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  1. In recent weeks, Bulgaria's #1 ranked Alex alexd2Dimitrov (pictured) hit $1 million in career online tournament winnings. Almost 60% of that total has come on PokerStars, where he plays as grinder1992, and he has shot up to #49 in the world in the PocketFives Rankings. In June, he final tabled the Super Tuesday for $45,000 and, in January, he was the runner-up in the 888 Poker Whale for $42,000. Not too shabby. PocketFives: Congrats on hitting $1 million in tracked scores. Tell us how you're feeling about it. Alex Dimitrov: I am feeling great. This was one of the goals I set for this year and I am very proud I managed to hit it about three months earlier than the deadline. PocketFives: Why was it one of your goals? Did you ever think you'd reach this level when you started playing? Alex Dimitrov: In March, I had around $660,000 in winnings and that was for three years of professional play. I thought, "Can I push myself to $1 million by the end of 2015?" It looked very impossible to me at the time and looked like a hard challenge. When I was starting, I was actually very confident about myself playing and was sure I was going to reach such levels and winnings. I am sure I will go even higher from now on. PocketFives: Your eight largest tracked scores are all from this year. Which one was the most memorable and why? Alex Dimitrov: I think the most memorable one for now is definitely my largest score, a third place finish in the Super Tuesday. I have always found this tournament to be extremely hard to go deep in. I was kind of surprised and very happy at the same time when I made the top three. PocketFives: What did you do in the weeks leading up to that score to change your game? Alex Dimitrov: I have always told anyone who asked that I learn the game while playing. I was playing a lot, was in a great run, and this result was a logical part of that. I tried new things and lines against different players and started experimenting a lot. PocketFives: What do you think of PartyPoker and PokerStars changing their policies toward HUDsand third-party software? Alex Dimitrov: Since I played four or five months without a HUD at the beginning of this year, I do not think it is impossible these days to be a pro with no such tools. I personally like using a HUD, but am not familiar with most of the other programs, so I prefer a HUD to be accepted and the others removed. It would be better for me. PocketFives: What do you do away from poker? What else interests you? Alex Dimitrov: I have many interests. I am an action- and adrenaline-hunter. I like high speeds and also like traveling a lot. I am going on a winter vacation for about seven months next month, so I can't wait to see what happens there. I expect a lot of action. PocketFives: What is the most memorable place you've traveled and why? Alex Dimitrov: The most memorable place I have traveled is probably somewhere in Austria for winter vacation. I have been there a couple of times. As a snowboarder, I have found lots of nice places to ride there, so that's why I like it so much. PocketFives: Is there anyone you'd like to recognize? Alex Dimitrov: I'd like to thank all of the people who have helped me get to this level in poker. A special thanks to bah23, alcos, and noober, who have helped me a lot. Also, I want to say to all of the players who are on the road to completing their goals: believe enough in them and one day they will all become true. Congrats to alexd2 on hitting $1 million in career online tournament winnings. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  2. In June, Alex Dimitrov (pictured), known on PocketFives as alexd2, won the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuyfor $38,000 under the screen name grinder1992. There was no chop that day and Dimitrov led the six PocketFivers at the final table. "Considering the fact that three months ago I didn't even think I could go deep in it, I am incredibly happy with this result," he told us. "I always thought this tourney was a tough and prestigious one." There were over 700 entrants that day and the prize pool sailed past $200,000. Dimitrov said that fellow PocketFiver vitinhorrn15, from Brazil, gave him the most trouble at the final table "because he was playing in position. Later on when we were three- and four-handed, he took from me a series of small to medium pots post-flop where I couldn't do much. Still, I think I managed to keep the lead from the start to the end of the final table." As far as his plans for the money go, the top-ranked Bulgarian cited an EPT event as a possibility, but revealed, "I have two or three ideas for some investments outside the poker world and I will need to think about what exactly I want to do with it." Let's get to Bulgaria now. Dimitrov leads the 298 Bulgarian PocketFivers with PLB scores and is #27 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings. He said of poker in his home country, "Bulgaria is one of the smaller countries and there are not many secrets here. Almost all of the poker players know