Although only one name changed in the top 5 of PokerStars monthly tournament leaderboard this week, it still experienced quite a shakeup as only one player remained in the same position as last week. VerySexual was the only player in the top 10 to remain in the same position, sitting steadily in second just behind the leader once again. Last week’s leader, AJinOK slid slightly down to third, while buller00 slid one place back and now sits in fourth place. Further shaking things up, last week’s fifth and sixth place players blumenkind53 and jonyctt also switched places. Seventh through tenth place were filled with nearly all new players this week. Allin991, TheLipoFund, and supreamdream all pushed into the top 10 this week, while BluNTzz549 tripped up and fell from eighth last week to tenth place this week. The most significant move of the week however was made by SpaceyFCB, who was behind the leader by 1000 points last week. He had a great surge this week and moved into first place by slightly over 100 points.
The leaders must be content with only 3 days remaining in the month and the $5k first prize within their reach. It looks like the top positions will come right down to the wire though as less than 200 points separate the top four positions. The top prize is most likely out of reach for the rest of the field, with a 500+ point jump between bitcoin blackjack fourth and fifth place. The leaderboard prize pool has a $500 difference between fifth and tenth however, so every point will still matter for the entire field. Next week we will wrap up the final days of the month and see who took down the top prizes, along with who is out to a head start in February’s leaderboard.
The PokerStars Monthly Leaderboard had a minor shakeup this week, with a new player sitting in first place once again. Many of the top 10 from last week however managed to stay close and are still in the hunt. VerySexual and buller00, who were ranked first and second respectively last week, both had solid weeks once again. They did however both slide down one spot and are sitting in second and third place at the time. Jonyctt and bluemenkind, who were sitting in third and fourth at the end of last week both fell two spots but remain hot on the trail of the leaders.
Surging from beyond the top 100 last week into the number four spot was Belgian poker player SpaceyFCB, who now sits slightly more than 1000 points behind the leader. That leader also happens to be new to the top 10 list, as they sat in fourteenth spot last week. AJinOK had a great week, shooting up nearly 3000 points to claim the leader’s position with just a week and a half left in the month.
However, it looks like it will most likely come down to the very last days of the month to decide this one. Only 250 points separate first and second positions at the moment, with just over 1500 separating first place from tenth. With players putting in 3000+ point weeks, the leaderboard could swing in anybody’s favor over the remaining ten days of the month. Only next week can tell if AJinOK will be able to put in another solid week and cement his position at the top or if another player will go on a heater and snatch the spot from him.