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  1. Over the weekend, you may have noticed a very familiar name atop the leaderboard in the Full Tilt Sunday Major: Jon apestylesVan Fleet (pictured). After undergoing a few life changes as of late, he's on what he calls "a massive heater with very little volume." "It's a good way to start the year for sure," Van Fleet told PocketFives about his big win for $33,000. There were 627 entrants in the field last week and he scooped 20% of the $165,000 prize pool. It was the fifth largest cash we have tracked for him on Full Tilt. He had a "massive" chip lead when six players remained and re-shoved a button opener with 9-3 offsuit. The raiser called and tabled tens, ultimately winning the hand with two pair. "The reason I did it was because there was a stack with 2.5 big blinds," Van Fleet said of the hand. "According to ICM, the villain should only be calling with J-J+. That said, I don't blame his call. I made the mistake of assuming the villain was going to call ICM tight. I also thought he was raising the button way more loosely than he should have." Despite the setback and dropping to fourth place out of four players left, the longtime PocketFives community member mounted a comeback that included running a big bluff and capitalizing on a hand where he was dealt Q-Q. So what happened in his life? What has changed now? "Grinding 70 hours a week became unimportant," Van Fleet said. "Balance, meditation, physical health, friendships, and community service became more important." He volunteers at a drug treatment center, employs lots of meditation, and is headed to a ten-day "silent retreat" soon. Despite all of the extracurricular activities, he is still focused on poker: "I'm trying to solve poker, so I study a lot. I watch a lot of videos and use programs. I'd like to beat Zoom 500 by the end of the year. I'm starting small, though, and analyzing my game a lot." Besides all of the mental and physical changes in his life, Van Fleet is reentering the music business. "apestyles was originally my DJ name," Van Fleet said. "I stopped making music a long time ago. I was thinking about taking it back up as a hobby. I'm not going to worry about doing it professionally, just trying to make stuff I like and have fun with it. Technology has changed so much since I was DJing and making music, so there will be a learning curve, but it'll be fun." We closed by talking about the recently-revealed 2015 World Series of Poker schedule, which features 68 bracelet events, including an online tournament as well as a $565 Colossus event that promises to have one of the largest fields in WSOP history. "The schedule looks like it should appeal to recreational players with some of the smaller buy-ins. I like the deeper stacks of the bigger buy-in tournaments. To be honest, I may stay online. The fields get so nice around WSOP time. I might grind hard and try to scoop up the monies." Van Fleet took third in the Double Vision Sunday Million in December for over $100,000 officially, one of his five career $100,000+ tournament scores online. He is up to $6.6 million in cashes total, the 14th most of anyone in our community. Van Fleet has been a member of our site ever since Year 1 and is #84 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings. He owns one WCOOP and two FTOPS titles and has two victories in the Super Tuesday. Other tournaments he has won over the years include the PokerStars $109 Rebuy (twice), PokerStars $215 Rebuy (twice), Full Tilt $100 Rebuy, and Full Tilt $1K Saturday. Congrats to Van Fleet on his latest win! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  2. Earlier this month, Jon apestylesVan Fleet (pictured) ran away with the win in the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl and took home $22,000. In the process, he defeated a field of 533 entrants and a final table loaded with former World Series of Poker bracelet winners and European Poker Tour champions. "It was a really nice week overall," Van Fleet told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "I had a few other scores and one close finish, so it felt great to close one out. I've never won the Brawl before. It's always nice to have a good run before SCOOP because SCOOP has the potential to go really badly or really well." Let's get to the final table now. The group included David BakesBaker, who finished in sixth place, and Steve MrTimCaumO'Dwyer, who took third. The latter won the EPT Grand Final Main Eventtwo years ago for $1.6 million and followed that up with an ACOP victorya year-and-a-half later for another $1.8 million, among other scores. Baker has two WSOP bracelets, which came in 2010 and 2012, and almost $3 million in live tournament winnings. "Both of those guys have been around for a long time, winning for a long time, both live and online, and they continue to adjust to beating the game," Van Fleet said of his two competitors. "Come to think of it, it was kind of an old school final table. I remember I always thought MrTimCaum (pictured) was really good and his results didn't match his talent. Then he went on a mega-heater and I wasn't surprised." Van Fleet disposed of Baker from the final table after Baker put his last eight big blinds in with pocket tens from the cutoff and Van Fleet called from the small blind with K-J offsuit. He said, "It was a marginal call with ICM. However, strategically, if I won the pot, I would become the chip leader and have leverage over the table. If I lost the pot, I would stay in second in chips, so losing didn't change much for me." O'Dwyer, meanwhile, had position on Van Fleet throughout the tournament and played solidly. "Generally, Steve was playing a passive and trappy style versus me, which is a good adjustment," the eventual Sunday Brawl winner said. So what are Van Fleet's plans for the money? He has been highly successful over the years, but told us he has learned an important lesson: "In the past, I used to spend money on fancy stuff that doesn't retain any value. I'm shifting my views towards money. I don't want expensive watches or cars. I respect the guy who has millions and doesn't have to show it off." He even made a "Duck Tales" reference to explain what he's doing with the cash: "The money is going into the vault in all gold coins so I can swim in it like Scrooge McDuck." Love it. Van Fleet has been a member of PocketFives since 2005, our very first year in business. Nowadays, he is saving up for property and learning about investing when he's not playing cards. And like other US PocketFivers, Van Fleet is getting into daily fantasy sports on sites like FanDueland DraftKings. "My life is really full," he told us. "I take on a lot of projects and coaching and feel it helps me grow as a player and as a teacher. I try to strike a balance with outdoor stuff like hiking, community service, and yoga. I'm roommates with Adam Roothlus Levy and we'll probably play some basketball at some point. I just got back heavily into fitness, but the problem is I love to eat." Van Fleet is about to give it the old college try on a new adventure as well, as he's doing a 10-day Vipassana silent retreat. We're fairly certain that much meditation is involved. No talking is permitted during the retreat. Also banned are electronics and books. He closed by sending a shout out to poker mind coach Elliot Roe. "I think one major reason people don't stick around in poker is that the mental leaks are hard to fix and this game can make you go crazy," Van Fleet argued. "I would definitely recommend getting some help with the mental aspects. It can improve the rest of your life as well. The swings and isolation of being a professional online poker player can be really tough to handle." Congrats to Van Fleet on beating a few old school players en route to a Sunday Brawl title! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  3. Over the weekend, poker author and longtime PocketFiver Jon apestylesVan Fleet (pictured) finished third in the PokerStars Sunday Millionfor $89,000. The cash was huge for a number of reasons. Not only was it his sixth largest online poker score ever, but it also put him over $7 million for his career. The Sunday Million had 5,425 entrants this week, which meant a prize pool of a little over a million dollars was up for grabs. There wasn't a chop and, consequently, Van Fleet had the largest cash of anyone on PocketFives this weekend. This was his largest five-figure cash ever. However, Van Fleet has turned in five scores of over $100,000 over the years. Here's a look at how he's wrecked the competition: November 26, 2006 $530 NLHE on PokerStars 2nd place for $135,000 September 5, 2010 WCOOP Second Chance $1,050 NLHE 1st place for $133,000 April 24, 2010 FTOPS Event #5 1st place for $123,000 December 11, 2012 PokerStars Super Tuesday 1st place for $102,000 December 21, 2014 Sunday Million Double Vision 3rd place for $102,000 Van Fleet has been a member of PocketFives since September 2005 and currently plays online poker from Canada, where he's the top-ranked member. Worldwide, the $7 million man is #33 in the PocketFives Poker Rankings and reached an all-time high of #3 in 2007. In a thread on PocketFives, players congratulated Van Fleet on his Sunday Million final table, including one person who wrote, "Confirmed the best ever. You don't need to win to be the best." Alex Assassinato Fitzgerald added, "Apestyles = Greatest online of all-time. I'm calling it now." Van Fleet tore up PocketFives in 2007. As mentioned already, he reached #3 worldwide on our site that year. He also won the August 2007 Monthly PLBrace and scored two PocketFives Triple Crowns that month for almost 1,200 points combined. He plays as apestyles on PokerStars and Full Tilt. On 888 Poker, you can find him under the user name chut_up. He's now $500,000 away from becoming only the 10th PocketFiver ever to hit $7.5 million in online scores. Congrats to apestyles! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  4. [caption width="640"] Jon 'apestyles' Van Fleet just passed .5 million in career online MTT winnings[/caption] On May 21, Jon 'apestyles' Van Fleet became the fifth person this year to pass $7.5 million in online tournament winnings for their career. Nine people did it all of last year, including the likes of former #1 ranked players Nico 'PokerKaiser' Fierro and TJ '1bigacehole' Ulmer. Van Fleet, needless to say, is in some pretty elite company. "I'm a goal-oriented person," Van Fleet said, "so it's always nice to achieve different milestones. I've always appreciated the rankings and badges for that reason. I know when I first deposited $50 on partypoker, I had no idea it was going to turn into a decade-long career. Mainly, I'm grateful that I've been able to pay the bills playing a game for a living and have some kind of longevity in a fickle industry." Van Fleet has been a member of PocketFives since year one in 2005. He has five scores of at least $100,000 to his name, which came over an eight-year period between 2006 and 2014. He was ranked as high as #3 on PocketFives nine years ago and still finds himself knocking on the door of the top 100 in the world at #129. "The ability to adapt, having a work ethic, an open mind, and a little bit of luck are the key ingredients to my success over the years," he said. Van Fleet used to epitomize grinding. Now, he's more focused on coaching, a gig that even led to his Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time book series with co-authors Jon 'PearlJammer' Turner and Eric 'Rizen' Lynch. Nowadays, you'll find him mainly firing up online tournaments primarily only on the weekends. "I made that adjustment because I wanted more balance in my life," Van Fleet said of playing a couple of days a week. "On an average day, I do two to four hours of coaching, one or two simulations using PioSOLVER or CREV, watch a few videos, and am always preparing and discussing concepts with other poker players. Coaching is very beneficial for my game, as it allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of the game. Also, I'm lucky to be in a study group with some elite players who are way smarter than I am, so I get to use their ideas." Part of the reason Van Fleet has had such a longstanding stint in the poker world may have to do with his core beliefs. "I've never totally bought into the go to school, get a 9 to 5, get married plan, so that's part of why poker has worked so well for me," he said. "There's nothing wrong with that plan; it's just not for me. That said, poker as a career has to be hard on partners and kids, and Black Friday was a major upheaval in my life that took a few years to recover from." [caption width="640"] Van Fleet has five scores of at least 0,000[/caption] Van Fleet owns $5 million in winnings on PokerStars alone, more than most players have across all sites, and he almost hit $2 million on Full Tilt. In May, the poker player, coach, and author took down the PokerStars Hot $109 and Big $22, his 99th and 100th career online tournament wins. Given that it's 2016 and he continues to be active in the game, will he still be around five years from now? What about 10 years? "I'm not sure," he said. "There are two reasons that poker as a long-term career doesn't really work for me. First, the instability of the game. I think we have quite a few years left, but it gets tougher and tougher for pros. Second, poker is inherently a selfish game, as any non-team game is going to be. In the long-run, I'd like my life's work to be something that was a net-positive on society. So, I have dreams of investing in a drug treatment center at some point in the future." The treatment center is still in its nascent stages, but given how determined Van Fleet is, the idea coming to fruition won't be a challenge if his mind is set on making it happen. "The treatment center will most likely draw from different models like mindfulness-based addiction recovery, CBT, 12-step recovery, and clinical interventions," he said. "There's nothing like watching the lights come back on in a person who had once lost hope. There are a lot of addicts dying out there, so it would be great to make a difference." In the present, Van Fleet knows what it takes to stay relevant for a prolonged period of time. He's outlasted industry upheavals like the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act's passage in 2006 and Black Friday in 2011. He's seen the rise and fall of Full Tilt, partypoker and 888 leaving the American market, online poker going the way of the dodo in the US, and the explosion of worldwide interest in the game. "Stay process-oriented and objective, not results-oriented," he advised. "Focus on the things you can improve and work your hardest not to be affected by results. Bankroll management is huge, as is keeping a healthy body and mind. Also, confidence is huge, but a humble confidence. The minute you start thinking you know everything is the minute you start losing. The more you learn, the more you realize you don't know. Above all, work hard, treat it like a job, and be professional."
