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We’ve made it into June after a heated month-long battle for top ten positions in the PokerStars MTT Leaderboard.  A lot of players were up and down all month long, unsure of where they would wind up in the end.  There were also a few players who stayed consistent through it all, holding their positions for dear life and coming out victorious in the end.  Surprisingly enough, several of the best players on this PokerStars Leaderboard were found in lower positions, well below the top ten lineup.

FlopTurnRiver keeps track of the PokerStars Leaderboard results daily and keeps them archived on the PokerStars 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 (100 recorded places!) click here:  May 31th Leaderboard Results.

Let’s take a look!

PokerStars Top Ten MTT – May Winners:

1    shaundeeb    7086.96
2    grindnitout    6887.81
3    QuasiFiction    6354.40
4    BreakRibs    6156.43
5    JohnFR    5963.27
6    MickBt23    5826.43
7    ILS007    5666.81
8    just1cool    5663.05
9    thegosu2    5540.09
10    ICuRaRook    5445.51

Finally able to claim his 1st place position and prize, shaundeeb can finally relax after this impressive month-long reign on first place.  All month long shaundeeb sat on top of everyone else, undisturbed as others battled it out for the lower positions.  A congratulations is owed to him and his impressive online poker profile.  Grindnitout was not far behind in 2nd place when the final bell rang, crowning our top ten winners for May.  grindnitout surpassed my expectations with his playing and held the 2nd place position for three straight weeks in a row, almost as impressive as shaundeeb’s monopoly on first.

Coming in at 3rd place this week is QuasiFiction, a player who had not yet reached a top ten position.  Last week, QuasiFiction sat in a not too shabby 13th place, but still 3 positions away from reaching the top ten.  In the final week of play, he managed to step up his game several notches, surpassing many great players which landed him his 3rd place!  BreakRibs was hot on his heels in 4th place, just 200 chips away.  Had these players had a couple more hours of play left, there’s no telling who would have finished where – that’s how close it was.  BreakRibs was in a similar position to QuasiFiction, as he sat in 12th place overall last week.  These two players realized how close they were to reaching the top ten and went for the gold.  The only difference with BreakRibs is that early in the month he had indeed held a top ten position.  He was just unable to hold onto it for the majority of the month.

JohnFR held 3rd place last week.  In the final week of play, leading up to May’s finale, JohnFR slipped in the ranks dropping down to 5th place.  Staying consistent with last week’s position, MickBt23 comes back for the second week in a row at 6th place, scoring him a nice top ten finish for the month of May.  ILS007 slumped just as JohnFR had, and dropped to 7th place overall for May from last week’s 4th place.  just1cool and thegosu2 both dropped a few places from last week to 8th and 9th, respectively.  ICuRaRook held a top ten position early on in the month, but quickly slipped off as players headed for the top.  Just like two others in May’s overall top ten, ICuRaRook made one final leap for the top ten landing him the 10th place position.  Last week he sat in 16th place!

Some other notable players were found in 11th-21st place.  These players held top ten positions this month but were unable to hold them tight enough and slipped below the cutoff.  They are e4e5nf3nc6, highmoose, Kurt_Jara and rage4dorder.  Lastly, in 29th and 30th place are PearlJammer and J Darnielle, two well respected poker players in the PokerStars MTT community.  PearlJammer in particular has an amazing pocketfives profile and has enjoyed numerous high profile MTT wins!

11    e4e5nf3nc6    5319.24
12    the_schmenx    5284.77
13    highmoose    5262.14
14    Kurt_Jara    5195.08
15    MrCasino    5187.73
16    ael1979    5109.96
17    AQUA RAIDER    5079.89
18    Hikkespett    5064.83
19    shaihulud    4991.04
20    Chip n Twix    4951.32
21    rage4dorder    4933.78

29    PearlJammer    4709.98
30    J Darnielle    4694.91

Here are the current leaders for June:

PokerStars Top Ten MTT – Current Leaders Jun 2nd

1    snake497    3423.00
2    jotaele1    2760.91
3    bdol2103    2223.36
4    jpgk101    2136.10
5    alesanre    2112.84
6    IDOLLS    2008.35
7    TheLipoFund    1985.70
8    b00k0fMud0ra    1982.29
9    JHBrenes    1952.26
10    LifeScribe    1840.93