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  1. [caption id="attachment_617093" align="alignnone" width="640"] Each week members of the PocketFives.com community hit career highs in money earned and positions in the Worldwide Top 100.[/caption] Two More Join The $1 Million Club They say the first million dollars you earn is the hardest million dollars to make. Well, a pair of PocketFivers did accomplished that difficult feat by climbing up over the $1 million lifetime earnings mark this week. Brazil’s Rodrigo ‘ZidAAne’ Caprioli crossed the million dollar milestone when he finished in 14th place in the PokerStars Omania High Roller for $2,014. Caprioli has been off to a fast start in 2018, helping him get close to his million dollar goal was a heater that included three four-figure scores as well as a runner-up finish in a PokerStars $500 Pot Limit Omaha event for $12,652. Following Caprioli across the threshold is Dejan ‘dejanaceking’ Divkovic from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina where Divkovic is currently the #6-ranked online player. Divkovic has put in light volume since the beginning of the year, but his 127th place finish in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up, only his ninth tournament of the year, was just enough to squeak into the Million Dollar Club. In that tournament, he took home $504 which was enough to put him $168 over $1 million. Halfway There A handful of grinders are halfway to the plateau achieved by Caprioli and Divkovic, achieving the first of the major milestones: $500,000 in lifetime earnings. Brazil’s Daniel ‘fauzika1’ Camel, Russia’s Denis ‘DENGER’ Kuznetsov and ‘mexal89’, ’Dreiven’ from Poland and Hungary's ‘lambika90’ all found ways to creep across the half-million milestone. Argentina’s ‘rayastar’ Continues His Rankings Climb One of the largest moves made in the PocketFives.com Worldwide Rankings this week is from Argentina upstart Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone. Currently the #1 online poker player in his home country, Petrone reached a new career-high ranking this week when he jumped five spots to #13 in the world. He reached his new rank through a trio of qualifying PLB cashes, two victories and a runner-up, which, in total added over $27,000 to his bankroll and put him in position to make a possible push into the elite territory of the top 10. Along with Petrone, three other PocketFivers reached career-high rankings this week. Career High Rankings In The Top 100 Futti18 - #100 to #98 dulek - #97 to #84 neverfoldQ5 - #67 to #66 Ramiro 'rayastar' Petrone - #18 to #13
  2. The was very little movement in the PocketFives.com Worldwide top 10 this week. Nine of the ten players remain the same and seven of the ten players held fast in their position. Still, with a commanding lead, Sweden’s ‘C Darwin2’ maintains his reign at the world’s #1. He had a massive week with three five-figure scores including a fourth-place finish in the PokerStars Sunday High Roller for over $21,000, a win in the 888poker Volcano for over $17,000 and another final table appearance in the PokerStars Turbo Series Event #22, cashing for over $24,000. As a result, ‘C Darwin2’ joined some of his fellow Swedes in surpassing the $8 million in lifetime earnings mark while maintaining more than 10,000 PLB points. The #2 ranked player, ‘lena900’ has done something that no player has been able to do for weeks upon weeks - come within 1000 PLB points of ‘C Darwin2’. ‘lena900’ finished in sixth-place in Event #3 of the PokerStars Turbo Series for $16,726 and 276.66 PLB points. This score, with a combination of aging results, puts ‘lena900’ roughly 900 points behind the leader and with the PokerStars Turbo Series slated to continue through March 4, there will be ample opportunity for everyone in the top 10 to collect big time scores. Andreas ‘probirs’ Nemeth, like everyone in the top 6, holds his position at #3. His PLB score slipped considerably this week as he hasn’t fired up the online client since February 11. He holds a 112 PLB point lead over the #4 ranked Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff, which is very tenuous because…he’s back! After a month-long hiatus, Malta's former #1 ranked player in the world van Zadelhoff was seen back on the online grind this week. Well, it wasn’t a grind exactly as he recorded a total of only eight cashes and none of them actually qualified for PLB points. He did, however, cash in three of the PokerStars Turbo Series events and, in total, pulled in roughly $5,700. Should he opt to get back to playing a full schedule, he could be in for another run at the top spot in the next few weeks. A big-time score helped #5 ranked ‘hellohellohello’ add to his total PLB score. Russia’s #1 online player won the bwin.com Sunday Major High Roller for $50,845 and 447.21 PLB points. That puts him a scant 43 points behind van Zadelhoff and in position to make a major move should he find the winner’s circle again. Another player poised to make a move is Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky who holds on to the #6 spot. ‘Romeopro’ also took down a tournament on bwin.com, banking over $26,000 for his win in a Sunday Major High Roller. His PLB total puts him right in the thick of the middle of the top 10, only roughly 300 points behind the third-ranked Nemeth. Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone climbs the ranks again this week, touching a new career high of #7. The pro from Buenos Aires added a pair of PLB qualifying scores to his total including a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Big $215 on February 20 for over $6,000. In order for Petone to move up, ‘European’ had to move down. Even though he slipped to the #8 rank this week, he still had a very lucrative week. ‘European’ was the winner of the Event #26 of the PokerStars Turbo Series for over $58,000. It was a really light week for Team partypoker member Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard, who maintains his #9 ranking this week. Only six total cashes on Sunda, February 18 added to his bankroll but none of them added to his PLB score. Finally, Sweden’s ’Sheater’ rejoins the top 10 this week. He put in a deep grind this week, seemingly playing everything he could and getting rewarded by outright winning Event #12 of the PokerStard Turbo Series for $49,217 and a healthy 560.58 PLB points. The score puts him back in the top 10, only 24 points behind Leonard. Other notable moves in the top 25 included Uruguay's 'kofi89' leaping into the #13 spot, a career high for him, on the back of a $179,000 score that netted him 1000.00 PLB points. RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS 1 C Darwin2 10,614.03 1 2 lena900 9,705.51 2 3 Andreas 'probirs' Nemeth 8,768.27 3 4 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,656.36 4 5 hellohellohello 8,613.19 5 6 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 8,463.94 6 7 Ramiro 'rayastar' Petrone 8,148.85 8 8 European 7,871.89 7 9 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 7,734.82 9 10 Sheater 7,708.97 15 11 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 7,633.83 10 12 Joao 'joaosimoabh' Simoa 7,562.95 11 13 kofi89 7,437.48 31 14 josef_shvejk 7,419.05 13 15 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 7,416.99 12 16 Ariados 7,317.19 14 17 Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren 7,225.53 16 18 Flat 7,026.21 23 19 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleksins 7,014.65 18 20 Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot 6,834.74 24 21 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 6,834.37 17 22 Jerry 'perrymejsen' Ödeen 6,818.50 19 23 Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson 6,690.94 22 24 Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski 6,629.46 20 25 NoPlanB 6,624.08 21
  3. Whereas last week there was a rather large shakeup in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 10, this week the majority of the names in the upper echelon rankings remain the same. The entire top 5 remains exactly the same and that means that, once again, the superstar Swede ‘C Darwin2’ is the #1 ranked online player in the world. ‘C Darwin2’ still maintains a larger than 1000 PLB point lead over the next nearest player and added to his point total with a victory in the partypoker High Roller on February 13 for over $11,000. He’s less than $60,000 away from surpassing $8 million in lifetime cashes. While ‘C Darwin2’ is poised to make a major milestone, the #2 ranked player in the world ‘lena900’ actually did eclipse a massive money marker this week. Roughly three months after he earned the $8 million lifetimes earnings badge, the Swedish grinder now soars past $9 million in earnings. He put together a solid week, including a pair of qualified PLB finishes that, in total, brought him over $20,000 in earnings and over 388 PLB points to help him keep pace with his #1 ranked countryman. Hungary’s #1 ranked player holds fast at #3 in the world this week. Andreas ‘probirs’ Nemeth, for the second week in a row, dropped in overall volume, recording a single cash for the entire week. His previous scores helped hold him in place, even though he lost some ground in total PLB points. Also holding firm are the #4 and #5 ranked online pros. Nothing new on the Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff (#4) front as he continues his online poker hiatus and, as his scores age, his total PLB points continue to slip. ‘hellohellohello’ from Russia (#5) marks four weeks in the top 5 and he too played a light schedule this week, not recording a cash later than February 11, none of which qualified to be added to his PLB score. Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky falls upwards to the #6 spot this week. The Ukraine pro had a fantastic week two weeks ago, but like many in the top 10, failed to make any progress this week due to light volume. He benefitted from large PLB accumulations that have yet to age, allowing him to maintain his PLB base while others fell. One of those that did slip, despite putting together a solid week, was last week’s major mover ‘European’. The pro from Finland, ranked # 7 this week, had one of the largest scores within the top 10 this week when he scored a victory in the partypoker $100K Sunday Major for $46,418 and over 415 PLB points. Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone continues to impress as he climbs the Worldwide Rankings yet again this week to a career-high rank of #8. The Argentinian collected a pair of qualified PLB scores, including a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Bounty Builder for $13,812 and over 212 PLB points. Along with ‘lena900’, expect to see Petrone in this week’s Milestones column having rocketed past $3 million in lifetime earnings with that very score. Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard slips one spot to #9 this week without any online poker results to speak of. It’s completely understandable as the partypoker ambassador has been in attendance at the partypoker MILLIONS Germany festival which wraps up this week at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. Wrapping up the top 10 this week is the UK’s Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford. Beresford rejoins the top 10 on the back of a first-place finish in the PokerStars Sunday 500 for 442.72 PLB points and a bankroll boost of over $35,000. Other notable moves within the top 25 include former #1 ranked player Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski (#27) rejoining the ranks of the top 25 while both Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson (#22) and 'Flat' (#23) hit new career-high rankings within the top 25. RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS 1 C Darwin2 10,661.14 1 2 lena900 9,590.10 4 3 Andreas 'probirs' Nemeth 9,146.54 2 4 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,694.92 3 5 hellohellohello 8,361.77 5 6 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 8,196.68 7 7 European 8,138.95 6 8 Ramiro 'rayastar' Petrone 8,100.65 10 9 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 7,762.50 8 10 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 7,703.09 12 11 Joao 'joaosimoabh' Simoa 7,695.15 9 12 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 7,510.52 14 13 josef_shvejk 7,494.70 11 14 Ariados 7,284.12 13 15 Sheater 7,260.20 15 16 Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren 7,250.07 16 17 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 6,860.93 17 18 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleksins 6,756.13 18 19 Jerry 'perrymejsen' Ödeen 6,738.03 20 20 Sebastian 'p0cket00' Sikorski 6,709.14 27 21 NoPlanB 6,679.46 21 22 Gary 'quiditbear' Hasson 6,631.62 35 23 Flat 6,616.61 31 24 Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot 6,571.36 23 25 veeea 6,544.21 19  
  4. Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman Earns Record 27th Triple Crown Author, 888poker ambassador and online poker legend Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman extended his record-high number of PocketFives Triple Crown wins this week when he earned his 27th Triple Crown. Moorman’s first victory of the week was on his home site of 888poker when he won the $100,000 Sunday Mega Deep on February 5 for $23,446. He then followed it up with a pair of victories over on PokerStars including a win in the Hot $44 for $4,159 on February 6. Finally, to complete the feat he took down a third tournament, the BIG10 $20,000 Gtd, for $3,870 the very next day. His latest Triple Crown badge puts him at six more than the next closest PocketFiver, Nicolas 'PokerKaiser' Fierro (21), and makes it his second Triple Crown within the past four months, his previous one coming on October 30, 2017. Along with the Triple Crown, Moorman picked up enough PLB points to catapult him back into the top 100, currently sitting at #71 in the world. Joining Moorman in earning a Triple Crown this week was Ukraine’s #2-ranked player, ‘Palyaaa’. For ‘Palyaaa’, it’s his first time achieving the honor and he did so with victories on partypoker, PokerStars and WPN. On January 30 he took down a $25,000 Gtd for $5,750 and then on February 5 he won a PokerStars $82 tournament for $2,503. Then on the same day, he won two different partypoker tournaments, both for over $2,000 securing him the Triple Crown badge. Next up for the Ukranian is $3 million in lifetime earnings, a mark that he is likely to achieve in 2018. Together ‘Palyaaa’ and Moorman mark the third and fourth Triple Crown of the year. Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski Surpasses $11 Million Canada’s Sebastian ‘p0cket00’ Sikorski achieved another major milestone this week as he becomes only the third person PocketFives history to reach the $11 million lifetime earnings mark. He reached the plateau after taking third in the PokerStars Sunday 500 for $23,150. The only other two players to as of yet earn that much are Chile’s #1-ranked player, Nicolas ‘PokerKaiser’ Fierro and the aforementioned Chris Moorman. Sikorski has already achieved the status as being of the greatest online players in history having earned seven Triple Crowns as well as reaching the very top of the Worldwide Rankings on six different occasions. He currently sits ranked #27 in the world. Also hitting a new lifetime earnings milestones this week are a pair of countrymen from Brazil, Ricardo ‘Ricardsons8’ Nascimento and Gustavo ’22ehnutzz’ Mastelotto. Both players passed the $2 million lifetime earnings mark this week. Nascimento had a big week accented by a deep run in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Million 12th Anniversary for over $8,000. Mastelotto hit his mark with a final table finish in the partypoker Powerfest Event #45-M, also for just over $8k. Ramiro 'rayastar' Petrone Enters Top 10 Six players in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 100 hit career-high rankings this week. Three of which, the Netherlands 'mzzl83', Belgium's 'OempaLoempah', and Vitaliy 'witalii' Pankov from Russia, make their debut in the top 100. Argentian Ramiro 'rayastar' Petrone, after climbing the rankings week in and week out has finally managed to breach the company of the top 10 for the first time in his impressive career. As we pointed out in the latest Worldwide Rankings column, this rise in the rankings came on the heels of a massive career-high cash after taking down the partypoker Powerfest Event #48-H for over $195,000. Career High Rankings In The Top 100 mzzl83 - #114 to #97 witalii - #104 to #96 OempaLoempah - #106 to #78 dulek - #61 to #45 Flat - #39 to #31 rayastar - #13 to #10  
  5. Once again, the top spot in the PocketFives.com Worldwide Rankings belongs to the super Swede ‘C Darwin2’. Though he slipped just beneath the 12,000 PLB point threshold that he’d been keeping for the past couple weeks, the phenom enjoys a lead of well over 2,000 PLB points from the next closest player. ‘C Darwin2’ continues to put the pressure on those who would look to catch him with a pair of qualifying cashes this week, both resulting in five-figure scores. This included a runner-up finish in Event #131 of Winamax’s W Series for $13,553 and 193.63 PLB points. Another reoccurring theme in recent weeks has been top-tier players taking their shot at dethroning ‘C Darwin2’ and this week it’s ‘hellohellohello’s turn. The Russian has ascended to the #2 ranking for the first time in his career after going on an absolute tear on April 8. He earned over $85,000 on that day alone, the bulk of it thanks to his victory in the bwin.com Super Sunday Super High Roller where he took home $48,750 and 387.30 PLB points. He also notched another pair of qualifying cashes helping him become the latest player that could conceivably make the steep climb to the #1 perch. Last week’s #2, Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth, drops back to the #3 ranking this week mostly due to low volume. He was unable to record any qualifying cashes and so he slips from his career-high ranking but remains a mere 188.13 points behind ‘hellohellohello’. Sweden’s ‘lena900’ also took a small step backward as he also had but a single qualifying PLB cash this week. A final table finish in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller on PokerStars resulted in a $15,592 score and 170.27 PLB points. That result also helped ‘lena900’ cross $9.5 million in lifetime earnings and with some huge online series coming up in the next month, including PokerStars SCOOP and partypoker’s POWERFEST, he may find himself a member of the prestigious $10 million club sooner than later. Rounding out the top 5 this week is ‘European’, who maintains his same ranking from last week with the help of a final table finish in the PokerStars Bigger $215 for $3,213 and 110.79 PLB points. It should be noted that like Nemeth and ‘lena900’ just ahead of him in the rankings, ‘European’ maintains a PLB score of above 9000. Any one of these elite players could find themselves in the midst of a heater and rocket up the rankings to be the next player to challenge ‘C Darwin2’. The bottom half of the top 10 saw very little movement this week with both Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff and Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone both holding fast in their respective #6 and #7 positions. While van Zadelhoff seemed to be taking a breather, Petrone put in work and recorded three qualifying PLB cashes. The three podium finished totaled nearly $25,000 in earnings for the Argentinan and has him in position to make another run back into the top five. Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky and Conor ‘1_conor_b_1’ Beresford swapped places with Romanovsky rising to the #8 rankings and Beresford slipping to #9. Beresford didn’t have any volume to speak of this week while Romanovsky took third place in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder Hight Roller for over $18,000 and 233.78 PLB points, enough to help him shift up this week. Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar completes the top 10 this week. The Swedish grinder with over $11 million in lifetime earnings, joined those would take their foot off the gas this week, likely preparing for the large volume series that are right around the corner. PocketFives Worldwide Top 25 Rankings RANK NAME POINTS PREVIOUS 1 C Darwin2 11,913.36 1 2 hellohellohello 9,573.40 4 3 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth 9,385.95 2 4 lena900 9,234.95 3 5 European 9,186.70 5 6 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,986.06 6 7 Ramiro 'Ramiro' Petrone 8,661.43 7 8 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 8,446.38 9 9 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 8,362.41 8 10 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 8,288.90 10 11 kofi89 8,162.23 11 12 Ariados 8,146.69 12 13 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleskins 7,905.87 13 14 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 7,784.12 23 15 Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao 7,705.96 14 16 DamageAP 7,651.49 16 17 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 7,638.42 15 18 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan 7,497.20 19 19 GINS FINEST 7,460.33 18 20 josef_shvejk 7,439.46 17 21 Sheater 7,422.04 21 22 Flat 7,339.79 20 23 rolandbauer 7,200.25 22 24 NoPlanB 7,100.49 25 25 joppiesaus 7,051.82 26
