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  1. April was an absolutely mammoth month for Finnish high-stakes crusher Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro who bounced between the events of the GGPoker Spring Festival and the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker to earn over $4.4 million and take down the title of April Online Player of the Month. With more than a quarter-billion in total prize pools up for grabs between both the GGPoker and PokerStars spring series, the race for last month’s Online Player of the Month elevated to new heights. So much so that the top 18 finishers in April would have easily earned enough points to lock up the title in March. For his part, Kelopuro, who earned 8,378 total points, nearly doubled the total of Joao ’Naza114’ Vieira who won it in March. But even with so many opportunities to take home massive tournament scores, Kelopuro, who is no stranger to winning large sums of money, had a special month. He had nine six-figure scores and another fourth five-figure cashes. Of his 120 recorded results, 17 (14%) were victories and another 16 were podium finishes which resulted in a 27.5% top-3 standing in those times that Kelopuro made the money. His first major score came on April 7 when he finished in fourth place in GGSF Event #16-H ($25,500 Super High Roller) for $236,296. Running deep in the month’s biggest events was a reoccurring theme for Kelopuro who also won GGSF Event #49-H ($25,500 Super High Roller) for $522,617 and also took down Event #84-H ($25,500 Super High Roller) for another $574,878. However, Kelopuro’s largest score was his final one, a runner-up result in GGSF Event #109-H ($25,500 Sunday Millions) in which he earned $720,833 plus 1,368.09 points. It wasn’t just in the Spring Festival where Kelopuro found success. He won the Irish Poker Online Omaha High Roller for $34,647 and scored a PokerStars SCOOP 2021 title with a win in Event #25-H ($1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, Turbo) for $70,557 and 624.50 points. By the end of the month, Kelopuro’s performance propelled him to #2 in the worldwide rankings and put him in a position to retake the top spot for the first time since he last held it in November of 2019. Additionally, the $4 million surge makes him just the third player in online poker history to have earned more than $20 million in recorded online cashes, joining ‘Lena900’ and Joao Vieira in the elite club. Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson finished April in second place with 6,603 points and a total haul of more than $1.45 million in total earnings, thanks to consistent results in the GGSF events he played over on Natural8. Watson took home a GGSF title on April 10 when he won Event #28-H ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event) for $52,439 and 500 points. Just days later he recorded a runner-up result in Event #49-M ($2,625 High Roller) for another $114,094 and 572.32 points. However, Watson really picked up steam in the back half of the month after he outlasted the 182-entry field of GGSF Event #83-H ($10,300 Super Tuesday) for his highest cash of the month of $363,776 plus 1,349.07 points. Two days later, on April 23, Watson was in the winner’s circle again, winning Event #93-M ($2,625 High Roller) for another $144,885 and 838.15 points. Also of note, while there weren’t enough runners to count in the Online Player of the Month standings, Watson also earned his seventh career PokerStars SCOOP title with a win in Event #78-H ($1,050 FL Badugi) for just over $20,000. Brazilian pro Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann rounded out the top three for April scoring 6,311 points over 73 recorded cashes and more than $1.1 million in earnings. Volkmann took home a PokerStars SCOOP title on April 6 in Event #15-H ($2,100 Freezeout) in which he earned $74,191 and 606.63 points, his highest single point total for the month. He also picked up two six-figure scores in the final week. The first came on April 21 in the GGSF Event #83-M ($1,050 Super Tuesday) where Volkmann finished as the runner-up for $101,206 and 554.74 points. Then, two days later, he took down a GGPoker Side Event ($5,250 Blade Special) for another $116,137. April 2021 Player of the Month Results [table id=221 /]
  2. The bounty hunters were out in full force during Tuesday’s 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker as four of the five events that played down to a winner were a variety of PKO tournaments. However, the one event that wasn’t a PKO was the largest of the day and featured a pro who knows a thing or two about winning a major event. Marty ‘TheLipoFund’ Mathis is no stranger to picking up six-figure scores. It just wasnt that long ago that the nomadic poker vet took down the partypoker MILLIONS South America for a $774,500 payday. On Tuesday, he scored big again when he outlasted the 1,497 entry field of Event #68-H ($530 NLHE). Mathis not only added the $114,574.35 first-place prize to his bankroll but he also added his first career SCOOP title to his resume. Just like he did in the MILLIONS when he defeated Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann for the title, Mathis bested a seasoned Brazilian to claim his SCOOP victory as Brazil’s ‘TheGrinderØ’ grabbed second place which was good for $81,672.22. Mats ‘Matsull’ Ullereng from Norway finished up in third place and added $58,218.82 to his bankroll. The first of four PKO’s to wrap up on Tuesday had Ukrainian high roller ‘Remi_Lebo_10’ top the 730-entry field of Event #70-H ($530 NLHE, 4-Max, PKO) to win $25,314.75 for first plus an additional $26,059.97 in bounties for a total score of $51,374.72. His final opponent was ‘Psuedo Fruto’ from Brazil who, after taking down Event #60-H for over $41,000, added another $31,356.69 to his 2021 SCOOP earnings. In third place came Hungarian grinder ‘wemax’ who took in a total of $18,438.12, bounties included. It’s not every day that players are offered a unique online event like a big buy-in 2-7 Single Draw PKO. But Tuesday was one of those days as 70 players (and 56 