Mexico represents a break in the typical paradigm of country rankings. The combination of post-Black Friday players from the United States and other foreign transplants make up most of the top-10 in the country. The local players do well for themselves also, as the current rankings would suggest.
At the top of the list is Joshua ‘slayverv1fan’ Hoesel. The Californian is knocking on the door of the worldwide top 100 and recently cracked the $2 million mark in earnings. Hoesel messed around and won the $100,000 guaranteed Bounty Builder on PokerStars on November 15 for 300.83. That result plays a key role in the 4,569.43 points Hoesel holds.
Right behind Hoesel is Vicenete ‘vicenfish’ Zamorano. The Mexico native has not recorded a cash since mid-November but still holds over 4,000 points. That is due in part to a consistent run of success including a Bounty Builder win and a Super Tuesday victory in the last quarter of 2017.
Up next is Robert ‘pokerguru740’ Kuhn. The Big $109 on November 29 gained Kuhn 152.60 points and earlier this year, Kuhn won SCOOP Event 23 for 394.97 more. The Six Max Zoom MTT won Kuhn a career-high $131,040 and marked his second SCOOP win.
The poker hub of Playa del Carmen houses Steve ‘McNallyville’ McNally. The current worldwide #300 is 58th all-time in online earnings and approaching the $6 million mark.
Another Playa del Carmen resident pops up in the rankings in the form of Aaron ‘Mr_Pomerantz’ Pomerantz. This month, Pomerantz crossed the $1 million checkpoint in winnings with a Hotter $162 silver medal and $109 Sunday Wrap-Up runner-up finish helping out there.
Fedor ‘lubocka91’ Truntsev’s Hendon Mob flag marks him from Russia and he is #6 in Mexico’s online world. The mid-stakes grinder is waiting for his first win since mid-November and it will likely come in the new year.
The ‘Creature’ in the form of Lenny Foley won the partypoker Uppercut Warm Up PKO on December and added $4,564 to his bank as a result. The 149.67 points for the win is Foley’s fourth-highest PLB total for a victory in his career.
Long-time tournament specialist Aaron ‘aaronbeen’ Been is in at #8. Been went to Macau for some live poker in October and was paid for his travel. In the Asia Championship of Poker Main Event, Been placed second for $704,881. Combined, his online and live earnings are worth over $5.1 million.
Prepare for ‘impact’ with Sergio Barrios. The $55 Sunday Stack worked for Barrios on November 19 and he added 249 PLB points to his ranking total. He is approaching 3,000 points and $500,000 in tournament prize money won as 2018 approaches.
British mixed games professional Adam ‘Adamyid’ Owen completes the top 10. Owen has built his No Limit skills in recent months and the work is paying off. Despite Owen having cashed only once in December, his deep run in the October 15 Sunday Million. Owen placed 19th and collected 186.40 points.
Mexico’s Current Top 10