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Sweden’s ‘lena900’ Wins October Leaderboard, Third Win of 2016


Sweden’s ‘lena900’ notched together another spectacular month and finished on top of the October MPLB with 3,770.24 points.

‘lena900’ has now won the MPLB three times this year, previously winning in back to back months in January and February. This ties him for the record for most MPLBs won in a year with Chile’s Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro who claimed this honor three times in 2015.

WCOOP Main Event Win Helps Jonas ‘Jownz’ Lauck Top September MPLB


Jonas ‘Jownz’ Lauck wins the September Points Leaderboard (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart

Germany’s Jonas ‘Jownz’ Lauck squeeked out a win on the September Points Leaderboard over former PocketFives #1-ranked player in the world Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro and current top dog in the rankings Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez.

Lauck amassed a huge 4,099.12 leaderboard points with over three-quarters of this total coming with a win in the 2016 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Main Event, which earned him $1,101,278.90 and 3,170.63 leaderboard points.

To put this into perspective, Bulgaria’s Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov dominated the August Points Leaderboard with 3,016.82 points, or over 100 points less than Lauck notched with one big victory.

Outside of the WCOOP Main Event, Lauck’s ascension to the top spot on the monthly leaderboard mostly came through a number of small cashes that added up to 927.49 points. His next biggest scores came on September 4 when he took eighth place in the PokerStars Big $109, $125K Guaranteed for $3,206.53 and 138.08 points, followed by a runner-up performance in the PokerStars.fr Night on Stars – €100, €20,000 Guaranteed on September 14 for $4,699.36 and 122.46 points.

Lauck now resides in 46th place in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings, slightly down from his high point of 39th place which came the Wednesday after he won the WCOOP Main Event. His big win also propelled him in a huge way in the rankings as he began the month in 1,019th place and the week before his win was in 734th place.

Meanwhile, Chile’s Fierro came very close in winning his sixth monthly leaderboard title with 3,989.42 leaderboard points. He previously won the leaderboard in April 2010, September 2014, April 2015, June 2015, and August 2015.

Fierro didn’t walk away empty handed as his bankroll grew in a big way with a win in the Winning Poker Network OSS #72 – Million Dollar Sunday to haul in $211,060 and 1,028.59 points.

Uruguay’s Gonzalez finished just behind Fierro in third place on the leaderboard with an impressive 3,948.84 points thanks to a strong month which propelled him to the number one spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings.

Gonzalez’s huge month was highlighted by six tournament victories including shipping his fourth WCOOP title which came when he took down WCOOP Event #43 – $1,050 Triple Draw 2-7 Championship for $30,981.06 and 379.47 points on Sept. 16. He earned even more points when he shipped the PokerStars Hot $215, $75K Guaranteed on Sept. 11 for $25,620.98 and 388.33 points.

Rounding out the top five were a pair of former top ranking online tournament players in the world with Brazil’s Joao Mathias ‘joaomathias’ Baumgarten taking fourth place with 3,838.12 points and United Kingdom’s Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard finishing in fifth place with 3,728.90 points.

The top 10 in September:

  1. Jownz – 4,099.12
  2. PokerKaiser – 3,989.42
  3. SixthSenSe19 – 3,948.84
  4. joaomathias – 3,838.12
  5. pleno1 – 3,728.90
  6. jbrown8777 – 3,514.00
  7. European – 3,485.22
  8. lena900 – 3,223.73
  9. r4ndomr4gs – 3,080.18
  10. C Darwin2 – 3,064.28

Fifth Triple Crown Leads Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov to August MPLB Win


Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov wion the August MPLB and his fifth Triple Crown

Bulgaria’s Aleks ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov has been tearing things up this year and recently climbed up to third place in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings, his all-time high.

Last month was a particularly good month for Dimitrov, as he won the August Monthly Points Leaderboard with 3,016.82 points despite playing for less than 10 days during the month.

Andrew ‘Mergulas’ Glauberg Becomes Second NJ Triple Crown Winner


Andrew ‘Mergulas Glauberg became the second person to earn a PocketFives Triple Crown on New Jersey regulated online poker sites (Borgata photo).

Back in June, Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. became the first player to win a PocketFives Triple Crown solely on regulated online poker sites in New Jersey. Earlier this month, Andrew ‘Mergulas’ Glauberg joined this exclusive club to become just the second person to earn this honor.

Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. Wins First NJ Triple Crown


Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. wins first-ever PocketFives Triple Crown on New Jersey regulated sites

Over the past 11 years, there have been over 1,000 PocketFives Triple Crowns awarded, but never one on New Jersey regulated online poker rooms. History is meant to be changed.

Earlier this month, Michael ‘JohnnnyDrama’ Haberman Jr. etched his name into PocketFives history by becoming the first person to nail down a Triple Crown solely on New Jersey regulated online poker sites.

Elliot Roe Hosting Webinar Dedicated to 2016 Goals

Elliot Roe is hosting a webinar on December 29 focusing on 2016 poker goals

With 2015 coming to an end, many poker players are reflecting on how things went and setting goals for 2016. Improving is certainly an important thing to focus on. However, some feel that just as important, if not more important, is understanding how to keep a healthy poker mindset.

888 Poker Super XL Series Starts January 24


Online poker tournament players have something to look forward to in January, as the world’s second largest online poker room, 888 Poker, announced the return of the Super XL Series.

Grand Prix Poker Tour Online Leg Set for Sunday at PartyPoker


To say that the Grand Prix Poker Tour (GPPT) has been a huge success might be an understatement. So far, the two live stops at Dusk Till Dawn and Stamford Bridge received huge turnouts with over 3,000 runners each.

Nevada Poker Player in Trouble After HUD Use


A Nevada poker player is potentially in hot water with gaming regulators after getting caught using a HUD while playing on WSOP.com. A gaming statute in the state is interpreted by many as saying that third-party software tools are prohibited while playing online poker. WSOP.com Nevada also has a clause in its terms and conditions to prohibit software aids while playing.

PartyPoker Offering Gladiator Challenge in December


Are you ready for the Gladiator? No, we aren’t talking about the Russell Crowe blockbuster movie, but we are instead talking about how you can earn up to $4,000 in cold hard cash on PartyPoker in the Gladiator promotion running in December.

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