Tournament Leader Board to go down to the wire
After another week the Tournament Leader Board has inched a little closer to its year end conclusion. There are now just three weeks of play remaining, and realistically only a handful of players have any chance of clinching top spot.
But, it still looks like it will go to the wire, with the top two players, ismo<3seppo and Sifosis separated by less than 2,000 points. It makes it a tough job for Sifosis, but not an impossible one.
Even several weeks ago the race seemed nailed down for ismo<3seppo, winner last year and the year before that. But this past week Sifosis cut into that leads a little, meaning we might yet have our nail biter of a finish.
Elsewhere there was very little movement in the top ten. Markovitsus dropped from sixth to seventh while guix2x and FireFaux swapped places in eighth and ninth. Everyone else stays the same.
Here' how things look at the top.
|Place||User ID||Points||Country||2014 Finish||Last Weeks Position|
|1||ismo<3seppo||59,986.88||Finland||2014 - 1st, also 1st in 2013||1|
|4||MARCIN123||53,770.49||UK||Not in top 200||4|
|6||eijseijs||51,056.93||Sweden||Not in top 200||7|
|8||guix2x||50,581.07||Brazil||Not in top 200||9|
|13||iWasDjWtf||48,930.04||Switzerland||Not in top 200||13|
|14||Fabaz||48,452.16||United Kingdom||Not in top 200||14|
To recap there's plenty to play for with top place on the TLB coming with $35,000 cash and up to a year's worth of Sunday Million tickets. They also receive $5,000 worth of major online series tickets and entry into a $75,000 freeroll. Second place gets the same, only with $25,000 cash, with third place receiving the same with $15,000 cash.
The top 100 players receive something and you can find details of all the pay-outs on the TLB homepage.
There are still three weeks left to play, and with planet of points at stake. ismo<3seppo and Sifosis seem like the players to beat. Check back next week for the latest standings.
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Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.