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Apostolis ‘apostolis20’ Bechrakis Hits $5 Million The #1 ranked player in all of Greece, Apostolis 'apostolis20' Bechrakis soared past $5 million in lifetime earnings this week. Bechrakis, who also is ranked #62 in the world (up from #75 last week), took down the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $19,769 to pass the major milestone. It was all part of a pretty big week for the Grecian grinder in which he cashed in total for over $44,000. Bechrakis has really been doubling down on his volume recently and, incredibly, made the money 22 times on January 21 alone. Guntis ‘lovefee
The PocketFives Rankingswere updated on Wednesday and making waves was Greece's Apostolis apostolis20 Bechrakis (pictured), who cracked the top 10 worldwide by moving up three spots to #9. If his name is familiar, it's because he took down the low-stakes SCOOP Main Event late last month for $221,000 and 1,488 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the Rankings. Bechrakis has won three other tournaments since then, bringing his career total to 72. He is the top-ranked Greek poker player and has $2.4 million in career online tournament winnings. This is the highest he has ever been worldwid
Greece is well-known for being a poker-loving nation but, like many other countries out there, they have not always had the easiest of paths to logging on and grinding. From an outright ban in 2002 to the reinstatement of online poker in 2011 to the attempt at shutting down larger poker sites a couple years later, the players in Greece have had to be resourceful and find a variety of ways to get in the game. Despite the ups and downs of online poker regulation in Greece's history, the players have persisted and today there’s a talented core of players from Greece who are looking to make a di