re-entries) piled into the lobby of Event #71-H ($530 2-7 Single Draw, PKO). Former Sunday Million winner ‘XD89lol<3’ earned $6,181.88 plus another $7,265.60 in bounties for taking it down. Brazil’s Pedro ‘LgwZ’ Grochocki used two bullets to work his way to a second-place finish, which was good for a total score of $8,513.90. And popular former #1-ranked Ari ‘BodogAri’ Engel finished in third place, earning $5,586.10 for his efforts. The largest of the PKO events to draw to a conclusion on Tuesday was Event #73-H ($2,100 PLO, 6-Max, PKO) in which Sweden’s ‘jedimaster82’ weaved their way through the 198-entry field to capture $34,341.40 for first place plus an additional $48,359.36 in bounties for a total of $82,700.76. In addition to it being one of the largest wins of the day, it was also the first career SCOOP title for ‘jedimaster82’. Fellow Swede ‘anonymstruts’ was forced to settle for second place which brought in $34,341.29 plus $8,421.88 in bounties. A fourth SCOOP title keeps eluding Dario ‘Secret_M0d3’ Sammartino, who nabbed his third High Event podium finish of 2021 with a third-place finish here. Sammartino took home a total of $23,401.65, bounties included. Also of note, in the Medium tier of Event #73 ($215 PLO, 6-Max, PKO) Benny 'RunGodlike' Glaser grabbed his sixth career SCOOP title after topping the 1,085-entry field for a $29,548.78 score. The UK’s ‘ReWARds84’ won the evening Turbo Event #75-H ($530 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO) for which they earned $33,052.87 plus another $32,237.20 in bounties for a total score of $65,290.07. ‘ReVenge011’ ended up as the runner-up and collected a total of $50,039.42, bounties included. Finally, Romania’s ‘alexxt7’ finished in third place and picked up a total score of $27,420.05. Other winners on Tuesday included ‘BILLYBHOY2K8’ (Event #68-L), ‘gabrielbdo23’ (Event #68-M), ‘stood_duck’ (Event #70-L), ‘enzo dimitri’ (Event #70-M), ‘just.R3m1X’ (Event #71-L), ‘ibotown’ (Event #71-M), ’139726845’ (Event #73-L), ‘challi9’ (Event #75-L), and ‘iDom1n8’ (Event #75-M). Event #68-H ($530 NLHE) Entries: 1,497 Prize pool: $750,000 ($1,500 overlay) 1. TheLipoFund - $114,574.35 2. TheGrinderØ - $81,672.22 3. Matsull - $58,218.82 Event #70-H ($530 NLHE, 4-Max, PKO) Entries: 730 Prize pool: $365,000 1. Remi_Lebo_10 - $51,374.72 2. Psuedo Fruto - $31,356.69 3. wemax - $18,438.12 Event #71-H ($530 2-7 Single Draw, PKO) Entries: 126 Prize pool: $63,000 1. XD89lol<3 - $13,447.48 2. LgwZ - $8,513.90 3. BodogAri - $5,586.10 Event #73-H ($2,100 PLO, 6-Max, PKO) Entries: 198 Prize pool: $396,000 1. jedimaster82 - $82,700.76 2. anonymstruts - $42,763.17 3. Secret_M0d3 - $23,401.65 Event #75-H ($530 NLHE, 6-Max, Turbo, PKO) Entries: 946 Prize pool: $473,000 1. ReWARds84 - $65,290.07 2. ReVenge011 - $50,039.42 3. alexxt7 - $27,420.05
  3. The stars of online poker were shining bright on Day Three of the 2021 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker as the leaderboards were littered with top-ranked pros vying to take down one of the seven events that came to a conclusion on Tuesday. It took three days to wrap up Event #4-H ($2,100 NLHE Progressive Knockout) and in the end, it was the UK pro Andy 'BowieEffect' Wilson who outlasted the 445-player field and took home the first-place prize worth $151,779.41. Fellow UK grinder Ludovic ‘ludovi333’ Geilich finished in second place and added $83,950.76 to his over $4 million in career online earnings. Aliaksei ‘ale6ka’ Boika rounded out the top three, finishing in third place for $49,962.83. Samuel ‘€urop€an’ Vousden took home Tuesday’s largest payday when bested the 176-entry field of Event 08-H ($5,200 NLHE) for $177,176.74. Vousden had stiff competition in the home stretch of the final table including Matthias ‘iambest2’ Eibinger who finished as the runner-up for $135,035.20 and Sam ‘Str8$$$Homey’ Greenwood who ended up in third place for $102,917.14. Other notable players who made a deep run in this event included Mikita ‘fish2013’ Badziakouski (4th, $78,438.36), former #1-ranked Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard (7th, $34,725.76), and Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro (10th, 17,083.26). While it wasn’t the biggest tournament of the day, Event 09-H ($2,100 H.O.R.S.E.) was a big one for Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi. Shakerchi topped the 65 player field to lock up the $35,425 first-place prize and, perhaps more importantly for the high-roller, his fifth career SCOOP title. Shakerchi has a long history of success in SCOOP with his victories dating back to 2012 as well as earning the Main Event title in 2016 that was worth more than $1.46 million. He bested ‘labrint93’ in heads-up play, who took home $24,050 as the runner-up and ‘Fabahaba’ ended up in third place for $18,200. Also of note for Event 09, in 09-M ($215 H.O.R.S.E.) current #1-ranked player in the world Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Dzivielevski took down the 448 player field to earn $17,024 and his first career SCOOP title. Brazil’s Thiago ‘KKremate’ Crema rose to the top of Event 10-H ($1,050 NLHE, 8-Max, PKO) to capture his second career SCOOP title after outlasting Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet in heads-up play. Crema booked a total score of $75,115.79 while the popular PocketFiver Van Fleet settled for a $59,959.20 payday as the runner-up. ‘Gogac sniper’ took home $30,478.84 in third place. One of the things that PokerStars does better than anyone else is providing championship online events in poker variants players simply can’t compete in anywhere else. And 57 players took advantage of that in Event 12-H ($1,050 5-Card Draw) where ‘Chillolini’ took home the title and $19,218.01 for first. They were joined on the podium by ‘aleksandra10’ who finished in second place for $13,627.97 and ‘krakukra’ in third for $5,926.43. Bruno ‘great dant’ Volkmann, currently the ranked #8 online player in the world, grabbed his first SCOOP title on Tuesday by taking down Event #15-H ($2,100 NLHE) for $74,191.09, the 14th best score of his prolific career. ‘EzPaTuLa’ wrapped up as the