MILESTONES: Another Player Joins the $11M Earnings Club

Top 10 PocketFivers 'hellohellohello' and 'Ramiro' both eclipse new million dollar milestones.

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.

The other players in that group are Chris Moorman, Sebastian Sikorski, Nicolas Fierro, Johannes Korsar, Chris Hunichen and Bryan Paris.

‘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