THE MILESTONES: Chris ‘Gettin Daize’ Oliver Blazes Past $9M Mark


The opening week of the busy Spring season for online poker players allowed a number of the best tournament players to reach some impressive milestones with former #1-ranked Chris ‘Gettin Daize’ Oliver headlining the list.

Oliver, who was ranked #1 twice for a total of 16 weeks in 2010, posted a 35th place finish in PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Event #8 High ($530 NLHE w/rebuys) to become just the eighth player to get to the $9,000,000 career earnings mark. The former US-grinder, who know calls Costa Rica home, was one of 13 players to break through various million-dollar marks this week. 888poker pro Dominik ‘bounatirouIMO” Nitsche is now part of the $4 million earnings group thanks to two big SCOOP scores. He finished runner-up in Event #10 High ($2,100 NLH Win the Button) for $75,000 and two days later fourth in the Event #15 Medium ($2,100 NLHE High Roller) for $115,800. Nitsche sits third on Germany’s all-time earnings list behind only Giuseppe ‘LeChiffre19’ Pantaleo and ‘niself‘.

Top-ranked Brazilian Diego ‘MrBittar’ Bittar was one of four players to hit the $3,000,000 mark. Joining Bittar were Sergio ‘zcedrick’ Aido, Maszat ‘noirduck’ Marci and ‘cedrick1’. Two others hit the $2,000,000 mark: Sweden’s ‘machiavelli3‘ and Brazil’s Regis ‘capotinha‘ Kogler.

Five players went from six-figures in lifetime earnings to seven this past week.

  • ‘fahrino’
  • ‘Apotheosis’
  • ‘Borraurelio’
  • ‘aziz.mancha’
  • ‘que_te_crio’

While it wasn’t quite seven figures, New Jersey’s ‘Acanthopis‘ hit a major milestone for players from the Garden State, passing $500,000 in lifetime earnings on regulated New Jersey sites.

The top 100 of the PocketFives Rankings also saw a lot of career-bests. After posting seven cashes big enough to impact his PLB score, Swedish grinder ‘inhoo‘ went from #3 to #2 – a career high for him.

The Mexican SCOOP compound that Rory Young is in has clearly paid off. Young went from #18 to #14

Bittar also jumped into the top 20 for the first time, moving up 20 spots after his victory in SCOOP Event #4 High ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em) to #16.

Other players in the top 100 who have moved to career-high rankings this past week.

  • Adrijan_s from 48 to 42
  • Gedis92 from 44 to 43
  • kofi89 from 49 to 48
  • Jobytoyce from 58 to 50
  • KuraRyaba from 61 to 56
  • Nur1ck from 58 to 57
  • omaha4rollz from 60 to 59
  • Ti0 from 68 to 66
  • ksieciunio from 88 to 69
  • davaman from 92 to 81
  • Apotheosis from 120 to 92
  • CheVeaU from 102 to 99