each other and see each other often. I definitely feel proud to represent my home country online with my scores and love to hear when friends of mine have nice scores as well." There are 44 PocketFivers with PLB scores from Sofia, Bulgaria (pictured), including Dimitrov, and the nation's PocketFivers have amassed $23.1 million in winnings over the years. The Sunday $109 Rebuy winner got started in poker playing in high school. He explained, "At first, poker was not interesting to me because I didn't know anything about the game and things didn't go well, but there was one schoolmate who was always making a profit and he was always the big winner. I talked to him, he give me some advice, and after that I started reading some strategies about the game online. Just a few weeks later, I started winning at school and then started playing online a lot." He has been playing full-time for the last four years and generally sticks to online poker. When he's not tearing up the tables, Dimitrov is a fan of extreme sports. "During the summer, I go kite-surfing with friends and during the winter I love snowboarding," he gleaned. "I like traveling around the world and, like most people, I like hanging out with friends." His largest online cash to date was worth $45,000 and came after a third place finish in the PokerStars Super Tuesday just nine days after his Sunday $109 Rebuy win. To open 2015, he finished second in the 888 Poker Whale and raked in $42,000. Dimitrov is already less than $50,000 away from hitting $1 million in online MTT winnings lifetime. Visit PokerStars for more details on the weekly Sunday $109 Rebuy. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  3. [caption width="640"] Andras 'probirs' Nemeth is the #4-ranked player in the world (PokerStars photo)[/caption] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to be the world's top-ranked online poker player, but a new threat has emerged to challenge the Uruguayan for world supremacy. After not being included in the PocketFives Rankings for the better part of four years, Andras 'probirs' Nemeth is back and now sits in the #4 spot. Nemeth not only came back to the rankings but put up some results as well. On Sunday alone he finished second in the $215 Bounty Builder on PokerStars for $12,144 and 208.84 PLB points, fifth in the PokerStars PLO Sunday Grand for $9,690/149.41 and then runner-up in the partypoker Super High Roller for $30,450 and 251.23. In the past 30 days, he's also won the partypoker Super High Roller ($53,250/421.31) and the PokerStars PLO Sunday Grand ($38,461/442.72). Gonzalez maintained his hold on the top spot for the fifth straight week despite not being able to add to his PLB total. He made the final table of the partypoker Six Max Turbo High Roller on November 8 and a $215 Turbo event on PokerStars, but neither result was big enough to improve his standing. A runner-up finish in the partypoker Heavyweight for $20,608 and 257.9 PLB points and a win in the WPN Extreme Tuesday for $10,3305/214.01 kept Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov in second spot yet again. He now trails Gonzalez by 478.47 points. Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten maintained his hold on the #3-ranking. The former #1 player did so despite not managing to record a single qualifying cash over the past seven days. His closest calls came on partypoker last Sunday when he finished fifth in the Six Max High Roller and sixth in the High Roller. Nemeth's inclusion at #4 meant the rest of the list all moved down. 'lena900', who was #4 last week, dropped to #5 despite his victory in the partypoker Super High Roller for $47,125 and 380.79 points and runner-up finishes in a PokerStars $320 Six Max event for $6,287 and 131.79 and a partypoker High Roller for $9,250 and 147.53. He trails Nemeth by 28.7 points. The only other player to move into the top 10 this week was Canada'sJoel 'jbrown8777' Brown. A win in the partypoker Six Max High Roller on November 8 added $12,280 to his bankroll and 118.41 points to his total. He also managed a third place finish in the PokerStars Big $215 on November 12 for $5,741 and 122.63. The #1-ranked player in Canada is now just seven spots off of his all-time high of #3 in the world. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1SixthSenSe199,230.331 2alexd28,751.862 3joaomathias8,186.813 4probirs8,131.01NR 5lena9008,102.314 6C Darwin27,939.435 7r4ndomr4gs7,168.606 8pleno17,135.808 9Greenstone256,991.067 10jbrown87776,830.2311
