Every month The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings.
World’s #1 Has More Reason to Celebrate
Swedish superstar ‘lena900’ has been the #1-ranked player in the world since May 19 and now he’s got something else to celebrate. Thanks to an 11th place finish in a PokerStars $109 buy-in event on June 10, ‘lena900’ became the seventh player to surpass the $11,000,000 mark in online tournament earnings.
‘Lena900’ has now spent a total of 26 weeks on top of the PocketFives Rankings over the course of nine separate reigns.
Canadian ‘CzarBushov’ Passes $4 Million Mark
There was a time when ‘lena900’ breezed past the $4 million earnings mark. That might seem like a lifetime ago to him, but this month ‘CzarBushov’ picked up $2,042 in the partypoker KO Series to become the 193rd player to hit that mark.
He has done it the hard way too, averaging $492 per cash over the course of his career. He’s never had a six-figure score, coming closest all the way back in 2010 when he finished runner-up in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $98,955. He’s now the #23-ranked player in Canada.
Four players managed to break into the seven-figure club this past month: ‘RipCheader’, ‘Alexmfnb’, ‘GoFighter’, and ’tiltinha’.
Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha Finds Single Digit Ranking
Brazilian players have quite the history with the PocketFives Rankings. The latest phenom to make a valiant attempt at top spot is Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP” Padilha. After hitting an all-time high in May at #10, Padilha continues to work his way up the rankings moved up to #9 in the world earlier this month.
Only Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao sits ahead of him in the Brazilian rankings.
A big part of Padilha’s rise up the rankings comes from his wins in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. He first took down Event #40 (Medium) for $ 132,274.48 and a career-best 935.95 PLB points. A few days later he won Event #56 (Medium), adding $41,702 to his bankroll and 541.66 PLB points to his total as well.
Career-High Rankings Inside the Top 100
‘mczhang’ from #20 to #12
‘Palyaaa’ from #39 to #38
‘OempaLoempah’ from #41 to #39
‘SmallKindB’ from #48 to #44
‘Wildace_hun’ from #51 to #46
‘LeshiyAS’ from #71 to #70
‘monkeybudgie’ from #78 to #73
‘NoTilit’ from #83 to #80
‘mugggggy’ from #87 to #85
‘Pseudo’ fruto from #98 to #97