  6. Each month, The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings. A Trio Of PocketFivers Hit $2 Million Three longtime members of PocketFives climbed over the $2 million lifetime earnings mark this week. Mikhail ‘zinka’ Galitskiy, currently ranked #82 in the world, pushed past the mark with his runner-up finish in a $109 PokerStars tournament on March 9, taking home $2,727. The Russian has been on fire in early March outright winning four different tournaments, highlighted by his victory in the PokerStars Daily 500 for nearly $12,000. In total, through the first half of the month, he’s recorded six four-figure or greater scores. Jonathan ‘Gil3000’ Gill, Birmingham, UK’s #1-ranked player, scored a victory in the PokerStars $55 Daily Marathon on March 7 for over $8,000 to help him top $2 million. Gill, a one-time PocketFives Triple Crown winner, received his big push to the milestone back in February with a second place finish in Event #45 of partypoker’s Powerfest for $72,743, nearly a career-high score. Gill’s countryman, Ben ‘gs08bjohnson’ Jenkins, is the third member of the $2 million club this week. The UK mid-stakes grinder nabbed a podium finish in the PokerStars $22 Mini Sunday Supersonic for just under $6,500 on March 11 and combined with his victory in another $22 PokerStars tournament for $885 on the same day, hit $2 million. More Million Dollar Badges Four players earned their $1 million lifetime earning badges this week. ’Mihai Nutt’ and ‘aagoodfold’, both hailing from Romania were joined by Ukraine’s #7-ranked player ’1111AA1111’ and Brazil’s Guilherme ‘pelckito’ Franco in hitting the mark. Franco has been making a push to join the Worldwide Top 100 lately, currently sitting ranked at #103 in the world. ‘rayastar’ Changes Name To ‘Ramiro’ But You Can Call Him Elite Eight players surged up the Top 100 of the PocketFives Worldwide Rankings to reach new career highs including Uruguay’s superstar ‘kofi89’ who sits just outside the top 10 at #11 and London, UK’s ‘Kashmiri’ who debuts in the top 100 at #85. But all eyes should be on Argentinan Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone (the player formerly known as ‘rayastar’) who on the heels of a massive career-high cash for over $282,000 became the #3-ranked player in the world. Petrone has been a regular in this column, steadily climbing to new heights just about every week in 2018. As well as climbing the ranks of the Top 100 he also just recently crossed the $3 million lifetime earnings barrier. Now, this is where things get really tough for 'Ramiro'. The #3 ranking has seen its share of contenders in recent weeks, all looking to jump into the #2 spot to challenge the perpetually top ranked ‘C Darwin2’. All of them have stalled out at #3. Petrone has already proven he’s elite, but the question is - will the Buenos Aires pro make history? Career High Rankings In The Top 100 mzzl83 - #94 to #92 Kashmiri - #104 to 85 eardleym - #95 to 84 MATTHOLVIK - #90 to #68 Triple20 - #59 to #55 joppiesaus - #25 to #21 kofi89 - #13 to #11 Ramiro - #7 to #3  
  7. It’s another week atop the PocketFives Rankings for the Swedish sensation, ‘C Darwin2’. He managed to, once again, put distance between himself and those who would challenge his #1 ranking by vaulting over the 11,000 PLB mark with his runner-up finish in Event #70 of PokerStars Turbo Series. The deep run added a monster 687.22 PLB points to his total, keeping his countryman, the #2-ranked ‘lena900’, trailing by over 1000 points. It also netted him over $161,000, far and away, 'C Darwin2's biggest score of 2018. Speaking of big scores, Ramiro ‘rayastar’ Petrone scored a second place finish in the PokerStars Turbo Series Main Event for massive cash of $282,436 and 1086.29 PLB points. The result was a career-high haul for Petrone and also propelled him into the worldwide #3 ranking, also a new career-high for the Argentinan. Also of note: Petrone seems to have removed his now recognizable moniker of 'rayastar' and replaced it with his first name of 'Ramiro'. Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky also rose in the ranks this week, climbing to #4 with the help of a top 20 finish in Event #70 of the PokerStars Turbo Series for $13,863. The Ukranian currently sits less than 100 PLB points behind Petrone and should he be able to climb any higher in the ranks, he will, at least, tie his career-best ranking as he makes the push to $9 million in lifetime earnings. Steven ’SvZff’ van Zadelhoff, despite being back on the grind, slipped one spot this week to rest at #5. He did pick up a pair of qualifying cashes this week, including a victory in the PokerStars Daily 500 on March 5 for over $12,000 and 231.30 PLB points. ‘European’, who just last week looked poised to make a run at a top 2 spot, slipped to #6 this week, due to light playing volume. The remaining players in the top 10 including Russia’s ‘hellohellohello’ (#7), Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth from Hungary(#8) and ‘Ariados’ (#9) and Johannes ‘Greenstone25 Korsar (#10), both from Sweden, all appeared in the top 10 last week, they simply shifted positions this week. Other notable moves in the Top 25 include Pim 'joppiesaus' de Goede jettisoning to #21 (from #65) due to a victory in the PokerStars [Twin Turbo] Main Event for over $143,000. RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS 1 C Darwin2 11,117.17 1 2 lena900 9,784.72 2 3 Ramiro 'Ramiro' Petrone 8,822.82 8 4 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 8,784.22 5 5 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,765.03 4 6 European 8,728.21 3 7 hellohellohello 8,469.89 6 8 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth 8,276.07 7 9 Ariados 7,763.24 10 10 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 7,723.97 9 11 kofi89 7,699.43 14 12 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 7,617.24 11 13 Sheater 7,470.58 12 14 josef_shvejk 7,440.08 17 15 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleskins 7,416.15 18 16 Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao 7,344.48 13 17 Denis 'Flat' Timofeev 7,288.09 15 18 NoPlanB 7,269.07 20 19 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 6,997.24 16 20 Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot 6,977.54 21 21 Pim 'joppiesaus' de Goede 6,802.32 65 22 Andreas 'r4ndomr4gs' Berggren 6,704.72 19 23 Jerry 'perrymejsen' Ödeen 6,670.36 22 24 Pedro 'PaDiLhA SP' Padilha 6,652.39 28 25 sitpro2011 6,612.85 29
  8. If you follow the PocketFives.com Worldwide Rankings at all in 2018 then you know the story. This week it’s more of the same as the Swedish crusher ‘C Darwin2’ continues his reign as the only player to occupy the #1 spot in all of 2018. ‘C Darwin2’ locked himself up three qualifying cashes and a pair of five-figure scores this week. But when he took first place in the PokerStars Daily 500 for $16,064 he did something less than 20 players in the history of online poker have done before. He surpassed $9 million in lifetime earnings. What is even more amazing is the speed with which he did it. He sprinted through his last million in earnings having achieved $8 million in earnings less than two months ago. He’s one of two Swedish players to eclipse that mark this week and he’s only the 18th player to ever do so. For the second week in a row Russia’s ‘hellohellohello’ holds down the #2 spot in the rankings. He does this despite putting in very low volume and not bringing in any new PLB points. Nevertheless, thanks to his massive scores the week before, his PLB score edged slightly closer to the 10,000 PLB mark. Sweden’s ‘lena900’ and Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth swapped places in the rankings again this week. ‘lena900’, locking up the #3 rank, put together another stellar week at the tables and boosted his PLB scores with a trio of victories. This included a victory in the PokerStars $55 Sunday Marathon for $18,178 where he ended up besting PokerStars Team Online Pro Lex Veldhuis to take it down. His impressive week brought him four five-figure scores and places him just over 200 points away from re-taking the #2 spot in the rankings. Nemeth, on the other hand, continues his break from the online grind, resulting in his slipping to the #4 rank. The middle of the top 10 rankings remains the same this week as ‘European’ (#5), Steven ‘SvZff’ van Zadelhoff (#6) and Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone (#7) all hold their ground. Petrone managed the largest score of the three grinders this week when he took down the partypoker $200K Super Sunday Main Event to add over $28,000 to his bankroll. Sweden’s ‘Ariados’ jumps into the top 10 this week, coming in at #8. Earlier we had mentioned ‘C Darwin2’s $9 million achievement, well, his fellow countryman ‘Ariados’ pulled off the same feat in the same week. 