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Well we’re inching closer to capping off yet another monthly leaderboard and May hasn’t been short of any notable action.  Many of the players mentioned in this article deserve a lot of respect for their persistent winning and respect is precisely what they’ll get.  Many of these names are beginning to become synonimous with the FTP Leaderboards, as they should.  With a short stint of three full days of action we could see some drastic changes in the the MTT Leaderboard, followed by some minor changes in both SNG levels if any of our top players are caught off their guard.

FlopTurnRiver keeps track of the FTP Leaderboard results daily and keeps them archived on the Full Tilt network page which can be found here: Leaderboard-Calendar.  Simply scroll down to the leaderboard section and select whichever day you feel like viewing.  It’s a great way to see how players are progressing as time goes on.

For a quick link to today’s full Leaderboard results (a whopping 250 recorded places) click here:  May 27th Leaderboard Results.

Current May 27th Top Ten MTT Leaders:

1     Halfrek      17739.00      $1000 & Entry
2     Rounder63     13587.80     $500 & Entry
3     rtkoss     13378.60     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
4     da_professional     13377.50     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
5     pairdboard21     13096.80     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
6     tedsfishfry     12786.10     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
7     Pimpnuho     12431.20     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
8     bowser125     12184.50     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
9     DuckU     11092.40     (3) $75 Tokens & Entry
10   cheesemonster     10934.70     (2) $75 Tokens & Entry

72    USCphildo      6885.00      $26 Token & Entry

Halfrek has been holding onto his newfound position rather tightly ever since he overtook _FlaXMarz_ roughly two weeks ago.  Halfrek has been sitting in 1st place for almost two weeks now and he currently has a comfortable lead on Rounder63 in 2nd.  Rounder63 is a great player and has been all over the leaderboard the past several months but hasn’t scored a 1st place win for as long as I’ve been covering the Leaderboards.  He is up 7 places this week after sitting in 9th place last Tuesday.

rtkoss has continued to further his climb up the leaderboard from 31st. to 5th and now 3rd.  It was just last month that he scored a 31st place overall win for the month of April.  da_professional and rtkoss have proven to be so much alike in the skill department over the past two months as they’re neck and neck each week I cover the leaderboard.  Usually, da_professional is one up on rtkoss but it’s rtkoss that has the lead in this race today.  For those who missed my article last week, da_professional finished 30th for April just one place higher than rtkoss, and it’s been a close battle ever since.

tedsfishfry has lost his footing on 2nd place and has slid down to 6th place this week.  If he wants to further his impression amongst these other fantastic players he’ll have to regain his composure and climb out of the hole he’s fallen into.  Regardless, 6th place is nothing to scoff at, and ted definitely has what it’ll take to make a few jumps.  Pimpnuho, consistent as always, comes in again at 7th place this week.  I would like to see him further rise in the ranks because he’s an excellent MTT player and I love watching him each month.  bowswer25 dropped a couple places from last week to 8th today.

Providing our first drastic change over the course of the week, DuckU has made a medium to large sized leap to 9th place from last week’s 36th place.  This is the first I’ve seen of this player, but to be making gains in the leaderboard over a month period and sticking around shows some great skill.  Last week I doubted cheesemonster’s ability to hold his high position at 3rd much longer and unlike the weather man, I was right.  He’s been falling over the course of the week and with the final days in May I wouldn’t be surprised if he slips off the top ten positions.

The last notable player is USCphildo, who could be considered one of the best players around, in 72nd place.  USCphildo likes to throw his money around on both Full-Tilt and PokerStars and him being in 72nd place looks like a good indication he’s been playing mostly on Stars lately.  If there’s any one player who could dedicate enough time to make a leap like he would have to make to be in the top ten this month it would be USCphildo.

Current May 27th Top Ten SNG Leaders – High Limit:

1     time4sumakshun      26617.50      20x Fav
2     Mr Wite     26130.90     16x Fav
3     Whitesnake1     23866.70     14x Fav
4     beanmo     18329.30     12x Fav
5     braminc     17327.90     11x Fav
6     The Fiend 34     16444.60     10x Fav
7     moneyinthebank1     16229.50     9x Fav
8     PokerLex777     13418.30     8x Fav
9     TurtleTerror     12331.30     7x Fav
10   XOMA MOCKBA     12038.20     6x Fav

I know it’d be early but I’d be comfortable sealing the deal for time4sumakshun right now for 1st place.  Week after week he hammers on in 1st place unphased by any action below.  So time4sumakshun, one of my favorite high limit SNG players, looks to be taking home another 1st place win this month.  Just a few days time will tell.  Mr Wite has continued his climb for a 3rd week, landing him 2nd place right now.  Two weeks ago he could be found in 7th, then jumped to 3rd and has now snaked his way above Whitesnake1, a great SNG player who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to enjoy a 1st place overall win!

beanmo must have read my post last week because he’s definitely nailed a position within the top 4 players and as I announced, I’m not surprised.  Will he rise even further for one of the top three positions? Maybe.  Could he? Definitely.  beanmo is a great all around player and it’ll be interesting to see where he winds up at the end.  TurtleTerror, a new player we may have to get used to writing about, has risen once again to 9th place this week.

Lastly, XOMA MOCKBA has landed his first ever top ten position on the high limit SNG Leaderboard.  Last week XOMA could be found in 17th place, seven positions away from mention.  As it’s way too early to make any solid predictions about this player, it’ll have to be time that teaches us about what he’s capable of.

Current May 27th Top Ten SNG Leaders – Low Limit:

1     M3nte      10769.50      20x Fav
2     tcmwpti     10753.30     16x Fav
3     einsammy     10627.30     14x Fav
4     gerdim     9749.80     12x Fav
5     Arngrim     9740.80     11x Fav
6     LDCrayne     8944.50     10x Fav
7     Oknan     7716.10     9x Fav
8     kjh8448     7443.40     8x Fav
9     ObvFish     7330.40     7x Fav
10   timo82samuel     6875.40     6x Fav

M3nte has stolen the lead he held in the first week of May back from tcmwpti who now sits in 2nd place. tcmwpti has held a nice little monopoly on 1st place for quite some time now, and skill allowing, I can see him snatching it back up before May is up.   I realize I said skill allowing, but I have no doubt that tcm indeed has the skill it would take to recapture this position.  This is the most persistent I’ve seen M3nte play as of yet and it may just take one of the low limit SNG vets to pry it out of his hands!

einsammy never ceases to amaze me with his consistency.  For over three weeks now, einsammy has plowed away in third place.  Out of every player currently in the top ten, even taking his current position out of the equation, if there was a player that could steal 1st place from the current top two contendors, it would be einsammy.  gerdim returns for another stretch in 4th place, no different from last week.  Arngrim and LDCrayne have both also returned flashing the same positions as last week.  Making the second change down the leaderboard ranks is Oknan who has risen to 7th place from last week’s 10th.

ObvFish and timo82samuel have both dropped one position each from last week in their current 9th and 10th places, respectively.  New to this month’s top ten is kjh8448, who sat just below my top ten radar in 11th place last week.  Today he comes in at 8th place, a respective low limit rise from last week.

I’ve included places 11th through 15th because they contain some notable players to say the least.  tappert, kokmus and bedsore have shown tremendous effort over the past few months and have impressed me with their abilities.  Additionally, antzzor has recently made his presence known, and has even held a top ten position in the first week of play for the month of May.

11     tappert     6675.40     5x Fav
12     IDropDeuces     6340.80     5x Fav
13     kokmus     6139.60     5x Fav
14     antzzor     5851.50     5x Fav
15     bedsore     5659.40     5x Fav