runner-up and added $57,121.76 to their bankroll while ‘mnstrkll’ finished in third place which was good for $43,979.668. Former #1-ranked ‘Legenden’ (who plays as ‘Leqenden’ on PokerStars) booked his fourth SCOOP title by besting the 267-entry field of Event 16-H ($1,050 6-Max, Turbo, Win The Button) for $50,964.22. ‘takechip’ earned $37,776.41 as the runner-up and the UK’s former top-5 ranked Jonathan ‘Proudflop’ Proudfoot added $28,001.27 to his more than $6.5 million in career earnings for finishing in third. Other winners on Tuesday included ‘julianpineda’ (Event #8-L), ‘bungakat’ (Event #8-M), ‘mogs_11’ (Event #9-L), ‘CrAzY_sTeFaN’ (Event #10-L), ‘Fenryr03’ (Event #10-M), ‘Bragbag’ (Event #12-L), ‘Kroko-dill’ (Event #12-M), ‘MarlonBT01’ (Event #15-L), ‘dottorsudUK’ (Event #15-M), ‘Jeka3200’ (Event #16-L), ‘taglagfack’ (Event #16-M). Event 04-H - $2,100 NLHE (Progressive KO, Sunday HR SE) Entries: 445 Prize pool: $890,000 1. BowieEffect - $151,779.41 2. ludovi333 - $83,950.76 3. ale6ka - $49,962.83 Event 08-H - $5,200 NLHE Entries: 176 Prize pool: $880,000 1. €urop€an - $177,176.74 2. iambest2 - $135,035.20 3. Str8$$$Homey - $102,917.14 Event 09-H - $2,100 H.O.R.S.E Entries: 65 Prize pool: $130,000 1. raidalot - $35,425 2. labrint93 - $24,050 3. Fabahaba - $18,200 Event 10-H - $1,050 NLHE (8-Max, PKO) Entries: 493 Prize pool: $493,000 1. KKremate - $75,115.79 2. apestyles - $59,959.20 3. Gogac sniper - $30,478.84 Event 12-H - $1,050 5-Card Draw Entries: 57 Prize pool: 57,000 1. Chillolini - $19,218.01 2. aleksandra10 - $13,627.97 3. krakukra - $5,926.43 Event 15-H - $2,100 NLHE Entires: 184 Prize pool: $368,000 1. great dant - $74,191.09 2. EzPaTuLa - $57,121.76 3. mnstrkll - $43,979.668 Event 16-H - $1,050 NLHE (6-Max, Turbo, Win The Button) Entries: 267 Prize pool: $267,000 1. Legenden - $50,964.22 2. takechip - $37,776.41 3. Proudflop - $28,001.27
  4. Joao ‘Naza114’ Vieira’s quest to be the best continued last month as one of Portugal’s most prolific poker pros broke through into the Online Poker Rankings top 10 and racked up over $867,000 in total earnings en route to locking up the March Online Player of the Month title. Vieira finished March with 4,725 points, a good portion of which helped him take an early lead in the Online Player of the Year race and almost all can be traced back to the fact that Vieira took the time to update his profile last month. Once he did, an avalanche of impressive recent results was revealed that took him from the status of unranked right into the thick of battling as the top online poker player in the world. Vieira’s March got off to a quick start with a fifth-place finish in the GGPoker $25,500 Super High Roller where he outlasted the likes of Daniel Dvoress, Jason Koon, and Matthias Eibinger to lock up a $222,514 payday, the third-largest score of his career, plus 642.75 points. Then on March 5, he finished in sixth place in the GGPoker $10,300 High Roller for another $74,813 and 400.91 points. Less than a week later, Vieira picked up yet another six-figure score. He finished in third place in the GGPoker Sunday 500 for $142,724 and 569.01 points. At the very same time he was grinding his way to a seventh-place finish in the GGPoker Sunday High Rollers Main Event for an extra $31,885 and 328.53. He closed out the month the same way he started it, with another massive score. Vieira made the final table of the March 23rd edition of the GGPoker Super MILLION$ and finished in fourth place for $187,255 plus 618.64 points. Consistency was Vieira’s strength in March, a month in which he actually didn’t record a single outright victory. He did, however, accumulate 74 in-the-money finishes for a grand total of $867,833, landing in the top 10 roughly 25% of the time. Vieira currently sits at the #5 ranked player in the world, but perhaps more importantly has climbed to #2 on the Online All-Time Money List with over $21.3 million in total earnings. Brazil’s Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann, who finished as March’s runner-up, had the kind of month most grinders dream of. What he lacked in volume, he more than made up for in astonishing results, picking up 47 cashes for $766,799 and a total of 4,405 points. Of his 47 results, he finished in the top three 15 times (32%) with nine outright wins. That means that in March, Volkmann won 19% of the time he cashed. That includes his victory in the March 2 PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Daily Cooldown for $51,922 and 362.29 points. The very next day he was victorious in the GGPoker $525 Bounty Hunters Special for another $17,175 and 457.71 points. The trend continued on March 4 when he binked a win in Event #102 of the PokerStars Turbo Series for $44,917. He had to wait three whole days before he won again in the March 7 GGPoker $5,250 High Rollers Special for $57,374. Despite all of his victories, Volkmann’s month was highlighted not with a win but with a runner-up finish in the March 16 edition of the GGPoker Super MILLION$ where he earned 942.32 points and $318,042, the second-largest score of his online career. Former #1-ranked Bert ‘girafganger7’ Stevens finished as the runner-up in the Online Player of the Month race in February and once again he made a run at it in March, ending up in third place with 3,874 points. The standout score of Stevens’ month came on March 8 when he finished as the runner-up in the GGPoker $25,500 Super High Roller for $655,289, the second-highest haul of his extensive online career, which also netted him 1,175.58 points. March 2021 Player of the Month Results [table id=198 /]