'Ariados', just two days before the #1-ranked player, finished as the runner-up in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller to earn over $33,000 and put him up over the $9 million mark, becoming the 17th player in history to do so. Then to pad his earnings, he ended up winning the PokerStars €250 Sunday High Roller for an extra $14,880 on the same day. Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky yielded one place, slipping to #9 this week and the UK's Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford wraps up the top 10 this week. PocketFives Worldwide Top 25 Rankings RANK NAME POINTS PREVIOUS 1 C Darwin2 11,820.54 1 2 hellohellohello 9,937.76 2 3 lena900 9,3717.22 4 4 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth 9,248.54 3 5 European 9,049.75 5 6 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,960.27 6 7 Ramiro 'Ramiro' Petrone 8,845.56 7 8 Ariados 8,495.44 12 9 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 8,316.67 8 10 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 8,216.93 9 11 kofi89 8,216.74 11 12 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 8,095.95 10 13 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleskins 8,022.07 13 14 DamageAP 7,852.23 16 15 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 7,778.47 14 16 Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao 7,679.23 15 17 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 7,521.43 17 18 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan 7,497.20 18 19 GINS FINEST 7,460.33 19 20 Sheater 7,420.08 21 21 PaDiLhA SP 7,350.64 26 22 Flat 7,258.36 22 23 rolandbauer 7,200.25 23 24 josef_shvejk 7,191.77 20 25 NoPlanB 7,080.99 24
  9. Former #1-ranked Calvin 'cal42688' Anderson won a record-breaking ninth PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title on Day 6 of SCOOP and catapulted himself into the top spot on the overall series leaderboard. Anderson came into the day's play already holding a record eight SCOOP titles, but by the end of it, he had made that number nine by winning Event #19 (High) for $126,659. After 335 entrants had departed the $2,100 buy-in field, the final three of Anderson, Aaron Been and David 'dpeters17' Peters went to battle. Peters, fresh off the back of his fourth-place finish at the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event for $280,770, was the first to depart taking away $67,143 for third place, leaving Been the only man standing between Anderson and a ninth SCOOP title. However, Been, who has eclipsed over $3.8M in online tournament earnings, was unable to stop the formidable Anderson from achieving the accolade as the American claimed another six-figure score exactly a year to the day after his last, which came during the 2017 SCOOP series. Anderson's victory propels him to the top of the overall SCOOP leaderboard, overtaking Roman Romanovsky, in a race that will see the winner receive the trophy and a much coveted PokerStars Platinum pass to next year's PCA worth over $30,000. Elsewhere on Day 6, The UK's Jon 'luckyfish89' Clark also achieved quite a remarkable feat after taking down Event #18 (High) for his third 'Thursday Thrill' title in just over eight weeks. The SCOOP special edition 'Thrill' tournament featured a massive $1m guaranteed prize pool with 1,344 entrants all looking for the first-place prize. But it was the former Sunday Million runner-up Clark who went the distance after beating Oscar 'owilson25' Ramirez heads-up, to claim his first SCOOP title and a prize of $104,935. Canada's 'D PitcherAK' won $51,979 for coming through a 7,334 player field in the Event 18 (Medium) Mini Thursday Thrill. 'MarioDutraJR' took the silver medal for $35,971 and 'Whatzaq' took $24,894 in third. Jon 'LUFCBas' Spinks finished in a very respectable fourth-place in the mammoth Event #18 (Low) 19,648 player field. The two-time Sunday Warm-Up champion received $3,636 for his efforts as 'rawacha' took the title for $9,797. PokerStars online-pro Jaime Staples made an appearance at the Event #17 (Low) final table, with the well-known Twitch steamer securing a fifth-place finish for $1,461. 'RunGodLike' was the eventual champion for $6,201 after they beat 'Stoffers1' heads-up, who took $4,320 for second place. 'villepn' won $13,701.09 and Rui 'RuiNF' Ferreira secured $48,271 for winning Event #17 (Medium) and Event #17 (High) respectively. Ferreira was able to come through a final table which featured online phenomenon Victor 'Isildur1' Blom, who exited in sixth-place for $12,876.67 Ramiro 'ramastar88' Petrone, ($57,321), 'WhoAreYoux1' ($39,938) and Alberto 'bertotraste' Novoa ($27,828) made up the top three in Event #19 (Medium), as world no.#10 Petrone secured his first SCOOP title. 'GodOf.com' beat 'karas1926' to victory in Event #19 (Low) and jumped to the top of the SCOOP Low Leaderboard. The win earns them $21,995, with the runner-up taking $15,319. Event #23 saw three 5-Card NLO Six-Max Turbo tournaments take place with 'BigTreeStump' taking down the $530 (High) for $29,791.'Foxy1029' turned $55 into $10,512 in the (Medium) tournament after they negotiated a final table that included current world no.#1 'C. Darwin2', who finished in sixth place. The final three players agreed to a deal before 'Foxy1029' became the last player standing. And in the final result on Day 6, 'SFARRRR' took the Event #23 (Low) win for $3,277 after seeing off 'jogrepiria' ($2,180.14) in second, and 'schmidt88888' ($1,963.11) in third after once again a three-handed deal was made. Below are the SCOOP results for Friday, May 11 Event #17 (Low): $22 Limit Hold’em Entrants: 2,074 Prize pool: $41,480 RunGodlike - $6,201.94 Stoffers1 - $4,320.13 nicholaswang - $3,010.14 KeysOfCyprus - $2,097.39 jaimestaples - $1,461.40 Netinho_RJ - $1,018.26 Event #17 (Med): $215 Limit Hold’em Entrants: 373 Prize pool: $74,600 villepn - $13,701.09 EMOYI - $9,971.90 markovitsus - $7,757.86 PikkuHUMPPA - $5,282.50 Dancer King - $3,844.77 JeremiieLand - $2,798.34 Event #17 (High): $2,100 Limit Hold’em Entrants: 101 Prize pool: $202,000 RuiNF - $48,271.22 Senkel92 - $37,060.45 PikkuHUMPPA - $28,453.39 Mordnilap - $21,845.24 hotmark777 - $16,771.81 Isildur1 - $12,876.67 Event #18 (Low): $11 PKO No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 19,648 Prize pool: $192,550.40 rawacha - $9,797.83 Ignas309 - $7,033.46 Enklereliv - $5,057.11 LUFCBas - $3,636.10 Loko12rus400 - $2,614.38 SamBakuSV - $1,879.75 myrandrea - $1,351.56 cigonas301 - $971.77 Rihard4a - $698.70 Event 18 (Medium): Mini Thursday Thrill PKO No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 7,334 Prize pool: $733,400 D PitcherAK - $51,979.90 MarioDutraJR - $35,971.14 Whatzaq - $24,894.93 wannawinyou - $17,229.25 fiyaW - $11,924.02 Vladzikass - $8,252.40 Nevks - $5,711.35 ADREKS - $3,952.73 Servasx - $2,735.61 Event #18 (High): $1,050 Thursday Thrill PKO No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 1,344 Prize pool: $1,344,000 luckyfish89 - $104,935.81 owilson25 - $76,179.53 DanielLUCKY - $55,303.92 P0KERPR02.0 - $40,148.90 Cashcid Linc - $29,146.79 xxMaecksxx - $21,159.60 mcc3991 - $15,361.18 Lincownz - $11,151.70 MisterTipper - $8,095.78 Event #19 (Low): $22 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Entrants: 7,790 Prize pool: $155,800 GodOf.com - $21,995.76 karas1926 - $15,319.84 AadrovanRj21 - $10,674.45 strflushtome - $7,437.64 Runninggreat - $5,182.34 Mihska - $3,610.89 Event #19 (Medium): $215 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 1,913 Prize pool: $382,600 ramastar88 - $57,321.20 WhoAreYoux1 - $39,938.58 bertotraste - $27,828.10 zajac69 - $19,389.82 ziototo94 - $13,510.29 TurboDoc - $9,413.60 Event #19 (High): $2,100 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Entrants: 338 Prize pool: $676,000 cal42688 - $126,659.11 AaronBeen - $92,218.70 dpeters17 - $67,143.15 power2prut - $48,886.08 NLZWERVERNL - $35,593.29 papan9_p$ - $25,915.00 Event #23 (Low): $5.50 5-Card NLO Six Max Turbo Entrants: 4,874 Prize pool: $23,882.60 SFARRRR - $3,277.65* jogrepiria - $2,180.14* schmidt88888 - $1,963.11* PixelPi - $1,149.71 NVladislav - $801.09 BKLaw - $558.17 *Denotes a three-way deal Event #23 (Medium): $55 5-Card NLO Six Max Turbo Entrants: 1,504 Prize pool: $75,200 Foxy1029 - $10,512.51* Kaggis - $7,725.70* mer760 - $6,798.14* justholdplz - $3,880.77 vitja1234 - $2,704.01 C. Darwin2 - $1,884.08 *Denotes a three-way deal Event #23 (High): $530 5-Card NLO Six Max Turbo Entrants: 318 Prize pool: $159,000 BigTreeStump - $29,791.28 raidalot - $21,690.49 p0cket00 - $15,792.54 BiggestFish - $11,498.35 Erä_Koira - $8,371.79 aacheckmate - $6,095.39    
  10. There's not much movement in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 10 this week, as eight of the ten spots held steadfast from last week. The difference this week is it seems that the top tier players are slowly coming back to the tables after their post-spring series breaks. Sweden’s ‘lena900’ continues to top the rankings for the fourth week in a row. The powerhouse put in a good deal of volume and scored a pair of PLB qualifying cashes to solidify his position for at least one more week. His week was highlighted by a runner-up finish in the bwin.com KO Series Event #8. He earned just over $10,000 for the finish and tacked on another 208.63 in PLB points. ‘lena900’ also earned a second five-figure score this week in his final table appearance in Event #13 of the same series for $12,671 and 194.66 PLB points. It is very likely that the Swede will surpass $11 million in lifetime earnings in the next 24 hours as he sits just under $1,500 from that major milestone. The #2-ranked ’C Darwin2’ made a hard charge at the top spot this week, having himself a solid week at the tables. He registered four qualifying PLB scores including an outright win in the Winamax Mini Las Vegas Highroller for $46,404 and 414.57. In total, ‘C Darwin2’ accumulated over 1047 PLB points, putting him in position to potentially catch his countryman. Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky didn’t slip in the rankings, remaining in the #3 spot once again. He also didn’t get in on any action. Romanovsky did not register a score this week, having it only slightly affect his PLB score. Russia’s ‘hellohellohello’ had a similar idea and kept his distance from the online tables. The #4-ranked player in the world only recorded two results this week. They totaled roughly $2,500 in total cashes and no PLB points. While he didn’t give up too much ground, he didn’t gain any this week either. Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth dabbled a little more than last week but not much more. The fifth-ranked player did hop into a couple tournaments of partypoker’s KO Series. In Event #2 he made a run to the final three tables, collecting a cash of $3,203 for his 23rd place finish. He picked up 107.76 PLB points to go along with it, however, his total output for the week was but four total cashes. ‘GINS FINEST’ from Canada continued to cash in on his current heater. He claimed victory in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller for $49,470 and a PLB boosting 464.76 points. His recent results have deemed him as Canada’s #1-ranked player, #6 in the world and on a crash course with $5 million in lifetime earnings. The #7- ranked Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone put together a nice week this week and scored a pair of five-figure cashes. Both came on June 3. The first was in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, winning him $37,250 and 306.63 PLB points. Then, later that same day, he played on partypoker and, again taking second, he banked another $30,636 in the Super Sunday 1K. Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao has yet to make an appearance at the World Series of Poker, instead continuing to grind online. He picked up 121.50 PLB points in a final table appearance of the partypoker Super Sunday High Roller. He earned $7,244 for that score and it helped him maintain his #8-ranking. The only change in the top 10 rankings this week comes at the bottom where Pedro ‘PaDiLhA SP’ Padilha used a pair of bronze medal finishes on partypoker to overtake the #9-ranked spot once held by Sweden’s ‘Ariados’. ‘Ariados’ slips back to the #10 spot despite picking up a pair of qualifying cashes himself. Other moves in the top 25 include ‘European’ rejoining the top 25, climbing from #28 to #21 this week. Additionally, Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar surged back to #24, while his fellow Swede ‘Sheater’ departs the top 25, slipping to #26. The PocketFives Worldwide Top 25 RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS 1 lena900 12,679.22 1 2 C Darwin2 11,474.50 2 3 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 10,503.69 3 4 hellohellohello 10,363.65 4 5 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth 10,243.82 5 6 GINS FINEST 10,363.65 6 7 Ramiro 'Ramiro' Petrone 9,472.69 7 8 Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao 9,256.67 13 9 Pedro 'PaDiLhA SP' Padilha 9,033.90 8 10 Ariados 9,029.37 10 11 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 8,907.37 18 12 Michael 'mczhang' Chi Zhang 8,628.54 20 13 girafganger7 8,626.25 12 14 Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff 8,613.11 11 15 Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen 8,574.20 13 16 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleskins 8,510.08 15 17 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 8,395.20 17 18 Dattebayo 8,319.78 19 19 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 8,308.12 16 20 DamageAP 8,216.22 21 21 European 7,984.13 28 22 NoPlanB 7,892.16 23 23 Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot 7,868.57 22 24 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 7,758.56 27 25 Connor 'blanconegro' Drinan 7,727.47 24  
  11. The 2018 World Series of Poker got underway this week as players from all around the world flocked to Las Vegas to do battle in the live arena. But for the players who haven't yet or will not be taking the trip to Nevada, there was still plenty to play for on the online felt across the bumper Sunday schedule. 'caddyjust66' came through the 5,318 PokerStars Sunday Million player field to become $143,707 richer after they beat Gabriel 'gabsdrogba' Schroeder to the title. Romania's Ciprian 'cipiV' Voican secured his biggest online cash by finishing in fourth-place for $49,665, which left the final three of 'caddyjust66', 'needdollarz' and Schroeder to do battle for the remaining share of the $1,063,600 prize pool. 'needdollarz', who already has a Sunday Million title to their name after scooping the win back in June 2016 was the next to depart and took away $70,771 before 'caddyjust66' was able to become champion after they eliminated SCOOP title holder Schroeder into second-place for a career-best online cash of $100,847. 'hashov888' was this week's PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up champion for $36,508 after they defeated Lithuania's 'Mikensonas' heads-up. Belguim's 'ILAN17' took the bronze medal and $18,873 before the 1,125 player field had been whittled down to its final two. 'hashov888' ultimately got the better of their opponent 'Mikensonas' who had to settle for the second-place prize of $26,249. Voinea 'UnHuman3' Cosmin added over $66,000 to their bankroll after they beat Aaron Been to the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller crown. The win earns him the $36,635 first-place prize, as well as another $30,000 in bounties after he knocked out the Mexico based player Been into second for $26,853. Brazilian Rodrigo 'selouan1991' Selouan made up the top three and banked $33,000 including bounty prizes. Argentina's #1 ranked player Ramiro Petrone won over $67,000 after taking two silver medals. Recent SCOOP title winner and Canada's current top player 'OLD TIME GIN' banked $49,470 for beating Petrone heads-up in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller. The Argentinian picked up $37,000 for the first of his two second-place finishes. 'madridgalaxy' then beat Petrone, who played under the alias 'letsgodancing' for $42,207 in the partypoker $1,050 Deepstack-HR. Heads-up play was reached after 'BenRichards1', Samuel 'JHelppi' Vousdon, and Guilherme 'fulgencio1962' Cheveau exited the final table and Pedro 'zidanilo20' Padilha had taken third-place for $21,838 before world number #7 Petrone became the final player to fall and banked $30,636 as runner-up. The partypoker $530 Sunday Major High Roller title went to 'simba8787' along with $28,545. They eliminated 'mrCartmenez' into second-place for $20,778, with Pedro Padilha claiming a second bronze medal of the day, this time around it was worth $15,230 to him. 'Specter_Litt' went the distance in the partypoker Super Sunday High Roller and turned $2,500 into $49,562. 'mask0ff' fell just before heads-up play began, cashing for $22,112 in third-place, with 'RedDwarf9' the player to fall at the final hurdle and took away the $33,550 runner-up prize. 'babyarmcathead' and 'BBRS2000' came through a 928 player field to reach heads-up play and agreed to money-deal in the partypoker $109 Sunday Major. The tournament carried a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool with $14,107 of that going to eventual runner-up 'BBRS2000' and $15,852 awarded to 'babyarmcathead' for the win. Over on 888poker, Sebastian 'p000cket000' Sikorski took down the flagship $1,050 The $100,000 Whale tournament. The former PocketFives world #1 collected $30,000 after they defeated 'T54_IS_A_FAG' heads-up, who cashed for $20,000 on a final table that included the UK's Marc 'icallyamet' Wright and Sam 'sammygrinder' Grafton. In the $215 Sunday Mega Deep 'amaze1' got the better of Ivan 'hurrrrican3' Gabrieli for victory after a heads-up deal was agreed. After '_Zufurduo_' exited in third-place for $11,000, the final two agreed to a money deal. Gabrieli was awarded $16,565, and 'amaze1' took away $17,434 after coming out on top in the final battle. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 5,318 entrants, $1,063,600 prize pool caddyjust66 - $143,707.90 gabsdrogba - $100,847.14 needdollarz - $70,771.41 CipiV- $49,665.12 Gabse92 - $34,853.53 theNERDguy - $24,459.18 Camari - $17,164.69 TanTanSWE- $12,045.69 Pthelegend - $8,453.38 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $100k Gtd 108 entrants, $216,000 prize pool OLD TIME GIN - $49,470.25 ramastar88 - $37,249.56 Greenstone25 - $28,047.81 BShahbaz - $21,119.16 SwalzB - $15,902.09 Oxota - $11,973.78 EvnomiYa - $9,015.90 omaha4rollz - $6,788.70 jutrack - $5,988.01 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $250k Gtd 867 entrants, $433,500 prize pool UnHuman3 - $36,635.30 + $30,450.10 (in bounties) AaronBeen - $26,853.33 + $875.00 (in bounties) SELOUAN1991 - $19,683.41 + $13,545 (in bounties) strongwill81 - $14,427.89 + $7,142.59 (in bounties) Al Magellan - $10,575.60 + $1,777.34 (in bounties) Philipp946- $7,751.89 + $1,468.75 (in bounties) Godliker_ - $5,682.12 + $1,304.69 (in bounties) mczhang - $4,164.98 + $4,343.75 (in bounties) PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $200k Gtd 1,125 entrants, $225,000 prize pool hashov888 - $36,508.08 Mikensonas - $26,249.19 ILAN17 - $18,873.38 Henk88 - $13,570.13 Iveymaker - $9,757.03 AlexS1 - $7,015.41 DuTTiFruTTi9 - $5,044.14 motreanu90 - $3,626.79 partypoker $109 Sunday Major-H $100k Gtd 928 entrants, $100,000 prize pool babyarmcathead - $15,852.39* BBRS2000 - $14,107.62* Falcao-12 - $8,310 glassofwhiskey1 - $5,600 sejistar - $3,950 mich1377 - $2,830 HelpMeWinPls - $2,000 Isaac_Asim0v - $1,390 *denotes heads-up deal partypoker $530 Sunday Major – HR $150k 295 entrants, $150,000 prize pool simba8787 - $28,545.30 mrCartmenez - $20,778.30 zidanilo20 - $15,230.55 Paul07new - $11,163.90 CrazyLissy - $8,183.10 mczhang - $5,998.20 Fruit_Shoot - $4,396.95 RingelStink - $3,222.75 Partyyycular - $3,222.75 partypoker $2,500 Super Sunday High Roller $100k Gtd 61 entrants, $152,500 prize pool Specter_Litt - $49,562.50 RedDwarf9 - $33,550 mask0ff - $22,112.50 shlongoperator - $13,725 mwhldwn - $10,675 HellmuthTheGr8 - $8,387.50 joasimaobh - $7,243.75 BenRichards1 - $7,243.75 partypoker $1,050 Deepstack-HR $200k Gtd 207 entrants, $207,000 prize pool madridgalaxy - $42,207.30 letsgodancing - $30,636.00 zidanilo20 - $21,838.50 Fulgencio1962 - $16,146 JHelppi - $11,385 BenRichards1 - $8,694 JohnyK91 - $6,417 SiguiendoElFlow - $4,761 888poker $1,050 The $100,000 Whale 68 entrants – $100,000 prize pool p000cket000 - $30,000 T54_IS_A_FAG - $20,000 tinchoarce - $15,000 icallyamet - $10,000 Madeon1994 - $7,500 birdgamecray - $5,500 sammygrinder - $4,500 Sluuut123 - $4,000 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep 304 entrants – $100,000 prize pool amaze1 - $17,434.45* Hurrrrican3 - $16,565.55* _Zufurduo_ - $11,000 J0hnmccl3an - $8,000 elsabagaboan - $5,500 HellChicKKen - $4,000 T54_IS_A_FAG - $3,000 ZeroNineee - $2,500 *denotes heads-up deal  