  5. Major online poker tournament action over the weekend saw a number of well-known players compete for large cash prizes. The PokerStars Sunday Million was won by player Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila who received $131,000 as a result of a three-way final table deal. PocketFives member Fabiano 'kdrAS' Teixeira of Chile finished second for $110,000 and will likely move back into the Top 1,000 Worldwide while '$trateGema' was awarded $93,071 for third place in that event. [caption width="320" align="alignright"] Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila won the PokerStars Sunday Million this week (CodigoPoker/Lucas Buffa photo)[/caption] 'JacobLarsson' took down the Sunday Warm-Up for $53,180 while Vicente 'vincefish' Delgado Zamorano of the United Kingdom, ranked #105 worldwide, earned $38,236 for his runner-up performance. Jon 'apestyles' van Fleet of Canada, ranked #136 worldwide, captured an outright victory in the PokerStars Sunday Grand for $57,943. van Fleet had to overcome extremely tough competition in outlasting #6-ranked Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman (second place for $43,351) and #4-ranked 'lena900' (third place for $32,434) -- both from Sweden. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier received the highest payout in the Sunday Supersonic -- taking home $26,075 for his official third place effort as 'pokerjoe485' won $25,443 in first place. The $2,600 buy-in partypoker Super High Roller was won by Sam 'Pudge714' Greenwood' of Canada, who will move up into the top 200 Rankings while savoring a $51,188 payday. 'Gagurgel' was victorious in the partypoker $530 buy-in version of the High Roller for $35,588. 'TomYamiKai' came out on top in the $600 buy-in WHALE tournament on 888 Poker and took home $32,236. 'Sickmanijfs' took first place in the Mega Deep event on 888 for $25,875. PokerStars Sunday Million ($200+15 NLHE) 5,383 entrants - $1,076,600 paid out to 764 spots Ariel 'Vilactes' Vila - $131,000.00 Fabiano 'kdrAS' Teixeira - $110,000.00 $trateGema - $93,070.69 *3-way deal boahgerding - $51,784.46 scallpell - $36,082.03 Re8uZ - $25,140.97 ekziter - $17,517.68 Joao joaomathias' Mathias Baumgarten - $12,205.84 kalaloom - $8,504.81 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($200+15 NLHE) *$300K Guaranteed 1,755 entrants - $351,000 paid out to 242 spots JacobLarsson - $53,179.56 Vicente 'vincefish' Delgado Zamorano - $38,235.72 allin0709 - $27,491.82 taartjekomt - $19,766.88 MrBittar - $14,212.55 clancywigam - $10,218.94 Big Popp4 - $7,347.51 Basilaz - $5,282.90 naskeladden - $3,798.45 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+50 NLHE) *$250K Guaranteed 308 entrants - $308,000 paid out to 39 spots Jon 'apestyles' van Fleet - $57,942.80 TanTanSWE - $43,350.81 (Pot4teUS) lena900 - $32,433.66 maggess88 - $24,265.81 kaju85 - $18,154.87 Turko_man - $13,582.89 wozzle9 - $10,162.27 JWPRODIGY - $7,603.07 DeosOner - $5,688.35 (RoryYoung) PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE Six Max Hyper) *$175K Guaranteed 1,113 entrants - $227,898 paid out to 155 spots pokerjoe485 - $25,442.72 Tomatee - $24,827.27 Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier - $26,075.35 *3-way deal nailuj90 - $10,246.94 thehushpuppy - $6,698.14 nicosty21 - $4,378.37 PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) 24,525 entrants - $250,000 paid out to 4,031 spots Freakstah - $19,837.75 +KO2B+ - $17,935.54 Become_No1p - $19,207.63 *3-way deal henkewhafan - $9,469.70 jeanfranco07 - $6,808.80 boboo343 - $4,895.60 vitel1818 - $3,519.97 Samuel13korn - $2,530.90 sandybell13 - $1,819.75 partypoker Super High Roller ($2,600 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 63 entrants - $157,500 paid out to 8 spots DeanMalenko - $51,188 (Pudge714) luckytedbear - $33,075 Ilove2fish - $23,625 gotunagi19 - $15,750 Plazya7 - $11,813 (Banicivan) tiote22 - $8,663 broooooooooooo - $7,088 JeanClaude1970 - $6,300 partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$150K Guaranteed 365 entrants - $182,500 paid out to 45 spots Gagurgel - $35,588 eardleym - $26,919 Ilove2fish - $20,075 AAassasin007 - $15,330 calum27 - $10,494 OwnYrSoul - $8,213 flsh2013 - $6,388 Therealmoorm - $4,563 (moorman1) TragEV - $3,194 iPoker Sunday Masters (€150 NLHE) 121 entrants - $18,873 paid out to 18 spots NicholasHalden - $4,340.83 AGoodSport - $3,019.71 RistoRap3Ass - $2,293.09 gt1128 - $1,698.59 karldaly - $1,132.39 4timesBet - $943.66 GGBG1 - $754.93 solvay516 - $566.20 RuningLikeAGod - $471.83 888 Poker WHALE ($600 NLHE) *$120k Guaranteed 279 entrants - $157,635 paid out to 36 spots TomYamiKai - $32,236 cswami - $23,645 BadModafoka1 - $17,813 krokopp - $13,399 ekziter1 - $9,143 dccnesquick - $7,094 grisildur - $5,517 Deeepz - $3,941 urshitstorm - $2,995 888 Poker Mega Deep ($215 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 690 entrants - $138,000 paid out to 90 spots Sickmanijfs - $25,875 33ReNate - $18,630 maketoney - $13,800 (Tiny_molester) icallyamet - $10,350 (dean23price) 974kWRT - $7,245 trino11 - $5,865 (bipbippp) PKaiser - $4,485 Runnerboy23 - $3,105 Xorkoth - $1,946