  5. In his third appearance at a $10K GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table, online poker legend Isaac Baron (‘westmenloAA’) became the just fourth player in the history of the high-roller tournament to win it twice after he outlasted the 204-entry field and walked away with the $412,449 first-place prize. With the victory, Baron joins Michael Addamo, Darren Elias, and Lucas Reeves in the elite club of players who have captured two Super MILLION$ titles. It also propels Baron up over $1.35 million in total Super MILLION$ earnings, good enough for a Top 10 spot on the tournament's leaderboard. Based on his long list of online poker accolades, Baron was one of the favorites to win it all headed into the final table. However, he first had to deal with Brazil’s Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann, the current #7-ranked player in the world and chip leader headed into the final table. Like Baron, Volkmann has also previously won a Super MILLION$ and was looking to take his chip lead to claim a second title. Also earning a spot in the final nine were top-ranked Brazilian Pablo ‘pabritz’ Brito Silva as well as 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Damien ‘tritu’ Salas. Salas started the day sixth in chips, however, an early confrontation sent him to the rail sooner than he may have expected. After an open from ‘25th Baam’ in early position, Salas flatted in the cutoff with [poker card="jc"][poker card="js"]. ‘Beast2018!’ three-bet holding the [poker card="ad"][poker card="ks"]. After ‘25th Baam’ folded, Salas shoved his 40 big blind stack. After a few seconds ‘Beast2018!’ made the call and he paired his ace right away on the [poker card="ah"][poker card="td"][poker card="2h"] flop. The [poker card="as"] turn gave ‘Beast2018!’ trips, leaving Salas looking for one of the final two jacks in the deck. The river was the [poker card="5d"] and Salas exited in ninth place for $51,656. Over thirty minutes later, ‘7ingls7’ opened in mid-position with [poker card="ad"][poker card="kc"]. Right behind him, a short-stacked ‘Nator’ put his final six big blinds in the middle with [poker card="7d"][poker card="7s"]. Action folded back to ‘7ingls7’, who snap-called putting 'Nator' at risk. The flop came [poker card="tc"][poker card="6h"][poker card="4s"], keeping ‘Nator’ out front and in position to double. The [poker card="4c"] hit the turn but the [poker card="kd"] spiked on on the river and awarded the pot to ‘7ingls7’. 'Nator’s run ended in eighth place for $66,860. The pace of play slowed down even more, as nearly an hour of seven-handed play took place. Eventually, ‘7ingls7’ put in a raise from the cutoff with [poker card="kc"][poker card="qc"] and when folded to Russia’s Gleb Tremzin in the big blind, he put in his final five big blinds with [poker card="jd"][poker card="8d"]. Again, ‘7ingls7’ quickly called the shorter stack. The table watched as the board ran out [poker card="6h"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2h"][poker card="4h"][poker card="ts"], awarding another knockout to ‘7ingls7’ and sending Tremzin home in seventh for $86,706. Forty minutes later it was a different story for ‘7ingls7’ who, rather than calling short stacks, was the short stack himself. From the button, ‘7ingls7’ shipped his final eight big blinds with [poker card="ks"][poker card="9d"] right into the [poker card="as"][poker card="ad"] of ‘25th Baam’ in the small blind, who made the easy call. The board [poker card="jh"][poker card="js"][poker card="4h"][poker card="5h"][poker card="3h"] board provided little drama and ended ‘7ingls7’s tournament in sixth place for $112,444. With five left, the action heated up. When folded to in the small blind, Baron put in a raise holding [poker card="jd"][poker card="js"]. ‘Beast2018!’ opted to three-bet shove his 25 big blind stack from the big blind with [poker card="as"][poker card="7s"]. Baron, with the chip lead quickly called and the flop fell [poker card="td"][poker card="7c"][poker card="4h"]. ‘Beast2018!’ picked up a pair and some extra outs, but Baron's overpair held through the [poker card="4s"] turn and [poker card="8s"] river. Baron’s lead increased and ‘Beast2018!’ was eliminated in fifth place for $145,823. At four-handed the stacks were polarized with Baron and Volkmann sitting on the two larger stacks and both ‘25th Baam’ and Pablo Brita Silva looking to double. From the button, the aggressive Volkmann open-shoved his [poker card="ks"][poker card="7h"] into both of the smaller stacks. After ’25th Baam’ folded, Silva called with his [poker card="jh"][poker card="jc"]. The flop came [poker card="ac"][poker card="ah"][poker card="6s"], putting Silva in great shape to win the hand. But Volkmann hit one of his three outs when the [poker card="kd"] hit the turn. The [poker card="5s"] river was of no help to Silva who went out in fourth place for $189,109. Two hands later, Baron opened the button with [poker card="ad"][poker card="4s"] and from the big blind ‘25th Baam’ shipped his final 15 big blinds in with [poker card="js"][poker card="ts"]. Baron made the call and the flop came [poker card="qh"][poker card="9c"][poker card="2h"] giving ‘25th Baam’ some additional straight outs. But the turn was the [poker card="7c"] and the river came the [poker card="as"], which gave Baron top pair and ended Japan’s ‘25th Baam’s journey in third place, good for $245,244. Both Baron and Volkmann were deep stacked headed into heads-up play. Although Baron held the chip lead, they were 60 big blinds effective and it looked like fans were in for a lengthy heads-up match. That was not to be the case though as it only took three hands to determine which of these two players would become a two-time champ. Volkmann raised the button with [poker card="8d"][poker card="7c"] and Baron flatted the big blind with [poker card="as"][poker card="9d"]. The flop came [poker card="ac"][poker card="jd"][poker card="8c"] and Baron checked his top pair over to Volkmann who put in a small bet with bottom pair. Baron check-raised his pair of aces and after a few seconds, Volkmann made the call. The turn was the [poker card="ks"] and Baron checked it over to Volkmann again. Volkmann put out a bigger bet which Baron just called. When the river came the [poker card="9h"] Baron checked a third time and Volkmann, with a little more than a pot-sized bet left, opted to shove. Having made two pair, Baron called and ended the tournament. Volkmann missed out on becoming the two-time Super MILLION$ winner himself but walked away with a $318,042 payday as the runner-up. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (3/16) 1. Isaac Baron - $412,449 2. Bruno Volkmann - $318,042 3. ‘25th Baam’ - $245,244 4. Pablo Brita Silva - $189,109 5. ‘Beast2018!’ - $145,823 6. ‘7ingls7’ - $112,444 7. Gleb Tremzin - $86,706 8. ‘Nator’ - $66,860 9. Damian Salas - $51,556
