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  1. [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
  2. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio Gonzalez sits #1 for the thirteenth straight week - but he has a new threat closing in on him[/caption] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to hold on to the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings but a familiar face has reappeared at #2. Sweden's 'C Darwin2' took over the #2 spot after a week that saw him record five cashes big enough to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest PLB points score of his career. 'C Darwin2' beat out 329 other players to win the $530 buy-in partypoker High Roller on Tuesday, December 27. The win was worth $31,928 and 406.2 PLB points - the most he's scored since winning a PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (High) title in May 2016 for 572.68 points. He continued to prove the heater was real on December 27 with a win in the parytpoker Drago: Heavyweight for $3,750/122.47 and a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Hot $215 for $7,586/153.03. Two days later he took down the partypoker Uppercut: Heavyweight for $9,488/226.5. He closed out the week with a New Year's Day runner-up finish in the partypoker Drago: Heavyweight for $,4288/115.03. All told, 'C Darwin2', who last held the #1 spot in September, boosted his PLB points total by 1,023.23 points and now finds himself just 176.02 points behind Gonzalez and one spot above the previous #2, Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov. The Uruguayan grinder, who has been #1 for 13 straight weeks, had just seven cashes this week but none were big enough to add to his lead. Dimitrov meanwhile cashed 18 times but failed to find a single score big enough to add to his total and fell to #3 for the first time since mid-October. Spots 4-9 remained unchanged but a new player emerged in the top 10 for the first time in his career. Argentinean Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli had three cashes good enough to add to his PLB total and move him into the #10 spot. Two of them came just minutes apart on December 27. Sampaoli finished runner-up in the PokerStars Hot $162 for $$4,813 and 121.2 PLB points. He followed that up with an 11th place finish in the PokerStars $109 Mini Super Tuesday for $1,360/94.89. Two days later he won the PokerStars $109 Hyper Turbo for $4,562 and 153.85 points. Sampaoli had been sitting just outside the top 10 at #11 since December 21. After making his way back into the top just before the end of 2016, Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford dropped out of the top 10 this week, falling to #11. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez8,656.121 2C Darwin28,480.103 3Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,072.452 4lena9007,887.924 5Joao 'joaomathias' Mathias Baumgarten7,679.065 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,124.116 7Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,066.717 8Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,685.638 9PaTRick 'pleno1' Leonard6,572.219 10Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli6,558.8310
  3. In the limited amount of time post-World Series of Poker that has seen a more consistent schedule from the top players in the world, 'C Darwin2' continues to hold down the #1 ranking. ‘C Darwin2’ took third place in the Hot $215 on PokerStars, marking his largest score since his return to a full schedule after some time spent in Las Vegas. Staying at #2 in ‘lena900,’ who found a podium finish in the 5-card Pot Limit Omaha event on PokerStars on July 27 and won the Hot $215 for over $13,000 spread between the two cashes. The combined PLB point totals for the events were worth just over 300. The third spot in the list is another familiar face in ‘Ariados.’. They managed to find a fifth place finish in last Sunday’s partypoker High Roller and that was worth just over $8,000 along with 146.22 points. ‘inhoo’ holds steady at #4 after a week that included a win in the PokerStars $109 6-Max Hyper Turbo, which earned 154.86 points. Former #1 players Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez and Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro come in at #6 and #7, respectively. Both players are expected to resume their standard online schedules in the upcoming weeks. Dropping back into the final spot in the top-10 is another Swedish player,'DeathbyQuads.' As the online world gets back to normal and WCOOP not far off in the distance, the rankings are expected to change yet again in the near future. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1C Darwin28,914.491 2lena9008,568.362 3Ariados8,540.233 4inhoo8,262.484 5Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,597.755 6Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez7,040.497 7Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,032.558 8Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,003.465 9Sheater6,869.389 10DeathbyQuads6,853.1810
  4. Just days after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller for £450,000, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer won first place in the series’ £10,000 High Roller. In this one, O'Dwyer bested a field of 105 entries and took home a first-place payday of £314,000. The combined haul from the two events saw O’Dwyer win £764,000. Final Table Payouts 1. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer - £314,000 2. Gianluca Speranza - £193,000 3. Preben Stokkan - £129,000 4. Dominik Nitsche - £95,000 5. Michael Zhang - £75,000 6. Chris Brammer - £60,000 7. Joao Vieira - £45,000 8. Anthony Elliott - £35,000 9. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez - £27,500 The three-day partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK High Roller began Friday and entering Sunday’s final day of action, 13 remained with O’Dwyer atop them all. Anton Wigg was the first player to bust on the final day, falling in 13th placard putting the tournament on the money bubble. Shortly thereafter, Mustapha Kanit was eliminated at the hands of Dominik Nitsche to send the remaining 11 players into the money. Juan Pardo Dominguez busted first in the money in 11th place, then Adrian Mateos went out 10th. The final nine then joined to one table before Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez, the players O'Dwyer defeated in heads-up play in the £25,000 Super High Roller, busted in ninth. Anthony Elliott went out to Nitsche in eighth place, Joao Vieira and Chris Brammer busted to Michael Zhang in seventh and sixth places, respectively, and then Zhang went out in fifth. On Zhang's bust, he ran the [poker card="As"][poker card="Js"] into the pocket kings of O'Dwyer and couldn't pull out the win. O'Dwyer kept his foot on the gas in four-handed play before he knocked out Nitshce in fourth. This time it was pocket aces doing the trick for O’Dwyer, as he sent Nitshce packing with the [poker card="As"][poker card="2d"]. In the clash that saw third-place finisher Preben Stokkan hit the rail, O'Dwyer held another big hand -- the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Kh"]. He was up against Stokkan's [poker card="Js"][poker card="Jc"] but turned a king to score the elimination. That left O'Dwyer and Speranza to battle for the £314,000 top prize and the title. Both had already locked up £193,000 in prize money, and O’Dwyer took the lead into the final duel with 69.575 million in chips to Speranza's 35.45 million. O'Dwyer chipped away early and had Speranza on the ropes with less than 10 big blinds. Eventually, O'Dwyer moved all in and Speranza felt he had no choice but to take a stand. Speranza didn’t have much with the [poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"], but things only looked grimmer when O'Dwyer tabled pocket aces once again. Speranza flopped a pair of threes, but it wasn’t enough as the board ran out [poker card="5s"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8c"][poker card="Qs"]. The victory was another impressive score for O'Dwyer in 2018, who now has more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings won on the year. The result was also his ninth six-figure live score of the year. As if his 2018 live tournament results aren’t enough jaw-dropping figures for your next great bar debate, O'Dwyer recently won his first PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title for $227,101 and took down Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em in the partypoker POWERFEST series for $896,610. Photo courtesy of My partypoker LIVE.
