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  1. It's Wednesday, which means we have recalculated the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. Finland's Europeanchopped the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend for $185,000. The result was a trip to the top five of the Rankings and a 1,156-PLB Point boost. European has $1.6 million in online tournament winnings and three six-figure scores to his credit. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by Betsafe, one of the leading suppliers of online gaming products worldwide and a major sponsor of Gumball 3000. Sign up now for great bonuses, €3,000,000 guaranteed monthly, and plenty of live events! --- Other than his Sunday Million win, European finished second in a SCOOP $1,200 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event in May of last year for $223,000 and final tabled this year's SCOOP Mid-Stakes Main Event for $131,000. Other wins include the Bigger $162, Wednesday Hundred Grand, and Bigger $22 on PokerStars, just to name a few. We also have a new #1 player on PocketFives this week. After a one-week reign at #1, Patrick pleno1Leonard (pictured) dropped one spot to #2. Replacing him is p0cket00, who has 7,667 PLB Points and leads Leonard by 140. p0cket00 has the second most online tournament winnings of anyone on PocketFives at $8 million. Russia's veeea moved up 13 spots to land at #12 this week. He finished second in FTOPS Event #30 three days ago for $33,000, his third five-figure score of August. He is $19,000 shy of hitting $3 million in tracked scores and sits at his highest spot ever in the Rankings. Inside the top 100, one of the biggest jumps of the week went to Nick fu_15 Maimone, who rose to #25 from #60. Maimone won last week's PokerStars Super Tuesday for almost $120,000 and amassed almost 800 PLB Points in the process. He has been a member of PocketFives since 2007 and finished 15th in the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. After reentering his poker site names this week, Brazil's Yuri Martinsis slotted at #36 in the world, six off his all-time high set in 2011. Martins won the PokerStars $100 Rebuy over the weekend for $14,000 and took down the 888 Poker Mega Deep on August 10 for another $30,000. He has nearly $3 million in online tournament winnings and is the #2 player in Brazil. Moving up 32 spots to land at #52 is Austria's mindgamer. You might recall he was ranked #1 on our site last year and won the PokerStars Big $162 one week ago for $20,000 and 331 PLB Points. He plays as Jedi AllStar on Full Tilt Poker if you're trying to keep tabs on him. There are seven countries represented in the top 10 of our Rankings, the most we can recall in recent weeks: Canada, UK, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Ukraine, and Chile. Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. p0cket00 (Canada) - 7,667 points 2. pleno1 (UK) - 7,527 points 3. r4ndomr4gs (Sweden) - 7,378 points 4. European (Finland) - 7,197 points 5. huiiiiiiiiii (Austria) - 7,035 points 6. Romeopro (Ukraine) - 6,891 points 7. TheClaimeer (UK) - 6,862 points 8. jbrown8777 (Canada) - 6,689 points 9. dipthrong (Canada) - 6,601 points 10. PokerKaiser (Chile) - 6,584 points Congrats to all of our ranked players this week! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  2. We're entering the busy time of year in the online poker world. On Wednesday, we had a little bit of a shakeup in the top 10 worldwide of the PocketFives Rankings, as two players returned to the upper echelons of the leaderboard. And don't worry, fans of p0cket00; your boy is still ranked #1 on our site. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by Betsson Poker, a leading global online gaming provider. Betsson Poker is available on Mobile and offers regular promotions to live events around the world along with great bonuses and competitions. Play nowfor a chance to win the a Dream Holiday with the Grand Poker Adventures throughout 2014! --- Let's start with Russia's veeea(pictured above), who moved up five spots from #12 to #7 on the strength of a rash of wins this month in tournaments we track – nine to be exact. He took down the PokerStarsSaturday Super Knockout over the weekend for $26,000 and almost 400 PLB Points to help his cause and won the Winamax XTASE the same day for good measure. He has 159 wins in online poker tournaments. Also moving up five spots into the top 10 was Montreal's TJ 1bigacehole Ulmer (pictured), who ended up at #8. Ulmer won the PokerStars Super Sized Sunday over the weekend for $22,000 and also took down the site's $82 NLHE Six-Max Hyper-Turbo for $7,800 the same day. Ulmer has $6.6 million in career online