  6. For weeks now, the worldwide Online Poker Rankings have been a tight-knit crew. Brunno ‘bbotteon’ Botteon has held down the top spot for the past eight weeks and well-known names like Ivan ‘zufo16’ Zufic, Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson, and Bert ‘girafganger7’ Stevens have occupied their own positions inside the Top 5. But this week, a new player broke through into the upper echelons of the rankings for the first time in his career. Portugal’s #1-ranked pro Rui ‘RuiNF’ Ferreira soared past Brazil’s Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann and Yuri ‘Yuri Martins’ Dzivieleski to capture the #5 spot, building on what has been, for him, an incredible start to 2021. Ferreira has long been considered a top-tier tournament player but his recent rise in the rankings can be traced back to the beginning of this year when he collected large amounts of PLB points on a daily basis. Many of Ferreira's spotlight scores have come on GGPoker, where he dedicates most of his volume. His first notable score of the year came back on January 4 when he made a deep run in the WSOP Circuit Event #15 ($800 FIFTY STACK), finishing in fifth place for $56,646 and 451.33 PLB points. That was just the start of an onslaught of impressive results that week. In a three-day span, he collected five PLB-qualifying scores including a fifth-place finish in the prestigious $10K Super MILLION$ tournament where he collected $158,690 and 567.28 PLB points. In total, he brought in 1,396.28 points during that span which set him up for a run to the worldwide Top 10. Less than a week later, Ferreira finished as the runner-up in the Winamax W Series High Roller KO for $131,199, his second six-figure score of the week. The 921.92 PLB points that came with it remains his largest PLB score of the year so far. He wasn’t finished with the W Series as a victory in Event 185 added another $11,194 to his bankroll and helped pad the bed of PLB points he’d need to push into the upper echelons of the rankings. On January 26, he made another deep run in the GGPoker Super MILLION$, finishing in 11th place for $33,604. Ferriera has proved to be one of the most consistent players in the weekly Super MILLION$ having cashed in 15 of his 31 appearances and earning $1,000,053 along the way. After that result, Ferriera had climbed into the #8 spot in the rankings and needed an extra jolt to hit a new career-high rank this week. He got that lift this week after outlasting the 111 runners, and besting Chris Koldnicki heads-up, in the $525 buy-in GGPoker Sunday High Rollers for $12,886 and 235.58 PLB points. On the same day, at a final table that included Ryan Riess, Bryan Paris, and Jack Salter, Ferreira took fifth place in the High Roller MILLION$ for $66,038 and the 473.78 PLB points he needed to break into the Top 5. While he still has a way to go to make a run at #1, as he’s over 3,400 points behind Botteon as of this week, another solid performance over the next week could put him in striking distance of Stevens who sits at #4, just 194 points away. Online Poker Rankings Notes This Week • Russia’s Andrey 'kot_spartac' Kotelnikov reached a career-high ranking of #13 in the world, up 12 spots from #25 last week, thanks in part to finishing in fourth place out of a massive 28,404-entry field in the PokerStars 50/50 Series $50 Main Event. He earned $47,045 and 494.56 PLB points to push him past former #1-ranked Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford who fell back to #14. • Popular Twitch poker streamer Patrick ‘Egption’ Tardif hit #34 in the world, a new career-high for him, after finishing as the runner-up in the Natural8 $1,050 High Rollers Main Event for $75,480 and 466.52 PLB points. The score helped propel Tardif to up over $3 million in career online earnings. • Brazil’s Gabriel ‘gtavares10’ Tavares made one of the biggest moves of the week, jumping up 27 spots to #58 after his victory in the February 7 PokerStars $530 High Roller Club Bounty Builder for $40,301 and 541.76 PLB points. Brazil has taken over the worldwide top 100, currently holding down 29 of the top 100 spots. Worldwide Online Poker Rankings [table id=171 /]
  7. Brazil’s Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann is on the verge of a breakthrough. Volkmann is a key member of the trio of Brazilians who have been occupying the upper echelons of the Online Poker Rankings for weeks on end. Of course, there’s 2020 Rising Star of the Year, Brunno ‘bbotteon’ Botteon who, this week, continued his reign as the #1-ranked player in the world for the fifth week running. Then there’s Yuri ‘Yuri Martins’ Dzivieleski, the superstar MTT professional who sits at #5, looking to make another run at the top spot which he last held in 2015. Volkmann, currently ranked at #6, has been grinding relentlessly and reaping the rewards of major scores. Throughout the last half of 2020 and right into the New Year, his results have put him in a position to rise back into the worldwide top-5. In recent months, some of Volkmann’s biggest scores in his career have taken place while battling in the weekly $10K buy-in Super MILLION$ tournament on the GGPoker network. In September 2020, Volkmann locked up one of the biggest scores of his career when he outlasted a tough final table that included Jans Arends, Daniel Dvoress, and Matthias Eibinger to capture the $564,947 first-place prize. He was back at a Super MILLION$ final table in November where he finished in fourth place, good for another $179,542 and 592.04 PLB points. Since the start of the Super MILLION$ weekly tournament, Volkmann has finished in the money six times, reached four final tables, and earned over $965,000. While his MILLION$ scores have helped see his career online earnings soar north of $7.8 million, it’s his regular grind that has helped him rack up the PLB points necessary to sit in contention for a top-5 