  5. Sunday at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event saw 344 last-minute registrations put an exclamation point on the second-largest WSOP Main Event of all-time. The 8,569-player field means that sometime next week, one player will walk away with $10,000,000 and the title of World Champion. Day 2C saw the highly-anticipated arrival of Phil Hellmuth and the emergence of a fresh batch of names atop the end-of-day chip counts. Julien Milliard Inches Toward 1 Million Chips, Leads Day 2C Survivors Florida's Julien Milliard almost cracked the seven-figure stack code on Sunday. Milliard finished Day 2C with 947,900 to edge out Czech player Vlastimil Pustina, who ended up with 930,700. Andrew Brokos, co-host of the Thinking Poker podcast, rounded out the top three Day 2C stacks after ending the day with 895,400. The day started with 344 players taking advantage of the last chance to register to push the total Day 2C field to 4,008 players. Just 1,793 of those players made it through the five two-hour levels of play on Saturday. That group will combine on Monday with the 1,087 players who got through Day 2AB as the entire remaining field of 2,880 players will play on the same day for the first time. Eventual Champion Will Earn $10,000,000 Registration closed as the first card was dealt on Sunday and the final numbers show another year of growth for the Main Event and made this year's Main Event the second largest of all-time. A total of 8,569 players generated a total prize pool of $80,548,600. The eventual champion will win $10,000,000 and every player at the final table will earn at least $1,000,000. READ: 2019 WSOP Main Event Second Largest of All-Time, $10M to Champ Phil Hellmuth Arrives, Departs One of the 344 players who registered on Sunday morning was 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. Just back from his vacation to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands, Hellmuth didn't take his seat until well into the first level of play. He didn't sit long. Hellmuth was part of one of the secondary feature tables on the ESPN broadcast and gave fans at home and his tablemates a little taste of The Poker Brat before busting at the hands of Timothy Stanczak's pocket fives. Familiar Faces Stay Alive on Day 2C Three-time bracelet winner Adam Friedman bagged up 549,600 on Sunday to advance to Day 3 with a top 50 stack. Sam Greenwood snuck into that top 50 with 535,800. Mike McDonald continues to apply pressure to those who bet against him, finishing Day 2C with 516,700. Other notables still in include Dario Sammartino (522,700), Jeff Madsen (488,600), Bertrand Grospellier (428,200), David 'ODB' Baker (418,700), Joseph Cheong (354,500), Chino Rheem (286,500) and Nick Schulman (278,000). Defending champ John Cynn battled back from just 24,800 chips to finish with 248,900 at day's end. All-time online poker tournament earnings leader Peter Traply finished with 234,800. Holz, Antonius, Imsirovic Headline Big Names Busting Hellmuth wasn't the only big name who didn't make it through Day 2C. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Fedor Holz, Patrik Antonius, James Obst, Ali Imsirovic, and Adrian Mateos were all sent to the rail on Sunday. They were joined by John Racener, Ismael Bojang, Matt Berkey, John Monette, John Juanda, Denis Strebkov, Ben Heath, Jonathan Little, Shawn Buchanan, Sam Soverel, Joe McKeehen, Niall Farrell, Maurice Hawkins, and Sam Trickett. Nate Silver was also one of the Day 2C casualties. A Half Dozen Former #1s March On Kevin Saul leads a group of talented poker players who once held onto the #1 ranking on PocketFives.com. The Illinois native finished Day 2C with 623,900. Saul has cashed three times in the WSOP Main Event, most recently in 2016 when he wound up 466th. Saul is joined by fraternity brothers Calvin Anderson (459,400), Cliff Josephy (402,000), Fabrizio Gonzalez (328,800), Chris Hunichen (307,500) and Tim West (130,400). 34 Keystone State Players Survive Day 2C Chad Power leads 34 Pennsylvania poker players who managed to find a bag at the end of Day 2C. Power finished with 401,300 for the 97th-best stack on Sunday. Ralph Wong finished with 344,300 for the second-best PA stack. Kenneth Smaron, Jason Loehrs, and David Vasil round out the top five. Top 10 Chip Counts Julian Milliard - 947,900 Vlastimil Pustina - 930,700 Andrew Brokos - 895,400 Aleksa Pavicevic - 867,700 Nai Hu - 798,300 Kainalu McCue-Unciano - 765,600 Dapeng Mu - 762,700 Hugo Torres - 720,400 Cody Brinn - 708,800 Tom Cannuli - 667,000
  6. [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
  7. In late May, Belgium's 'girafganger7' quietly removed his screennames from his PocketFives account and in the process gave up his control of the #1 spot on the PocketFives Rankings, allowing the Swedish players to eventually take over the top five spots. He's back this week though and has retaken the #1 spot and left six Swedish players in the top 10 looking up at him. 'Girafganger7' had three big scores this week that added to his PLB points total. He won a PokerStars $109 Six Max Hyper Turbo for $3,872 and 139.33 points, a PokerStars Big $215 for $9,184/218.17 and then finished runner-up in the PokerStars Fat Thursday for $10,923/188.92. His 10,768.36 total points puts him 1,459.04 ahead of the #2 player in the world, 'lena900'. 'Lena900', who has held the #1 spot five different times in his career, is currently in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and hasn't posted a single online cash since June 8. 'C Darwin2' sits #3 after adding to his PLB total with a runner-up finish in the PokerStars PLO Sunday Grand for $15,645/194.60. 'Inhoo', at #4, is also in Las Vegas and has not recorded a single online cash since June 18. Same storyline for #5-ranked 'Ariados' with no cashes since June 6. Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren has yet to join his fellow countrymen in Sin City though. He put up three cashes big enough to add to his PLB score. He won the partypoker High Roller on for $11,817/200, finished sixth in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $12,811/186.93 and then took down the partypoker Heavyweight Weigh-in for $3,833/130. He's now got a 189.11 cushion between himself and #7-ranked Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez. The only player in the top 10 this week that wasn't there last week was another Swede, Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar. Korsar moved up one spot from #11 to #10. Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford and 'Sheater' were the two players to drop out of the 10 this week, falling to #11 and #12 respecitvely. [THEAD] RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS[/THEAD] 1girafganger710,768.36(NR) 2lena9009,309.321 3C Darwin29,184.432 4inhoo9,037.993 5Ariados8,633.564 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,859.175 7Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez7,670.067 8Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,591.526 9Andres 'probirs' Nemeth7,570.278 10Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar7,067.4511
