It’s amazing how quickly the PocketFives Rankings can change in one short month. It took only four weeks for Ian ‘APokerJoker2‘ Steinmanof Carson City to crack the top 10 of the rankings in Nevada and climb all the way to #2.
Steinman has 2,003 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the rankings, and trails top-ranked ‘ChaosTheory‘ by just 56. He had a dozen wins in January to help his cause, which is remarkable considering the limited tournament schedule in Nevada. His biggest cash came in the WSOP.com Big Deal on the last day of the month for $13,000 and 213 PLB Points.
Steinman is up to 39 tracked wins and $138,000 in career scores across almost 1,000 in the money finishes. He is the top-ranked player in Carson City and #41 in the US. Can he ascend to #1 come March? It’s certainly possible if he continues his torrid pace.
‘ChaosTheory’ was #1 in Nevada to open 2016 and has since added about 80 PLB Points to his score, which is now 2,059. This Henderson poker player won four tournaments in January, the largest of which was worth $3,500 and came by virtue of taking down a Six-Max Winter Poker Classic event on WSOP.com. ‘ChaosTheory’ has $358,000 in lifetime winnings; his five largest in the money finishes all came in 2010 on Full Tilt when the site accepted US customers.
David ‘MastAAce08‘ Goodman was down one spot in the Nevada rankings this month to #3 and has 1,931 PLB Points, 128 off first place and 72 off second. Like Steinman and ‘ChaosTheory’, Goodman has been winning tournaments left and right. In fact, he took down seven of them in January to lift his career total to 65.
The largest tournament score for Goodman last month was a $2,700 haul for taking down a Winter Poker Classic event. Goodman is approaching $700,000 in career online tournament scores and won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic a few years ago for $56,000, his largest cash to date. You can find him under the screen name ‘BeWater‘ on WSOP.com.
Moving up one spot in the Nevada rankings in February was ‘DatDude‘, who lives in Las Vegas and trails Goodman by 450 points. ‘DatDude’ had two tournament wins in January, but recorded 29 top-10 finishes. He is on the verge of hitting $100,000 in scores for his career and is the second-ranked player in the poker hotbed of Sin City.
Michael ‘Freakinpoet76‘ Mulvania moved up three spots in the Nevada rankings this month to #5, his highest position ever. Mulvania recorded his two largest scores ever in January: a $1,300 cash for winning a WSOP.com nightly event and another $1,300 cash for taking second in the site’s Weekend Warm-Up. He now has 85 tracked wins and, like ‘DatDude’, will likely hit $100,000 in career scores this month.
Finally, ‘wsopfreezer‘ reentered the top 10 in Nevada at #6. He turned in four wins last month, including a $6,900 cash for taking down the WSOP.com $20,000 Guaranteed. He plays as simply ‘freezer’ on WSOP.com and owns exactly 80 top-three MTT finishes.
Here are the top 10 players in Nevada this month along with the PLB score for each. ‘ChaosTheory’, ‘APokerJoker2’, and ‘MastAAce08’ are all jockeying for #1, and the latter two are certainly within striking distance of the top spot: