Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman Earns Record 27th Triple Crown
Author, 888poker ambassador and online poker legend Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman extended his record-high number of PocketFives Triple Crown wins this week when he earned his 27th Triple Crown.
Moorman’s first victory of the week was on his home site of 888poker when he won the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep on February 5 for $23,446. He then followed it up with a pair of victories over on PokerStars including a win in the Hot $44 for $4,159 on February 6. Finally, to complete the feat he took down a third tournament, the BIG10 $20,000 Gtd, for $3,870 the very next day. His latest Triple Crown badge puts him at six more than the next closest PocketFiver, Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro (21), and makes it his second Triple Crown within the past four months, his previous one coming on October 30, 2017.
Along with the Triple Crown, Moorman picked up enough PLB points to catapult him back into the top 100, currently sitting at #71 in the world.
Joining Moorman in earning a Triple Crown this week was Ukraine’s #2-ranked player, ‘Palyaaa’. For ‘Palyaaa’, it’s his first time achieving the honor and he did so with victories on partypoker, PokerStars and WPN. On January 30 he took down a $25,000 Gtd for $5,750 and then on February 5 he won a PokerStars $82 tournament for $2,503. Then on the same day, he won two different partypoker tournaments, both for over $2,000 securing him the Triple Crown badge.
Next up for the Ukranian is $3 million in lifetime earnings, a mark that he is likely to achieve in 2018.
Together ‘Palyaaa’ and Moorman mark the third and fourth Triple Crown of the year.
Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski Surpasses $11 Million
Canada’s Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski achieved another major milestone this week as he becomes only the third person PocketFives history to reach the $11 million lifetime earnings mark. He reached the plateau after taking third in the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $23,150. The only other two players to as of yet earn that much are Chile’s #1-ranked player, Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro and the aforementioned Chris Moorman.
Sikorski has already achieved the status as being of the greatest online players in history having earned seven Triple Crowns as well as reaching the very top of the Worldwide Rankings on six different occasions. He currently sits ranked #27 in the world.
Also hitting a new lifetime earnings milestones this week are a pair of countrymen from Brazil, Ricardo ‘Ricardsons8’ Nascimento and Gustavo ’22ehnutzz’ Mastelotto. Both players passed the $2 million lifetime earnings mark this week.
Nascimento had a big week accented by a deep run in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Million 12th Anniversary for over $8,000. Mastelotto hit his mark with a final table finish in the partypoker Powerfest Event #45-M, also for just over $8k.
Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone Enters Top 10
Six players in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 100 hit career-high rankings this week. Three of which, the Netherlands ‘mzzl83’, Belgium’s ‘OempaLoempah’, and Vitaliy ‘witalii’ Pankov from Russia, make their debut in the top 100.
Argentian Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone, after climbing the rankings week in and week out has finally managed to breach the company of the top 10 for the first time in his impressive career. As we pointed out in the latest Worldwide Rankings column, this rise in the rankings came on the heels of a massive career-high cash after taking down the partypoker Powerfest Event #48-H for over $195,000.
Career High Rankings In The Top 100
- mzzl83 – #114 to #97
- witalii – #104 to #96
- OempaLoempah – #106 to #78
- dulek – #61 to #45
- Flat – #39 to #31
- rayastar – #13 to #10