  8. In the history of online poker there are a select few players who have been managed to have sustained success over the course of their career. Jon ‘apestyles’ Van Fleet is a member of that elite group and on Tuesday the Canadian-based grinder found himself standing tall on top of the biggest buy-in event of the 888poker Super XL Series with almost $88,000 in earnings. Van Fleet, who was once ranked as high as #3 in the world, beat out 202 other players to win the $2,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller event. To do so he had to make his way through an incredibly talented final table that included the current world #1 and #2-ranked players in the world Fabrizio ‘DrMiKee’ Gonzalez and ‘lena900’ as well as former #2-ranked Bernardo ‘bsdias’ Dias. In the end it was Van Fleet beating out Gonzalez heads-up to claim the the title and the $87,920 first place prize money. The Mini High Roller, with just a $215 buy-in, attracted a field of 639 players. The final two players, ‘StorValle’ and ‘carpediem14’, ended up chopping heads-up play began. After negotiations were finalized the pair continued to play with Sweden’s ’StoreValle’ coming back from a slight chip deficit to win the title. He ended up with $20,323 while British grinder ’carpiediem14’ ended up with $21,326. Canadian grinder ’kamexxx’ finished third for $12,907.00. The $109 buy-in Tuesday Challenge had a field of 713 players with ‘not_the-same' outlasting everybody to win $13,368.75. Russia’s ‘AfraidBubble’ not only made his way past the bubble but ended finishing second for $9,625.50, narrowly missing out on eighth career five-figure score and first of 2017. John ‘jfl1234’ Finnighan-Linkins, the #1-ranked player on the Isle of Man, finished third for $7,130. The final event on Tuesday’s schedule was the $160 buy-in Turbo High Roller. The 371-player field built a prize pool of $55,560. Austria’s ‘sally_os’ and Swiss pro ‘obvo4sal’ made a heads-up deal and played out to a winner with ‘sally_os’ coming out on top for a total of $9,831.04 in earnings. ‘obvo4sal’ had to settle for walking away with $8,778.37 for his second place finish. German ‘overthetop43’ finished third for $5,843.25. Leaderboard Update With two wins to his credit, Canada's 'mindcrushers' sits on top of the Super XL Series Leaderboard with 'PuntSonPunt' close on his tail. 1Mindcrushers775.70 2PuntSonPunt766.38 3Not_the_Same715.45 4trojanmouse674.01 5GoFighTer655.64 Event #28: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Entries: 203 Players Prize pool: $406,000 chut_up - $87,920 DrMiKee - $62,930 bsdias - $47,705 glezna23 - $35,525 WorldIsOurs - $24,360 Poelsetyv - $20,3000 jba888 - $16,240 tutten7 - $12,180 LAP1215 - $8,120 Event #29: $215 No Limit Hold’em Mini High Roller Entries: 639 Prize pool: $127,800 StorValle - $20,323.00* carpediem14 - $21,326.00* kamexxx - $12,907.00 Lov3ThiSGamE - $9,712.80 wisimaki - $6,824.52 zuzina450 - $5,431.50 DedoDeGorila - $4,153.50 pojebaniec87 - $2,875.50 uarebad_lol - $1,917 Event #30: $109 No Limit Hold’em Tuesday Challenge Entries: 713 Prize pool: $71,300 not_the-same - $13,368.75 AfraidBubble - $9,625.50 John ‘jfl1234’ Finnighan-Linkins - $7,130 casinopro888 - $5,347.50 usameeta - $3,743.25 yiy - $3,030 BlacKK_DucKK - $2,317.25 _antikk_ - $1,604.25 PulledPorker - $1,005.33 Event #31: $160 No Limit Hold’em Turbo High Roller Entries: 371 Prize pool: $55,650 sally_os - $9,831.04* obvo4sal - $8,778.37 overthetop43 - $5,843.25 preyondaline - $4,452 ScratchyR - $3,116.40 Ph4N888 - $2,635.12 DePittsterje - $1,808.62 Hitchsslap $1,252.12 Sinatra48 - $923.79
  9. In a day filled with big tournaments and big winners, the big headline coming out of the 888poker Super XL series on Sunday was 'mindcrushers' crushing another Super XL event and became the first two-time winner of the series. Mindcrushers topped the Event #21 $75 Super Turbo Tune Up Event just days removed from a win in Event #1. In addition to another $4,096 in prize money and the title, mindcrusher now moves to second in theleaderboard contest behind 'PuntSonPunt'. PuntSonPunt followed up two final tables on Saturday with a third appearance Sunday, taking fifth place in the same event mindcrushers won. As a result, PuntSonPunt remains the player to beat in the contest with 671 points. Keep an eye on 'eze88888' too, as they final tabled both Event #13 and Event #18 over the course of the day's action. Once again, all tournaments met the guarantee. The biggest prizepool of the day belonged to the $160 buy-in “Tune Up” event, which guaranteed $250,000 and ended up with a $316,200 prizepool. The heads-up battle between 'ForSjovt' and 'SalsaFiesta' was a lengthy one with numerous lead changes. In the end, ForSjovt prevailed to take home almost $54,000. The $600 buy-in “Whale” event also generated a substantial prizepool of $221,480. The recurring Sunday tournament on the 888poker schedule got a bump in the guarantee for the Super XL series. ‘Wes.c.addle’ captured the title after winning the Whale last April for over $41,000. He bested that score with a $42,502.01 payday this time around, besting a final table that included Fabrizio ‘DrMiKee’ Gonzalez, who finished in fourth place. The finish keeps him in the leaderboard contest too, where he currently sits in fourth place. Gonzalez was not the only notable Pocket Fiver to make a final table Sunday. Matthew 'theginger45' Hunt final tabled Event #12, taking fifth place. That final table was the only one that ended with any sort of deal. The final two players agreed to a chop that resulted in 'Jefffryyy' earning the win, but 'L-Scola' finishing second for a little more money. Other winners for the day include 'ADRMI_ATM' (Event #13), 'VLADIMIRIKOC' (Event #15), 'scratchero' (Event #16), 'gonzAAr' (Event #18), '_zufurduo_' (Event #19), and 'Bak0s' (Event #20). Monday brings six more tournaments on the Super XL schedule and a little change of pace on the games front. The action kicks off with a 7:00 p.m. $109 Omaha tournament and a $12 Mini Omaha Tournament. At 7:35 p.m. GMT two $22 no-limit hold’em events start concurrently. Then, at 8 p.m. GMT, the $15,000 guaranteed $55 buy-in Snap event and $5,000 guaranteed $5 buy-in Mini Snap start, culminating a very busy hour for 888poker Super XL players. You can check out the full schedule of events on 888poker’s website and check out Sunday’s results right here: Event #12 - $55 No Limit Hold’em “Sunday Breeze” 1. Jefffryyy - $9,672.42* 2. L-Scola - $10,205.00* 3. Jaolito85 - $6,396.26 4. schlafgut - $4,583.20 5. Matthew 'theginger45' Hunt - $3,336.30 6. spaarky777 - $2,662.30 7. fokucschi - $1,988.30 8. kekim1 - $1,314.30 9. mnintoiu - $727.92 *denotes a heads-up deal Event #13 – $215 No Limit Hold’em “Mega Deep” 1. ADRI_ATM - $34,524.00 2. grownupguy83 - $24,934.00 3. GoFighTer - $18,604.60 4. karabaja7 - $13,905.50 5. victoronizuk - $9,666.72 6. JacktheCpt - $7,672.00 7. eze88888 - $5,754.00 8. ErocHB - $3,836.00 9. allesrigged - $2,301.60 Event #14 - $160 No Limit Hold’em “Tune Up” 1. ForSjovt - $53,754.00 2. SalsaFiesta - $39,525.00 3. Happymonkey9 - $30,007.38 4. 888_de - $21,501.60 5. trino11 - $15,651.90 6. Ikka12 - $12,489.90 7. F0rmEITseGaL - $9,327.90 8. Huwwiel - $6,165.90 9. Omgpatbrooks - $3,414.96 Event #15 - $12 No Limit Hold’em “Mini Tune Up” 1. VLADIMIRIVOC - $10,033.45 2. plotsch2 - $7,525.08 3. LTUartist - $5,518.39 4. Zzopa - $4,156.71 5. Chester20o - $2,866.70 6. indy5k - $2,006.69 7. Susi_Cami - $1,290.01 8. phil_boud - $716.67 9. juanmihjael - $544.67 Event #16 - $55 No Limit Hold’em “Sunday Monsoon” 1. scratchero - $10,545.86 2. jorec - $7,637.50 3. SuckHeed - $5,804.50 4. blackwawks - $4,252.56 5. olnkoinkoink - $3,024.45 6. Foleon - $2,413.45 7. zzagnux - $1,802.45 8. I_AM_PELMENI - $1,191.45 9. anticvet - $672.10 Event #17 - $600 No Limit Hold’em “Whale” 1. wes.c.addle - $42,502.01 2. cjacksallin - $31,560.90 3. GangstaGo - $23,255.40 4. Fabrizio 'DrMiKee' Gonzalez - $17,718.40 5. ThEtRaIN96 - $12,402.88 6. SergeyMavrod - $9,412.90 7. diosmono69 - $7,198.10 8. jcubillos11 - $4,983.30 9. weltwaschine - $3,676.56 Event #18 - $90 No Limit Hold’em “Sunday Challenge” 1. gonzAAr - $23,009.04 2. Beebstreizer - $16,400.33 3. SergeyRusko - $9,203.61 4. fgbgcvo - $9,203.61 5. eze88888 - $6,391.40 6. Liskacha - $5,113.12 7. VitorBrasil - $3,834.84 8. ipoo1 - $2,556.56 9. ImSoTight - $1,533.93 Event #19 - $215 Turbo Mega Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em 1. _zufurduo_ - $13,003.20 2. SkallePer58 - $9,744.00 3. spider4444 - $7,392.00 4. pierre1975 - $5,544.00 5. easylimp888 - $3,830.40 6. bauruzito100 - $2,956.80 7. BOLAGET.NU - $2,284.80 8. Biack88 - $1,612.80 9. summuNNN - $1,176.00 Event #20 - $55 No Limit Hold’em “Turbo Tune Up” 1. Bak0s - $7,914.91 2. pockerking87 - $5,740.30 3. roulette69 - $4,231.90 4. csm119 - $3,184.40 5. cangump1 - $2,237.46 6. Prde|XX| - $1,780.75 7. Omfg72oAgain - $1,361.75 8. t54_is_a_fag - $942.75 9. liuying2 - $628.50 Event #21 - $75 No Limit Hold’em “Super Turbo Tune Up” 1. mindcrushers - $4,096.39 2. gedatronas - $2,953.21 3. CoCoMic - $2,238.72 4. THEKIDM8 - $1,667.13 5. PuntSonPunt - $1,143.18 6. Mudcat33 - $952.65 7. gandalf_mrs - $762.11 8. Hodor83 - $571.59 9. BringItOn313 - $381.06