poker scores. Alen lilachaa Bilic rose 16 spots to settle at #17 this week on the strength of a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $42,000 and 368 PLB Points. It was his second top-two finish in that tournament this month, as he also took second two weeks ago for over $50,000. Bilic rules the roost in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cyprus poker player daskalos moved up from #55 to #42, his highest ranking ever, after taking down the PokerStars $215 Weekly Six-Max for $11,000 and 231 PLB Points. He is #1 out of 112 players in Cyprus with PLB scores and is within $62,000 of hitting $2 million in online tournament scores. Leaping 33 spots to #62 in the world was Portugal's T 54 T 97s, who won the PokerStars.fr Summer Warm-Up Special Sunday Million for $10,000 on Sunday, his sixth victory since August 17. He was ranked as high as #3 on PocketFives last year and is the second-ranked player in his home country. We won't keep you waiting any longer. Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week, along with the PLB score for each: 1. p0cket00 - 7,455 points 2. r4ndomr4gs - 7,384 points 3. pleno1 - 7,285 points 4. European - 6,993 points 5. TheClaimeer - 6,985 points 6. Romeopro - 6,891 points 7. veeea - 6,806 points 8. 1bigacehole - 6,781 points 9. huiiiiiiiiii - 6,743 points 10. dipthrong - 6,713 points Congrats to all of our ranked players! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  3. It's Wednesday, which means we have a brand new update to the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. There was a fair amount of movement within the top ten this week, including two new entrants, but what hasn't changed is our #1 ranked player, p0cket00 (pictured). The Canadian leads the way with 7,812 PLB Points, about 10% more than our second ranked player. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by Betsson Poker, a leading global online gaming provider. Betsson Poker is available on Mobile and offers regular promotions to live events around the world along with great bonuses and competitions. Play nowfor a chance to win the a Dream Holiday with the Grand Poker Adventures throughout 2014! --- p0cket00 has dominated the Rankings as of late and has been #1 on PocketFives every week since July 2 sans one. He has $8.1 million in online tournament winnings, the second highest total of any PocketFiver, and took fifth in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic over the weekend for $18,000 to pad his stats even more. Russia's veeea moved up six spots to settle at #6 this week on the strength of a stellar Sunday in which he final tabled the PokerStars Sunday $109 Rebuy and won the PokerStars.fr Big €100 for $54,000 total. He is only 157 PLB Points behind second place worldwide, and #6 is the highest veeea has ever been in the Rankings. Also entering the top ten this week was Chile's PokerKaiser (pictured), who rose one spot to #10. He won the PokerStars $55 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 2X Chance over the weekend for $14,000, one of seven wins he's had in the last four days. PokerKaiser is the top-ranked poker player in Chile and owns $6.4 million in career winnings, the 14th highest total of anyone on PocketFives. UK's Aggro Santos entered the top 100 at #29 this week, one of the highest debuts we've ever seen. The reason: Aggro Santos has been on the run of a lifetime as of late after taking down two WCOOP events in three days: a $320 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Zoom tournament and the Sunday Warm-Up, for a combined haul of $350,000 officially. He is the top-ranked player in the town of Chesterfield. Moving up 34 spots was Sweden's eisenhower1, who now sits at #30. He finished third in the PokerStars.fr Sunday Million for $107,000 over the weekend, his second largest tracked cash to date. He is the #4 player in Sweden and was ranked as high as #2 worldwide last year. Hungary's blackDonii moved up 32 spots to #42 in the world, his highest ranking ever. Last Saturday, he won a PokerStars $215 No Limit Hold'em tournament and finished second in the site's $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo 2X Chance for almost $30,000 total. He is the top-ranked Hungarian and one of 135 PocketFivers with PLB scores from Budapest. Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. p0cket00 - 7,812 points 2. huiiiiiiiiii - 7,160 points 3. European - 7,148 points 4. 1bigacehole - 7,116 points 5. MAMOHT_T - 7,087 points 6. veeea - 7,003 points 7. r4ndomr4gs - 6,927 points 8. pleno1 - 6,924 points 9. lena900 - 6,842 points 10. PokerKaiser - 6,813 points Congrats to all of our ranked players this week. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  4. If you blinked, you missed the last six days of March. Members of the PocketFives community scored eight Triple Crowns in six days to end the month, one of the busiest spurts we've ever had. To put it in perspective, there were more Triple Crowns awarded in the last six days of March than there were the rest of the month combined. We've had 35 Triple Crowns awarded so far in 2015 and are on pace for 120 this year. There were 138 Triple Crowns given out in 2014 after we awarded a record 208 in 2013. A PocketFives Triple Crown requires a person to win three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked by PocketFives in a seven-day period. Each tournament has to have at least 100 entrants and at least a $10,000 prize pool, and satellites do not count. Here's a look at the Triple Crowns awarded from March 26 to 31: veeea - March 31 577.32 points on PokerStars, PokerStars.fr, and PartyPoker bah22 - March 30 693.91 points on Betfred, PokerStars, and Full Tilt jatekos22 - March 30 451.03 points on PartyPoker, PokerStars, 888 Poker veeea - March 29 573.56 points on PokerStars.fr, PartyPoker, and PokerStars tilt21sted - March 29 654.67 points on Carbon, PokerStars, PokerStars.fr IwentworthI - March 29 556.29 points on PokerStars, PartyPoker, and William Hill whatisL0v3 - March 28 489.08 points on PartyPoker, PokerStars.fr, and PokerStars PokerKaiser - March 26 631.02 points on 888 Poker, PokerStars, and PokerStars.fr You'll notice that veeea scored two Triple Crowns during the period and actually won 10 tournaments in 10 days. Meanwhile, PokerKaiser (pictured above) won his 14th Triple Crown, the second most of any PocketFiver. Congrats to all of our recent Triple Crown winners. Check out our Triple Crown Wall of Champions to learn how to get your own! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  5. It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Online Poker Rankingshave been recalculated. Nico PokerKaiser Fierro (pictured) is at the top of the leaderboard once again this week. In fact, he has an 800-point lead over second place, so we wouldn't foresee him dropping from that perch anytime soon. Fierro has won 10 tournaments since June began to keep him atop the Rankings. He won a seat to the World Series of Poker Main Event on June 11 on 888 Poker, two days after taking down the PartyPoker Daily Major for $7,600. Fierro has been ranked #1 on PocketFives since May 6. Australia's Martin Tiny_molesterKozlov moved up from #12 to #8 this week, his best showing ever. The Lysterfield resident is $3,000 shy of hitting $2 million for his career and took second in the PokerStars $109 Cubed ten days ago for $14,000. Over the weekend, he final tabled the Sunday Brawl. Appropriately, Kozlov is the top-ranked player in Australia. veeea (pictured) moved up from #13 to #9. The former #2 player in the Rankings just hit $4 million in online tournament scores and finished second in the Hotter $75 on PokerStars three days ago for $15,000. Over the weekend, veeea took down the iPoker €10,000 Grand Saturday. If you want to play on iPoker, by the way, you can sign up for sites like William Hill, bet-at-home, and mybet through the links on PocketFives and get a free month of Tournament Poker Edge or CardRunners when you deposit. Then there's Sweden's Sheater, who rose five spots to #10 this week thanks to six wins since June 9, all of which have come on PokerStars and PokerStars.fr. He recently passed $6 million in career online tournament winnings and was #1 in the PocketFives Rankings last year. You can find him under the screen name O Shark Eater O on Full Tilt. Davide girex91 Marchi moved up from #47 to #25 this week. This is the highest he has ever been in the Rankings and comes on the heels of a victory in the 888 Poker Mega Deep over the weekend for $25,000. He's the top-ranked poker player in Malta. Thailand's Jordan JWPRODIGY Westmorland (pictured) moved up 16 spots to #65. He won the Big $109 four days ago for $16,000, his 125th tracked win. Westmorland is the top-ranked player in Thailand and hit an all-time high of #38 in the Rankings two years ago. Finally this week, we wanted to single out Brazil's Alisson heyalisson Piekazewicz, who debuted in the top 100 at #84. He won the Super Tuesday on June 9 for almost $100,000 and over 700 PLB Points, the metric that determines the Rankings. The Brazilian has $1.3 million in career online tournament winnings across 4,364 in the money finishes, an average of $300 apiece. Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. PokerKaiser- 7,958 points 2. AnteSvante - 7,157 points 3. hellohellohello - 7,039 points 4. lasagnaaammm - 6,914 points 5. bedias - 6,841 points 6. joaomathias - 6,677 points 7. mindgamer - 6,674 points 8. Tiny_molester - 6,667 points 9. veeea- 6,658 points 10. Sheater- 6,651 points Congrats to all of our ranked players! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  6. The 2015 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Pokercontinues to be lucrative to members of the PocketFives community. The latest players to score SCOOP titles: Stefan mindgamerJedlicka and Artem veeeaVezhenkov, both top-70 players in the PocketFives Rankings. Let's start with Jedlicka(pictured), who took down a $1,050 No Limit Hold'em Big Ante Rebuy for $147,000 after a two-way deal. There were 351 entrants who combined for 171 rebuys and 321 add-ons. Jedlicka was second in chips entering the final table at 545,000, but was still well behind the 1.0 million-chip stack belonging to filushh. When four players remained, Jedlicka was last in chips, but he ultimately chipped up and then relegated RIMBOTAto the rails in fourth place after his pocket kings held against top pair. That pot gave him a sizable lead over the rest of the table and he proceeded to bust gordon0410in third place with sixes against fours. A deal was struck heads-up, but the battle raged on for 84 hands before Jedlicka emerged as the winner. The $1,050 Rebuy marked his first SCOOP victory. He won the Sunday Million in 2013 and is over $4.3 million in career online tournament winnings. Here's how the final table shook out: 1. Stefan "mindgamer" Jedlicka (Austria): $147,517 2. filushh (Israel): $137,838 3. gordon0410 (United Kingdom): $92,730 4. RIMBOTA (Poland): $69,547 5. Vlad "dariepoker" Darie (Romania): $48,051 6. Ryan "i need sheet" Yu (South Korea): $37,092 7. Younas "cocoojones" Roenhoff (Denmark): $28,662 8. lookoutdudes (Mexico): $20,232 9. NormyDozer (Australia): $14,752 Vezhenkov(pictured) won a $109 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy that spanned two days and drew 1,466 entrants who combined for 1,527 rebuys and 1,261 add-ons. He had a commanding chip lead entering the final table on Day 2 and, by the time heads-up play against fellow Russian TransSib rolled around, Vezhenkov was up 4:1. In the final hand, Vezhenkov out-raced K-J with pocket nines for the win. He added to his poker resume that already included multiple Super Tuesday wins, a WCOOP title, and an FTOPS jersey. He is a few thousand dollars shy of hitting $4 million in tournament winnings. Here's how the final table of the $109 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy looked after the final cards had been dealt: 1. Artem "veeea" Vezhenkov (Russia): $71,254 2. TransSib (Russia): $52,111 3. Bjuran (Sweden): $39,349 4. Fernando "fernandopipp" Pippi, Jr. (Brazil): $28,927 5. Emil "Emilohlsson" Ohlsson (Sweden): $20,844 6. cheeky4714 (United Kingdom): $16,590 7. Ballage87 (Hungary): $12,336 8. Vojtech "Vojta_R" Ruzicka (Czech Republic): $8,082 9. Simon "x1deadman1x" Deadman (United Kingdom): $4,381 Congrats to these two on their SCOOP wins! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  7. A big tournament series like SCOOP means big changes in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings, which were recalculated on Wednesday. PokerKaiserretained the top spot by a fairly wide margin, as his 7,744 PLB Points were 800 more than the second place player. Therefore, we'd expect to see PokerKaiser, who won last week's Winamax High Roller, on top again next Wednesday. One major change involved mindgamer (pictured) who rocketed 56 spots from #64 to #8. He was ranked #1 on PocketFives two years ago and finished second in a SCOOP event two days ago for $81,000 and over 500 PLB Points. On May 15, he took down a SCOOP $1,050 Rebuy Big Antes event for $163,000 and almost 1,000 PLB Points. The Austrian is nearing $4.5 million in career online tournament scores. veeeais knocking on the door of #1, as he moved up from #7 to #2 thanks to a mid-stakes SCOOP victory for $71,000 and 652 PLB Points. He final tabled the 888 Poker Volcano three days prior and is three wins shy of 200 all-time. He is a few thousand dollars short of $4 million all-time. Germany's Fresh_Oo_D(pictured) moved up from #21 to #10 after netting five wins in a three-day span. The five included the PokerStars $215 NLHE Turbo, which he took down for $15,000. Fresh_Oo_D is the top-ranked player in Germany and has $3.6 million in career online tournament winnings. Finally this week, we wanted to salute Romania's fbg1919, who reentered the top 100 at #42. He won a SCOOP event three days ago for almost $400,000 officially along with a whopping 1,482 PLB Points. The $2,100 NLHE event had 1,099 entrants and a prize pool that almost hit $2.2 million. He plays as a.S.e High on PokerStars. Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. PokerKaiser- 7,744 points 2. veeea- 6,935 points 3. Romeopro - 6,793 points 4. norfair18 - 6,762 points 5. StrungOut1 - 6,705 points 6. joaomathias - 6,696 points 7. Big Huni - 6,692 points 8. mindgamer- 6,557 points 9. sifosis - 6,503 points 10. Fresh_Oo_D - 6,469 points Congrats to all of our ranked players! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  8. This week in the PocketFives Rankings, veeeamoved up from #30 to #13 after a rock solid showing in recent days. He's currently seven spots off his all-time high of #6 in the world. He won the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic over the weekend for $51,000 and over 550 PLB Points to help his cause. To close out March, veeea won 10 tournaments and earned two PocketFives Triple Crowns in the span of 10 days. Accordingly, he is quickly closing in on $4 million in career online tournament winnings. The only question remains is how high he can get in the Rankings, with the first step being cracking the top 10 once again. For the second straight week, Nico PokerKaiserFierro is the top-ranked PocketFiver and has a PLB score of 7,140 Points. He is the lone person over 7,000 points and won the PartyPoker Daily Major two days ago for $5,500. Fierro received his $7.5 million cash badge on March 28, becoming just the seventh person ever to do so. Number two worldwide this week belongs to Mexico's norfair18, who moved up one spot to his highest slotting ever. He finished second in the Super Tuesday last month for $76,000, his third largest career score. In fact, he has turned in two second place finishes and a win in that tournament in the last five months for almost $280,000 total. Finally this week, we wanted to single out another poker player from Mexico: Blackk. He climbed 61 spots to land at #20 thanks to nine wins since mid-March. He is the #2 player in Mexico behind norfair18 and checks in with $4.5 million in career online tournament winnings. Here are the top 10 players on PocketFives this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. PokerKaiser- 7,140 points 2. norfair18- 6,944 points 3. Big Huni - 6,943 points 4. p0cket00 - 6,909 points 5. joaomathias - 6,896 points 6. Romeopro - 6,653 points 7. MendaLerenda - 6,630 points 8. CrownUpGuy - 6,626 points 9. pleno1 - 6,587 points 10. OU_dlanger610 - 6,477 points Congrats to all of our ranked players! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  9. The last 10 days of March were mighty kind to veeea, who won 10 tournaments and a pair of PocketFives Triple Crowns. No joke. He reentered his screen names in recent days and has quickly climbed to #30 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings. Here's a look at his 10 wins over the 10-day span: March 22: PokerStars.fr Le Triomphe for $6,100 March 24: PartyPoker $5,000 Guaranteed for $1,400 March 27: PokerStars.fr Six-Max Club €250 for $4,000 March 27: PartyPoker $5,000 Guaranteed for $1,100 March 27: PartyPoker $10,000 Guaranteed for $2,000 March 29: PokerStars $265 NLHE Knockout for $15,900 March 29: PokerStars $100 Rebuy for $10,500 March 31: PokerStars $265 NLHE Knockout for $6,200 March 31: PokerStars.fr Storm for $3,300 March 31: PartyPoker Daily Major for $11,000 Those 10 wins translated to a pair of PocketFives Triple Crowns, the second and third of his career. He is up to $3.6 million in online tournament winnings all-time, about two-thirds of which has come on PokerStars, and seems poised for another run at the top of the PocketFives Rankings. You might recall that he hit an all-time high of #6 on our site last year. His two largest tournament wins all-time came in 2013, a pair of victories in the PokerStars Super Tuesday for $112,000 and $79,000 officially. He has 3,400 in the money finishes in tournaments we track for an average of $1,075 each. Here's a look at his scores on each site: PokerStars (veeea): $2,482,135 Full Tilt (veeea): $740,489 PokerStars.fr (veeeafr): $206,792 PartyPoker (deepsee): $106,752 888 Poker (veeea): $59,917 iPoker (snymruk): $49,281 Winamax (veeea): $29,773 Congrats to veeea on his big run to close out March! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  10. Swedes continue to make waves atop the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. They occupy the top two spots, three of the top seven spots, and seven of the top 19 spots. Making waves this week was Sweden's lena900, who moved up nine places to #7 in the world, four off his all-time high. He has had a blockbuster month of October so far and still has another 10 days to bank even more. On the fourth of the month, lena900 took down the 888 Poker Turbo Mega Deep for $11,000. One day later, he rolled to victory in the bwin Super High Roller and put back another $13,000. On October 11, lena900 won the PokerStars.fr Sunday High Roller for $10,000 and followed that up with a gold medal one week later in the PokerStars Sunday Kickoff for $28,000. He now has 70 tracked wins and $3.4 million in total cashes in online MTTs. lena900 has 2,353 in the money finishes at an average of $1,470 each. Uruguay's veeea (pictured) also reentered the top 10 this week. He was ranked as high as #2 on our site earlier this year and rose nine spots to #10 on Wednesday. He finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Six-Max over the weekend for $14,000 and final tabled the site's Sunday Supersonic the same day for another $18,000. He is nearing $3 million in online poker cashes on PokerStars alone. eisenhower1 remains the top dog on PocketFives this week. He just passed $7.7 million in online tournament winnings and added to his war chest over the weekend by winning the 888 Crocodile for $16,000. This is the fourth week that eisenhower1 has been the #1 ranked player on PocketFives. He leads the way by 1,300 points over the next closest person. Another Swedish player, AnteSvante, moved up from #42 to #15 this week on the strength of nine tournament wins in the last 11 days. Yes, nine. The largest of those came over the weekend in the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic, as he took it down for $46,000. He has 133 tracked wins all-time and is nearing $6 million in online tournament scores. Russia's NoPlanB (pictured) moved up 40 spots this week to settle at #43 in the world. His big splash came over the weekend in the Sunday Warm-Up, a tournament he took down for $79,000 and 710 PLB Points. He is the fourth-ranked player in Russia and reached an all-time high in the Rankings of #34 earlier this year. Finally, we wanted to talk about Finland's European, who moved up 49 spots to #46. He won the Sunday 500 on October 11 for $49,000 and proceeded to final table last weekend's Saturday Super Knockout for another $18,000. European was ranked #2 on PocketFives last year and has been part of our site since 2013. Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. eisenhower1- 8,108 points 2. C Darwin2 - 6,773 points 3. jbrown8777 - 6,753 points 4. Tiny_molester - 6,742 points 5. NigDawG - 6,740 points 6. cswami - 6,633 points 7. lena900- 6,618 points 8. bedias - 6,470 points 9. PokerKaiser - 6,463 points 10. veeea- 6,458 points Congrats to all of our ranked players. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  11. Don't look now, but veeea(pictured) is making a charge towards the #1 spot in the PocketFives Rankings. He rose nine spots this week to settle at #4, two off his all-time high. He has been on a tear in recent weeks and finished third in the PartyPoker Sunday Major over the weekend for $12,000. --- Tournament Poker Edgeis the only poker training site dedicated exclusively to MTTs and features over 1,000 training videos, blogs, articles, podcasts and a dedicated strategy forum for members. Check Tournament Poker Edge out on Twitter. --- veeea is up to almost $4.2 million in career online tournament cashes and is the top-ranked player in Uruguay, although he's formerly from Russia. He won two PocketFives Triple Crowns in March of this year and is about 800 PLB Points shy of becoming the #1 ranked player on PocketFives. There wasn't much movement inside the top 10 worldwide this week, so we'll instead talk about Christopher kid_bramm Brammer (pictured), who was ranked #65 to start the week, but now finds himself at #30. He recently hit $5 million in career online tournament winnings and won last week's Super Tuesday to the tune of $106,000. It's hard to believe that was only his fourth largest tracked cash to date. Also moving up this week was IgorK, who is known in the real world as Simon Ronnow Pedersen. The Dane moved up 29 spots to #40 in the world after winning the PokerStars $215 NLHE Turbo on August 16 for $20,000. The same day, he made the final table of the PartyPoker Sunday Major. This is the highest he has ever been in the PocketFives Rankings. Finally this week, we wanted to talk about Uruguay's rph, who reentered the top 100 at #78, the highest debut of anyone this week. His last win came in late July in the Super Tuesday for a commanding $87,000, bringing his career total to almost $3.5 million. He was ranked as high as #26 on PocketFives three years ago. Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. PokerKaiser - 7,209 points 2. aguskb - 7,180 points 3. Sheater - 6,461 points 4. veeea - 6,385 points 5. eisenhower1 - 6,370 points 6. hellohellohello - 6,280 points 7. Legenden - 6,246 points 8. joaomathias - 6,208 points 9. lasagnaaammm - 6,204 points 10. Ariados - 6,190 points Congrats to all of our ranked players! Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  12. For the second time in his career, veeea(pictured) has won the PocketFives Monthly PLB, or MPLB. And this time, he ran away with it, defeating the second place player by 300 points to tally a score of 3,164. His first MPLB win came in August 2014 and was worth 3,108 points. veeea racked up 57 in the money finishes over the course of the month to run away with the title, but several of his scores were quite massive. For example, on the first day of November, veeea won the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $10,000. Yes, that tournament has gotten smaller over the last year, but it's a Sunday Major nonetheless. A week later, veeea found the winner's circle of the Full Tilt Super Sized Sunday for over $7,300. One week after that on November 15, he turned in one of the more epic Sundays we've seen, winning both the Sunday Million and Bigger $109 outright for almost $225,000 total. The former was his largest score for the month and resulted in a windfall of $183,000 in cash and 1,088 PLB Points. He recorded two of his seven largest scores ever during the month of November. veeea is up to $4.7 million in career online tournament winnings and has, not surprisingly, moved all the way up to #2 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings, the highest he has ever been ranked. 1. veeea- 3,164 points 2. RoccoGe - 2,845 points 3. AnteSvante - 2,624 points 4. SvZff - 2,593 points 5. IgorK - 2,560 points 6. moorman1 - 2,524 points 7. perrymejsen - 2,494 points 8. Smeckten - 2,415 points 9. lena900 - 2,377 points 10. DeathbyQuads - 2,354 points Congrats to everyone in the top 10! Visit our Monthly PLB Wall of Champions to see who else has made it to the top. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  13. [caption width="639"] Look out, world. Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is back up to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings[/caption] Getting back to the top of the PocketFives Rankings is a lot like riding a bike: once you fall off, you get can get right back on. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, losing his grip on the top spot in the rankings in mid-February is probably just a distant memory, as he has risen all the way back to #2 worldwide. Vezhenkov was #1 in the world for three weeks, a streak that ended in February, and now has 7,036 PLB Points, 234 behind the leader, 'lena900'. The man they call 'veeea' dropped to #2 on February 10 and then bounced between #9 and #10 until March 23, when he scooted up to #4. Now, he's back up two spots. Vezhenkov finished second in the opening SCOOP event on PokerStars.fr on Sunday for $16,000 and reached the final table of the 888 Whale the same day. He has over 550 top-three finishes in online MTTs and passed $5 million in career earnings last month. 'lena900' continues to pace the rankings. The Swede has 7,270 PLB Points and is enjoying his second week at #1. He took down the bwin High Roller last Friday for $13,000 and 223 PLB Points to pad his lead; it was the 93rd win of his career. 'lena900' is up to $4.1 million in lifetime winnings online. Joel 'brown8777' Brown ticked up two spots to #8, five places off his all-time high set last year. He has made the money 16 times so far this month and is quickly approaching $4 million in career winnings. Brown is the top-ranked online poker player in Canada and calls the Pacific Coast city of Vancouver home. Another Canadian, Jimmy 'JMolloy' Molloy, moved up 12 spots to #17 and seems poised for another run at the top 10. Molloy has already won the PokerStars $55 Rebuy and $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo in April and took third in the 888 Late Night Crocodile and PokerStars $109 Rebuy. He was ranked as high as #8 in 2014. "It feels good to move up so many spots, but I try not to focus on stuff like that too much and try to just be satisfied with my play overall, which I have been for the most part lately," Molloy said. "I feel like I have lots of work to do on my game off the tables to reach the top spot, but who knows, maybe I will luckbox my way into it anyways." [caption width="600"] Preben 'prebzzz' Stokkan moved up 19 spots[/caption] Norway's Preben 'prebzzz' Stokkan rocketed 19 spots up the leaderboard to #22. He was the winner of the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $62,000 officially and earned almost 600 PLB Points in the process; it was the second largest score of his career. The Norwegian was ranked as high as #3 on PocketFives