Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar Takes Down October Monthly PLB Title

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Sweden's Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar earns the PocketFives Monthly PLB title for October.

For the first time in his prestigious online career, Sweden’s Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar took down the PocketFives Monthly Leaderboard, taking the honor for the month of October.

The fact that this is the first month that Korsar has earned the PLB title is surprising when taking into account how prolific an online grinder he is. He’s been a PocketFiver for four years with nearly 8,400 lifetime cashes. He’s in elite company as he sits at #6 on the All-Time Online Money List with over $13.6 million in earnings and he’s currently the #4-ranked player in the world.

One look at Korsar’s profile shows you everything you need to know about his online prowess. He has earned a number of High Roller victories in recent years as well picking up a pair of massive six-figure scores, including his runner-up finish in this year’s PokerStars Winter Series Main Event for over $260,000.

In October, Korsar picked up nine PLB qualifying cashes including a victory in the October 6 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Sunday 500 for $20,296 and 322.49 PLB points. He also scored big in the October 20 edition of the partypoker High Roller Sunday Big Game for another $46,375 and 316.89 PLB points. In total for October, Korsar picked up five five-figure scores and another 25 four-figure scores.

When all was said and done, the #2-ranked Swede cashed in 80 tournaments, good for over $237,000.

After putting in an amazing amount of volume, Canadian grinder Jimmy ‘JMolloy’ Molloy finished the month less than 200 points behind Korsar. It’s hard to imagine that Molloy had much of a life outside of online poker in October having registered over 325 cashes in the month, playing nearly every tournament on the schedule on both PokerStars and partypoker.

He started the month off with a victory in the partypoker Monster Series Event #11 for $3,294 and 167.69 PLB points and he simply never slowed down. He picked up 11 PLB-qualifying cashes with his largest score of the month coming with a victory in the October 20 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $31,905 and 389.87 PLB points.

Molloy, also a longtime PocketFiver, has over $7.6 million in lifetime earnings. He’s Canada’s #4-ranked player and currently sits at #50 in the world.

Brazil’s Dennys ‘dennysramos2’ Ramos  had a solid month in October, good for the #3 spot on the PLB scoreboard. His 12 PLB-qualifying cashes were highlighted by a pair of five-figure scores in the middle of the month. Ramos finished as the runner-up in the PokerStars Bounty Builder Series Event #77 ($1,050 NLHE Eight Max) for $21,125 and 248.61 PLB points, On the same day he ended up winning Event #81 ($530 NLHE) in the same series for another $16,129 and 296.65 PLB points.

Finishing in the #4 spot is the former #1-ranked PocketFiver Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski.

After taking the first half of the month off, Sikorski kicked in his online grind picking up eight PLB-qualifying cashes. He racked up five five-figure cashes including two victories in the PokerStars Bounty Build Series. The first came on October 15 when he took down Event #29 ($1,050 NLHE) for $32,994 and 423.08 PLB points. He followed that up with another victory three days later in Event #68 ($109 NLHE Turbo) for $14,715 and 313.37 PLB points.

The final spot in the top 5 belongs to the current #1-ranked online poker player Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard. The partypoker ambassador cashed 43 times in the month with his high score coming on October 20 in the partypoker High Roller Gladiator where he took home a massive $78,761 first-place prize and 552.62 PLB points.

PocketFives October Monthly PLB

RANK PLAYER POINTS
1 Greenstone25 2612
2 JMolloy 2438
3 dennysramos2 2350
4 p0cket00 2180
5 pleno1 2143
6 bah22 2115
7 pvigar 2102
8 inhoo 2039
9 girafganger7 1949
10 lena900 1940