  10. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez held off a charging 'lena900' to stay ranked #1 in the world this week[/caption] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez regained the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week and then went about making sure he did everything in his power to stay there this week. Gonzalez had two scores big enough this week to add to his PLB total, including the second biggest PLB Points grab of his career. Gonzalez finished second in the 888poker Super XL Series High Roller for $62,930 and 420.38 points, second only to the 683.22 he earned for finishing runner-up in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker PLO High Roller last September. On Sunday, Gonzalez finished 12th in the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker High Roller for $17,534 and 287.09 points. Those two scores were enough to hold off the competition for at least another week and leaves Gonzalez 280.05 points ahead of #2-ranked 'lena900'. When 'lena900' woke up Wednesday morning, he may have expected to see his name at number one. After posting an astonishing five qualifying cashes this past week, the former #1-ranked player might have thought he had locked up top spot for a third time. Last Wednesday he finished eighth in the 888poker Super XL High Roller for $12,180 and 182.98 points and then won the partypoker Powerfest High Roller for $15,640/223.61 points. He then won a TCOOP event for $27,440/438.77, a PokerStars Big $109 for $12,166/267.58 and rounded out the week with a runner-up finish in the Winamax High Roller for $9,715/162.65. In total he added 1,275.59 points to his PLB total, but couldn't close the gap as a number of early 2016 cashes fell off of his total. The rest of the top five remains unchanged with 'C Darwin2' in third, Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov in fourth and Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg in fifth.Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren andAndras 'probirs' Nemeth swapped spots with Berggren dropping to seventh and Nemeth moving up to sixth. The single biggest mover of the week though is Czech resident 'pappadogg', who rose all the way up from 25th to eighth after an incredible week that saw him add 1,325.39 to his total as well as over $100,000 in winnings. 'pappadogg' started the week off by finishing on top of the partypoker PowerFest High Roller for $55,485 and 547.73 PLB points - his highest single score ever. He then finished runner-up in a PokerStars Hot $109 for $8,976/178.01, 11th in the 888poker Super XL Series High Roller for $7,105/151.16, first in the PokerStars.fr Sunday Six Max for $8,276/206.81 and then runner-up in the PokerStars Hot $215 for $16,897/241.69. His previous high was #23. Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford dropped from #8 to #9 while Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard moved up to #10 from #12. Dropping out of the top 10 were Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro and Roman 'romeopro' Romanovsky. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,373.131 2lena9009,093.082 3C Darwin28,517.903 4Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,105.504 5Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,154.305 6Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,138.107 7Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,131.576 8pappadogg6,648.7125 9Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford6,632.288 10Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard6,614.5812
  11. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez didn't have a single cash big enough to earn any PLB points this past week, but he still stayed #1.[/caption] After three straight weeks with a change at the number one spot in the PocketFives Rankings there's finally some stability as Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez held on to the #1 spot for the second straight week. Making Gonzalez's accomplishment even more impressive, he stayed on top even though he had a week with no cashes big enough to add to his PLB score. Gonzalez cashed just four time this week and failed to make any final tables. He did fall below the 10,000 point barrier though and now sits just 193.63 points ahead of his nearest competitor. Sweden's 'lena900' maintains his hold on the #2 spot and made up some ground on Gonzalez in the process. 'Lena900' won the partypoker High Roller on February 14 for $13,875 and 235.58 points, the PokerStars $109 Saturday Special for $4,370/185.14 and then runner-up in the partypoker Six Max High Roller on Sunday for $10,123/164.94. All told the Swedish grinder added 585.66 points to his total. Another Swede, 'C Darwin2', held on to the #3 spot thanks to a runner-up finish in the 888 Quarterback for $7,967/148.26 and then won the PokerStars Hot $55 on Thursday for $8,221/223.94. He trails Gonzalez by 580.33 but has a 1,865.1 point lead on the rest of the field. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov was the last player in the top 10 to hold onto their spot. Dimitrov, who has been as high as #2 during his career, stayed at #4. Anybody who has followed the rankings for the past two years won't be surprised to learn that two Swedes made big moves this week. 'inhoo' moved from #8 to #5 and he's now within striking distance of his all-time high of #3. Right behind him was Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren who went from #9 to #6. Former #1-ranked Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro dropped from #5 to #7 and German 'pappadogg' went from #9 to #6. The only new name in the top ten this is Russian Alexandr 'Blackk' Trofimov. He began his week by finishing runner-up in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $47,567 and 392.54. He then posted another runner-up finish, this time in a PokerStars $109 for $2,968/94.83 before finally breaking through and posting a win in the PokerStars $109 on February 16 for $4,582/154.18. Those three cashes added 641.55 points to his total and moved him up from #14 to #10. The only player to drop out of the top 10 was Sweden's 'Ariados' who went from #10 to #11. Current PocketFives Rankings Top 10 RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez9,896.471 2lena9009,702.842 3C Darwin29,316.143 4Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov7,451.044 5inhoo7,411.998 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,333.269 7Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,237.105 8Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,232.917 9pappadogg6,981.496 10Alexandr 'Blackk' Trofimov6,889.4614 Complete PocketFives Rankings