  4. [caption width="640"] Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has been #1 for nearly 11 straight weeks (SHRPO photo)[/caption] It has been 75 days since Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez became the #1-ranked online poker player in the world and he doesn’t appear ready to let go of that position any time soon despite a full host of world class players doing their best to take it from him. Gonzalez didn’t put in a lot of volume over the last week, cashing just six times with only one of them being good enough to add to his PLB points total. Gonzalez finished 15th in the $300 buy-in Winning Poker Network Sunday Special for $4,100 and 139.26 points. He now sits 1,033.63 points ahead of his nearest competitor, Bulgaria’s Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov. Dimitrov cashed 25 times this last week but with only one of them counting towards his PLB total, he failed to make up any ground on Gonzalez. Dimitrov’s sole big score came in the PokerStars Super-Sized Sunday where he finished sixth for $8,189 and 157.89 points. He’s now been sitting in the #2 spot for seven straight weeks. The next two spots belong to a pair of Swedish players who have both spent time at #1 in 2016. ‘C Darwin2’ sits third with 8,071.3 points while ‘lena900’ is right behind him with 8,351.54 points. ‘C Darwin2’ moved up from #4 thanks to his win in the partypoker $100,000 Guaranteed Super High Roller on Sunday. ‘C Darwin’ beat out 45 other players to win $42,550 and 339.12 points. He also had an eight place finish in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $8,256/180.03.Meanwhile, ’lena900’ had just seven ITM finishes this week and none were big enough to add to his PLB total to fall from #3 to #4. Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten rounded out the top five. The sole Brazilian to crack the top 10, Baumgarten had 31 cashes this week, highlighted by the only one big enough to boost his PLB total. Baumgarten took down the 888 poker $50,000 QuarterBack event on December 8, beating 204 other players to win $9,207/223.61. Two players moved up into the top 10 this past week. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar went from #11 to #9 while Ludovic 'ludovi333' Geilich hit #10 - his highest ranking ever. Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren and Joel ‘jbrown8777’ Brown fell to #11 and #12 respectively. PocketFives Top 10 Rankings RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,429.241 2Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,395.612 3C Darwin28,351.344 4lena9008,071.303 5Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten7,975.825 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,349.326 7Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg6,949.498 8Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard6,804.999 9Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar6,711.9111 10Ludovic 'ludovi333' Geilich6,689.3712
  5. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez added over 1,000 points to his PLB total this week[/caption] Just over 10 days ago one player had a dominating Sunday in the partypoker High Roller and Super High Roller, winning both for just over $75,000. That player, ‘DrMikee’, was relatively unknown, making the feat even more special. It turns out that ‘DrMikee’ is actually the #1-ranked player in the world, Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez. Gonzalez was playing under the new screenname after his original partypoker account, ‘gotunagi19’, was compromised a week earlier. When the PocketFives Rankings were calculated last week, Gonzalez had yet to add the new screenname to his PocketFives account, so the scores weren’t included. Now they are and all it did for Gonzalez was dramatically increase the distance between himself and the rest of the field. The Super High Roller and High Roller wins were worth 350 and 397.49 PLB points respectively. He also managed to take down the PokerStars Fat Thursday for $14,499/282.84. He know has 9,887.83 PLB points and sits 1,205.72 points ahead of his closest competitor. That player is Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov, who sits second in the rankings for the fifth consecutive week. The Bulgarian pro wracked up 36 total cashes this past week, but it was only the last one that earned him any PLB points. Dimitrov beat out 81 other players to win the $500 buy-in High Roller on the Winning Poker Network. That win earned him $13,125 and 229.13 points. The rest of top 10 this week looks very similar to last week. The only player to drop out of the top 10 was Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown, who ended up #11. The player moving up to take Brown’s spot was Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg. The former EPT Copenhagen winner won the PokerStars Fat Tuesday for $15,200/282.84 and then finished fourth in the PokerStars PLO Sunday Grand for $14,162/178.41. Wigg brings the number of Swedish players in the top ten to five. ‘lena900’ is the highest ranking member of that group, coming in at #4. Former #1 ‘C Darwin2’ is now sixth, Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren is eighth and Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar is tenth. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,887.831 2Alex 'alexd2' DimiTRov8,682.112 3Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Mathias8,269.513 4lena9008,063.204 5Andras 'probirs' Nemeth8,037.365 6C Darwin27,988.886 7PaTRick 'pleno1' Leonard7,120.377 8Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,040.629 9Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,001.4211 10Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar6,960.158
  6. [caption width="640"] Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzales is the #1-ranked player in the world for the third straight week.(SHRPO photo)[/caption] For the last three weeks Fabrizio ‘SixthSenS19’ Gonzalez has been sitting pretty atop the PocketFives Rankings and watched as the players below him were unable to mount much of challenge. That’s no longer the case. Gonzalez is still the #1-ranked player in the world, but Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov moved up from #3 to #2 and is closing in on top spot. Dimitrov took down two PokerStars tournaments last Tuesday. The first was the Hot $215 where he walked away with $10285 and 231.95 PLB points. He followed that up immediately with a win in the Six Max $109 NLHE Hyper Turbo for $4,663 and 155.52 points. Two days later he finished as runner-up in the PokerStars Hot $162 for $4,708/119.03. His fourth, and final, qualifying cash of the week came on Sunday when he finished second in the 888poker $50,000 Turbo Mega Deep for $8,780/146.71. The big week moved him into second for the first time in his career. Gonzalez now sits 822.92 points ahead of Dimitrov, but recorded no qualifying cashes during the week. The gap between #2 and #3 isn’t nearly as wide. Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten, who was #2 last week, dropped to #3 but sits just 44.63 points behind Dimitrov. Baumgarten had two partypoker High Roller scores last week that allowed him to keep Dimitrov within striking distance. The first was a third place finish on Thursday in the $50,000 High Roller for $8,323/135.39. On Sunday he managed a seventh place finish in the Super High Roller for $6,638//119.49. Spots #4 and #5 continue to belong to the top-ranked players in Sweden, ‘C Darwin2’ and ‘lena900’. ‘C Darwin2’, who was #1 in late-September, had two five-figure scores this past Sunday. His first came in the Hot $215 on PokerStars. He beat out 503 other players to win $17,942 and 317.49 points. he then finished third in the partypoker High Roller for $6,180/117.39 and then wrapped up his day by winning the partypoker Super High Roller for $47,938 and 384.06 points. His fellow countryman ‘lena900’ booked four wins this past week to allow him to keep pace with the rest of the field. He started the week off with a win in the Winamax High Roller for $7,492/155.92. He then won the partypoker Heavyweight: Uppercut for $9,595/223.61 on Saturday. On Monday he won the PokerStars $215 Six Max Monday for $14,825/286.01 and the Hot $109 for $8,472/218.17. The only other change in the top 10 came from Joannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar who moved up to #9 after swapping spots with Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao, who now sits at #10. Korsar is the fourth Swedish player in the top 10 while Simao, who signed on as a partypoker Ambassador this week, is the second Brazilian. [poker card="TD"]RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,432.271 2Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,609.353 3Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten8,564.722 4C Darwin28,265.584 5lena9007,852.445 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,488.576 7Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard7,322.837 8Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford7,088.708 9Joannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar6,993.5310 10Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao6,968.929
  7. How good are things going for 'C Darwin2', the #1 ranked online poker player in the world, right now? This past week he managed to hang on to the top spot in the PocketFives rankings despite not recording a single qualifying cash. 'C Darwin2' has now been on top of the PocketFives Rankings for eight straight weeks even though he took the last week off. He might have earned that rest though. His last recorded cash was a $25,188 score in the partypoker Heavyweight Main Event on August 22. That earned him 387.3 PLB points - his third largest tally ever. Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten was unable to take advantage of 'C Darwin2''s downtime this week. Playing only one day this week, the Brazilian recorded five cashes, none good enough to add to his points total. While the top two spots were largely inactive, Bulgaria'sAlex 'alexd2' Dimitrov made a major push towards #1, moving up to #3 from #12. Dimitrov cashed 13 times, including two that added to his PLB total. Two of his cashes were wins while another two were runner-up performances. Only two of his scores counted towards his PLB total. The first came on August 28 when he won the $215 Sunday Supersonic on PokerStars for $29,438 and 419.39 PLB points. He followed that up the next day with a runner-up finish in the WPN Online Super Series $300,000 Guaranteed for $46,867.95 and 418.46 PLB points. He's now just 258.94 points behind Baumgarten but still 924.39 points behind 'C Darwin2'. Another big mover this week was former #1-ranked Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao. The Brazilian, who lost his #1 ranking to 'C Darwin2' back in July, moved up from #12 to #4. Simao cashed 13 times during the week, four of which added to his PLB total. He finished fourth in the PokerStars Omania High Roller for $4,153 and 91.1 points on August 24. That same day hetook down the $320 Six Handed NLH event on PokerStars for $4,740 and 100 points. The next day he won the $1,050 buy-in Thursday Thrill on PokerStars for $29,130 and a whopping 393.70 points. He round out the week by finishing seventh in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $6,474 and 167.2 points. The other big mover this past week as Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar. The Swedish pro rose from #10 to #6 after one of his best weeks ever. Korsar won a $55 six-handed NLHE event on August 25 ($2,535/114.66) on PokerStars, the $320 six-handed NLHE event on PokerStars ($5,297/116.19), the partypoker High Roller ($11,049/201.25) and then finished third in the $1,050 Sunday Grand on PokerStars ($23,543/234.78). The only player to drop out of the top 10 this week was Canadian Jimmy 'JMolloy' Molloy. He fell from #9 to #11 despite a week in which he won $77,501 and earned 497.78 PLB points. RANKPLAYERPLB POINTSPREVIOUS 1C Darwin27,849.931 2joaomathias7,184.482 3alexd26,925.5412 4joaosimaobh6,908.337 5lena9006,822.853 6Greenstone256,791.9510 71_conor_b_16,678.914 8veeea6,607.456 9NoPlanB6,573.265 10Pot4teUS6,507.548
  8. [caption width="640"] Matt 'VegasDietz' Dietrich was the big winner on Sunday but Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov earned two wins and could find himself in the PocketFives Rankings top five.[/caption] There was a four-way final table chop in the PokerStars Sunday Million, as Matt 'VegasDietz' Dietrich earned $122,108 for the official victory while 'donki4' won $102,475 for runner-up. Dennis 'DeLaBijen' Bijen and '39REDMAN' walked away with $96,307 and $98,000 respectively for finishing 3rd and 4th in that event. 'Znam' took down the Stars Sunday Warm-Up for $44,321 as PocketFiver Andrija 'pwn3r1' Robović' of Serbia enjoyed a career outing by finishing in second place for $32,163. The $1,050 buy-in Sunday Grand was won by Sergi 'srxakgirona' Reixach for $40,201. Scott 'Aggro Santos' Margereson of the United Kingdom (ranked #139 worldwide) collected $30,765 for second while #10 ranked Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar of Sweden came in third for $25,543. Bulgarian Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov (ranked #12 in the world) will likely enter the top five for the first time ever as a result of dual victories in tournaments over the weekend. His win in the Stars Sunday Supersonic was good for $29,438 and he earned the top spot in the partypoker High Roller event for another $25,523. PokerStars player 'kentoff' outlasted more than 24,000 opponents to win the Sunday Storm for $20,942. 'BriIliant' received $16,196 for winning the 888 Poker Baby Whale as Canadian 'SSSMforlife' inched closer to $2 million in lifetime online tournament cashes through his victory in the Mega Deep for $15,793. PokerStars Sunday Million ($200+15 NLHE) 5,763 entrants - $1,177,800 paid out to 836 spots VegasDietz - $122,108.00 donki4 - $102,475.04 DeLaBijen - $96,307.34 39REDMAN - $98,000.00 *4-way deal B1GL1P$$$ - $38,400.75 John-Han - $26,576.35 ryo1980 - $18,392.99 Asprin1 - $12,729.42 _major_958 - $8,809.70 PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up ($200+15 NLHE) *$250K Guaranteed 1,444 entrants - $288,800 paid out to 206 spots Znam - $44,321.09 bezfrke - $32,163.33 (pwn3r1) Gwolde - $23,340.93 bor4eto144 - $16,938.52 thewattsy - $12,292.30 StoyanB - $8,920.54 IneedMassari - $6,473.65 (joaosimaobh) philipoo - $4,697.90 (Philip) é_memiu - $3,409.28 PokerStars Sunday Grand ($1,000+50 NLHE) *$200K Guaranteed 206 entrants - $206,000 paid out to 26 spots srxakgirona - $40,201.43 Scott 'Aggro Santos' Margereson - $30,764.80 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar - $23,543.34 geek128 - $18,016.98 gray31 - $13,787.84 BcomeSomeone - $10,551.40 bootopia - $8,074.66 shockflex - $6,179.29 dntfrgtame - $4,728.83 PokerStars Sunday Supersonic ($215 NLHE Six Max Hyper) *$150k Guaranteed 859 entrants - $175,889 paid out to 119 spots grinder1992 - $29,437.59 (alexd2) pablotenisis - $19,242.16 themoney159 - $12,578.07 medmar - $8,221.92 bigboss827 - $5,374.44 Fischer80 - $3,513.11 (F800000) PokerStars Sunday Storm ($10+$1 NLHE) *$225k Guaranteed 24,018 entrants - $240,180 paid out to 3,941 spots kentoff - $20,942.12 chel_poker92 - $16,794.86 meholden - $17,130.17 *3-way deal McKarty18 - $9,115.67 Zabaleta1 - $6,554.24 bugrof - $4,712.54 miqs147 - $3,388.36 Igor Necreto - $2,436.24 giovanny1985 - $1,751.68 partypoker High Roller ($530 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 249 entrants - $124,500 paid out to 36 spots hitaremchok - $25,523 (alexd2) AntiReapCity - $18,675 xXPartouzXx - $10,582.50 CoMo91 - $10,582.50 onesickstory - $7,345.50 GariaEdu - $5,602.50 mjw006 - $4,357.50 joaotreta - $3,112.50 (hneves182) bossamtisch1 - $2,178.75 888 Poker Baby WHALE ($320 NLHE) *$70k Guaranteed 264 entrants - $79,200 paid out to 36 spots BriIliant - $16,196 trojanmouse - $11,880 Chris 'moorman1' Moorman - $8,950 poker_oh - $6,732 (My Brim Low) outinthecold - $4,594 imyurfriend - $3,564 K0VAK - $2,772 StinkyKing - $1,980 joaovalli - $1,505 888 Poker Mega Deep ($215 NLHE) *$100k Guaranteed 565 entrants - $113,000 paid out to 72 spots MyLilPwny - $15,793 (SSSMforlife) Lov3ThiSGamE - $17,705 dulek_jason - $15,035 *3-way deal nelisschuif - $8,701 imyurfriend - $6,102 pospa2006 - $4,803 heyfreddy - $3,673 (Russell 'rdcrsn' Carson) tikkapekka - $2,543 ChampIzHere - $1,729 (Veemer)
  9. [caption width="640"] Fabrzio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez saw his lead atop the PocketFives Rankings shrink this week. (SHRPO photo)[/caption] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez has now been the #1-ranked online poker player in the world but in the last week the two players right behind him, Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov and 'C Darwin2', continue to move closer to the top spot. While Gonzalez and Dimitrov continue to hold down the top two spots, both did so without having recorded any scores over the past week that added to their PLB score. Gonzalez finished ITM just nine times while Dimitrov, known for putting in a higher volume than any other player in the top ten, cashed just 12 times with none of them earning more than 62 PLB points. Dimitrov closed the gap without scoring any additional PLB points as some of Gonzalez's older cashes fell off his score. Meanwhile, Sweden's 'C Darwin' however moved closer to Gonzalez thanks to two big scores. The first came on December 18 when he finished 11th in PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $3,263 and 148.19 PLB points. That same day he final-tabled the partypoker Six-Max Turbo High Roller for $6,240/117.96. Fellow Swede ‘lena900' maintained the #4 spot despite not recording a single cash all week. Brazilian Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten managed to record 37 cashes, but only one of them earned him enough points to add to his total. Baumgarten won the PokerStars Big $55 on December 14 for $9,734/243.52. Andras 'probirs' Nemeth and Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg held on to the #6 and #7 spots respectively to leave the top seven spots unchanged from last week. Sweden's Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren moved up from #11 to #8 based on two wins on December 15. He won the PokerStars.com Hot $33 for $4,294/160.34 and the Thursday Full KO on PokerStars.fr for $5,145/130.95. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar was the only player to fall out of the top ten. Korsar went from #9 to #12. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,001.501 2Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,227.352 3C Darwin28,208.543 4lena9007,858.544 5Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten7,816.185 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,215.976 7Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,181.647 8Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,683.4611 9Ludovic 'ludovi333' Geilich-Jonsen6,679.2310 10Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard6,516.788
  10. Another week has gone by and Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to find himself as the #1-ranked online poker player in the world, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t contenders out there doing their best to dethrone him. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov continues to hold on to the #2 spot, but should he look in his rearview mirror he’ll find two hard charging Swedish grinders who have already had a taste of what it means to be #1. Gonzalez hung on to the top spot despite being unable to record a cash big enough to add to his total. His best finish last week came in the PokerStars PLO Sunday Grand where he finished eighth for $5,636. Dimitrov was nearly in the same boat as Gonzalez. The Bulgarian took down the PokerStars $162 Bounty Builder on November 29 for $4,709 and 145.69 PLB points to get his week off to a roaring start, but failed to have any of his other 41 cashes earn enough PLB points to add to his total. He sits 1,248.51 points behind Gonzalez. While those two were stagnant, ‘lena900’ and ’C Darwin2’ both made moves this week. ‘lena900’ went from #4 to #3 thanks to three big wins. On December 1 he took down both the PokerStars Thursday Full KO and the Winamax High Roller for a total of $13,845 and 312.12 points. That was just setting the table though for his win in the partypoker on Sunday for $24,928 and 394.72 points. Right behind him is ‘C Darwin2’, who came up from #6 to #4 thanks to three big scores, all within a 24 hour period. He started off by taking down the partypoker High Roller on November 27 for $15,797/224.72. That same night he wound up ninth in the partypoker Super High Roller for $5,688/107.87. The next day however saw the former #1-ranked player finish second in the partypoker High Roller for $27,288/283.77. All told he earned $48,773 and added 616.36 PLB points to his total. Canada’s Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown was the only player to move into the top 10 this week. Brown went from #11 to #7 thanks to a win in the $320 Six Max on PokerStars on November 29, a runner-up finish in the partypoker $20,000 Guaranteed Six Max on December 1 and another runner-up finsih, this time in the partypoker Super High Roller on December 4. Those three results earned him $45,756 and 518.18 PLB points. The only player to drop out of the top 10 was another Swede, Johannes ‘Greensteon25’ Korsar. He now sits in eleventh. PocketFives Rankings Top 10 RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,751.921 2Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,503.412 3lena9008,206.904 4C Darwin28,126.836 5Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten8,107.473 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,882.735 7Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown7,135.8511 8Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,126.729 9PaTRick 'pleno1' Leonard6,988.587 10Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,922.018 Complete PocketFives Rankings
  11. Sweden's 'lena900' notched together another spectacular month and finished on top of the October MPLB with 3,770.24 points. 'lena900' has now won the MPLB three times this year, previously winning in back to back months in January and February. This ties him for the record for most MPLBs won in a year with Chile's Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro who claimed this honor three times in 2015. In addition to being the top performer in October, his year has also included sitting on top of the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings for one week from March 30 to April 6 and shipping three PocketFives Triple Crowns, one each in January, May, and August. 'lena900' impressively notched together 14 wins during October in tournaments tracked by PocketFives including capping off the month with a victory in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Supersonic, $175K guaranteed on October 30 for $35,964 and 472.64 PLBs. Oct. 2 - PokerStars.fr Sunday Special [FullKO] - €100, €100 000 Gtd - $12,075 Oct. 5 - PokerStars $320 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd - $5,885 Oct. 5 - partypoker High Roller: $50,000 Gtd - $12,500 Oct. 8 - PokerStars Hot $55, $25K Gtd - $6,989 Oct. 9 - PokerStars $320 NLHE [6-Max], $25K Gtd - $7,554 Oct. 11 - partypoker High Roller: $20,000 Gtd 6-Max Turbo - $11,574 Oct. 15 - partypoker Heavyweight: Drago - $10,000 Gtd - $2,829 Oct. 19 - Winamax HIGHROLLER - $7,492 Oct. 22 - PokerStars $320 NLHE [6-Max], $10K Gtd - $5,885 Oct. 22 - partypoker Heavyweight: The Uppercut - $50,000 Gtd - $9,595 Oct. 24 - PokerStars $215 Monday 6-Max, $75K Gtd - $14,825 Oct. 24 - PokerStars Hot $109, $35K Gtd - $8,473 Oct. 29 - Winamax HIGHROLLER - $4,578 Oct. 30 - $215 Sunday Supersonic [6-Max, Hyper-Turbo], $175K Gtd - $35,964 Bulgaria's Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov, who currently resides in second place in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings coincidentally snagged second place on the October MPLB with 3,547.83 points. Dimitrov capped off a brilliant month with his sixth PocketFives Triple Crown after wins in the 888poker The $50,000 QuarterBack (October 27 - $10,750), the iPoker €10000 Master (October 30 - $2,976), and the WPN $20,000 GTD - High Roller (October 31 - $11,875). After these two players, there is a gap of over 1,100 points for the rest of the top 10 on the leaderboard. Sweden's Jerry 'perrymejsen' Ödeen and Brazil's Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten finished in third and fourth place with 2,442.16 and 2,431.40 points respectfully. PocketFivers from Sweden dominated the October MPLB claiming three of the top five and seven of the top ten spots. In addition to 'lena900' winning the leaderboard and Ödeen taking third place were 'C Darwin2' in fifth place, 'Ariados' in sixth place, Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren in eighth place, Emil 'Smeckten' Ohlsson in ninth place, and Robin 'inhoo' Ylitalo in tenth place. Also in the top ten on the leaderboard was Finnish poker pro Olli 'OgSulttaani' Ikonen in seventh place. The top 10 in October: lena900 (Sweden) - 3,770.24 points alexd2 (Bulgaria) - 3,547.83 points perrymejsen (Sweden) - 2,442.16 points joaomathias (Brazil) - 2,431.40 points C Darwin2 (Sweden) - 2,390.77 points Ariados (Sweden) - 2,324.89 points OgSulttaani (Finland) - 2,316.85 points r4ndomr4gs (Sweden) - 2,312.77 points Smeckten (Sweden) - 2,242.65 points inhoo (Sweden) - 2,216.73 points
  12. [caption width="640"] Despite spending all week at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held on to the top spot.(PokerStars photo)[/caption] It’s been 14 weeks since somebody other than Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has held down the #1 spot in the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings. Gonzalez held on to the top spot this week despite the fact he played a full schedule at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas. Despite just five cashes - and none big enough to add to his PLB score - Gonzalez still held off challenges from ‘C Darwin2’ and Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov. ‘C Darwin2’, one of four Swedish players in the top 10, started the week off in the right way with a win in the PokerStars Hot $162 for $7,062 and 191.31 points. Despite 14 more cashes during the week however, he was unable to find another result good enough to add to his total. Dimitrov also had a slow week - one of his slowest in recent memory. The Bulgarian grinder, known for playing a higher volume than others in the top 10, cashed just seven times and not a single one helped him close the gap on ‘C Darwin2’ or Gonzalez. The next Swede in the rankings, ‘lena900’, had 34 in-the-money finishes but only one, where he took fourth place in the partypoker High Roller on January 4, was good enough to add to his points total. He walked away from that event with $8,147 in cash and 141.72 points. The top five is rounded out by the #1 player out of Brazil, Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten. The former #1-ranked Baumgarten had 35 cashes this past week and just like other above him in the standings, only one was good enough to count toward his total. Finishing sixth in the partypoker Heavyweight on January 8, Baumgarten won $6,875 and added 120.66 points. The only player to move into the top 10 this week was Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford. The UK-grinder moved up to #10 from #11, swapping places with Cristian ‘progre69’ Sampaoli, thanks to a win in the PokerStars $55 Six Max Progressive KO event on January 9. He added $2,066 to his bankroll but also an additional 107.59 PLB points to his total. He’s now 53.46 ahead of Sampaoli. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez8,656.121 2C Darwin28,222.572 3Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,043.793 4lena9007,836.404 5Joao Mathias 'joaomathias' Baumgarten7,613.245 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,138.906 7Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,124.037 8Andreas' r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,752.178 9Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard6,587.019 10Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford6,546.7411
  13. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to lead the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings but has a group of Swedes behind him[/caption] For the fourth consecutive week Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez remained as the world’s #1-ranked online poker player, but there’s five different players from Sweden attempting to chase him down. Gonzalez has 154.38 PLB point lead over his next closest competitor despite not having posted a qualifying cash in over a month. Gonzalez managed just four cashes this past week, and none were big enough to add to his PLB total. The last time he had a result strong enough to count was February 7 when he won the partypoker High Roller. ‘Lena900’ wasn’t able to take full advantage of Gonzalez’s slow week though, grabbing just one score big enough to add to his total. The former #1-ranked player beat out 187 other players to win the PokerStars Big $162 on March 5 for $5,606 and 167.93 points. ‘C Darwin2’ maintained his hold on the #3 spot but also failed to make up any ground on Gonzalez. Despite cashing 16 times last week, none were good enough to add to his points total. He finished the week 303.08 points behind ‘lena900’ and 457.46 behind Gonzalez. While the top three remained unchanged this week, one player moved up three spots and into the top five for the first time since 2016. ‘Ariados’ continued his hot play as of late with a win in the partypoker $2,600 buy-in Super High Roller and a fourth place finish in the partypoker $530 buy-in High Roller on Sunday. Those two cashes added $65,376 to his bankroll and 598.01 PLB points to his total to move him from #7 to #4. Two more players re-entered the top ten this week. Russia’s Alexandr 'Blackk' Trofimov went from #11 to #8 on the heels of three qualifying cashes that earned him a total of 345.53 points. His biggest score came in a PokerStars $109 Six Max Hyper Turbo for $4,532 and 151.81 points. Another Russian player, ‘veeea’ went from #13 to #9 after finishing third in a partypoker High Roller for $7,191/124.04 and runner up win another partypoker Six Max High Roller for $11,366/178.26. Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro, who surpassed $10,000,000 in lifetime earnings this week, dropped from #8 to #12. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,673.261 2lena9009,518.882 3C Darwin29,215.803 4Ariados7,393.687 5inhoo7,341.914 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,272.195 7Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,238.416 8Alexandr 'Blackk' Trofimov6,954.0511 9veeea6,781.1513 10pappadogg6,769.5210

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