Sweden’s ’C Darwin2’ Cruises to February Monthly Leaderboard Victory


Swedish players took the top three spots in the February Monthly Leaderboard

For the third consecutive month, and fourth time in five months, a Swedish player topped the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard. ‘C Darwin2’ piled up 3,540.45 in the shortest month to win the Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard for the second time this year.

Three finishes worth more than 500 PLB points each were the key to victory for ‘C Darwin2’ this month. The first came on February 6 when he finished third in the partypoker PowerFest Super High Roller for $123,963 and 531.32 points. He followed that up three days later with a win in the PokerStars $1,050 buy-in Thursday Thrill that earned him $45,206 and 504.98. The biggest score however came three days later when he won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $56,056 and 609.92 points.

Of the 20 cashes that counted toward his February total, eight were top three finishes and 17 were final tables. On top of the big three finishes, ‘C Darwin2’ also won the PokerStars Hot $55 on February 15 and the partypoker High Roller on February 21.

All told, ‘C Darwin2’ cashed 52 times, earning $318,669. That wasn’t exactly the end of the domination from the Swedish online poker community, though. Fellow Swedes ‘lena900’ and ‘Ariados’ finished second and third respectively.

After winning the January Monthly PLB, ‘lena900’ posted the second best score in February. He ended up just 324.69 behind ‘C Darwin2’ thanks to a PokerStars Sunday Grand (NLHE) for $58,319/556.78, a PokerStars Big $109 win for $25,449/410.12 and a partypoker High Roller win for $138,75/235.58. The former #1-ranked player in the world cashed 90 times in February, earning $215,999.

Rounding out the top three, ‘Ariados’ got the bulk of his points from one massive score. Beating out 210 other players in the $5,200 buy-in partypoker Powerfest Super High Roller for $226,825 and 1,127.13 points – nearly 35% of his total. He also won a PokerStars $109 Sunday Cooldown, a Winamax Highroller and a PokerStars.fr Nightly.

1 C Darwin2 3,540.45
2 lena900 3,215.76
3 Ariados 2,940.23
4 RoryYoung 2,833.74
5 Alexandr ‘Blackk’ Trofimov 2,713.62