PocketFives Rankings Update: p0cket00 Knocking on the Door of #1


It’s Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankingshave been updated. On top for the fourth straight week is Brazil’s Yuri Martins, who is enjoying the longest stint at the top of the Rankings for any PocketFiver since September and the third longest streak since April.

Martins has 7,462 PLB Points, 136 more than the second place player in the Rankings, p0cket00 (pictured). This Canadian player finished second in a $215 No Limit Hold’em Turbo on PokerStars one day ago for $7,000 and 142 PLB Points, meaning, all else equal, he’s another score of equivalent value away from being the #1 player worldwide on PocketFives. We’ll have to wait until next Wednesday to see if he succeeds.

There were no new entrants into the top 10 worldwide this week. Outside of the top 10, Alex Lynskey, known as lynskey99on PocketFives, moved up from #37 to #19 on the strength of a win in the PokerStars Sunday Six-Max over the weekend for $25,000 and a solid 377 PLB Points. Lynskey is up to $1.4 million in tracked MTT scores and is one spot shy of his all-time high worldwide. He is the top-ranked PocketFiver in Australia.

One of the biggest jumps of the week inside the top 100 belonged to Russia’s MatveichukR (pictured), who moved up 26 spots to settle at #56. He won the PokerStars Big $55 on the third day of 2015 for $21,000 and his 231st career tracked win. MatveichukR, who is celebrating his fifth anniversary of signing up for PocketFives on Wednesday, has $3.6 million in winnings and is five spots shy of his all-time high in the Rankings.

Also climbing high was former #4 ranked Shyam s_dot111 Srinivasan, who moved up from #99 to #58, or 41 spots. He has been on a tear since 2015 began, winning the PokerStars $109 Quad once and $109 Rebuy twice for a total of almost $25,000. This follows a six-week stretch without a tracked win, so he has certainly made up for lost time. Srinivasan is the #10 ranked player in Canada and #5 in Toronto.

Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each:

1. Yuri Martins – 7,462 points
2. p0cket00 – 7,306 points
3. Big Huni – 7,170 points
4. joaomathias – 7,143 points
5. PokerKaiser – 7,123 points
6. pleno1 – 7,052 points
7. r4ndomr4gs – 6,833 points
8. Ssick_one – 6,631 points
9. Fresh_Oo_D – 6,630 points
10. CrownUpGuy – 6,581 points

Congrats to all of our ranked members!

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