THE MILESTONES: Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren Grabs Two Triple Crowns


Every Sunday The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings

Winning a PocketFives Triple Crown is pretty difficult and puts a player into rare air in the online poker tournament scene. In 2014 it’s happened only 14 times and Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren has three of them – two came last week.

As a reminder, players need to win three tournaments inside of a seven-day period and those tournaments need to have a $10,000 minimum prize pool, a field of at least 100 players and have a real money buy-in.

Berggren’s first Triple Crown of 2017 came in February, but this past week he managed to turn some run good into a couple more. The first one came as the result of three wins from April 24 – 27. He won the PokerStars Big $215 on April 24 for $8,759, the partypoker Heavyweight: Drago on April 25 for $2,573 and then the 888poker Crocodile for $4,209 on April 27. That same day he started his quest for the second one by winning the Winamax XTASE for $4,834 and the partypoker Heavyweight: The Eliminator for $6,713 and then wrapped it all up on May 1 with a win in the PokerStars $109 NLHE for $4,643.

He now has seven Triple Crown over the course his career, tied for seventh all time.

Another Swede Continues to Climb the Earnings Ladder

Anybody who has paid close attention to the PocketFives Rankings over the past few years knows that Swedes have done well. In the same week that Berggren won six tournaments and two Triple Crowns, fellow countryman ‘Ariados’ cracked the $7 million lifetime earnings mark. He’s one of just 28 players to have that number over the course of their career.

His 16th place finish in the partypoker Heavyweight on April 30 was the result that put him past the number. He’s since followed that up with two wins resulting in five-figure scores.

Other players hitting earnings milestones this week including Denmark’s Jonas Klausen, who passed the $3 million mark, as well as ‘rtspurs’ and India’s ‘Karan Radia’ who both broke through $1 million.

One of the hottest players in New Jersey, David ‘dehhhhh’ Coleman, also hit a big number this week. In the same week that he rose to the #1 spot in the New Jersey rankings, he also passed the $500,000 mark.

Argentina’s Brighest Star Pushing for World Wide Spotlight

The top-ranked player in Argentina, Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone, might not be out of the worldwide top 20 for much longer. This past week Petrone moved from #28 to #23 after a 48-hour period that saw him cash four times for a total of 561.25 PLB points. He’s now just 263 points outside of the top 20.

Other players who moved up inside of the top 100 to career best marks:

‘Gedis92’: 46 to 44
Kenny ’SpaceyFCB’ Hallaert : 47 to 46
Adrijan ’Adrijan_s’ Sinishtaj: 50 to 48
‘kofi89’: 56 to 49
‘omaha4rollz’: 61 to 60
‘TheFan83’: 89 to 86
‘ksieciunio’: 93 to 88
David ’davaman’ Lopez: 101 to 92