Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman Climbs to #1 Ranking in Nevada


Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman is the new #1 ranked player in Nevada

There’s a new top dog in town in Nevada. After entering the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings for Nevada in the beginning of January, Ian ‘APokerJoker2’ Steinman is now the new #1 player in the state.

Steinman has 2,245 PLB points after goin on a tear of epic proportions in February. He won 13 online MTTs during the month, the largest of which was worth $2,200 for the WSOP.com $3,000 Guaranteed Nightly on February 12.

Steinman is up to 51 wins for his Nevada career and $157,000 in total winnings. He’s the #21 ranked player in the entire US and lives in Carson City. Entering February, he trailed the #1 ranked player in the Silver State by 56 points.

Two-hundred points behind Steinman on the leaderboard in Nevada is ‘ChaosTheory‘, who was last month’s #1 player. ‘ChaosTheory’ was quiet during the 29 days of February, only recording 11 cashes, but he won the WSOP.com $3,000 Guaranteed Nightly for $1,600, his 44th career win. ‘ChaosTheory’, who lives in Henderson, is seven cashes away from hitting 600 for his career and was #1 in Nevada to open 2016.

David ‘MastAAce08’ Goodman held strong at #3 this month in Nevada with 1,896 PLB Points. He turned in 17 in the money finishes last month, including a win in the WSOP.com $1,500 Guaranteed Weekend Sprint. He has $662,000 in career online MTT winnings and is the top-ranked player in the city of Las Vegas.

Moving up two spots this month in Nevada to #4 is ‘wsopfreezer‘, who reentered the top 10 in the beginning of February. He’s trending upwards thanks to a final table in the WSOP.com Big Deal on Sunday for $4,400 as well as a win in the site’s Weekend Warm-Up last month for $2,600. ‘wsopfreezer’ has 1,773 PLB Points, and this is the highest he has ever been ranked in Nevada. He plays as simply ‘freezer‘ on WSOP.com.

Dropping one spot in the Nevada rankings in March to #5 is ‘DatDude‘, who calls Las Vegas home and has 1,648 PLB Points. He took fourth in the WSOP.com Big Deal over the weekend for $3,500, his second largest cash all-time, and owns almost 200 top three finishes. His largest online tournament score came last year in the WSOP.com Weekly Sunday for $3,600.

Moving into the top 10 in Nevada this month is Bobby ‘bcm4924’ McLawhorn, who can be found at #9. After not recording a score since last August, McLawhorn came back with a vengeance in February. He recorded 20 cashes during the month, seven of which were wins. He won the WSOP.com $3,000 Guaranteed Nightly six times last month and also took down the site’s $2,000 Guaranteed No Limit Hold’em Deepstack. He now has 107 tracked wins and could easily be ranked in the top five by next month.

Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman is #10 this month

Rounding out the top 10 in Nevada is Jed ‘JCHAK’ Hoffman. Hoffman, who was also ranked #10 through January, recorded just nine cashes in February, but two-thirds of them were top 10 finishes. He has $148,000 in career online winnings on WSOP.com and is the second-ranked player in Reno.

Here are the top 10 players in Nevada along with the PLB score for each:

  1. APokerJoker2 – 2,245 points
  2. ChaosTheory – 2,012 points
  3. MastAAce08 – 1,896 points
  4. wsopfreezer – 1,773 points
  5. DatDude – 1,648 points
  6. Power – 1,470 points
  7. PaulDewald – 1,470 points
  8. Freakinpoet76 – 1,431 points
  9. bcm4924 – 1,304 points
  10. JCHAK – 1,215 points


    • What happened to brokefinger?

      Brokefinger is playing Stars now. Freezer was also #1 around this time last year so the info above is not correct. WSOP.com should make it so you can register for live wsop stuff this summer through their client online. It would generate more action on the site and make it so players would not have to wait in such long lines. Also, How come wpn network scores are not included in this ranking system? Thoughts?