Winning the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event came with a career-best $1.6 million score for Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff but it also came with enough PocketFives Leaderboard points to move the Dutch grinder to #2 in the world.
The WCOOP Main Event win gave van Zadelhoff a whopping 3,303.79 points and moved him from #31 to #21. That score wasn’t his only qualifying cash this past week. He also took down a PokerStars Hot $109, picked up a smaller cash in WCOOP Event #66 (Low), and then finished runner-up in another $109 on PokerStars to earn a combined 484.62 points. He now sits 92.98 points behind ‘C Darwin2’, who held onto the #1 ranking for the 11th consecutive week.
A sixth-place finish in WCOOP Event #74 (High) was the only qualifying cash that ‘C Darwin2’ picked up this week. For that the Swede earned $17,891.54 and 247.40 points.
The other player to move into the top 10 was Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas. The Hungarian went from #15 to #9 thanks to five qualifying cashes this past week for a total of 1085.8 points. In the process he not only cracked the top 10 for the first time in his career but also overtook Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth as the #1-ranked player in Hungary. Nemeth ended up at #10 in the world this week.
With van Zadelhoff and Bujtas moving into the top 10, two players had to move out and it turns out they are both former #1-ranked players. Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez went from #9 to #15 while Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford fell from #10 to #12.
Just one week after taking down his first WCOOP title and moving into the #13 spot, Chris ‘Big_Huni’ Hunichen dropped to #25.
PocketFives Rankings Top 25
|2||Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff||9,165.83||31|
|4||Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao||8,530.89||4|
|7||Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren||7,667.62||5|
|8||Robin ‘inhoo’ Ylitalo||7,571.97||6|
|9||Laszlo ‘omaha4rollz’ Bujtas||7,218.32||15|
|10||Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth||7,205.65||8|
|12||Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford||6,893.81||10|
|14||Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard||6,843.83||23|
|15||Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez||6,832.05||9|
|16||Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky||6,816.41||20|
|18||Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar||6,795.23||14|
|19||Jonatan ‘Pot4teUS’ Hellman||6,755.48||17|
|21||Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro||6,700.89||16|
|22||Ludovich ‘ludovi333’ Geilich||6,581.07||21|
|23||Kenny ‘SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert||6,477.64||29|
|24||Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone||6,452.87||37|
|25||Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen||6,446.58||13|