In the illustrious history of the PocketFives Rankings, 55 different players have managed to hold down the #1 spot. This edition of the RANK & FILE focuses on how those players did during the 2018 World Series of Poker.
Shaun Deeb Continues to Collect Cashes
Now past the halfway point of the 2018 WSOP, Shaun Deeb continues to pile up cashes.
Only one of those cashes, a third-place finish in the $1,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven event, came from a final table. He did manage to outlast all but nine other players in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship to pick up $111,447. He followed that up with a 13th place finish in the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet event.
He now has nine cashes this year – just one behind his 2017 total of 10, which was a career-best.
Paul Volpe Hits Cold Streak After Bracelet Win
Paul Volpe remains the only former #1-ranked player to have won a bracelet this summer. Volpe picked up a win in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship event for $417,921. He also had a third-place finish in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty. His most recent result came in the $10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven event where he finished 14th. He has not managed to cash in an event since June 13 though.
His total WSOP earnings so far this summer are $757,185 – by far the most of any former #1.
Taylor Paur Just Barely Misses Marathon Podium
Taylor Paur, who held down the #1 spot for seven weeks in 2011, started the 2018 WSOP with three baby cashes before finally hitting a big score in the $2,620 Marathon. Paur made his way through 1,628 players to make the Day 5 and the final table before busting in fourth place for $210,995 – the third biggest WSOP score of his career.
Chris Moorman Now Has a Handful of Cashes
A year after getting the monkey off of his back with his first career WSOP bracelet, Chris Moorman continues to pursue another one. He’s cashed five times so far this summer, but nothing over five figures. He managed a 60th place finish in the $2,620 Marathon and a slightly-better-than-min-cash finish in the $1,000 Double Stack event.
Trio of Player with Hat Trick of Cashes
While Deeb, Volpe, Paur and Moorman continue to lead the pack, there are three players who have each managed to pick up three cashes so far this summer.
Calvin Anderson has $6,366 so far this summer and all three have come in events with a buy-in of $1,500 or less. His biggest score so far came in the $1,000 Double Stack where he earned $3,196.
Tim West also has three cashes and also picked up a cash in the Marathon but his total WSOP earnings this summer is just $8,600. His best cash came in the Colossus where he finished 156th for $3,754.
Sorel Mizzi‘s three cashes came in the Colossus, the Millionaire Maker, and the Double Stack. He’s earned $11,294 with the bulk of that coming from his 169th place finish in the Millionaire Maker earned him $6,654.