MILESTONES: Doug ‘OU_dlanger610’ Lang Cracks $4M in Earnings


Every week The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

Doug ‘OU_dlanger610’ Lang Hits $4 Million Earnings Mark

Two Sundays ago, Canada’s Doug ‘OU_dlanger610’ Lang beat out 6,261 other players to win the PokerStars Sunday Million and the $187,667.92 first place prize money that came with it. That win represents the second largest score of Lang’s online career and propelled him to within striking distance of $4,000,000 in earnings. It took him just four more days and a fourth place finish in the 888poker Tornado to push past that number.

Lang is the 165th player, and 29th Canadian, to hit that number.

‘pappadogg’ Joins $3 Million Club

Just 328 players have managed to earn more than $3,000,000 in their online poker careers. The most recent member of that exclusive club is the top-ranked player in the Czech Republic, ‘pappadogg’. He hit the number thanks to a pair of min-cashes on America’s Cardroom.

He wasn’t the only player to hit a significant earnings milestone this past week. Brazilian ‘keyhell’ moved past $2,000,000 in earnings and ‘DelfiNchik1‘ and Fellipe ‘FellipeD’ Drapichinski became the 1,683rd and 1,684th players to crack seven figures in lifetime earnings.

Chris ‘Apotheosis’ Kruk On Verge of Top 25

Chris ‘Apotheosis’ Kruk is the top-ranked player in Canada right now and suddenly finds himself just outside of the top 25 of the Worldwide Rankings. Kruk moved from #33 to #27 this past week.

Dutch phenom ‘etxnl01’ continues to move his way up the rankings. After first joining the top 100 just a few weeks ago, he moved from #94 to #92 this past week.

The #2-ranked player in Australia, ‘paul_peaches’, cracked the top 100 Worldwide and now sits #98.

Other players who reached career-high rankings in the top 100 this past week:

  • papan9_p$ – #67 to #37
  • funwheel – #47 to #43
  • Lorenzo Bazei – #70 to #62
  • Kovalski – #67 to #66
  • ZDARLIGHT23 – #92 to #89