MILESTONES: ‘girafganger7’ Crushes November, Soars Past $7 Million

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'girafganger7' continues to add to his accomplishments by earning the $7M lifetime cashes badge.

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

‘girafganger7’, Matthew ‘mjw006’ Wakeman Top $7 Million

Belgian online superstar ‘girafganger7’ crushed the $7 million lifetime cash mark this week in spectacular fashion. It was just two weeks ago that PocketFives spoke with ‘giraf’ from his residence in the UK about his upcoming mile marker. This week, he put together a string of five-figure cashes to soar past the milestone by roughly $80,000.

First up was his victory in the November 15 edition of the partypoker Bounty Hunter High Roller for $26,795. He followed that up the very next day with a runner-up finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 for another $18,452. He then picked up another victory on partypoker on November 18 in the Sunday Main Event High Roller for $22,130.

‘girafganger7’ seems to be on a mission this month. He has already registered over 100 cashes for more than $190,000. The former #1-ranked player currently sits ranked #14 in the world.

Joining ‘Giraf’ in topping $7 million is Australian longtime grinder Matthew ‘mjw006’ Wakeman. A seasoned grinder both online and live, Wakeman had been a PocketFiver since 2010 and has earned three Triple Crowns in his career.

He eclipsed the new mile marker with a runner-up finish in the November 16th edition of the PokerStars $55 Daily Marathon for $3,050. Wakeman, a former top-5 ranked player, is currently the #5-ranked player in all of Australia.

Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Odeen, ‘KKremate’ Hit $5 Million

Sweden’s Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Odeen cruised past the major milestones of $5 million in lifetime earnings. He hit the mark with his final table finish in the PokerStars SECOOP Event #142 (€250 NLHE Progressive KO 6-Max) where he picked up $5,111. The result was just one of many for the Swedish grinder in the month of November as he has been putting up results non-stop this fall. So far, in November, Odeen has produced over 80 cashes for more than $52,000 in cashes.

His dedication has him currently sitting ranked #49 in the world and #9 in Sweden. The $5 million badge is just another accolade for Odeen who also has five PocketFives Triple Crowns to his name, the last one coming as recently as April of 2018.

Joining Odeen in the $5 million club is Brazilian powerhouse ‘KKremate.’ A former top-20 player, ‘KKremate’ is a high stakes tournament grinder and has been a PocketFiver since 2010. His recent victory in the November 17 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 for $12,546 helped bring him closer to the milestone. However, it was officially a seventh-place finish the next day during the PokerStars $215, NLO8 Sunday Supersonic where he picked up $1,345 that sealed the deal.

Still putting in a respectable amount of volume all these years later, ‘KKremate’ sits just outside the top-100, currently ranked at #124. If he were to decided to put in the time, he most certainly coulee find himself back inside the elite ranks of the top-100 in no time.

Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann Flys Past $4 Million

Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann has been on a tear in the month of November. So much so that he flew past $4 million in lifetime earnings and worked his way to a career-high ranking of #16 in the world.

Officially, Volkmann passed the milestone on November 11 with a fifteenth place finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $2,805. That said, his month has been red-hot with three five-figure cashes helping him earn a total of over $96,000. His recent run has helped him supplant Brazil’s perennial top player Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao as the #1-ranked player in the country.

Ivanildo ‘ivan limeira’ Limeira Earns Triple Crown

Another Brazilian celebrating a new career-high is Ivanildo ‘ivan limeira’ Limeira who booked three victories on his way to earning his first Triple Crown. It all happened incredibly fast for Limeira. On October 29 he took down the PokerStars Hot $44 for $3,543. The very next day he was playing on PokerStars.es when he won the €250 High Roller for another $5,028. On October 31st he ended up winning the PokerStars Big $215 for $5,593…but that didn’t count. He needed one more win on a third site. That came the same day as he took down the $12,000 Mega Deep on 888poker for $3,650.

His current hot streak has sent him flying up the PocketFives rankings where he currently sits at a career high #129. Additionally, Limeira is less than $7,000 away from passing $900,000 in career earnings.

Volkmann Enters Top 20, Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov Hits Career-High

More than simply passing Simeo, Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann strode into the worldwide top 20 for the first time this week climbing to #16.  He picked up a good portion of necessary PLB points with his first-place finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 for $13,042 and 243.93 PLB points. In total during November, ‘brunovolks’ has picked up 916.86 PLB points.

partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov is doing work both online and off, this week reaching a new career ranking high of #31 in the world. His volume has been light, likely due to the Caribbean Poker Party, but he still managed to pick up valuable PLB points with his fourth-place finish in the November 4 edition of the Sunday Main Event High Roller for $8,775 and 146.00 PLB points.

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