  12. It’s yet another summer week without much movement in the PocketFives Worldwide Top 10 as Sweden’s ‘lena900’ continues to ride the wave he had been on for the past two months, retaining the #1 spot. ‘lena900’ did not have a heavy volume week this week, especially for him, but he did manage to book a five-figure score by taking third place in the Super Sunday High Roller on partypoker for $13,050. Even though he wasn’t able to add to his overall PLB score this week, he still maintained a massive lead over his #2-ranked countryman, ‘C Darwin2’. Like ‘lena900’, ‘C Darwin2’ wasn’t able to increase his overall PLB score this week, falling almost 2000 points behind the #1 spot. He did continue to add to his over $9.7 million in lifetime earnings by cashing for over $27,000 this week. At his formidable pace, he’s very likely to join the elite $10 million lifetime club in the second half of 2018. Also grinding his way to $10 million lifetime earnings is Ukraine’s #3-ranked Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky. While ‘Romeopro’ did only secure five total cashes this week, did manage to pick up 128.33 PLB points through his final table finish in the $2,100 Sunday High Roller on PokerStars. Russia’s ‘hellohellohello’ maintained the #4 spot once again, and picked up a number of big-time cashes in the process. First up, he won the June 24 edition of the Super Sunday High Roller on bwin.com for $32,625 and 269.26 PLB points. Then later in the wee,k he booked another win in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $13,424 and an additional 265.52 PLB points. His nice uptick in points has him sitting less than 100 PLB points behind ‘Romeopro’. Hungary’s Andres ‘probirs’ Nemeth once again rounds out the top 5. He maintains his spot moreso because it’s the doldrums of summer than through any results as the grinder only managed to register two total cashes for just over $5,000 and zero PLB points. Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone checks in at #6, Canada’s ‘GINS FINEST’ takes #7 and ‘Ariados’ from Sweden climbs one spot to #8. Rejoining the top 10 this week is partypoker ambassador Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard. He didn’t spend much time online, but through a reduction of PLB scores from a pair of Brazilians, ‘PaDiLhA SP’ and ‘joaosimaobh’ (who has been spotted in Las Vegas at the World Series of Poker), he fell upwards into the top 10. Michael ‘mczhang’ Zhang wrapped up the week at #10, a career-high ranking for the Brit, despite not firing up his online client all week. Other notable moves in the top 25 include a debut from Ukraine's 'Palyaaa', who climbed to the #23 ranking. He achieved the career-high ranking on the back of three PLB qualifying cashes, including an outright win in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder for over $13,000 and 264.58 PLB points. For the first time in over a year, former #1-ranked player and PokerStars WCOOP Champion Steven 'SvZff' van Zadelhoff has fallen outside of the top 25. PocketFives Worldwide Top 25 RANK PLAYER POINTS PREVIOUS 1 lena900 12,627.69 1 2 C Darwin2 10,707.59 2 3 Roman 'Romeopro' Romanovsky 10,160.29 3 4 hellohellohello 10,060.67 4 5 Andres 'probirs' Nemeth 9,752.20 5 6 Ramiro 'Ramiro' Petrone 9,295.09 6 7 GINS FINEST 9,277.86 7 8 Ariados 8,630.34 9 9 Patrick 'pleno1' Leonard 8,493.41 12 10 Michael 'mczhang' Zhang 8,482.39 11 11 'PaDiLaH SP' 8,456.39 8 12 Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao 8,407.94 10 13 Guntis 'lovefee' Aleskins 8,134.87 13 14 Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot 8,132.16 14 15 Fabrizio 'SixthSenSe19' Gonzalez 8,069.64 16 16 DamageAP 7,963.99 15 17 Conor '1_conor_b_1' Beresford 7,811.95 17 18 Chris 'Big Huni' Hunichen 7,753.51 20 19 girafganger7 7,726.78 19 20 Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar 7,674.12 21 21 European 7,638.99 22 22 Sheater 7,555.43 23 23 'Palyaaa' 7,486.81 28 24 Dattebayo 7,290.43 24 25 Jonatan 'Pot4teUS' Hellman 7,278.86 25
  13. partypoker ambassador Patrick Leonard won over $69,000 after he took down Event #83 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max PKO. A $311,100 prize pool was created after 305 entrants took part, and at the final table of six was Leonard's fellow partypoker teammate Joao Simao, who exited in 5fifh place for $8,387 + $6,695 (in bounties). 'Garrin4e1' was awarded $12,200 + $2,990 in fourth place and 'benderbei1' took away $16,775 + $9,336 in third. Leonard then sent 'Tomateeee' to the rail as runner-up for $23,256 + $8,835, as the Brit picked up another POWERFEST title to add to his collection. Ramiro 'letsgodancing' Petrone came through a steller final table line-up to claim the glory in Event #85 High Roller: $530 NLHE PKO Fast. Patrick Leonard was looking for his second POWERFEST title of the day but fell in sixth place before 'seotaiji86' exited in fifth place. Chris Moorman just missed on a podium finish after he departed in fourth place and the bronze medal went to partypoker ambassador Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier for $5,301.37 + $2,542. The final battle saw Pocketfives #10-ranked Petrone up against 'drewmscott' for the top prize as well as the bounty on each player's head, with Petrone able to go the distance and bank $10,246 + $14,683, as 'drewmscott' departed in second place for $7,437 + $1,033. 'coco60k' won $23,443 after coming through a 643 player field in Event #81 High: $215 NLHE Deep. There was a share of the $128,600 prize pool up for grabs with 'Astralncognita' banking $11,265 in third-place. 'coco60k' then got the better of 'matee' heads-up for the title with the latter taking away $16,692 as runner-up. 'Alien_Army' beat former PocketFives #1-ranked 'Doyle_B' heads-up to claim victory in Event #82 High Roller: $530 NLHE Mix-Max PKO. Jonathan 'jgjg3000' Gill departed in third place for $10,945 + $3,953 (in bounties) before the final two went to battle for the title. 'Doyle_B', who has over $10.3m in online earnings, ultimately exited with the silver medal for $15,228 + $2,280 as 'Alien_Army' secured the win alongside $20,515 + $25,434. Martin 'TinyPolarBear' Stoyanov won over $32,000 after he bested a 940 player field in Event #83 High: $215 NLHE 6-Max PKO. 'TheDudes777' picked up the bronze medal for $9,283 + $2,828 before the final bounty battle got underway, with former POWERFEST champion 'orud74' the player to exit in second place for $12,545 + $3,580. Stoyanov collected his first major online title just ten days after a near miss in Event #26 High when he finished in second place. Event #81 High: $215 NLHE Deep Entries: 643 Prize pool: $128,600 coco60k - $23,443.78 matee - $16,692.28 Astralncognita - $11,265.36 Joelauson - $7,703.14 whresmymind - $5,375.48 EmilioSurita - $3,909.44 WhoDatt. - $2,829.20 Kumbukani - $1,980.44 Event #82 High Roller: $530 NLHE Mix-Max PKO Entries: 423 Prize pool: $216,787.50 Alien_Army - $20,515.07 + $25,434.01 Doyle_B - $15,228 + $2,280.48 jgjg3000 - $10,945.12 + $3,953.91 jochee - $7,719.75 + $3,018.76 l|||l|||l||| - $5,499 + $1,402.73 SirStanleyRoyce - $3,489.75 + $2,214.84 Event #82 High: $109 NLHE Mix-Max PKO Entries: 1,237 Prize pool: $128,648 LaheyRandy - $9,572.36 + $9,070.49 JoaoMenthias - $7,298.30 + $1,148.55 ChikiChik4 - $5,550.66 + $1,355.81 id3f1x89 - $3,875.27 + $1,772.20 CabecaTilt - $2,535.85 + $1,048.36 MoNddLer - $1,586.08 + $629.43 Event #83 High Roller: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max PKO Entries: 305 Prize pool: $311,100 Patrick_Leonard1 - $34,796.55 + $34,315.94 Tomateeee - $23,256.25 + $8,835.94 benderbei1 - $16,775 + $9,336.87 Garrin4e1 - $12,200 + $2,990 Joaosimaobh - $8,387.50 + $6,695 hotfils - $6,100 + $3,250 Event #83 High: $215 NLHE 6-Max PKO Entries: 940 Prize pool: $200,000 TinyPolarBear - $16,810.85 + $15,654.96 orud74 - $12,545 + $3,580.81 TheDudes777 - $9,283.30 + $2,828.07 KamarMax - $6,372.86 + $2,432.21 RandyB0bandy - $4,164.94 + $1,161.03 DurbanP - $2,573.63 + $1,927.88 Event #84 High: $109 PLO 6-Max Entries: 155 Prize pool: $15,500 SlowDoke - $3,904.60 sp0ngebob123 - $2,635 chnuschti18 - $1,860 Zgagac - $1,317.50 zejnikogoj - $968.75 FairPlay373 - $643.25 Event #84 High Roller: $530 PLO 6-Max Entries: 99 Prize pool: $50,000 A.Quijano - $15,640.30 JJouhki - $9,750 FairPlay373 - $6,000 InThisCity - $4,375 D0nt_Do-iT - $3,125 iikori - $2,125 Event #85 High Roller: $530 NLHE PKO Fast Entries: 201 Prize pool: $103,012.50 letsgodancing - $10,246.02 + $14,683.70 drewmscott - $7,437 + $1,033.60 ElkY_ - $5,301.37 + $2,542.99 Therealmoorm - $3,919.50 + $3,133.59 seotaiji86 - $2,763.75 + $1,640.62 Patrick_Leonard1 - $2,110.50 + $1,066.41 Event #85 High: $109 NLHE PKO Fast Entries: 633 Prize pool: $65,832 solukybaby - $5,830.07 + $5,874.69 ordog198908 - $4,149.31 + $422.29 light_forever - $2,813.68 + $924.75 trauma12 - $1,936.98 + $671.63 birgu1530 - $1,354.62 + $2,108.53 SchelampigaUhu - $984.31 + $755.15 Doyle_B - $708.96 + $482.62 Sw33ney - $503.23 + $826.87 Event #86 High: $109 NLHE PKO 6-Max Turbo Entries: 317 Prize pool: $32,968 bjorn1965 - $3,616.94 + $3,533.24 TashuAllini - $2,417.12 + $1,444.09 magiras1973 - $1,743.50 + $607.49 TheRepoMan86 - $1,268 + $1,069.03 birgu1530 - $871.75 + $426.93 oucca - $634 + $374.62
