Former #1 Gustavson Tops 888poker Earnings List For October

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A pair of former #1-ranked PocketFivers graced the 888poker Top Earners List for October.

The month of October was scary good for PocketFivers over on the 888poker tables. In addition to racking up wins during the Millions Superstorm and taking advantage of the Early Bird Rakeback program, 888’s new ‘Made To Play’ mobile platform was rolled out at the end of the month giving players a brand new experience when it comes to playing poker on the go.

No one had a better month on 888poker than former #1-ranked PocketFiver Aaron ‘aguskb’ Gustavson who, while playing under his screen name ‘YoureMagical’, took the title of Top Earner for October with a total of $21,526. Gustavos, who won the EPT London Main Event back in 2009 for more than $1.35 million, spent his time crushing the mid-stakes MTT schedule. He locked up 18 total results including a spotlight score in the 888Millions Sunday Special for $13,899.

Gustavson found the podium four times, including a victory in the October 8 edition of the 888Millions $33 Big Fish for $1,959. That was the difference for him when it came to taking the leaderboard top spot and finishing in second place. However, it’s just a drop in the bucket for his outstanding online career in which he had earned more than $5.1 million to date.

Michael ‘skeldon87’ Skeldon racked up 26 cashes for a total of $20,574.15 on 888poker to capture the number two spot. He kicked off the month with a pair of wins, the first of which came on October 1 when he took down the 888Millions Mini PKO 8-Max for $3,562. Three days later he grabbed gold again in the Mini Mega Deep for another $3,140. For his third victory of the month, Skeldon went the distance in the October 14 edition of the $10,000 Mega Deep which was good for $3,520.

The mid-stakes grinder took home seven four-figure scores and an equal amount of podium finishes all of which has helped him to a career-high spot of #436 in the world, #40 in all of the UK. At the end of next month, he’s expected to soar past $700,000 in career online earnings.

Rounding out the top three in earnings is another former #1-ranked PocketFiver in Sweden’s Anton ‘VnilaVader’ Herrmann. Herrmann put in slightly less volume than those players above him, and certainly less than what he did back in 2014 when he sat atop the online poker world. But he did manage to pick up two wins in his 13 total results which helped him take home a total of $18,716 for the month.

Herrmann first knocked out the competition in the October 4 edition of the 888Millions Sunday Challenge PKO for $6,403 and then two days later grabbed the $3,438 first-place prize in the 888Millions Mega Deep. He added three more four-figure scores in the month and then called it a day, wrapping up his month with his final result on October 18.

888poker Top 10 Earners October 2020

Name TotalCashesWins
aguskb$21,526.87182
skeldon87$20,574.15263
VnilaVader$18,716.32132
N33dCoaching$15,720.17272
Lappy$14,731.3750
deckydecky$14,265.9872
klem90$12,618.4510
FerDJin$12,019.93131
jamex$11,272.12381
AKupaA$10,219.24132

For the first time in a number of months, the Most Cashes list has a new name sitting in the top spot. Ecuador’s Marcelo ‘Cheloidpro90’ Navarrete has wrestled the title away from Netherlands’ ‘HeateN’ by racking up 73 total cashes for a total of $3,385. This is a breakout month for Navarrete who has been a member since 2014 and plays mostly small stakes. His effort has made him a ranked player and lifted his total career cashes up over $30,000.

Belarus’ ‘Glum’ took the second spot, earning 68 total results for a total of $1,839, five of which were good for wins. He tied ‘HeateN’ who also notched 68 results but took home just a bit more cash by locking up $2,389 and six victories.

888poker Top 10 Most Cashes October 2020

Name TotalCashesWins
Cheloidpro90$3,385.80732
Glum$1,839.73685
HeateN$2,389.71686
soldat777$1,385.87660
Neverhood007$2,930.19592
dandeprimo$979.93432
RG430$1,695.54401
Flavio Felipe$3,771.97382
jamex$11,272.12381
strlxen$2,654.36361

Those six victories for ‘HeateN’ was good enough for him to take the #1 spot on the Most Wins list. The grind continues for the micro-stakes crusher as he is just $15,000 away from eclipsing $200,000 in total career earnings. ‘Glum’s five victories was good enough for second place and following him, there is an extended tie for third place with multiple players able to lock up three victories in October.

888poker Top 10 Most Wins October 2020

Name TotalCashesWins
HeateN$2,389.71686
Glum$1,839.73685
meth94$606.51203
Appiah1$1,648.65323
smooke28$1,504.84313
Krekerz$1,266.87283
Kotofei5$950.34223
Cassoli_84$392.29123
MZZA$508.59213
elman37$545.3233