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For the first time this month, a new leader is atop the PokerStars monthly tournament leaderboard. A slow week for baneris resulted in a slide from first to second after holding onto the top position for over two weeks. Meanwhile 1$ickDisea$E picked up nearly 2000 chips over the last seven days to move from fifth place into the leader position. Fueled by a second place finish in a $162 tournament, OLD TIME GIN shot from outside of the top 100 into a comfortable third place seat.

Two more players who came out of nowhere this week were BruceWizayne and df1986. After being out of the top 100 last week, BruceWizayne picked up a ton of chips and now sits in fourth place, just 10 chips out of a top three position. df1986 also came out of nowhere and is now just four chips behind BruceWizayne. Sitting in sixth this week, just 35 points back of fifth, is THE_ALPACA who is riding a high streak after taking down a major tournament for over $200k ten days ago.

Last week’s second place player ob_1_cannoli also had a slow week, slipping all the way back to seventh place. DESS66 logged a much better week, picking up over 1500 chips and moving from 25th to 8th place. 1ofaKind420 picked up a similar amount of chips and also made a move from 28th to 9th place on the leaderboard. Yet another player to come flying from outside the top 100 this week was MickBt23, who is now rounding out the top 10 players with 5175 chips.

The race has become far closer than last week, as baneris looked to be running away with it and is now being sucked in by the others. Less than 100 chips now separate fourth and seventh place, so anybody could make a big move with ten days left in the month. The top ten race will come down to the wire as well, as there is slightly over 1000 chips separating 1$ickDisea$E in first and MickBt23 in tenth. With some big movers this week, nobody’s place is safe and each chip will make a big difference at the end of the month.

The top 10 looks like this with ten days left in February:

1. 1$ickDisea$E – 6185.68 chips
2. baneris – 6161.92 chips
3. OLD TIME GIN – 5583.07 chips
4. BruceWizayne – 5573.15 chips
5. df1986 – 5569.36 chips
6. THE_ALPACA – 5534.22 chips
7. ob_1_cannoli – 5491.50 chips
8. DESS66 – 5344.53 chips
9. 1ofaKind420 – 5318.78 chips
10. MickBt23 – 5175.87 chips