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Movers & Shakers takes a look into those PocketFives members that have made big moves in the top 100 of the online poker rankings. In the aftermath of PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker, partypoker’s POWERFEST and 888poker’s XL Eclipse, there were some seismic shifts with regards to the PocketFives top 100. These are just a few of the members that have posted incredible results and have made recent major strides in the rankings. Michael ‘mczhang’ Chi Zhang (#2) Although he didn’t end up grabbing the headlines, UK grinder Michael ‘mczhang’ Chi Zhang absolutely crushed ove
The accolades for the #2-ranked player in the world, Michael ‘mczhang’ Chi Zhang, continue to pile up. His remarkable month of securing six-figure scores has led him to take the top spot of the Monthy PocketFives Leaderboard for September. In what has been well documented in the pages of PocketFives over the past few weeks, the UK’s Zhang went on an incredible tear during the recent PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker as well as partypoker's POWERFEST. In total, Zhang recorded 17 PLB-qualifying scores in September for a total of 6447.67 PLB points. Even though he did not secure a w
Four weeks after releasing the dates and a few select events for the 2019 World Series of Poker, WSOP organizers announced another 13 events that will make up the schedule including most of the signature branded events including the Colossus, Marathon, Little One for One Drop, and The Closer. The Colossus, which was immensely popular when it debuted in 2015 as a $565 buy-in, is now a $400 event after three straight years of declining attendance. In previous years, the Colossus has had upwards of eight starting flights. The 2019 version will feature just two, one of June 26, the second on Ju
Online poker is a global game with players logging on and grinding from every part of the world. Every country has a #1-ranked player and here we take a look at some of those that lead the way in their home countries. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro - Finland Known for his involvement in the high stakes online cash games, Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro put on a clinic this fall when it came to his tournament play. So much so that it elevated him to a career-high ranking of #15 in the world and #1 in his home country of Finland. He grinded both partypoker’s and PokerStars’ fall series stringing togeth