Every week, a member of the PocketFives community sets a new personal best. Whether it’s their largest score ever or a milestone win, it happens every single week.
This week, Aleksandr ‘NoPlanB’ Mordvinov set a record of his own. He’s up to #3 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, his best showing ever. He won two tournaments over the last week to do it: the HS Wednesday on Black Chip for $8,300 and a $109 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Progressive Knockout on PokerStars for another $1,800.
Those were the 130th and 131st wins of his online tournament career and inched him closer to $4 million in cashes. He is two months removed from winning the PocketFives Leaderboard title in May and is the top-ranked Russian in all the land.
“It feels better than #6,” Mordvinov said. “I still have a long way to go to #1, though.”
Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2‘ is once again the #1 player in the world. He has 8,108 PLB Points and owns a 670-point lead over the rest of the community. ‘C Darwin2’ final tabled the PokerStars Sunday Grand over the weekend and booked a $6,200 payday.
The king of the rankings will now face competition from pros returning home from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where they couldn’t play on the major non-US sites like PokerStars and 888. Now, they’ll be out in full force.
Another Swede, ‘DeathbyQuads‘, also moved up this week, seven spots to #15. He won the PokerStars Hot $215 on Tuesday for $8,700 and took down a $22 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Hyper Turbo late last week. He’s eight wins shy of 100 for his career and just passed $2 million in lifetime online tournament winnings. ‘DeathbyQuads’ reached an all-time high of #8 in the rankings earlier this year and could be making a run at matching or besting that mark in the near future.
Portugal’s Rui ‘RuiNF’ Ferreira advanced a dozen spots to #37. Two years ago, he was ranked #8. Now, he is making a case for another top-ten run thanks to recent wins in the PokerStars Bounty Builder, $11 Rebuy, and $109 Rebuy, the latter of which he won twice in a three-day span in mid-July. Ferreira now has 144 career victories and $4.8 million in winnings. He’s the top-ranked online poker player in Portugal.
Hungary’s Hungary’s Peter ‘breeth’ Turmezey clicked up 11 spots to #51 in the world. The one-time #3 player in the rankings won the 888 Baby Whale over the weekend for $15,000, his first tracked win since May. He’s the #2 player in Hungary and is just a few thousand dollars shy of passing $6 million in career scores. Moreover, he just hit $4 million on PokerStars under the user name ‘twirlpro‘.
Rodrigo ‘rodckz’ Motoki, like Mordvinov, set a personal best this week. He was up 16 spots to #57 after making the final two tables of the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend. He also won a $109 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Progressive Knockout on Tuesday for $2,100. Motoki is the fourth-ranked Brazilian.
Sweden’s Erik ‘Kihlstrom’ Olofsson moved up 20 places in the rankings to #72. He was the runner-up over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic, which earned him $23,000. That was Olofsson’s 119th second place finish and raised his total number of top-three finishes over the years to 412.
The highest-placing newcomer into the top 100 was Mayu ‘marroca5’ Roca Uribe, who entered at #85. He finished sixth in the PokerStars Sunday Grand three days ago for $11,000, his second sixth-place exit from that tournament this month. Uribe was ranked as high as #63 on PocketFives a half-decade ago and is the second-ranked online poker player in Colombia.
This week’s top 10:
- C Darwin2 – 8,108 points
- 1_conor_b_1 – 7,438 points
- NoPlanB – 7,254 points
- joaosimaobh – 7,163 points
- lena900 – 7,136 points
- Pot4teUS – 7,131 points
- veeea – 7,088 points
- Greenstone25 – 6,891 points
- JMolloy – 6,852 points
- joaomathias – 6,711 points