  14. Online poker is a global game with players logging on and grinding from every part of the world. Every country has a #1-ranked player and here we take a look at some of those that lead the way in their home countries. Steve ‘MrTimCaum’ O’Dwyer - Ireland It’s hard to fathom that Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer, one of the most feared high-rolling tournament beasts in the world, could find something new to achieve in poker. In 2018 he not only conquered the nosebleed live MTT scene he also, for the first time, he also cracked the worldwide top-10 online rankings. Currently sitting at a career-high ranking of #10, his second time touching that mark this year, he has taken over as the #1-ranked player in his adopted home country of Ireland. Not your typical online grinder, O’Dwyer gets his online volume when he can. More specifically, when he’s not traveling the world earning six and seven-figure sums. This year he’s been able to find a little time each month to steadily put in volume. The result has him eclipsing the $5 million in lifetime earnings mark. Combined with his live earnings, O’Dwyer has earned more than $30 million from the game of poker. In November, O’ Dwyer has made his presence felt online, regularly playing in the highest stakes tournament available. He’s managed three four-figure scores one of which was a victory in the November 20 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $1,050 Super Tuesday for $31,451 and 394.97 points. With a few weeks left in 2018, should O’Dwyer continue to splash around in the new slate of daily high rollers, he may find himself peaking above his current worldwide standing. Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann - Brazil Hailing from Santa Catarina, online tournament pro Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann has surged in the rankings this month to become the new #1-ranked player in all of Brazil. His recent heater has not only allowed him to become the top grinder in his home country but he has also spiked a new career-high worldwide ranking, landing at #16 in the world this week. In the month of November, he has put in a healthy amount of volume, recording 87 cashes. Of those, five were good for podium finishes and seven were PLB qualifying scores. One of the highlights of his month came in the November 12 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily 500. He defeated a field of 119 to take home just over $13,000 and 243.93 PLB points. Earlier in the month, he put together a runner-up run in the bwin.com Sunday Main Event for $20,991 and another 270.58. Volkmann has also just recently vaulted past the $4 million lifetime earnings marker, making 2018 a career year for the Brazilian. Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone - Argentina It’s hard to remember a time that Argentina’s #1-ranked Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone was not near the top of the rankings. A PocketFiver for less than to two years, he’s has continued to put up huge scores and keep himself in the top-10 mix. In 2018, Petrone made a push to top the worldwide rankings, reaching as high as #3 in the world. He currently rests ranked at #7. Petrone likes to put in big-time volume and this November is no different. So far, he amassed 108 total cashes to date for a total of over $180,000. He’s put together multiple five-figure scores including a victory in the November 4 edition of the partypoker Sunday Bounty High Roller for $17,281 and 235.27 PLB points. Just four days later, he returned to the site to take down the BIG Bounty High Roller for another $18,739 and 287.25 PLB points. This year has been a standout one for Petrone. He collected his largest career score with his runner-up finish in the PokerStars TCOOP Twin Main Event (Event #72) to take home a massive $282,436. How dominant is Petrone in Argentina? Well, he’s likely to be the #1 ranked pro there for some time as he’s 4600 PLB points ahead of ‘sonmo’, the next closest player. Nedelcu ‘Narcusus90’ Narcis - Romania The #1-ranked player in all of Romania is Bucharest resident Nedelcu ‘Narcusis90’ Narcis. The longtime PocketFiver is currently ranked #39 in the world and is headed to surpassing his previous rankings high of #32, which he last held in 2015. Narcis has had a dominant November by any standard. He cashed in 115 tournaments for a total of roughly $150,000. He has 12 PLB qualified cashes, five five-figure scores, and 21 podium finishes. Some of his highlights include a victory in the November 20 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily SuperSonic for over $19,000. On November 14 he took down another PokerStars High Roller Club for another $18,496, in a 24 hour-period where he won three tournaments and took third in another. With the amount of volume Narcis puts in, there’s an outside chance, as he currently sits as $2.88M in lifetime earnings, that he could hit $3 million by the end of the year. If not in 2018, he’ll for sure see the new milestone in the first couple of months of 2019. ‘etxnl01’ - The Netherlands With over $1.6 million in lifetime scores, The Netherlands’ #1-ranked grinder is ‘etxnl01’. An online pro for roughly five years, the player who goes by his shortened moniker ‘etx’ build his roll up from the micro stakes and now can be found mixing it up in some of the largest online tournament available. His day-to-day schedule consists of many mid-stakes contests and he regularly puts up four-figure cashes. In November, ‘etx’ has posted over 80 cashes for a total of nearly $35,000. He had five podium finishes and his highlight score was a final table finish in the November 10 edition of the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily 500 for $5,431. “I’m definitely happy with being ranked number one in The Netherlands right now on PocketFives,” ‘etx’ said in a recent interview. “But I also still look at the other rankings, like the general rankings, hoping to climb them and become a better player as well.” A new, in-depth profile on The Netherlands' ‘etxnl01’ is available on PocketFives right now.
  15. On a Sunday that saw the long-awaited $20m guaranteed partypoker MILLIONS Online tournament get underway, Alex 'bigfox86' Foxen, Andras 'probirs' Nemeth and Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot were among the day's big winners, with world ranked #1 'Lena900' making a PokerStars Sunday Million final table appearance. It was to be 'tikidiii' who held off the challenge from 'Lena900' and come through a heads-up battle with '4_VaNyA_4' to be crowned PokerStars Sunday Million champion, banking a staggering $163,574 in the process. The Sunday Million crossed the 6,000 entrants mark for the first time in a while as 6,058 buy-ins created a $1,211,600 prize pool. 'Diego Ventura' made his third Sunday Million final table appearance having previously finished in 7th and 3rd place, but this time around he was the first player to depart, taking away $9,621 in ninth place. The field was then whittled down to the final three with #1 ranked 'Lena900' looking for his first Sunday Million title. The Swede achieved a fourth-place finish in the SM back in 2014, but could only go one better this time, after he fell in third for $80,555. 'tikidiii' was then crowned the winner, over 14 hours since the tournament started, as '4_VaNyA_4' hit the rail with the silver medal for $114,788. Foxen outlasted 165 other players to win the PokerStars $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Supersonic $43,058 - the second biggest online score of his career. The final table included Ramiro 'ramastar88' Petrone, former #1-ranked 'eisenhower1', Adrijan 'Adrijan_S' Sinishtaj and eventual runner-up Felix 'th'Kick' Bleiker. 'pokerluka' went the distance in the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller after a heads-up deal was agreed with 'bartek901'. 120 entrants created a $264,000 prize pool, and when the final table came together, it featured 'Lrslzk,' Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit and PokerStars Team Pro Igor Kurganov. Kurganov was the last of those to names to fall after he exited in fourth place for $25,654.78, and after 'T 54 T 97s' departed in third place for $33,162.88, the final two agreed to chop the remaining prize pool. 'pokerluka' then got the better of 'bartek901' heads-up and was left as the winner with $49,371.54. Hungary's #1 ranked player Andras 'probirs' Nemeth came through a 1,152 player field in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO to further enhance his reputation as one of the best online players in the world. Kelvin 'Kelvin_FP:AR' Kerber took the bronze medal for $25,177.99 + $6,249.88 in bounties before Nemeth faced a final battle against former WCOOP and SCOOP winner 'compris.' But Nemeth, who himself has three major SCOOP titles to his name, was able to dispose of his opponent, who walked away with $34,349.38 + $3,347.66, to claim the first-place prize of $46,862 + $42,808. Sweden's 'eijseijs' took down this week's PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up title for $36,132.68 after a heads-up battle with 'fahim69'. The prize pool was set at $228,600 after 1,143 players all took their shot at the top prize. PocketFivers' 'barnaby10921' (9th), 'Emilohlsson' (5th) and 'Tr!pleeeee'(4th), all featured on the final table before '1_DON7_TH1NK' exited in third place for $18,679.13. 'eijseijs' ultimately sent 'fahim69' to the rail in second place for $25,979, and picked up the win to add an already impressive $4.8 in online earnings. Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot turned $215 into $29,631 after he won the partypoker $215 Sunday Main Event. The event attracted 830 entrants and generated a $166,000 prize pool. Brazil's 'phbbc' made a deep run but had to settle for $14,159 in third place before Proudfoot defeated 'hearthcrap' heads-up for the win, with the latter taking away $21,082 as runner-up. 'hawkeyejunior' banked $71,662 after they were victorious in the partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller. The tournament came with a $200,000 guarantee, but that number was eclipsed as the 117 entrants made for a $292,500 prize pool. World ranked #1 'Drulitooo' managed seventh place for $11,700 before former world #1 and current partypoker ambassador Joao Simao achieved a third-place finish for $36,562. 'JgsNV' was then the final player to depart and added $51,187 to their bankroll, after 'hawkeyejunior' held off their final challenge. 888poker gave their players the chance to play their biggest Sunday tournaments for half the price this week, with Argentina's #1 ranked player Ramiro 'lasochobi' Petrone taking full advantage. Petrone saw off the 130 player field in the $530 Sunday Sale $50,000 Whale after he defeated 'SalsaFiesta' heads-up to win the $16,250 first-place prize. And in the $109 Sunday Sale Mega Deep,'23NoraB' was the last of 1,453 players standing to bank a cool $26,488, following a heads-up battle with Lithuania's 'PiktasVilkas,' who collected $18,889 as runner-up. Below are this week’s Sunday final table results: PokerStars Sunday Million ($200 + $15 NLHE) $1M Guaranteed 6,058 entrants, $1,211,600 prize pool tikidiii - $163,574.88 4_VaNyA_4 - $114,788.68 Lena900 - $80,555.16 luckyman147 - $56,831.07 pitaoufmg - $39,671.78 rmiguel2007 - $27,840.38 ChiphunterTH - $19,357.53 karl-heinz_p - $13,710.95 Die Ventura - $9,621.62 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $150k Gtd 120 entrants, $264,000 prize pool pokerkluka - $49,371.54* bartek901 - $48,911.08* T 54 T 97s - $33,162.88 IgorKurganov - $25,654.78 lasagnaaammm - $19,846.49 Lrslzk - $15,353.23 hhecklen - $11,877.22 DotComRicher - $9,188.20 EstoyPiantao - $7,107.98 PokerStars $1,050 High Roller Club Sunday Supersonic 166 entrants, $ 219,425.76 prize pool Alex 'bigfox86' Foxen - $43,057.52 Felix 'th'Kick' Bleiker - $ 33,057.39 Adrijan 'Adrijan_S' Sinishtaj - $ 25,379.85 eisenhower1 - $ 19,485.42 Belabacsi - $ 14,959.94 Ramiro 'ramastar88' Petrone - $ 11,485.51 Eccentric_BG - $ 8,872.37 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller PKO, $300k Gtd 1,152 entrants, $576,000 prize pool probirs - $46,862.17 + $42,808.70 compris - $34,349.38 + $3,347.66 Kelvin_FP:AR - $25,177.99 + $6,249.88 2Much$4U_08 -$18,455.38 + $3,056.64 eddycadub - $13,527.73 + $13,635 hdjgkfgsdl - $9,915.78 + $554.69 sitiolibre - $7,268.22 + $3,113.28 llariFIN - $5,327.59 + $2,609.37 BAGBAGBAGBAG - $3,905.13 + $5,551.27 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $175k Gtd 1,143 entrants, $228,600 prize pool eijseijs - $36,132.68 fahim69 - $25,979.01 1_DON7_TH1NK - $18,679.13 Tr!pleeeee - $13,430.45 Emilohlsson - $9,656.58 brille-390 - $6,943.17 Kohlrabi7 - $4,992.18 westcourt - $3,589.43 barnaby10921 - $2,580.82 partypoker $215 Sunday Main Event $150k Gtd 830 entrants, $166,000 prize pool Jonathan 'proudflop' Proudfoot - $29,631 hearthcrap - $21,082 phbbc - $14,159.80 farell8 - $9,594.80 acestyles - $6,772.80 Riverixxx - $4,880.40 glassofwhiskey1 - $3,486 CiccionaLA - $2,423.60 partypoker $530 KO Series #38-HR-$300k 815 entrants, $ $417,687 prize pool metallist535 - $36,369.82 + $35,374.29 PhilMcIvey1 - $25,876.25 + $131.25 YumsYums - $17,379.87 + $5,241.80 ebisumaru87 - $11,776.75 + $5,916.55 therealmoorm - $8,313 + $2,091.78 AstraIncognita - $5,990.25 + $4,466.61 donkcallfold - $4,278.75 + $5,061.33 Swagg3r123 - $2,974.75 + $1,804.68 partypoker $2,600 Super Sunday High Roller $200k Gtd 117 entrants, $292,500 prize pool hawkeyejunior - $71,662.50 JgsNV - $51,187.50 joaosimaobh - $36,562.50 omaha4rollz - $25,593.75 VolZok_ - $19,012.50 Dork Pork - $14,625 Drulitooo - $11,700 WinManey - $9,506.25 partypoker $1,050 Sunday Main Event-HR $200k Gtd 278 entrants, $278,000 prize pool HungarysHero - $48,287.90* ojanOmaha - $47,066.11 JWPRODIGY - $28,078 DOnt_DO-iT - $20,433 yungmanco - $14,456 toadstoadstoads - $10,842 Sentapied99 - $7,465 Garrin4e1 - $5,560 888poker $530 Sunday Sale $50,000 Whale 130 entrants – $65,000 prize pool lasochobi - $16,250 SalsaFiesta - $11,050 H8ersGnaH8 - $8,450 DeucesCrackd - $6,012.50 WadoIchimonj - $4,225 ifearpanic - $3,412.50 YSoSerious7 - $2,762.50 spider4444 - $2,775 888poker $109 Sunday Sale Mega Deep 1,453 entrants – $145,300 prize pool 23NoraB - $26,488.19 PiktasVilkas - $18,889 PAS2HOFF - $14,530 mne_d0edet1 - $10,897.50 c_aguiar - $7,265 sonmonedass - $5,085.50 RedPantRed - $2,906 LarsTheGreat - $2,106.85
  16. The PocketFives Milestone Report looks at the online poker players who are achieving career-best achievement or reaching new heights in the rankings. It’s been a minute since we’ve checked in on the progress of some of the PocketFives community and, in the past month or so, there have been plenty of new major milestones to celebrate. So, let’s dive in and take a look at some of the accomplishments of the online grinders who are putting in time on the felt and reaping the rewards. Major Moves At $10M+ In the upper echelons of earnings, there are plenty of players who continue to climb the ranks at the start of 2019. Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar Hits $12M One such player is Sweden’s Johannes ‘Greenstone25’ Korsar who soared past the $12M lifetime earning mark. He’s had a remarkable start to the year with multiple five-figure scores in January. However, it was his runner-up finish in Event 57 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Main Event) for $260,391 that pushed him into third on the online All-Time Earnings list, right behind ‘lena900’ ($13.8M) and Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman ($15.6M). Korsar currently has $12.375M in total career earnings and sits as the #26-ranked player in the world. Not far behind Korsar are a handful of pros that used the end of 2018 and start of 2019 to pull themselves up over the $11M mark. Getting Crowded At $11M Former #1-ranked player Chris ‘Getting Daize’ Oliver, a PocketFiver since 2007, is one of those pros. He recently finished as the runner-up in the partypoker Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter for $16,907 but had been putting together five-figure scores for the better part of two months to push his lifetime total to over $11.2M. Oliver has some elite company when it comes to newly minted $11M winners. Swedish superstars Andreas ‘r4ndomr4gs’ Berggren and ’Sheater’ just recently jumped over the milestone. As did Ukranian crusher Roman ‘Romeopro’ Romanovsky. Romanovsky, currently the #4-ranked player in the world, has been putting in plenty of volume and connecting with big scores, especially on partypoker where he recently took fifth in the $1M GTD Big Game for $58,025. Finally, another Swedish standout, the worldwide #20-ranked ‘inhoo’, joined the $10M club. He has racked up 15 podium finishes in the month of January, including a silver medal finish in Event 38 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six Max) for $27,983. Top Ranked Players Hitting New Highs Some of the biggest names in the online game have also started the year by eclipsing landmark milestones. Brazil’s #1-ranked Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao has been off to a fast start in 2019. The partypoker ambassador has surpassed the $8M mark online and used his first-place finish in a December partypoker Sunday High Roller Bounty Hunter to add over $53,000 to his career totals of nearly $8.2M. Joining him at the $8M mark is longtime PocketFiver J.D. ‘jdpc27’ Wheeler, who now plays out of Mexico. He accomplished the task this week with a top 100 finish in the reduced buy-in $109 PokerStars Sunday Million for $1,538. Connor ‘blanconegro’ Drinan was victorious in Event 28 of the PokerStars Winter Series ($2,100 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max PKO) for $69,830 to help him achieve $7M in lifetime earnings. Joining him in recently hitting that number are ‘breeth’ and former #1-ranked player Caio ‘pessagno’ Pessagno. December and January were huge for both Sam ‘Pudge714’ Greenwood and Pim ‘joppiesaus’ De Goede. Greenwood not only had an amazing PCA $100K Super High Roller victory but he’s also been crushing the PokerStars High Roller Club online. De Goede chopped the historic $20M GTD MILLIONS Online for a historic $2.3M score. Thanks to their online success, both are now members of the $6M lifetime earnings club. Top 10-Ranked, $5M Winners A pair of players who have recently spent a considerable amount of time as top-10 ranked players are also newly-minted $5M men. Worldwide #8-ranked 'DamageAP' from Latvia took fourth in the PokerStars High Roller Club $530 Daily Supersonic for $7,013 this month to hit the $5 million mark. At the same time #10-ranked Argentian superstar Ramiro ‘Ramiro’ Petrone booked a runner-up result in Event 55 in the PokerStars Winter Series $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up for $78,433 to help him hit the new high. Joining the pair at $5M lifetime is also Sweden’s ‘DeathbyQuads’, Troy ‘iamthedeck ftw’ Quenneville and Ireland’s #4-ranked Tomas ‘luckymo32’ Geleziunas. Is Anatoly Filatov Ready For The Top 10? It takes quite an effort to break through to the ranks of the PocketFives top 10 and partypoker ambassador Anatoly ‘nl_profit’ Filatov has been producing the results to put him in position. This week Filatov has, once again, reached a new career high ranking. This week he sits at #11 in the world and is on the doorstep of making his move into the elite rankings of the top 10. Next week may be his debut. Only two other players have reached career-high rankings this week as Russia's ‘Futti18’ climbed three spots to break into the top 25 at #25 and Bulgaria's top-ranked pro ‘cskar4e1’ jumped one spot to #50.
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