  12. After wrestling away the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings from Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez two weeks ago, ‘lena900’ doesn’t appear ready to give it up and now Gonzalez has another Swedish nemesis in his way. ‘Lena900’ cashed 40 times this past week, but only one of them was good enough to add to his already PLB points total. The Swedish pro finished third in the 888poker Sunday Challenge for $8,528 and 149.93 points. Despite only having one cash count, ‘lena900’ now holds an 892.63 point lead over his closest competition. While ‘lena900’ only got the one cash, ‘C Darwin2’ managed to move up one spot in the rankings despite not recording a single cash big enough to add to his points total. The former #1-ranked player had eight smaller cashes, but thanks to some of Gonzalez’s older scores dropping off, snuck past the Uruguayan poker pro by just 26.56 points. Gonzalez had just one cash this past week - a third place finish in the ACR Sunday Special PLO event - but it wasn’t worth enough to impact his score and help him maintain his #2-ranking. Gonzalez stands out in the rankings for another reason. He’s the lone non-Swede in the top six. Three other Swedish pros take up spots 4-6. Moving from #5 to #4, ‘inhoo’ had three big scores this week which helped him move up to just one spot shy of his career best. Last Wednesday ‘inhoo’ finished fourth in the partypoker Heavyweight Uppercut for $4,382 and 108.91 and then followed that up immediately with a win in the partypoker High Roller for $10,480/223.61. His big score though came on Sunday when he finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Grand PLO for $21,588/244.2. Rounding out the Swedish contingent is ‘Ariados’ at #5 and Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren at #6. Former #1-ranked Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro held on to the #7 ranking after posting three big scores. He took down the PokerStars Big $109 for $9,820/235.58, then finished 12th in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $4,743/136.59 and then wrapped up the week with a win in the PokerStars $22 Bubble Rush for $2,010/109.54. Germany’s ‘pappadogg’ moved from #9 to #8 and Andras 'probirs' Nemeth moved from #10 to #9. Top-ranked Canadian Joel ‘jbrown8777’ Brown moved back into the top ten after posting four solid cashes. Last Tuesday, Brown finished fourth in the partypoker High Roller for $5,787/110.97 and then 14th in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $3,952/124.52. The next day he topped the 62-player field in the partypoker Six Max High Roller for $11,056/176.07 and then ended the week with an eighth-place finish in the partypoker Super High Roller for $4,772/110.29. Former #1-ranked Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard dropped from #8 to #11 and was the only player to fall out of the top 10. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1lena9009,623.421 2C Darwin28,730.793 3Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez8,704.232 4inhoo8,137.585 5Ariados7,177.854 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,112.576 7Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro6,866.787 8pappadogg6,782.829 9Andras 'probirs' Nemeth6,595.1910 10Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown6,362.8613
  13. Had #1-ranked 'lena900' taken the last week off from grinding, he likely would have remained in the top spot of the PocketFives Rankings. Instead, the Swede had a week to remember, racking up over 1,000 PLB points and breaking the 10,000 point barrier to put himself well ahead of the rest of the field. The week started with a bang for 'lena900' with a win in the PokerStars Hot $215 on March 31 for $8,487 and 208.33 points. He then took down the $530 buy-in partypoker High Roller for $9,260 and 174.64 points. Those two cashes though were just setting the table for a big Sunday. He started things off by winning the Hot $162 for $7,235 and 193.65 and then made it through 2,306 other players before finishing runner-up in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $48,796 and 448.24 points - his fifth biggest take ever. When the week was done, 'lena900' added 1,024.86 points to his total and ended up with 10,011.11 points and a lead of 1,384.77 points over his nearest competitor. Despite cashing 30 times this past week, #2-ranked 'C Darwin2' was unable to find a single run deep enough to add to his points total. While he's well behind 'lena900', there are just 44.56 points separating him and Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez. For his part, Gonzalez put in very little volume this past week and failed to record a single cash big enough to help his points total. Two other Swedes, 'inhoo' and 'Ariados', maintained their #4 and #5 respective spots from last week to round out the top five, but the biggest mover of the week was British proConor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford. Beresford jumped from #20 to #6 thanks to a runner-up finish in the $530 buy-in partypoker High Roller on Sunday. That result added $22,876 to his bankroll and 246.42 points to his total. He now sits just four spots off of his career of #2 that he last reached in 2016. The rest of the top 10 remained largely unchanged with Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro and Andreas 'r4ndom4gs' Berggren swapping the #6 and #7 spots while 'pappadogg' and Andras 'probirs' Nemeth moved down one spot each. Canadian Joel 'jbrown8777' Brown fell out of the top 10. PocketFives Rankings Top 10 RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1lena90010,011.111 2C Darwin28,626.342 3Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez8,581.783 4inhoo8,080.214 5Ariados7,345.015 6Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford7,061.5420 7Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,050.507 8Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,927.796 9pappadogg6,609.188 10Andras 'probirs' Nemeth6,552.879
  14. Just over a week out from one of the busiest periods on the online poker MTT schedule and the PocketFives Rankings continue to feature Sweden’s ‘lena900’ sitting quite comfortable at #1 with the usual suspects staring up at him. Two big runner-up finishes this past week kept ‘lena900’ on top. He finished second to ‘KumariOy’ in the PokerStars Sunday Grand Pot Limit Omaha for $23,450 and 259.75 PLB points. He topped that score four days later, beating out everybody but ‘psyhoagromor’ in the PokerStars Thursday Thrill for $31,292/321.19. He had 44 other cashes on the week, but none were strong enough to add to his points total. The two players directly behind ‘lena900’ both failed to post any scores big enough this past week to help them in their pursuit. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez continued his hold on #2 while ‘C Darwin2’ sits third. While they may be focused on tracking down ‘lena900’, they need to be looking over their shoulders. Sweden’s ‘inhoo’ stayed in the #4 spot this week but made up ground on those above him. Finishing his week by winning the partypoker High Roller on Tuesday for $17,372 and 316.23 moved ‘inhoo’ to within 173.23 points of the #3 spot, one week after after trailing ‘C Darwin2’ by almost 460 points. After cracking the top 10 last week, German grinder ‘girafganger7’ held on to the #5 spot thanks to a pair of scores on partypoker. Last Saturday he won the $530 buy-in High Roller for $6,596/150 and then followed that up on Sunday with a runner-up finish in the $290 buy-in Heavyweight $30K Guaranteed for $5,425/116.16. He sits just 13.91 points ahead of former #1 Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro. There were no changes at all to any of the top 8 players. Sweden's 'Ariados' stayed at #7 and English pro Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford did not move from #8. The only changes this week came from Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren who moved from #11 to #9 and German ‘pappadogg’ dropping from #9 to #10. Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard dropped out of the top 10. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1lena9009,339.081 2Fabrizio 'SixTDSenSe19' Gonzalez8,577.692 3C Darwin28,326.853 4inhoo8,153.624 5girafganger77,847.215 6Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,833.276 7Ariados7,202.287 8Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford7,167.378 9Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,839.6111 10pappadogg6,791.589