spot. December 27, Volkmann wrapped up 2020 a win in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $44,297 and 574.89 PLB points. At the very same time, he finished in fourth place in the PokerStars Blowout Series $5,200 NLHE High Roller for $93,799 and 574.89 PLB points. As good as December was for Volkmann, things have only gotten better in January. He kicked off the year by besting the 194-player field in the Blowout Series Event #28 ($2,100 NLHE, PKO) for $34,173 and 440.45 PLB points and then went on a deep run in the January 10 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday HR for $13,456 plus 186.93 PLB points. The recently completed Blowout Series continued to be a source of impressive results for Volkmann as he picked up back-to-back five-figure scores in some of the series final events. He went on a deep run in Event #68 ($1,050 NLHE Thursday Thrill) and eventually finished in fourth place for $20,166. At the same time, he was heads-up in Event #71 ($530 NLHE 8-Max, HRC Daily Supersonic). He ended up as the runner-up which added another $26,308 to his bankroll. With over a week left in the month, Volkmann’s start to 2021 includes 24 in-the-money results and more than $133,000 in earnings. His six PLB-qualified cashes resulted in 1,405.20 points added to his running total. In order to make a push for the #1 spot, Volkmann is going to need another really big result or two. Sitting this week with 9,925 PLB points, Volkmann has plenty to keep him entrenched in the top 10, however, both Botteon and the #2-ranked Ivan ‘zufo16’ Zufic both have over 13,500 PLB points which is considerable ground to cover. But Dzivieleski, who is right above Volkmann in the rankings is a mere 316 points ahead. Should Volkmann continue to record the same caliber of impressive results as he has already done in 2021, he may see a return to the elite section of the rankings and possibly break ground into a new career-high spot. Worldwide Online Poker Rankings [table id=164 /]
  8. It wasn’t that long ago that a quick scan of the top ten online players in the world would be packed with some of Sweden’s most well-known online grinders. Names like ‘Lena900’, ‘C Darwin2’, Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar, and Robin ‘robinho’ Ylitalo routinely held down a number of the top spots in a constant battle to rule the online poker rankings. But after a summer of intense action at every major online poker site, the top tier of the worldwide rankings have a new country in control. Brazil boasts 25 of the top 100 players, and four of the country’s elite talent have cracked the top 10. Brazil's most recent rankings surge is led by Brunno ‘bbotteon’ Botteon, who currently ranked as the #2 player in the world, right behind list leader Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. Botteon started off the year with an improbable day in early January where he finished as the runner-up in the PokerStars Winter Series $530 NLHE Main Event for $196,908 and at the same time came in third place in the Winter Series $5,200 NLHE Main Event for another $265,463. His one day total, which provided him his top two career cashes at the time, totaled more than $462,000. It turns out that it was just the beginning for Botteon. This summer, he continually made headlines with impressive results in some of the most high profile tournaments on the schedule. During the World Series of Poker $25,000 NLH Poker Players Championship, Botteon fought through the 407-entry field to make the final table where he finished in sixth place for what was new career-high cash of $388,837. Days later, he found himself in the finals of the WSOP $25,000 Heads Up NLHE event where he eventually fell to former #1-ranked pro Fedor Holz, but again reached new career highs with a $622,300 score. Although he just missed out on a WSOP gold bracelet, he quickly picked himself back up again and within the week, scored a PokerStars WCOOP title in Event #36-H ($2,100 NLHE Midweek Freeze) for another $80,642. Of Botteon’s six six-figure scores, five have come in 2020 and the accumulation of PLB points has put him as close to Beresford as anyone has been in months. Someone who knows what it’s like to hit that number #1 spot is Botteon’s countryman, Yuri ‘Yuri Martins’ Dzivielevski who currently sits ranked #6 in the world. It’s been five years since Dzivielevski held the top spot but his impressive summer sun run has rocketed him back into ranks of the top 10. Dzivielevski has a history of success during the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, having won its Main Event back in 2014 for $1.253 million. This year, he struck gold three times including a six-figure score on September 13 in Event #48-H ($5,200 NLHE 8-Max, PKO, Sunday Slam) for which he took home $127,410 plus an additional $118,124 in bounties to create his second-largest online score of all time. Two days later, Dzivielevski found another major score to add to his resume when he took fifth place in the Super MILLION$ High Roller on Natural8 for another $185,350. Dzivielevski’s heater has seen him earn four of his top ten career score this year and has helped him push him past $7.75 million in career earnings. Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann has been a force in the top 100 for years, hitting his career-high rank of #5 in the world earlier this year. Currently situated at #7, Volkmann has produced consistent results this spring and summer to keep himself in the upper echelon of the rankings. In one incredible week this spring, Volkmann went on a run that produced three of the top 10 scores of his career. It started out with a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Event #64-H ($2,100 NLHE) for $79,295. Three days later he repeated the result, finishing in second place in SCOOP Event #73-M ($215 NLHE Sunday Warm-Up) for $82,739. Then, the very next day Volkmann took to Natural8 and had a final table finish in WSOPC Ring Event #8 High Roller Championship for $249,920, which currently remains his career-high cash. In total, for Volkmann, who has been recording his scores since 2012, nine of his top 25 cashes have come in 2020 and which has helped him add more than $4 million in career earnings in the past three years. The final Brazilian to claim a spot in the top 10 is Belarmino ‘Pagaovelhinho’ De Souza from Santa Catarina. De Souza’s 2020 campaign is easy to envy, replete with five and six-figure scores. His risk in the rankings can be traced back to the end of July when a pair of deep runs in the World Series of Poker Online provided him the PLB push he needed. In WSOP Event #35 ($5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship), De Souza finished in third place and grabbed a $156,687 score for what was his first career six-figure score. One week later, he nearly grabbed a gold bracelet once again but ended up as the runner-up in Event #44 ($2,500 NLHE 6-Handed) for a new career-high score of $261,249. De Souza’s summer earnings didn’t stop there as he took down the August 10 edition of the High Rollers Blade Mulligan on Natural8 for another $129,101. In just two short years, De Souza has gone from grinding stakes as small as $2.20 to winning SCOOP and Turbo Series titles and nearly taking home a gold bracelet. While these four players are currently vying for their turn in the top spot, there are plenty of talented Brazilian eager to take their place. Some of which have spent time in the top 10 before, like Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha, and some of which are looking for their big breakthrough, like WSOP bracelet winner Leonardo ‘LeoMattosAK’ Mattos. Although Beresford continues his grip on the top spot, with the top talent continuing to pour out of Brazil, it may just be a matter of time before a Brazilian seizes the #1 ranking for the first time since Joao Mathias held it back in 2016.
  9. The World Poker Tour continues Season XVII of the WPT Main Tour on Friday, November 23, with the start of the WPT Seminole Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The venue is home to the largest WPT Main Tour event in history, and this season’s event comes with a $2 million guarantee on the prize pool. The WPT RRPO $3,500 Championship runs November 23-28 and features two starting flights and unlimited reentry is allowed through the first nine levels. Per standard WPT Main Tour structure, players begin with 40,000 in chips, a big blind ante will be used, and the Action Clock will be entered into play once the field is one table off the money. Players will play 60-minute levels on Day 1 and Day 2 before the levels are kicked up to 90 minutes on Day 3 and Day 4. The final table of the event will be live streamed on WPT.com on Wednesday, November 28. WPT Events at Seminole Known for Huge Fields and Big Payouts The addition of the Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open to the World Poker Tour schedule is new, but the WPT has plenty of history with the host property, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, especially when it comes to $3,500 buy-in events. In addition to being home to the largest WPT Main Tour field in history, $3,500 buy-in WPT events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino have an average field size of 1,278 entries over the last seven. In those seven events, nearly $29 million in total prize money has been awarded, for an average prize pool of more than $4.1 million. The winner of that largest WPT Main Tour event in history was Eric Afriat, who topped an enormous field of 1,795 entries in the Season XII WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. The now two-time WPT champion Afriat won $1.081 million in that event. Other past champions of World Poker Tour events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino include Darryll Fish, Ryan Riess, Justin Young, Chino Rheem, and Taylor von Kriegenbergh. Von Kriegenbergh won the WPT event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with the largest first-place prize in history. He took down the Season IX WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $1.122 million. Ruberto Leads Hublot WPT Player of the Year Race Heading In With a large field anticipated for the event, one of the storylines heading in is that of the Hublot WPT Player of the Year race for Season XVII. Two-time WPT champion Tony Ruberto currently leads with 1,800 points. Ruberto won his second World Poker Tour title this season when he captured the WPT Maryland at Live! Casino crown. He also made the final table of WPT Choctaw, placing fourth. In second place behind Ruberto is Erkut Yilmaz with 1,250 points, and then it’s Patrick Serda, Simon Lam, and Brady Holiman rounding out the top five with 1,200 points each. As the WPT Seminole Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open $3,500 Championship has a $2 million guarantee on the prize pool, a minimum of 1,200 points will be awarded to the winner. Minimums of 1,000 points and 900 points will go to second and third places, respectively. The winner of the Hublot WPT Player of the Year for Season XVII will earn a $15,000 WPT Passport for buy-ins across the tour and a special Hublot watch. Appetizing Side Events During Championship During the dates of the Season XVII WPT Seminole Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open $3,500 Championship, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has three side events with buy-ins above $1,650. First is the $1,650 Deep Stack Purple Chip Bounty tournament that comes with a $100,000 guarantee. This event runs November 25-26. On November 26, the $5,000 Eight-Handed tournament kicks off. It is scheduled as a one-day tournament with a $250,000 guarantee. Also starting on November 26 is the $2,200 Deep Stack PLO tournament that is scheduled for two days and allows reentry. Thousands Already Showing Up This year’s Seminole Rock ’N’ Roll Poker Open is already off to an impressive start. The opening event of the series, the $360 Deep Stack Reentry tournament that boasted a $1 million guarantee, attracted 4,558 entries and generated a guarantee-busting prize pool of $1.367 million. The event was won by Texas’ Trung Pham for $123,364 after a seven-way deal at the final table.
