It is simple. Your rank is determined by your bankroll as compared to other players. The higher your bankroll, the closer you are to the top of poker leaderboard. Player with rank #1 amassed the most chips by being skillful and shrewd at poker.
We show two leaderboards. First leaderboard is called current and displays only players who played recently. Within last two weeks or so. Second leaderboard displays all players who played within one year of today. That leaderboard has more of a historic perspective showing how you stack up against titans of the past who may or may not be actively playing now. Currently the leaderboards count regardless of whether you played No Limit Holdem or Limit Holdem Poker flavor.
By knowing fundamentals of solid poker strategy. Adjusting your game to your opponents. The most profitable strategy is often to play the opposite of how others are playing. For example if other players at your table are very loose, then you win the most by playing tight. Another important aspect of improving your win rate is finding bad players. Players who do not know how to play good poker or those who simply do not have the patience for it. In poker your win rate is directly proportional to mistakes your opponents make. A good start is to read our poker blog where we often present tips and strategies for improving your poker skills.