  6. The largest888poker Super XL Series ever held wrapped up the best players from the 11-day series battling in a freeroll for a variety of World Series of Poker packages with ‘trojanmouse’ beating the field to win a package into the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. ‘trojanmouse’ won the Champion of Champions freeroll to win the package worth $12,500. Over the course of the 63-event series and the $5 million in guaranteed prizepool, the top 18 players on the Super XL Series leaderboard qualified into the series-ending freeroll. All 18 players were guaranteed at least a $160 tournament ticket with a bump in rewards for the top five finishers. ‘GoFighTer’ finished runner-up to earn a $3,000 WSOP Crazy 8’s package and a $1,050 Main Event qualifier ticket, while ‘Mindcrushers’ came in third to earn a $3,000 WSOP Crazy 8’s package. From the start of the tournament, it looked like it was going to be tough to stop ‘trojanmouse.’ In the just the second level of the tournament, ‘trojanmouse’ picked up [poker card="kh"][poker card="kd"] and got all in against ‘MrBester’ and ‘b.szaszko.’ ‘MrBester’ tabled [poker card="qd"][poker card="qh"] and ‘b.szaszko’ showed [poker card="ac"][poker card="5h"]. After a [poker card="ts"][poker card="2d"][poker card="2c"][poker card="9h"][poker card="8s"] runout, the pocket kings held up and ‘trojanmouse’ rode an early chip lead all the way to a victory. PocketFives top ranked online player in the world Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez just missed out on one of the three WSOP packages. He finished fourth and earned a $600 tournament ticket. ‘ScratchyR’ came in fifth and also earned a $600 tournament ticket. The other 15 players in the tournament netted a $160 tournament ticket. 'Enigmasility' Wins Main Event The series came to an official last Sunday with the $1,050 Main Event. There was a massive 1,096-player field and 344 re-entries to bring the official field size to 1,440 entries. Gonzalez displayed why he is the top ranked online player on PocketFives, finishing 17th for $8,250. He came up just shy of his fourth final table of the series. When the final table was reached, it was ‘Enigmasility’ who stole the show. The player from Belarus dominated the final table and quickly amassed a huge chip lead. He had about an eight-to-one chip lead heads-up against ‘GoMore21’ before his [poker card="qc"][poker card="th"] bested the Poland native’s [poker card="th"][poker card="7h"] to earn the main event title. ‘Enigmasility’ won $262,200 for the win, while ‘GoMore21’ earned $190,500 for his runner-up finish. Adrian Mateos Takes Down Preliminary Event WSOPE Bracelet winner Adrian ‘ADRI_ATM’ Mateos came in ninth in the Main Event, earning $17,250 for his final table appearance. But that wasn’t his only final table of the series. Just a week earlier, Mateos took down the $150,000 guaranteed Super XL Mega Deep event. There were 959 entries in the $215 No Limit Hold’em event. Mateos came out on top to earn $35,524. Chris Moorman Adds Super XL Title To Resume Earlier in the series, 888poker Ambassador Chris ‘Moorman1’ Moorman added another title to one of the most successful online poker resumes in history. Moorman bested the 667-entry field in Event 38, a $55 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event with rebuys and add-ons. Moorman earned $16,453 for his first Super XL title of his career. Jon Van Fleet Defeats Fabrizio Gonzalez To Earn High Roller Title Amidst all of the other highlights of the Super XL Series, Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet took down the biggest buy-in of the series. Van Fleet bested a field of 204 players in the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event for $87,290. Van Fleet’s road to the title was not an easy one. This was one of Gonzalez’s three final tables and the top ranked player in the world stood between Van Fleet and the title. Van Fleet started with a three-to-one chip lead over Gonzalez, but after some time, the stacks evened out. Van Fleet secured another title when he got all in preflop with his [poker card="kh"][poker card="7c"] against Gonzalez’s [poker card="qd"][poker card="js"]. The board ran out [poker card="ad"][poker card="ts"][poker card="3d"][poker card="3c"][poker card="2d"] to send the pot to Van Fleet and send Gonzalez home with $62,930 for his second place finish.
  7. There seems to be a massive tournament series going on every week these days in online poker. The higher buy-in events create massive prize pools with huge money up for grabs, and one big score like that can catapult a player up the money lists. This past month saw Swedish legend Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren become just the seventh player to hit that number. But to get to the point where you’re grinding the high stakes takes years; sometimes a decade of hard work and consistent results. And with continued success come money earning-milestones, none more prestigious in online tournament poker right now that the ‘$10 million club’. Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman has long been the leading man in that scene. He was the first player to reach $10M in earnings back in 2013 after years of playing. Not even five years later and Moorman now has an astonishing $14,697,638 in cashes. Only six other players have joined that club since: Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro ($11.3M), Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski ($11.1M), Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar ($10.9M), Bryan 'bparis' Paris ($10.8M), Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen ($10.3M), and the most recent member: Berggren ($10.02M). Who is next in line to reach the milestone and join the $10M club in 2018? Let’s take a look. Top of the Class Chris ‘Gettin Daize’ Oliver, who is playing from Costa Rica, is the only player on this list who is within $100K of reaching the $10M milestone. A former PocketFives world #1-ranked player back in 2010, Oliver has managed to sustain an incredible consistency in his performance over the years. He currently boasts $9,924,803 in cashes. Playing under the PokerStars screenname ‘imdanuts’, Oliver’s largest cash came from a second place finish in the 2012 TCOOP $700 Main Event for $285K. He’s come close in plenty of SCOOP and WCOOP events too, finishing second in a 2012 SCOOP $2,100 event for $247K, third place in the same event a year later ($175K), and third place in a $320 WCOOP event for $67K in 2010. Now just $75K away from eclipsing $10M in cashes, Oliver is highly likely to surpass that in 2018. Almost $300K behind Oliver in the all-time rankings in Sweden’s 'Sheater', but the volume this guy puts in could see him clear $10M sooner than you’d think. Ranked no.1 in the world in 2014, 'Sheater' remains 17th in the world rankings at the time of writing as a result of his excellent play and persistent grinding. 'Sheater' has $9,652,260 in cashes right now. On the Horizon Canada’s Shyam 's_dot111' Srinivasan’ has been near the top of the online all-time money rankings for a long time. Known on PokerStars as ‘g's zee’, Srinivasan has amassed $9,574,725, good for tenth all time. That makes him $425K away from $10M, which is clearly a big mountain to climb. But Srinivasan has recorded upwards of half a million in cashes a year in seven of the past eight years, so although he’s had a slow start in 2018, it’s still very possible for him. Just a stone’s throw behind Srinivasan on the list is Canada’s Jon 'apestyles' van Fleet; a PocketFives legend with $9,570,022 in career cashes. His six-figure scores date back to 2006, but his largest by far came in December 2017 with a win in the online partypoker MILLIONS for an incredible $1,027,000. You wouldn’t bet against him joining the $10M club before December, especially when you look at the volume he’s putting in right now, even after such a huge score. van Fleet recorded almost $40,000 in cashes on Sunday (March 25), including a win in partypoker’s $100K-guaranteed High Roller for almost $22K. The Backcourt The next two players on the list closest to $10M could also be described as online legends. Sweden’s 'lena900' is a staple of the world rankings top five, often jostling for the no.1 spot with his fellow countryman 'C Darwin2'. His consistency in putting up huge scores is outstanding, and it’s those amazing results that him rack up $9,391,807 throughout his career. What’s particularly impressive about that huge figure is that 'lena900' has only one six-figure score to date (a Super Tuesday win from 2014 for $104,500). And yet when you look at his results year on year, it’s still very possible he could tip $10M in 2018: 2017 - $1,409,153 2016 - $1,192,575 2015 - $644,579 2014 - $743,311 2013 - $1,056,281 'lena900' has $682,789 in cashes from the past 120 days alone. Keep an eye on this one. Rounding out the top six ‘most likely’ is another Canadian: Ami ‘UhhMee’ Barer. With multiple FTOPS, WCOOP, and SCOOP titles to his name, Barer has achieved a lot in his career to the tune of $9,249,522. He’s quickly building on that too; a quick scan through his most recent cashes shows he’s been on a serious grind of late. Barer sits 13th on the online all-time money list, $750K away right now. As well as the players we’ve mentioned in this article, there are only three others who have over $9M in cashes, so special mention also goes to: telks (Costa Rica) - $9,119,942 1bigacehole (Australia) - $9,057,203 Robin 'inhoo' Ylitalo (Sweden) - $9,057,203 When will Oliver surpass $10M? Will someone beat him to it? Keep checking back with PocketFives for all the latest.
  8. Sunday, September, 16 was the biggest day yet of the partypoker POWERFEST series as 13 champions were crowned including Ben Tollerene who took down the $5,200 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event. Tollerene took first place for $310,400 after he bested a 312 player field and a final table that featured some notable names. partypoker ambassador and recent MILLIONS Russia Main Event winner Anatoly 'NL_Profit' Filatov just missed out on a podium finish after he departed in fourth place for a six-figure score worth $114,660. The final three featured Tollerene, Jon Van Fleet and PocketFives #1-ranked 'Drulitooo' with all three having steller records in POWERFEST events it would go right down to the wire. 'Drulitooo' fell in third place for the bronze medal and $157,560, which left last year's MILLIONS Online winner Van Fleet up against Tollerene, who won the $25,000 POWERFEST Super High Roller for $846,722 this time last year also. It was a heads-up battle for over $85,000, and it was to be Tollerene who got the better of Van Fleet to take the title, with Van Fleet banking $224,640 as runner-up. The Event #97 High Roller: $1,050 PKO Championship Event title went to 'nolet20' after they saw off 1,198 other players to win over $190,000. Russia's 'josef_shvejk' was looking to add a third POWERFEST title to his name but had to settle for the bronze medal and $48,019 + $16,938. 'nolet20' was then able to eliminate 'whresmymind' in second place for $73,139 + $15,677, and the former banked the $102,214 first-place prize as well as a staggering $88,328 in bounty prizes. Canada's 'Mike_420' won $100,509 after victory in Event #96 High Roller: $530 NLHE. The 1,179 player field created a prize pool worth $589,500, and when the action got down to the final three it was to be Jonas 'Palsgaard93' Palsgård who was first to fall, and the Dane banked $47,218 for his deep run. 'Jo1ntheparty' was the player up against 'Mike_420' in the final battle, but the former was unable to go the distance and departed with the silver medal worth $71,919, as 'Mike_420' picked up the title and the six-figure score. 