  10. Movers & Shakers takes a look into those PocketFives members that have made big moves in the top 100 of the online poker rankings. Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov (#11) partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov has been knocking on the doorstep of the worldwide top 10 for all of 2019. This week, he’s gone as far as he can go without breaking through, working his way to his career-high ranking of #11 in the world. The Russian pro is well-known for his over $3 million in career life earnings, including his victory in the partypoker MILLIONS Russia Main Event for $944K, but his online grind is as good as anyone in the game right now. He finished as the runner-up in the February 3 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $41,499 and 327.23 PLB points. That same day he posted a third-place result in the partypoker Sunday High Roller for another $23,200. Filatov sits less than 100 points behind the #10-ranked Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone. He needs just needs one or two more PLB qualifying scores to push him into yet another new career-high ranking and into the steep climb to the top spot. Filatov currently sits with over $4.3 million in career online earnings. Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro (#12) Legendary online nosebleed cash game grinder Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro has been finding plenty of success in online tournaments as of late and his results have helped him to climb one spot this week to a career-high ranking of #12 in the world. Finland’s #1-ranked player got a big PLB boost from his victory in Event #24 of PokerStars Turbo Series ($1,050 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max Progressive KO). He took home $56,225 and 570.96 PLB points for the score. It was a tidy week for Kelopuro who put in light volume but saw hefty results. He only racked up 10 total cashes, however, he managed to earn over $86,000. This was with the help of his bronze medal finish in the February 8 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily Supersonic for an additional $11,551. For Kelopuro, if he can bring in one more big-time score he may find himself in the same scenario as Filatov, breaking through to the top 10 for the first time. He sits only 97 PLB points behind #10-ranked Petrone, and less than that behind Filatov himself. Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann (#20) This is not Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann’s first time gracing the Movers And Shakers column as the Brazilian has been surging up (and down) the upper echelon of the rankings for months. This week he shot up eight positions, which was enough to overtake Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao as the #1-ranked player in all of Brazil. Volkmann’s PLB surge coincided with two victories last week. The first took place during the PokerStars.es Carnaval Series, Event #9 (€50 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack, Turbo, Six Max) for $14,887 and 323.62 PLB points. He followed that up with a win in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Daily Warm-up for another $33,467/407.43 PLB points. In total, Volkmann picked up five PLB qualifying cashes to jump back into the worldwide top 25, landing at #20 this week. Volkmann has an outside chance to get back to his career high ranking of #16 if he finds his way back to the online tables by the end of the week. He sits only 5 PLB points behind Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer at #19 and fewer than 200 points away from Chris ‘Getting Daize’ Oliver who holds down the #16 spot this week. ‘dartazzzz’ (#36) Lithuania’s #1-ranked ‘dartazzzz’ made a major leap back into the top 50 this week. His performance last week vaulted him 24 spots to land at #36 in the world. He picked up three PLB qualifying cashes, including a victory in the Event #6 of the PokerStars.es Carnaval Series (€250 Sunday Special Progressive KO Eight Max) for over $27,000 and 417.97 PLB points. He also bubbled the final table of the February 3 partypoker Sunday High Roller Grind for $3,560/112.33 PLB points. In total, ‘dartazzzz’ picked up over 30 cashes last week for a sum of just over $53,000. He just recently achieved the $4 million lifetime total milestone so his 2019 will be focused on climbing to the $5 million mark and fending off any of the other four Lithuanian’s that are battling it out in the top 100. This includes ’necgaidziai’ who just this week broke through into the top 100, landing at a career-high ranking of his own at #86. ‘nilsef’ (#40) Former top 20 German grinder ‘nilsef’ finds himself, once again, as the nation’s #1-ranked player. February 3 was a spectacular Sunday for 'nilsef' as he picked up three PLB qualifying scores, two of which were outright victories. It started with an 11th place finish in the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Sunday Warm-up for $5,455 and 129.28 PLB points. He followed that up with the first of his victories in the PokerStars $44 Bounty Builder besting a field of 5,851 for $14,502/342.08 PLB points. 'nilsef' then wrapped that day up with another takedown of the PokerStars $82 No Limit Hold’em Hyper-Turbo for over $4,000/150.76 PLB points. He leapfrogs Arturs ‘Artschgamble’ Scerbaks, who climbed three spots this week himself, landing at #47. ‘nilsef’ has over $7.8 million in lifetime earnings, which places him at #34 on the All-Time Online Money List. Every week, PocketFives updates the complete Online Poker Rankings.
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