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  1. In May, Anton AnteSvanteWigg (pictured) won the PokerStars Sunday 500and raked in $90,000. There was no chop to be had and Wigg, who is #7 in the PocketFives Rankings, booked his third largest cash to date. "It feels good," Wigg told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "I put in a lot of work during SCOOP and with some near-misses in big events, it felt great to close a big one out on the most important Sunday of the year." There were over 1,000 entrants that weekend, which also featured the SCOOP Main Events. Colombia's Farid farid1221xJattin, who plays on PokerStars under the handle
  2. The 99th ranked member of the PocketFives community is Sweden's Fjaluz, who recently hit $1 million in career online tournaments scoresand is officially at $1.3 million now. He won the PokerStars Hotter $75 and final tabled the PokerStars.fr SCOOP Main Event, both in January, for almost $50,000 total. "My feelings are kind of mixed about hitting $1 million," the Swede told PocketFives. "Poker is all about profit, but at the same time it feels kind of cool. It's always good to have big numbers associated with your name." He has been running well as of late, as he told us that 2014 was one
  3. [caption width="618"] Martin Jacobson's 2014 WSOP Main Event win was a watershed moment for poker in Sweden[/caption] In 2014, Martin Jacobson's life was changed forever after he won the World Series of Poker Main Event. The Swedish poker player received the second largest cash prize ever given out in the WSOP's marquee tournament, $10 million, and was the first player from his home country to win it all. Not even two years later, Swedes rule the roost on PocketFives. Players from Sweden make up half of the top 10 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings and Sweden has entrenched itself at
  4. Swedish poker professional Martin Jacobson began Day 6 of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event in 14th place out of 79 players with 3,925,000 in chips. Jacobson is one of the better known poker players in Europe, with almost $5 million in cashes prior to the 2014 Main Event. In January 2011, he finished in second place in the European Poker Tour Main Event in Deauville for over $760,000. Jacobson also has had success playing nosebleed tournaments, finishing in sixth place in June 2013 $111,111 One Drop charity event for over $800,000. He followed that up with an eighth place finis
  5. If you haven't heard of Sweden's Sheaterbefore reading this article, where have you been? Seriously. Have you been living under a rock? Or perhaps on the top of a mountain with no internet? Maybe we'll give you a pass. The Swede is the #4 player worldwide in the PocketFives Poker Rankingsand a former #1. Over the weekend, 788 players turned out for the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy, creating a prize pool that passed $220,000. Not surprisingly, Sheater skyrocketed to the top of the leaderboard and earned $41,000, defeating a final table that included #2 ranked aguskb. "It feels great,"
  6. Don't look now, but there's a familiar name in the online poker world barreling towards the top of the PocketFives Rankings: Sweden's Sheater. He was up a very healthy 12 spots this week and ended up at #4 with 6,586 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the Rankings. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and
  7. On Wednesday, Sweden's Andreas Berggren (pictured, image courtesy poker.se), known as r4ndomr4gsin the online poker world, became the new #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings. This is his second stint at #1 and he is fresh off final tabling the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $44,000, which helped put him over the top. PocketFives managed to run down this top talent to talk a little poker. PocketFives: How are you feeling about being ranked #1 on PocketFives? Andreas Berggren: It feels great. It's one more thing to check off my "to do" list. It would be nice to try to keep a
  8. Earlier this month, the Winamax Grand Tournamentplayed out on the EU-facing site. There were over 1,000 entrants and, after the final cards were dealt, Sweden's Eiffel– like the tower – came away with a $30,000 score and took second place. His hit came just a few weeks after a win in the site's High Roller. "It's all about binking Sundays," he boasted. --- Follow professional sports tipsters, make your own betting tips, and compete for real cash prizes. Tipdayis the ultimate sports tipping resource. Check it out. --- Eiffel is up to $3.7 million in tracked online poker scores
  9. On the final weekend of July, Sweden's MangeJao, whose real name is Magnus Nordmark (pictured), won the Winamax High Roller for $14,000 following a two-way chop. The six-max tournament had 190 entrants and a buy-in of nearly $400, with the top 21 getting paid. Nordmark told us in an exclusive interview, "It felt good. It's always awesome to score a tournament win. I have been to too many second places lately." His chopping partner was fellow PocketFiver Ringelsdorf, who is ranked #285 worldwide and earned $15,000. On the rationale for a deal, Nordmark explained, "We were kind of short, so I
  10. Late last month, xtheWall(pictured), who calls Sweden home, was part of a four-way chop of the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up. His reward was the largest amount given out in the chop, $75,000, which also was his largest online tournament cash to date. "I feel great about it," the Swede told us in an exclusive interview. "I was inspired by ImDoneCallin, who reached the final table the week before." He described the negotiations as "very smooth" and, in the end, a chip-chop was reached. Luckily for xtheWall, he was the pace-setter at the time, which meant the largest payday of the group. The pay
  11. To close out July, Jerry Odeen, known on PocketFives as perrymejsen, took second in the weekly PokerStars Sunday 500 and earned $40,000. There were 606 entrants that day and Odeen was one of six PocketFivers to finish in the top 10. Consequently, PocketFivers earned 46% of the prize pool. "It feels good," Odeen told PocketFives in an exclusive interview. "I've been running ridiculously well in that tournament and in general this year. I've gotten close a lot of times to hitting it big this year, and so now when I finally did it, it feels great!" He finished fifth in the Sunday 500 in Dece
  12. Last month, Sweden's Lukas lukethaflukeBerglund (pictured) took down the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawloutright for $49,000. He defeated over 1,200 entrants in the weekly tournament, which at the time was competing against the Spring Championship of Online Poker on Full Tilt's sister site, PokerStars. "It's nice to win a Sunday Major," Berglund told PocketFives, "but because of all of the SCOOP tournaments, I wanted to do well on Stars too. I would rather have won the $10K SCOOP Main Event than the Brawl." He said the latter comment with a smile. Berglund's SCOOP included a runner-up finish i
  13. Sweden continued its attack on the upper reaches of the PocketFives Online Poker Rankingsthis week, claiming three of the top four spots worldwide. Holding down the fort at #3 worldwide and #2 in Sweden is Sheater, who took down the Winamax Grand Tournament over the weekend, a $1,311 buy-in tournament, for a cool $45,000. "It feels great," Sheater told PocketFives in an exclusive interview following his Sunday Major victory. "Last Sunday was about to turn into a really bad day. I final table bubbled a couple of tournaments and lost some big stacks. At the same time, my internet went down an
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