MILESTONES: Honors Continue to Pile Up for ‘veeea’ and ‘kZhh’


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

Russia’s ‘Veeea’ Moves Past $7M In Lifetime Earnings

It’s been a helluva week for Russia’s top-ranked player, ‘veeea’. Not only didhe jump from #8 to #3 in the PocketFives Rankings, but he also managed to become just the 30th player in PocketFives history to top $7 million in lifetime earnings. He actually joined that exclusive club thanks to a sixth place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million on August 20 where earned $39,036.

A look at the top five Russian money-earners of all time:

1 veeea $7,017,403.22
2 MAMOHT_T $6,416,976.92
3 Maxim ‘decay’ Lykov $5,248,982.87
4 hellohellohello $4,833,165.45
5 NoPlanB $4,509,698.94

Hungarian ‘kZhh’ Cracks Top 40 for First Time

Just over 18 months ago, Hungary’s ‘kZhh’ was a complete unknown in the online poker world, happily grinding away in the micro-stakes. Now he’s a TCOOP and Sunday Million champion and just this week he managed to senak into the top 40 of the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. He went from #42 to #39 despite not recording a single cash. The only Hungarian player ranked higher is Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth, who sits at #11 worldwide.

Two players, Rômulo ‘Primao89’ Araujo and Matthew ‘eardleym’ Eardley, both moved into the top 100 for the first time. Aruajo, the #14-ranked player in Brazil, went from #106 to #84 while Eardley, who is #10 in the United Kingdom, went from #121 to #95.

Other players that hit career-high rankings inside of the top 100 this past week:

#48. PaDiLhA SP (from #50)
#59. Lorenzo Bazei (from #62)
#81. paul_peaches (from #90)
#83. Lforoni (from #94)