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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.