It’s Wednesday, and every Wednesday the PocketFives Rankingsare recalculated. This week, Sweden’s eisenhower1 remained at the top with a PLB score of 7,773 points, the metric used to determine the Rankings. He has been the top dog on PocketFives since September 30 and looks poised to round out the 2015 calendar year in first place as well.
eisenhower1 is closing in on $8 million in winnings in tournaments PocketFives tracks and won the PartyPokerHeavyweight Uppercut on Tuesday for $8,400 and 225 PLB Points. The Swede has almost 400 top-three finishes and leads the second place player in the Rankings, veeea, by about 400 points.
eisenhower1 told PocketFives about his three-month run in the #1 spot on PocketFives: “I had a great run during the WCOOP grind. It has been really fun staying at the #1 spot for such a long time, although it feels like all the points I have are from months back when I hit a real heater during the WCOOP.”
He added that he hasn’t been able to get on the virtual felts much lately due to a recent trip to Thailand: “A bunch of Swedish poker players and I went to Thailand for a month and the time zone there is really bad for MTTs. We did play on Sundays, but I don’t think anyone had a winning day. Now, I’m back home trying to get back into the grind. I put up a bet with lena900 to find some motivation for the start of 2016.”
Then there’s Smeckten, who rose 10 spots in the Rankings this week to #4 in the world, his highest position ever. Smeckten is on the verge of passing $4 million in tracked online MTT winnings and is fresh off winning his fourth PocketFives Triple Crown. Smeckten finished second in the PokerStars Big $109 three days ago for $28,000 and has six wins since December 7.
Moving up from #12 to #10, two spots off his all-time high, was another Swede, Ariados. He hit it big in the Winamax High Roller three days ago, taking the tournament down for $14,000. On December 13, Ariados won the PokerStars $215 Rebuy for $13,000 and propelled his career win total north of 60. He plays as Sasuke234on PokerStars.
After signing up for PocketFives this week and entering his screen names, the Czech Republic’s OMGpou entered the Rankings at #39. He scored two five-figure cashes on November 19 after taking third in the Sunday $109 Rebuy and finishing second in the PokerStars.fr Sunday Special. He won the SCOOP $215 No Limit Hold’em Sunday Warm-Up this year for $162,000, his largest score to date.
Israel’s MountainRose entered the top 100 this week at #78. He’s the top-ranked player in Israel and logged almost 30 tracked in the money finishes from November 25 to 29, including two wins and one five-figure cash. He has $1.1 million in career online tournament winnings and is averaging $471 per in the money finish.
Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each:
1. eisenhower1– 7,773 points
2. veeea– 7,382 points
3. SvZff – 6,748 points
4. Smeckten– 6,615 points
5. lena900– 6,558 points
6. C Darwin2 – 6,489 points
7. AnteSvante – 6,426 points
8. IgorK – 6,421 points
9. jbrown8777 – 6,315 points
10. Ariados– 6,211 points