The PocketFives Rankings have been dominated by Sweden in 2017. For the better part of the year, at least half of the top 10 has had the familiar blue and yellow flag next to it. Currently, there are five in that top group. As so many Swedish players are among the best in online poker that the world has to offer, PocketFives is taking a look at the current top 10 rankings for the nation itself.
Leading the way for both Sweden and the world is ‘lena900‘. It did not take long for him to get October off to a strong start as he won the $150,000 guaranteed Whale on 888poker $43,750. Along with the money came 418.33 PLB points.
‘Lena900’ is top dog worldwide and trailing them is ‘C Darwin2,’ who is only behind by 15 points. ‘C Darwin 2’ spent part of 2017 ranked #1 in the world and closed out the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker with a final table in Event #74 High ($530 No Limit $300,000 guaranteed). The sixth-place finish came with 247.70 PLB points.
Checking in at #3 for Sweden is Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren, who is ranked #6 worldwide. Berggren won a tournament on 888poker and PokerStars in consecutive days for a combined 332.63 points to give himself some breathing room over #4 ‘Sheater.’
‘Sheater’ did a lot of damage on partypoker during the partypoker Powerfest series highlighted by his win in the $150,000 guaranteed high roller which gave him 395.60 points and $31,144.
The final member of the Swedish contingent to be ranked in the top 10 in the world is #5 Robin ‘inhoo’ Ylitalo. 888poker’s XL Eclipse series was kind to Ylitalo, who won the $100,000 guaranteed Quarterback for $21,356 and 333.92 points.
Ranking #6 and #7, respectively are ‘Ariados‘ and ‘DeathbyQuads‘. ‘Ariados’ reached a peak of #2 worldwide earlier in 2017 and ‘DeathbyQuads’ is attempting to regain his top form of the year at #7 in the world.
Jonatan ‘Po4teUS’ Hellman is in at #8 and attempting to reach the $5,000,000 mark in career earnings before the end of the year. Hellman is about $275,000 short of reaching that target.
Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar had a strong September that included a Powerfest high roller win and a top-70 finish in the WCOOP Main Event. Korsar is less than $80,000 shy of becoming the sixth player ever to hit $10,000,000 in earnings on PocketFives.
Rounding out the Swedish top 10 is Jerry ‘perrymejsen’ Odeen, who crossed over the $3,000,000 mark in earnings this year. Odeen’s highest worldwide ranking this year is #12.
Sweden’s Current Top 10