MILESTONES: Two More $9 Million Club Members; Brazilians Rising Too


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

The $9 Million Club Picks Up Two More Members

Sweden’s Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren and Canada’s Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer both hit the milestone over the last two weeks.Berggren, who is also a former #1-ranked player, has had a number of big cashes in his career, but the one that put him over the $9M mark was just a $204 score thanks to a 243rd place finish in the PokerStars Mini Super Tuesday. Barer also had a small cash push him into rare air. He finished 181st in the PokerStars $22 Double Deuce for $90.75.

The #2-ranked player in Lebanon, Nicolas ‘niccc’ Chouity, broke through the $4 million earnings mark while ‘carpediem200‘, Mikael ‘therealfuddebuf’ Viuff Hansen, ‘MiracleQ’ and Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Odeen all hit $3 million.

Three Brazilians Make Top 100 Debuts

Three players managed to make their debuts in the Top 100 of the PocketFives Rankings and to the surprise of almost nobody, all three call Brazil home.

Marcelo ‘bettoBR’ Betto showed up at #99, Renato ‘renaton’ Nomura debuted at #98 and Matheus ‘M Cunha G’ Cunha moved all the way up to #84.

Britain’s ‘carpediem200’ On Verge of Top 25

The Brazilian trio weren’t the only ones to enjoy career-high rankings recently. Seven other players inside of the Top 100 managed to move up to new heights. Britain’s ‘carpediem200‘ went from #62 in the world to #33 thanks to his huge win in the opening World Championship of Online Poker event.

Other players hitting career-best numbers:

  • PaDiLhA SP from 48 to 37
  • drupalucker from 55 to 50
  • paul_peaches from 81 to 59
  • Carlos Felipe Difini from 80 to 66
  • Lforoni from 83 to 79
  • M Cunha G from 148 to 84
  • jonzstars from 96 to 85
  • renaton from 108 to 98
  • bettoBR from 186 to 99