Two players who have spent time as the #1 ranked player on PocketFives are duking it out for the title of top dog on PocketFives. Your combatants: Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2‘, who has been ranked #1 since early July, and Brazil’s Joao ‘joaomathias’ Mathias, just 33 PLB Points off the lead.
In a month that saw many of the top pros spend the first two weeks in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, Russia’s Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov, ranked #3 in the world, struck gold once again.
The high-stakes cash game leaderboard in July was officially a blowout. Sitting atop the field was Nikolaus ‘RealAndyBeal’ Jedlicka with a profit of $243,000 in ring games on PokerStars that HighStakesDB tracks. Everyone else had one-quarter or less of that.
The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings is full of some of the most heralded and successful online poker players around. It’s no wonder that it’s extraordinarily difficult to enter the top 10, even for those who have been there before.
In some respects, pool and poker are very much alike. You have to be selectively aggressive, overly patient, be able to bend the truth when needed, and, at the same time, know the math like the back of your hand. And the keys to being successful in pool and in poker – not coincidentally, they’re pretty similar too.
In just a few short days, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will play host to the Summer Olympics, hosting athletes, dignitaries, and fans from all over the world. And while sports like golf and gymnastics will be competed, poker won’t. The day poker becomes an Olympic sport, however, you can bet your bottom dollar that Brazil will be a medal contender.
Every week, a member of the PocketFives community sets a new personal best. Whether it’s their largest score ever or a milestone win, it happens every single week.
If you’ve ever rock climbed, then you know it’s in part about setting goals, achieving them, and then setting new goals. Get up to that next ledge, set your rope, and climb some more. When you’ve hit the summit, find another mountain to climb or find another course to conquer. Wash, rinse, repeat.
A number of poker players will tell you that a healthy, balanced diet improves their performance at the tables by leaps and bounds. Eat greasy pizza, a fatty cheeseburger, or a big old hunk of chocolate cake and your ability to call, raise, fold, and read other players effectively will likely go downhill. Eat a grease-free, balanced meal before playing poker and you might find yourself winning the next big tournament you play.