'spinner2255' added over $100,000 to their bankroll after they got the better of 'megustaestrecha' in Event #94 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE Deep PKO. Patrick 'dotcotton1939' Brooks claimed third place from the 664 player field and banked $29,083 + $8,125 (in bounties) before 'megustaestrecha' fell at the final hurdle and collected $43,093 + $24,647 in second place as 'spinner2255' picked up the title alongside $60,523 + $40,093. As the day's events completed, there were also POWERFEST titles for 'Malakastyle,' 'Louise Banks,' Joao 'Fitter..Happier' Leao, Andy 'TheScouse_AA' Aspinall, 'hasleloren,' Billy 'stub8orncnt' Chattaway, 'DaviAugusto,' 'superpro32' and 'RosenheimCops.' Event #93 High: $215 NLHE Deep Entries: 988 Prize pool: $197,600 Malakastyle - $33,987.20 max84920 - $24,344.32 prebzzz - $16,104.40 Akameo - $10,788.96 MoNddLeR - $7,647.12 Derek Dumpster - $5,414.24 IndianGipsyy - $3,793.92 Serbia1952 - $2,568.80 Event #94 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE Deep PKO Entries: 664 Prize pool: $677,280 spinner2255 - $60,523.60 + $40,093.35 megustaestrecha - $43,093.60 + $24,647.69 dotcotton1939 - $29,083.20 + $8,125 GangbaaangBob - $19,886.80 + $12,723.75 jayser1337 - $13,877.60 + $5,362.50 PhileasFogg - $10,092.80 + $10,238.51 anti_pomba - $7,304 + $9,563.13 Loewe80 - $5,112.80 + $1,820 Event #94 High: $215 NLHE Deep PKO Entries: 1,831 Prize pool: $377,186 Louise Banks - $30,779.91 + $18,165.29 Vic_Vinegar - $21,825.52 + $4,134.63 sejistar - $14,190.25 + $3,860.31 Hudder5 - $9,447.96 + $4,607.73 S7v7nEl1v1n - $6,683.15 + $3,808.56 DDNAX12 - $4,650.74 + $3,074 k2schogori - $3,204.25 + $2,629.72 Yonas78 - $2,087.34 + $3,958.43 Event #96 High Roller: $530 NLHE Entries: 1,179 Prize pool: $589,500 Mike_420 - $100,509.75 Jo1ntheparty - $71,919 Palsgaard93 - $47,218.95 ImReadyGambo - $31,597.20 slfmdmllnr - $22,401 GewoonBoef - $15,798.60 Gary.Breenstein - $11,082.60 POKERPRO2.0 - $7,427.70 Event #94 High: $109 NLHE Entries: 2,696 Prize pool: $269,600 Fitter..Happier - $43,574.13 Procop13 - $30,828.76 Surv1vorNo.1 - $19,834.47 c.norris - $13,183.44 Iwentworthl - $9,166.40 Igburlamaqui - $6,254.72 Reven4nt - $4,313.60 pixxer_fixxer - $2,749.92 Event #95 Super High Roller: $5,200 NLHE Championship Event Entries: 312 Prize pool: $1,560,000 CowEyed - $310,400 sordykrd - $224,640 Drulitooo - $157,560 NL_Profit - $114,660 PokerG1rl69 - $81,120 Kacakucy - $60,840 PaLpAliZa - $42,900 MaXiMuSpkr - $31,200 Event #97 High Roller: $1,050 PKO Championship Event Entries: 1,199 Prize pool: $1,222,980 nolet20 - $102,214.75 + $88,328.95 whresmymind - $73,139 + $15,677.18 josef_shvejk - $48,019.95 + $16,938.59 ch1ck3nrobb3rr - $32,133.20 + $5,094.37 bfzhang - $22,781 + $11,480.62 Tenebrus321 - $16,066.60 + $9,518.44 goodluckhavefun - $11,270.60 + $12,934.99 mwhldwn - $7,553.70 + $10,091.25 Event #97 High: $215 NLHE PKO Entries: 2,548 Prize pool: $524,888 TheScouse_AA - $41,182.43 + $22,660.70 cuficek - $29,136.38 + $7,312.04 DBerglin - $18,745.63 + $6,191.09 dbabdabda - $12,549.72 + $2,607.77 VinnyCout - $8,663.20 + $1,644.66 nipa3p3 - $5,911.36 + $2,252.49 builder1987 - $4,076.80 + $2,468.65 SchelampigaUhu - $2,598.96 + $5,677.40 Event #98 High Roller: $530 PLO Hi 6-Max Entries: 210 Prize pool: $105,000 hasleloren - $26,151.96 TR22TR - $16,800 Paul_Folder - $11,812.50 alex2pairs - $8,557.50 fetter_anton - $6,300 TakeYellow - $4,200 Event #98 High: $109 PLO Hi 6-Max Entries: 279 Prize pool: $30,000 stub8ornCnt - $6,845.22 gerdingboah - $4,575 iikori - $3,300 pixxer_fixxer - $2,400 PinguDanceR - $1,650 DaCus3 - $1,200 Event #99 High Roller: $530 NLE PKO Mix-Max Fast Entries: 417 Prize pool: $213,712.50 DaviAugusto - $20,850.10 + $23,982.06 Creutz93 - $15,429 + $2,374.81 Malapisk - $11,206.87 + $3,453.54 WelshWizard - $7,900.06 + $4,852.16 WhoDatt. - $7,900 + $3,076.17 WickedWill25 - $3,961.50 + $2,780.85 Event #99 High: $109 NLE PKO Mix-Max Fast Entries: 1,255 Prize pool: $130,520 superpro32 - $9,711.61 + $5,817.29 reallygamble - $7,404.50 + $1,799.93 nhggfu1 - $5,631.43 + $2,775.28 MoNddLeR - $3,931.66 + $2,209.16 stub8ornCnt - $2,752.75 + $1,745.84 ItsAMaaaanBaby - $1,609.16 + $280.12 Event #100 High: $109 NLE PKO Turbo Entries: 659 Prize pool: $68,536 RosenheimCops - $6,006.89 + $6,009.28 rzsim - $4,276.91 + $847.97 chenlingseng - $2,886.42 + $998.89 CaBeH0k - $1,973.70 + $1,355.67 Dudator - $1,377.31 + $1,055.53 NutsInMacada - $1,001.68 + $835.31
  9. It was a career day for Vinicius ‘viniperri’ Perri as the Brazilian grinder earned his first-ever six-figure score by winning Sunday’s PokerStars $109 Sunday Million for $111,769.63. Perri outlasted the field of 10,890 entries and took home the largest piece of the $1.089M prize pool in an effort that propelled him over $500,000 in lifetime online cashes. Bulgaria’s ‘noob3r’ finished as the runner-up, earning $81,103.38 for the effort and ‘luvictor88’ from Vietnam took home the bronze and $58,856.74. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="888poker NJ"][ptable zone="GG Poker"] The finale of the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller was an online poker star-studded affair as Russian crusher ‘hellohellohello’ added to his over $10 million in career earnings by defeating Gianluca ‘Tankanza’ Speranza heads up for the $38,866.98 first-place prize. Speranza, the two-time Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event winner, took home $30,486.65 as the runner up. Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet finished in third place picking up another $23,913.31 to add to his over $16 million in career earnings, an amount good for fourth on the All-Time Online Money List. The #9-ranked player in the world Tomi ‘elmerixx’ Brouk defeated the field of 745 entrants in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-up for a $25,315.68 payday. Brouk, who hit as high as #3 on the worldwide rankings this year, sits less than $120K away from eclipsing $10 million in total career cashes. Right behind him in the Warm-up was Brazil’s ‘pitaoufmg’ who earned$18,370.98 in his runner-up effort. ‘psyhoagromor’ finished in third place for $13,331.81 partypoker ambassador Roberto ‘R_Romanello’ Romanello collected a nice six-figure score by winning the partypoker $5,200 Sunday Big Game $500K GTD for $129,625. ‘YouGotTheDud’ also took home a healthy score, walking with $91,875 as the runner-up. Only a few players made more money on Sunday than the #1-ranked player in Hungary, ‘Wildace_hun’. The online pro had a spectacular Sunday making the final table of three Sunday Major final tables. His sun run included a sixth-place finish in the $109 Sunday Million for $22,494.27, a seventh-place finish in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $9,052.28 and a fourth-place finish in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO for $16,404.78 + $3,292.97 in bounties. ‘Wildace_hun’ currently sits as the #34 ranked player in the world and with these results, he can expect to jettison higher than his previous career-high of #32 in the world. PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 10,890 entrants, $1,089,000 prize pool 1. viniperri - $111,769.63 2. noob3r - $81,103.38 3. luvictor88 - $58,856.74 4. Hitthehole - $42,712.43 5. asker444 0 $30,996.53 6. Wildace_hun - $22,494.27 7. GabiMuguruza - $16,324.21 8. timetopop87 - $11,846.57 9. 1mDonuts - $8,597.00 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller $85K Guaranteed 80 entrants, $160,000 prize pool 1. hello_totti - $38,866.98 2. Tankanza - $30,486.65 3. apestyles - $23,913.31 4. bencb789 - $18,757.26 5. house800 - $14,712.92 6. omaha4rollz - $11,540.60 7. Wildace_hun - $9,052.28 8. simon1471 - $7,100.48 9. tonkaaaa - $5,569.52 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO $350K Guaranteed 1,024 entrants, $512,000 prize pool 1. NatasBG - $41,655.30 + $28,226.11 in bounties 2. Pendall - $30,532.78 + $8,487.89 in bounties 3. BillLewinsky - $22,380.44 + $3,771.49 in bounties 4. Wildace_hun - $16,404.78 + $3,292.97 in bounties 5. gangst3m1 - $12,024.65 + $8,441.40 in bounties 6. husajn54 - $8,814.02 + $7,427.01 in bounties 7. BruinBeer - $6,460.64 + $1,027.43 in bounties 8. ImTheNuts1 - $4,735.65 + $968.75 in bounties 9. kelvin - $3,471.23 + $3,312.50 in bounties PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-up $115K Guarantee 745 entrants, $149,000 prize pool 1. elmerixx - $25,315.68 2. pitaoufmg - $18,370.98 3. psyhoagromor - $13,331.81 4. slarki1 - $9,674.91 5. stilchuka - $7,021.07 6. Gutlaufen - $5,095.18 7. DonCorleone - $3,697.56 8. Pser33 - $2,683.32 9. Rashad 42412 - $1,947.28 partypoker $5,200 Sunday Big Game $500K Guaranteed 105 entrants, $525,000 prize pool 1. R_Romanello - $129,625 2. YouGotTheDud - $91,875 3. games123456 - $65,625 4. Player1234560423 - $45,937 5. El_Cucuy - $34,125 6. PunchlineEnBata - $26,250 7. sims_or_sins - $21,000 8. Porsche911 - $17,062 partypoker $2,100 High Roller Gladiator $200K Guaranteed 133 entrants, $272,650 prize pool 1. CharlesBarkley - $25,476.84 + $32,361.35 2. NewYorkJimmY - $25,450.15 + $22,123.82 3. ThinnusButyrum - $17,974.20 + $10,910.15 4. Player1234560423 - $12,731.72 5. EmpireMaker - $9,361.56 + $2,100 6. CocaineKiller - $6,216.07 + $8,622.50 7. mogvision. - $4,189.50 + $6,464.06 8. Quantum_Leap - $4,189.50 + $6,464.06 partypoker $530 High Roller Bounty Hunter $250K Guaranteed 483 entrants, $250,000 prize pool 1. jojopoker236 - $18,200.35 + $25,364.31 2. NewYorkJimmY - $18,175.39 + $4,355.88 3. happymermaid - $12,468.47 + $3,822.66 4. MahmoudMokhtar - $8,673.72 + $5,857.04 5. BRAER_71RUS - $6,152.92 + $6,488.70 6. Double_UP - $4,472.38 + $1,689.84 7. HennHuegele - $3,184.88 + $1,632.42 8. TomHuls99 - $2,303.95 + $1,607.81
  10. Michael Addamo dominated two of the biggest events on Sunday's MTT schedule to secure a mid-six-figure score while Fedor Holz, Ole Schemion, and Jon Van Fleet also found their way into the winner's circle. Addamo topped the 39-entry field to take down the $25,500 buy-in partypoker High Roller Club Main Event and then denied 50 other players a shot at redemption in the $10,300 buy-in High Roller Club Mix-Max 2nd Chance event. All told, the Australian earned $611,500 for the two victories. Rok Gostisa finished runner-up in the Main Event for $265,000 while Sergi Reixach won $130,531 as the second-place finisher in the 2nd Chance event. Jon Van Fleet beat 220 other entries in the partypoker High Roller Club The Big Game to win $211,552. The Poker Masters PLO Series kicked off Sunday on partypoker with only one of the two events playing down to a winner. Andras Nemeth beat Viktor Blom heads-up to win Event #2 ($5,200 buy-in) for a $126,686.43 score. Blom had to settle for a $78,975 payday while fellow Swede Alexander Holmberg Nordén took third for $48,600. Former #1-ranked Fedor Holz was the biggest winner on PokerStars after taking down the Summer Series Event #167 ($5,200 NLHE High Roller) for $156,377. Runner-up Joao 'Naza114' Vieira had to settle for $121,057 while 'WATnlos' narrowly missed out on a six-figure win after finishing third for $93,714. The PokerStars Sunday Million had 11,545 runners with 'wazaahun' beating all of them to win $117,425.03. 'MickeyM' won the GGPoker High Roller Million$ to turn their $500 buy-in into a $285,986 return. 'GoJiGo' had an even bigger ROI after winning the $100 buy-in GGPoker Global Million$ event for $132,092.20. The GGPoker GGMasters had a $46,118 overlay on the $500,000 guarantee. 