Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard dropped out of the top 10.

RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS
1 lena900 9,339.08 1
2 Fabrizio ‘SixTDSenSe19’ Gonzalez 8,577.69 2
3 C Darwin2 8,326.85 3
4 inhoo 8,153.62 4
5 girafganger7 7,847.21 5
6 Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro 7,833.27 6
7 Ariados 7,202.28 7
8 Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford 7,167.37 8
9 Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren 6,839.61 11
10 pappadogg 6,791.58 9