Brazil’s Lucas ‘Lucasfalves’ Ferriera Tops 888poker Earners For May

PocketFivers crushed the online tournament schedule on 888poker in the month of May.

With 888poker running their 2019 XL Inferno spring online poker series, PocketFivers flocked to the online poker site to take advantage of the inflated prize pools in May.

Brazil’s Lucas ‘Lucasfalves’ Ferriera finished the month on top of the 888poker earnings leaderboard for May all thanks to a podium finish in the XL Inferno $500,000 guaranteed Main Event.

Ferreira earned a career-high score of $55,543 after this third-place finish in the Main Event. He outlasted all but two players in the 1,634-entry field, for the five-figure payday – one that helped him soar past $800,000 in lifetime career earnings.

Denmark’s #7-ranked ‘seahawk89’ also had a nice month of May on 888poker, finishing in the #2 spot for the month. He posted six cashes on the site, with his highlight score coming in the May 5 edition of 888poker’s marquee weekend tournament, the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep where he took the whole thing down for $17,388. The heater continued for the Dane the very next day as he wrapped up a victory in the $10,000 Monsoon for another $2150 for a monthly total of over $22,000.

Rounding out the top three earners is ‘SEWart’ from Russia. Like Ferreira, ‘SEWart’ also picked up a five-figure score in the XL Inferno Main Event, finishing in seventh place for $14,306. It was one of three nice 888poker finishes for the Russian who also took down the May 12 edition of the $20,000 Sunday Challenge for $5,676 en route to a month where he earned over $20,000.

888poker Top 10 Earners of May 2019

Lucasfalves $55,768.49 2 0
seahawk89 $22,086.74 6 2
SEWart $20,196.86 3 1
Die Ventura $16,461.52 1 0
Kaktus26rus $15,662.98 28 0
drupalucker $15,349.49 5 0
Jovelli $10,716.39 15 1
Pablos $10,618.31 21 2
ksieciunio $9,956.68 9 0
poepKind $7,201.39 29 2

It’s familiar territory for Russia’s ‘Neverhood007’ to sit atop the list of the most cashes list. Playing under the screen name ‘Ufolddonk’, the micro-stakes grinder is a master of finding his way into the money while putting in the maximum amount of volume. This month he earned over $2,300 while piling up 73 in the money finishes.

Right behind him though with 71 cashes is ‘Durval Santos Silva Neto’. Also known as ‘NetoBilly’, the small-stakes player may have just a couple fewer cashes than ‘Neverhood007’ but he out-kicked him when it came to earnings, collecting north of $2,500 for the month of May.

Coming in at #3 on the most cashes list is ‘keribazas’ from Lithuania. Another volume-heavy small buy-in player, the Lithuanian has just started to rack up the money. He earned $1,936 in May which is a sizable portion of his lifetime total of just $26,450.

888poker Top 10 Cashers of May 2019

Neverhood007 $2,344.66 73 5
Durval Santos Silva Neto $2,528.91 71 3
keribazas $1,936.37 61 1
sizzlinbetta $1,575.73 57 2
lunchbox1980 $3,398.67 54 3
fmocci $1,175.25 52 3
DanielJulio1 $2,080.44 49 2
Gabriel Sebben $924.26 47 0
ShadowRider770 $513.80 45 3
hudfoter $2,560.28 44 1

When it comes to outright wins, it would make sense that volume helps that metric and so to see ‘Neverhood007’ at the top of the list this month shouldn’t shock anyone. The Russian picked up five outright victories to also top the list of first place finishers for May.

The rest of the list is filled with ties, with ‘abc73abc’ and ‘gailius46’ both tied with four victories each. Then the rest of the list, which includes ‘Durval Santos Silva Neto’ and regular 888poker grinder ‘Flavio Felipe’ all picking up three victories for the month.

888poker Top 10 First Place Finishers of May 2019

Neverhood007 $2,344.66 73 5
abc73abc $3,009.5 17 4
gailius46 $1,847.83 38 4
Donnert888 $1,023.44 7 3
ShadowRider770 $513.80 45 3
fmocci $1,175.25 52 3
Durval Santos Silva Neto $2,528.91 71 3
Flavio Felipe $1,860.39 34 3
cllaytoon $1,539.10 20 3
lunchbox1980 $3,398.67 54 3