'BleyBley' outlasted the 3,288 other players in the freezeout event to win $71,947.50. partypoker High Roller Club: Main Event Buy-in: $25,500 Entries: 39 Prize Pool: $1,000,000 ($25,000 overlay) Michael Addamo - $407,500 Rok Gostisa - $265,000 Pascal Lefrancois - $165,000 partypoker High Roller Club: Mix-Max 2nd Chance Buy-in: $10,300 Entries: 51 Prize Pool: $510,000 Michael Addamo - $204,000 Sergi Reixach - $130,531 Vyacheslav Buldygin - $66,300 partypoker High Roller Club: The Big Game Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 221 Prize pool: $1,037,530 Jon Van Fleet - $211,552 Laszlo Bujtas - $153,554 Kristen Bicknell - $109,459 partypoker Poker Masters PLO Event #2 Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 81 Prize pool: $405,000 Andras Nemeth - $126,686.43 Viktor Blom - $78,975 Alexander Holmberg Nordén - $48,600 PokerStars Summer Series Event #167: NLHE High Roller Buy-in: $5,200 Entries: 149 Prize pool: $745,000 Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz - $156,377 Joao 'Naza114' Vieira - $121,057 WATnlos - $93,714 PokerStars Summer Series Event #142: Sunday Warm-Up SE Buy-in: $109 Entries: 4,129 $412,900 Prize pool: $412,900 vasiokkk91 - $48,217.12* bambo0bear - $41,979.92* Jeffin_DF - $39,941.62* PokerStars High Roller Club: $2,100 Sunday High Roller Buy-in: $2,100 Entries: 49 Prize pool: $100,000 ($2,000 overlay) giftmyra - $39,235.30 master888888 - $25,696.01 Str8$$$Homey - $16,828.86 PokerStars Sunday Million Buy-in: $109 Entries: 11,545 Prize pool: $1,154,500 Wazaahun - $117,425.03 oardnasol - $85,209.25 mitch85 - $61,836.28 GGPoker Global Million$ Buy-in: $100 Entries: 1,638 Prize pool: $1,000,000 GoJiGo - $132,092.20 Rodrigo74 - $94,159.90 12u55 - $67,120.50 GGPoker High Roller Million$ Buy-in: $500 Entries: 674 (Day 2) Prize pool: $2,000,0000 MickeyM - $285.986 Cirquit - $145,319 SACKMAN69 - $203,861 GGPoker GGMasters Buy-in: $150 Entries: 3,289 Prize pool: $500,000 ($46,118 overlay) BleyBley - $71,947.50 Guohua - $50,874.60 Trondheim - $35,973.80 888 Poker Sunday Mega Deep Buy-in: $109 Entries: 608 + 225 rebuys Prize pool: $100,000 ($16,700 overlay) BeeTheBeagle - $18,890 cl0wn888 - $13,700 AVR26 - $10,100
  11. On Wednesday, Britain's Jareth East topped a record field in the WPTDeepStacks Online event at partypoker to win $557,658.14. East's triumph came from besting a 3,554-entry field. The $1,050 buy-in event proved the largest field size in WPTDeepStacks history. The win also proved to be the largest score of East's poker career. Prior to this WPTDeepStacks Online win, East's largest online score was for $132,200. His largest live tournament score was for $35,940. East, a PocketFives member since 2013 who has been ranked as high as 12th in the world, defeated Jon Van Fleet in heads-up play. Van Fleet earned $392,717 for his runner-up performance. East entered the final day of the event in ninth chip position with 15 players remaining. When it was all said and done, East was the last man standing to win the $557,658.14 first-place prize. Notable deep runs were had by Ludovic Gelich (12th - $27,259.18), Govert Metaal (19th - $15,282.20), Connor Drinan (29th - $11,052.94), and Julien Martini (41st - $8,636.22). Event #40 $1,050 WPTDeepStacks Entries: 3,554 Prize pool: $3,554,000 Jareth East - $557,658.14 Jon Van Fleet - $392,717 Dimitrios Farmakoulis - $253,755.60 Maksim Bukreev - $167,748.80 Phillip Mighall - $116,215.80 Rimantas Petras Boguzas - $79,431.90 Mihail Zavoloka - $55,087 Sergei Denisov - $35,113.52 [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] Maksim Bukreev, who entered the final day as the chip leader, placed fourth for $167,748.80. On his final hand, Bukreev opened from under the gun to 3.52 million with the blinds at 400,000/800,000 with a 100,000 ante. Bukreev left himself with 420,628 behind after the raise. On the button, Van Fleet called and the two took a flop of [poker card="Jh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="9c"]. Bukreev moved all in and Van Fleet called, to reveal that it was Bukreev's [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Tc"] up against the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Qs"] for Van Fleet. The turn was the [poker card="5d"] and the river was the [poker card="2c"] to bust Bukreev. Farmakoulis fell in third place. East raised to 1.68 million from under the gun and Farmakoulis called out of the big blind to leave himself with 3.85 million behind. On the [poker card="Ts"][poker card="9c"][poker card="2c"] flop, Farmakoulis moved all in and East made the call with the [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Qd"]. Farmakoulis had the [poker card="Js"][poker card="8s"] and bricked out with the [poker card="6d"] and [poker card="4h"] hitting the board. Van Fleet had the lead to start heads-up play, with 65.54 million to East's 40.75 million. The two battled for about 40 minutes before the final hand was played. On the final hand, East limped the button for 1.2 million and Van Fleet checked his option in the big blind. The flop was [poker card="Jh"][poker card="9s"][poker card="6s"] and Van Fleet checked. East bet 1.2 million and Van Fleet raised to 3 million. East then made it 5.4 million and Van Fleet shoved for 18.73 million. East called with the [poker card="Qs"][poker card="Qc"] and Van Fleet had the [poker card="Ks"][poker card="3s"]. The turn was the [poker card="5c"] and the river was the [poker card="2h"] to give Van Fleet the win. Anton Yakuba Wins Mini WPTDeepStacks Online As with the entire WPT Online Series at partypoker, there was a mini version of the WPTDeepStacks event. The Mini WPTDeepStacks Online had a $109 buy-in and drew a field of 10,400 entries for a $1.04 million prize pool. The winner was Anton Yakuba for $137,396.29 after a deal was made with Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho. Filho took home $129,311.72 Michael Tureniec finished third in the Mini WPTDeepStacks Online for $70,262.40, and Griffin Benger took fifth for $31,116.80. Event #40 $109 Mini WPTDeepStacks Entries: 10,400 Prize pool: $1,040,000 Anton Yakuba - 137,396.29* Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho - 129,311.72* Michael Tureniec - 70,262.40 Rodrigo Semeghini - $45,552 Griffin Benger - $31,116.80 Peter Haden - $21,008 Ivan Tononi - $14,622.40 Bernardo Soares - $9,287.20 *Denotes a deal. Also running deep were Shawn Buchanan (12th - $7,134.40), Jan-Eric Schwippert (21st - $3,723.20), Paul Vas Nunes (26th - $2,506.40), and Kenneth Hicks (36th - $2,121.60).

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