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Rankings: Joao ‘joaomathias’ Mathias Just 33 Points from #1


Brazil’s Joao ‘joaomathias’ Mathias is within 33 points of being the top player in the PocketFives Rankings

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.

Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov Wins MPLB for Second Time in Three Months


Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov won the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard for the second time in three months

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.

Nikolaus ‘RealAndyBeal’ Jedlicka Wins $243K in July Cash Games


Nikolaus ‘RealAndyBeal’ Jedlicka had 3,000 in high-stakes cash game profit in July, crushing the competition (image: CardPlayer)

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.

PocketFives Rankings: ‘philroyal888’ Nearing Top 10 Return


UK poker player ‘philroyal888’ is up to #11 in the PocketFives Rankings

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.

‘FouEnculePL’ Trades Pool Shark for Poker Shark


‘FouEnculePL’ went from pool shark to poker shark and is nearing million in career online winnings

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.

PocketFives Rankings: Former #1s ‘veeea’, ‘joaomathias’ Climbing


Artem ‘veeea’ Vezhenkov, a former #1 on PocketFives, is inching closer to the top spot

Once you hit #1 on PocketFives, you’re in pretty elite company. Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman, World Series of Poker November Niners Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy and Griffin ‘Flush_Entity’ Benger, and Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz – they’ve all been at the top of the podium.

Fabiano ‘kovalski1’ Kovalski Says Brazil is on the Rise


Brazil’s Fabiano ‘kovalski1’ Kovalski talks about his home country’s rise in poker

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.

PocketFives Rankings: Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov Hits #3


Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov is up to #3 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his best showing ever

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.

Alisson ‘heyalisson’ Piekazewicz Climbing to New Heights in Poker


Alisson ‘heyalisson’ Piekazewicz says poker is a lot like rock climbing

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.

Jonatan ‘Pot4teUS’ Hellman: Poker’s Iron Chef


Jonatan ‘Pot4teUS’ Hellman has been able to crush online poker thanks to balanced meals he prepares (photo: Tomas Stacha)

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.

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