  15. As the 2017 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker draws to a close, the PocketFives Rankings seem to be swinging back to a very familiar site - Sweden. Swedish players now make up six of the top 10 spots, including the top three, with 'lena900' sitting on top for the ninth consecutive week. While SCOOP controlled most of the headlines this week, partypoker Powerfest was where 'lena900' went to work. He posted three top five finishes in partypoker Powerfest events, finishing third, second and fifth for a total of 485.43 PLB points. He now leads the rest of the field by 378.82 points. #2-ranked 'inhoo' did nearly everything he could to move into the top spot this week, posting five cashes big enough to add to his PLB score. He finished fifth in SCOOP Event #23 (High) for $37,440 and 300.75 points, 18th in SCOOP Event #31 (High) for $11,388/233.76. He posted an 11th place finish in Powerfest Event #156 for $30,061/271.21. He wrapped up the week with an 888poker XL Inferno Event #110 win for $6,418/172.77 and then an eighth-place finish in Event #126 for $24,300/258.46. A Powerfest win, plus a PokerStars Hot $215 win and another cash helped 'Ariados' stay at #3. He started the week by taking down the Hot $215 fro $12,321 and 257.68 points. Three days later he beat out 518 other players to win the $530 buy-in Powerfest High Roller for $48,371 and 509.41 points and then finished 18th in Powerfest #158 for $5,353/112. Two former #1-ranked players make the next two spots. Uruguay's Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez, the only non-Swede in the top five, sits at #4 while 'C Darwin2' is #5. The first bit of movement in the top 10 came from Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard. The top-ranked British player won SCOOP Event #20 (Medium) for $18,567 and 320 points. He then followed that up with a fourth-place finish in Event #29 (High) for $59,175/386.64. Leonard then posted three Powerfest scores, including two fourth place and one sixth place finish, for $71,981 in earnings and 721.62 points. Those five results propelled him from #10 to #8. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar rounded out the Swedish contingent in the top 10, moving from #11 to #10 thanks to a 11th-place finish in Powerfest Event #149 for 411,141/211.62 and a 14th-place finish in SCOOP Event #41 (High) for $19,425/233.59. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1lena9009,397.981 2inhoo9,025.162 3Ariados8,673.443 4SixthSenSe198,235.544 5C Darwin28,193.485 6Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,830.736 7Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,452.727 8Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard7,227.6310 9Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford6,999.968 10Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar6,894.4511
  16. As if resubmitting his screennames last week and taking over the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings wasn’t good enough, Belgium-based poker pro ‘girafganger7’ added to his lead this week after posting three more qualifying cashes. His latest scores have helped him further separate himself from the group of five Swedish players directly behind him. He started things off on Sunday by finishing second in the partypoker Super High Roller for $27,524 and 208.63 PLB points and winning the partypoker High Roller for $20,201/316.23. He rounded the week out with a third place finish in a partypoker High Roller event on Tuesday for $7,565/129.84. He now has a 1,441.16. Moving up one spot from #3 to #2 is former #1 ‘C Darwin2’. Thanks to the World Series of Poker, he hasn’t recorded a single online cash since June 25, but his previous scores have allowed him to pass last week’s #2-ranked player, ‘inhoo’, who has been in Las Vegas since at least mid-June. Andres 'probirs' Nemeth moved from #9 to #7 on the back of making both the Super High Roller and High Roller final table on partypoker on Sunday. He finished sixth in the SHR for $4,936/107.92 and then fourth in the HR for $11,335/165.58. Those two results propelled him past Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez and Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro, who fell to #8 and #9 respectively. Rounding out the top 10 is the sixth Swedish player in that group, ‘DeathbyQuads’. He moved up from #13 to #10 after winning a PokerStars Hot $215 for $15,303/291.55. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1girafganger710,624.001 2C Darwin29,182.843 3lena9009,148.852 4inhoo8,965.484 5Ariados8,692.685 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,860.576 7Andres 'probirs' Nemeth7,646.959 8Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez7,637.277 9Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,339.918 10DeathbyQuads7,071.2613
  17. Brazil's Henrique Bastos Coutinho came through a 5,490 player field to bank $148,292 and become this week's PokerStars Sunday Million champion. Playing under the alias 'Galochina10' he was able to beat 'it.happ3ns.' into second-place for $104,064, with 'mrAndreeew' taking away $73,028 in third-place. The win for Coutinho meant he smashed his previous best recorded online cash of $10,244 by some margin. 'sousinha23' came through a tough PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller final table that included the top two ranked players in the world Lena900 and C.Darwin2 to bank $45,028. 'Lena900' followed by '€urop€an', Michael 'mczhang' Zhang, 'Bigfish112392', 'C.Darwin2' and 'roo_400' exited the tournament before 'probirs' took $25,825 in third. 'sousinha23' was then able to get the better of 'cigarromata' heads-up to take the title with the latter taking $34,100 in second. This week's PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller winner was former world #1 ranked 'p0cket00' after they eliminated 'Karssen1987' heads-up. 'p0cket00', who has over $11m in online earnings, won $32,536.83 + $28,122.96 (in bounties) with runner-up 'Karssen1987' banking $23,848.97 + $5,515.62 (in bounties). Sweden's Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar took away $17,481 + $2,687.50 (in bounties) in third-place. 'mraink' came through a 1,066 player field in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up and sent Jonas Palsgård Christensen to the rail during heads-up play to secure a $34,593 payday. Christensen took away $24,872 for his efforts and 'fers223' won $17,883 in third. Also, a shoutout must go to 'Bagelakis23' who was able to achieve sixth-place finishes in both the Sunday Million and the Sunday Warm-Up. 'Malapisk' was able to secure two titles across the partypoker Sunday Majors for a combined total prize of $53,894. Firstly, 'Malapisk' and John Adderley agreed to a heads-up deal in the $1,050 Deepstack-HR to bank $36,694 and $33,685 respectively. There were a total of 198 entries, and after 'FoldDigger' fell in third-place for $21,100 the final two made the money deal before 'Malapisk' took down the win, and John Adderley achieved his highest online cash to date. And their second win of the day came in the $109 Sunday Major for $17,200. 'LeadRush' was the player to fall at the hands of 'Malapisk' this time around during heads-up and took away $12,320 for second-place. Elsewhere on partypoker, there was a field of 39 players in the $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller as 'mwhldwn', AKA RaiseYourEdge head coach 'Bencb', beat partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard to take the win for $40,500. Leonard's prize for second-place was $26,500 with current PocketFives world #2 'HellmuthTheGr8' taking the bronze medal for $16,500. 'Demba_Pa' took the majority share of the $150,000 prize pool in the $530 Sunday Major after they came through the 293 player field for the victory. Paul 'Sheld0nC00per' Allen exited in third-place for $15,230 before 'x_zola25' took $20,778 in second-place and 'Demba_Pa' was awarded with $28,545 for the win. There was also a second final table appearance of the day for Patrick Leonard after he took fifth-place for $8,183. Over on 888poker, Fabrizio 'DrMikee' Gonzalez achieved gold and bronze medals in the flagship 'Sunday Mega Deep' and 'Whale' tournaments. Ivan ‘hurrrrican3’ Gabrieli took down the $1,050 The $100,000 Whale for $24,596 after agreeing to a heads-up deal with Alessandro 'ZeroNineee' Valli. Gabrieli, who took the silver medal in last week's 888poker Sunday Mega Deep, went this distance this time around as Valli banked $17,387 as runner-up and Gonzalez claimed $10,950 in third place. Gonzalez then went the distance in the $215 Sunday Mega Deep to add another $19,250 to their Sunday winnings after he defeated 'GangstaGo' heads-up. The runners-up prize was $14,250 with American Bryan 'DePittsterje' Paris taking the final podium spot for $10,750. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,490 entrants, $1,098,000 prize pool Galochina10 - $148,292.04 it.happ3ns. - $104,064.15 mrAndreeew - $73,028.96 ELLA_ELIAS - $51,249.58 felipebeltra - $35,965.42 Bagelakis23 - $25,239.39 RovoDice - $17,712.27 Cndale1 - $12,430.01 miniDanny028 - $8,723.06 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $125k Gtd 95 entrants, $190,000 prize pool sousinha23 - $45,028.15 cigarromata - $34,100.99 probirs - $25,825.57 roo_400 - $14,812.07 C.Darwin2 - $14,812.07 Bigfish112392 - $11,217.58 mczhang - $8,495.35 €urop€an - $6,433.76 Lena900 - $5,528.14 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $300k Gtd 770 entrants, $385,000 prize pool p0cket00 - $32,536.83 + $28,122.96 (in bounties) Karssen1987- $23,848.97 + $5,515.62 (in bounties) Greenstone25 - $17,481.23 + $2,687.50 (in bounties) renaton - $12,813.70 + $9,707.04 (in bounties) arvidxoxo - $9,392.40 + $1,125.00 (in bounties) SELOUAN1991 - $6,884.60 + $3,234.37 (in bounties) Dhr.Awesome - $5,046.40 + $5,490.24 (in bounties) betpeter3 - $3,699.00 + $4,285.16 (in bounties) jeremy98rus - $2,711.36 + $3,687.50 (in bounties) PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $200k Gtd 1,066 entrants, $213,200 prize pool mraink - $34,593.71 Palsgaard1 - $24,872.57 fers223 - $17,883.57 HU4FU - $12,858.45 TanTanSWE - $9,245.33 Bagelakis23 - $6,647.49 xKoSSSx - $4,779.60 AS Leshiy - $3,436.59 EdilsonRTJ - $2,470.94 partypoker $109 Sunday Major-H $100k Gtd 984 entrants, $100,000 prize pool Malapisk - $17,200 LeadRush - $12,320 mikimiki88 - $8,150 MexiCain241lbs - $5,460 BYLIA - $3,870 d1n0s_Law - $2,740 melogno_jr - $1,920 ows86 - $1,300 partypoker $530 Sunday Major – HR $150k 293 entrants, $150,000 prize pool Demba_Pa - $28,545.30 x_zola25 - $20,778.45 Sheld0nC00per - $15,230.55 TheHoggDogg - $11,163.90 Patrick_Leonard - $8,183.10 Aspartam1967 - $5,998.20 cr3zyem34 - $4,396.95 NoisiaRadio - $3,222.75 GiMMiETheL0T - $3,222.75 partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller $100k Gtd 39 entrants, $100,000 prize pool mwhldwn - $40,500 Patrick_Leonard - $26,500 HellmuthTheGr8 - $16,500 spinner2255 - $9,000 maniakboy - $7,500 partypoker $1,050 Deepstack-HR $200k Gtd 198 entrants, $200,000 prize pool Malapisk - $36,694.74* johnadderley - $33,685.27* FoldDigger - $21,100 Lucky_Chicken - $15,600 rudiqa1 - $11,000 TullaMoreFan12 - $8,400 proudflop - $6,200 stub8ornCnt - $4,600 *denotes heads-up deal 888poker $1,050 The $100,000 Whale 53 entrants – $100,000 prize pool Hurrrrican3 - $24,596.69* ZeroNineee - $17,387.31* DrMikee - $10,950 Farrugia_1 - $7,300 Canette_15 - $5,475 InJeBakkes - $4,015 SalsaFiesta - $3,285 *denotes heads-up deal 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 338 entrants – $100,000 prize pool DrMikee - $19,250 GangstaGo - $14,250 DePittsterje - $10,750 rodckz - $7,750 HateH4teHate - $5,250 iBustYa888 - $3,750 Graftekkel - $2,750 ZeroNineee - $2,250
  18. [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
  19. [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
  20. [caption width="641"] Fabrizio Gonzalez was the top online poker tournament player in the world in November (SHRPO photo)[/caption] For the last nine weeks Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez has been the #1-ranked player on PocketFives. His rise to the top spot came mostly from his PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker leaderboard win, but he hasn’t exactly been resting on that success. Nobody had a better November than Gonzalez as the Uruguayan pro topped the November PocketFives Leaderboard, beating out Anton Wigg, Alex Dimitrov and Andreas Beggren in the process. Gonzalez’s top 20 cashes in November (the monthly PLB is based on a player’s top 20 scores) included four wins, two runner-up finishes and 14 final tables. All told he earned $206,667 with nearly a quarter of that coming from a second place finish in the PokerStars Super Tuesday on November 15. In that event Gonzalez outlasted 374 other players before being defeated heads up by Russia’s ‘Stivi Ger’ to walk away with $50,523 and 404.55 PLB points. The next week he posted wins in the $2,600 buy-in partypoker Super High Roller and the $530 partypoker High Roller for a total of $75,265 and 747.49 PLB points. Gonzalez ended up beating out runner-up Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg by 111.82 points. Wigg’s month was highlighted by his win the PokerStars French Championship of Online Poker. Wigg beat out 664 other players to win the FCOOP Event #26, €200 Six Max NLHE, for $23,221 and 366.34 PLB points. That win was one of six that he had in his top 20 finishes. He also managed two runner ups and a total of 16 final tables on his way to earning $133,030. Finishing just 64.47 points behind Wigg was the current #2-ranked player in the world, Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov. The Bulgarian put in an incredible amount of volume in November, cashing a total of 165 times - more than double that of Wigg. His top 20 cashes included 11 wins, two runner-up finishes and all but one of them were a final table appearance. The higher volume comes from Dimitrov’s willingness to play almost any MTT running and results in many small scores. Still, he had five five-figure scores, including a $20,607.99 cash for his second place finish to ‘Lena900’ in the partypoker Heavyweight Main Event on November 7. PLAYERPLB POINTS Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez2920.75 Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg2808.93 Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov2736.56 Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren2431.28 Aleksejs 'Damage' Ponakovs2414.38 lena9002390.02 Jerry 'perrymejsen' Ödeen2363.24 Maxim 'decay' Lykov2338.52 C Darwin22289.07 DeathbyQuads2198.45
  21. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez is back on top of the PocketFives Rankings after spending one week at #2 (SHRPO photo)[/caption] It would seem that Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez didn’t take too kindly to falling from the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings last week. The Uruguayan rebounded this past week to reclaim the top spot from Sweden’s ‘lena900’. Gonzalez had just two cashes big enough to add to his PLB points total, but they were good enough to get him back to the top of the rankings. Gonzalez beat out 157-player field in the PokerStars Omania High Roller Five Card Pot Limit Omaha for $9,540.07 and 217.03 PLB points. Four days later he finished ninth in Event #31 of the PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker. The $215 Six Max No Limit Hold’em event had 1,608 and Gonzalez earned $3,900 and 153.54 points for his finish. ‘lena900’ also had two qualifying cashes. The first was a win in the parypoker Drago: Heavyweight last Thursday. He earned $3,651 and 134.91 points. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in TCOOP Event #22, a $215 Six Max No Limit Omaha Hi-Lo tournament, for $7,283 and 165.47 points. Earning just 300.38 points in the week, combined with some of his older scores falling off of his total, gave Gonzalez the opportunity to swap spots with him. ‘lena900’ is now 351.95 points out of top spot. Another Swedish phenom, ‘C Darwin2’, held on to the #3 spot this week and Alex ‘alexd2’ Dimitrov maintained his #4 ranking. The next player to move up was Anton ‘AnteSavante’ Wigg. The bulk of Wigg’s points this week came from a pair of wins on Saturday. He won the 888poker $20,000 Crocodile for $4,967/151.99 and immediately grabbed another $5,116/149 after winning a $215 buy-in PokerStars Turbo NLHE event. He wrapped up the week with a fifth place finish in the $1,050 Sunday Grand PLO for $10,922/164.32. Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren moved from #8 to #6 thanks to a huge win on Winamax. The Swedish pro, who ranked #1 in 2014, beat out 3,166 other players to win the Winamax.fr W Series Event 100 for $17,198 and 439 PLB points - his highest PLB score ever. He also won the PokerStars.fr Nightly on January 18 for $4,431/151.54. His last big score of the week came on Saturday when he won the Winamax High Roller for $5,753/133.86. Roman ‘romeopro’ Romanovsky cracked the top 10 this week after recording four cashes big enough to impact his score. All told he earned 626.95 PLB points from those four events, highlighted by a win in the partypoker $530 High Roller for $13,375 and 231.30 points. RANKPLAYERSPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez8,776.482 2lena9008,424.531 3C Darwin28,361.353 4Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov8,195.254 5Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg7,201.707 6Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren7,147.308 7Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,038.996 8Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford6,793.989 9Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro6,496.3710 10Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky6,445.8314
  22. [caption width="639"] Cristian 'Progre69' Sampaoli finished second among online tournament players in the world in December. (Codigo Poker photo)[/caption] December featured another exciting race to the top on the PocketFives monthly PLB leaderboard. World #1-ranked player Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez held the crown in November but ceded it to ‘C Darwin2’, who racked up over 2,600 points among his 20 highest scores. It was an astounding month for ‘C Darwin2’ as he notched five victories along with five additional top-three finishes. ‘C Darwin2’ did the larger portion of his damage in High Roller and Super High Roller events on partypoker. On December 11, ‘C Darwin2’ won the $2,600 buy in $100,000 guaranteed Super High Roller, beating a field of 46 to collect the $42,500 first place prize. A few weeks later, ‘C Darwin2’ was victorious in the $530 buy in $100,000 guaranteed High Roller as he vanquished the 330 entrants standing between him and first place. ‘C Darwin2’ took home $31,900 for his result. Some of the other notable results from ‘C Darwin2’ include an 11th place finish in a field of 1,951 in the PokerStars $300,000 guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up, a bronze medal in the partypoker $50,000 guaranteed Six Max Turbo High Roller, and a win in the partypoker $20,000 guaranteed Six Max Turbo High Roller, which earned him $8,400. Finishing behind ‘C Darwin2’ in the rankings by less than 60 points is Cristian ‘Progre69’ Sampaoli. It was a big month for Sampaoli as he earned a Triple Crown over the course of three days. The largest of the Triple Crown victories for Sampaoli came in the PokerStars $350,000 guaranteed Super Tuesday. The $71,000 first place prize is the second largest online cash of Sampaoli’s career. Outside of ‘C Darwin2’, who is currently the #2-ranked player in the world, the highest finishing player in the PLB rankings is ‘lena900’, who took fifth place and is #4 overall. ‘lena900’ continued a streak of consistent success after taking sixth place in the November PLB poll. Finishing in third and fourth place, respectively, is Alexandr ‘Blackk’ Trofimov and Gediminas ‘Gedis92’ Uselis. It was a busy month for both players, as they combined to win 19 tournaments between them. PLAYERPLB POINTS C Darwin22663.38 Cristian ‘Progre69’ Sampaoli2615.61 Alexandr ‘Blackk’ Trofimov2511.47 Gediminas ‘Gedis92’ Uselis2499.31 lena9002486.41 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky2482.49 hellohellohello2470.98 Zachary 'Zackattak13' Korik2302.20 Doug 'OU_dlanger610' Lang2286.30 Troy 'iamthedeck ftw' Quenneville2144.56
  23. [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
  24. [caption width="640"] Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez continues to fight it out with 'lena900' atop the PocketFives Rankings (PokerStars photo/Neil Stoddart)[/caption] For the fourth time in five weeks there has been a change at the top of the PocketFives Rankings but while change seems to be the constant at the top, it's just two players going toe-to-toe. Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez pushed past 'lena900' to retake the #1 spot thanks to a runner-up finish in the partypoker Powerfest Super High Roller that resulted in the second largest score, both in terms of cash and PLB points, in his career. Gonzalez outlasted 209 of the 210 other players in the $5,200 buy-in event to win $163,525 and 677.65. The only time he's earned more in either category came in September 2016 when he finished runner up in the PokerStars World Championship Pot Limit Omaha High Roller for $355,731 and 683.22 points. Gonzalez also had a win in the partypoker $530 High Roller event on February 7 to win $11,049 and 201.25 points. Those two scores pushed Gonzalez's PLB points total over 10,000 for the first time ever. While Gonzalez had a week that saw him add 878.9 points to his total, Sweden's 'lena900' added 305 points to his total from two wins. He started the week off with a win in the partypoker Six Max Turbo High Roller for $8,800 and 148.32 points. On Sunday he took down the PokerStars Six Max €20,000 guaranteed for $6,383 and 156.68 points. He now trails Gonzalez by 535.55 points. As has been the case for most of the past two years, Swedish players continue to dominate the top 10 spots. Right behind 'lena900' at #3 is fellow Swede 'C Darwin2' who had a week that included his three largest PLB scores ever. His week started with a third place finish in the Powerfest Super High Roller for $123,963 and 531.32 points. He followed that up with a win in the pokerStars Thursday Thrill for $45,206/504.98 and then took down the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $56,056 and 609.92 points. He trails 'lena900' by just 196.23 points and is 731.78 points out of first. While the top three players all remain relatively close in terms of points, the gap between that group and the rest of the top 10 continues to grow. Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov held on to the #4 spot with only one qualifying cash. Dimitrov won the Black Chip Poker BIG10 for $3,649 and 137.68 points and now finds himself 1,855.74 points behind 'C Darwin2' and 2,587.52 points behind Gonzalez. While the names in the top four spots didn't change, there was considerable movement in the rest of the group. Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro moved from #9 to #5 thanks to a win in the Big €100 on PokerStars.fr and a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up that garnered him 535.19 points. 'Pappadogg' continued his ascension, moving from #7 to #6, Andras 'probirs' Nemeth dropped from #5 to #7, 'inhoo' moved from #10 to #8 and Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren fell from #6 to #10. The biggest jump of the week though belonged to the fifth and final Swede in the top 10. 'Ariados' put together four qualifying cashes this past week, including the largest PLB score of his career. 'Ariados' won the partypoker Powerfest Super High Roller for $226,825 and a whopping 1,027.13 points. He also won a PokerStars.fr €100 Nightly for 147.62 points, finished 16th in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for 115.56 points and then topped the Winamax High Roller on Sunday for $16,701 and 261.27 points. Dropping out of the top 10 this week was Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg, who fell all the way to #17. RANKPLAYERPOINTSPREVIOUS 1Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez10,091.252 2lena9009,555.701 3C Darwin29,359.473 4Alex 'alexd2' Dimitrov7,503.734 5Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro7,242.009 6pappadogg7,072.367 7Andras 'probirs' Nemeth7,031.785 8inhoo6,969.9710 9Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren6,959.326 10Ariados6,944.8423
  25. [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

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