last year and hit $3 million in career scores on Tuesday. "It feels good," Stokkan said. "But, it's still a long way to the top." Sweden's Anton 'AnteSvante' Wigg rose 20 places in the rankings to #34. On the last day of March, Wigg won the 888 Quarterback for $13,000 and 250 PLB Points. The same day, he finished third in the PokerStars Thursday Thrill and put back $32,000 and almost 300 PLB Points. Wigg was ranked as high as #2 on PocketFives last year. "It feels good," Wigg said. "It has been a rough start to the year. I hate to even mention it, but I ran very poorly to start the year and at some point I feel like it started to affect my confidence and game in a bad way. I've put in a lot of time studying and it's nice to see some results and good fortune. I'm hoping to continue that trend and take all my work and good form to the Global Poker League and SCOOP." On Thursday, Wigg goes heads-up against World Series of Poker Main Event winner Martin Jacobson in a GPL online match. Wigg is a member of the San Francisco Rush and was the team's final selection in February's draft. Jacobson is on the Montreal Nationals. Another Swede, Erik 'Kihlstrom' Olofsson, moved up 21 places to #51, his highest ranking ever, thanks to a win in a W Series event on April 3 for $18,000 and well over 400 PLB Points. That was his third largest score of 2016 and raised his career win total to 139. He's the top-ranked online poker player in the Swedish city of Uppsala. Sweden's 'Discoovery' jumped to #56 in the rankings, his best showing ever. He has seven wins since the standings were last calculated: two on PokerStars, three on Winamax, and two on PokerStars.fr. In the process, he wrapped up his first PocketFives Triple Crown. He's the 15th-ranked Swede. Finally this week, 'tonkaaaa' reentered the top 100 at #79, the highest top-100 debut of anyone. Since last Wednesday, he has taken down the PokerStars $55 Knockout, 888 Crocodile, and partypoker Heavyweight Weigh-In for over $13,000 total. He was ranked as high as #22 in the world four years ago. Here's this week's top 10: lena900 - 7,270 points veeea - 7,036 points C Darwin2 - 7,033 points Ariados - 6,930 points Big Huni - 6,926 points SvZff - 6,674 points MendaLerenda - 6,670 points jbrown8777 - 6,389 points eisenhower1 - 6,365 points DeathbyQuads - 6,323 points
  14. [caption width="639"] Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov moved up to #4 this week, photo: WPT[/caption] Swedes continue to dominate the top of the PocketFives Rankings. Four of the top five players in the world are from Sweden, yet it's the lone non-Swede who made waves last week, sending him to #4 worldwide. Russia's Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov moved up six spots in the rankings this week to #4. He was ranked #1 on PocketFives as recently as February 10 and now finds himself with 6,934 PLB Points. That's only 363 points off first place. Last week, Vezhenkov traveled to Macau from Birma, but still managed to find time to win the PokerStars $215 No Limit Hold'em Turbo for $6,400 and 172 PLB Points. Eight days ago, he bolstered his PLB score by taking down the PokerStars Super Tuesday for almost $100,000 officially, defeating a 491-player field and recording his third largest online poker score to date. Vezhenkov passed $5 million in career online winnings nine days ago. He was the second player to do so this month and just the fourth person this year. Sweden's 'C Darwin2' is once again #1 worldwide. He has been the top dog on PocketFives since February 10 and turned in a productive Sunday on PokerStars.fr, winning the site's Sunday Supersonic and Sunday High Roller for $15,000 combined. He took down the PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Cubed one day before that for $5,600, bringing his career win total to 55. 'C Darwin2' calls Stockholm home and has 2,090 career in the money finishes, along with an average cash of $1,800. He leads the second place player in the rankings, 'lena900', by just 23 points. Outside of the top 10, another Swede shot his way up the leaderboard. Dennis 'DBerglin' Berglin moved up from #44 to #28, or 16 spots, after taking second in a partypoker Powerfest event over the weekend for $55,000. That tournament had a buy-in of $530 and attracted almost 800 entrants, resulting in Berglin's largest online poker score ever. [caption width="449"] Dennis 'DBerglin' Berglin was up 16 spots, photo: Hendon Mob[/caption] Rhys 'floppinhel' Jones reentered the top 100 at #54 in the world, 36 spots off his all-time high set in 2013. Jones won a Six-Max Powerfest event over the weekend for $28,000 and also took down the Big $162 on PokerStars for another $14,000. Those were the 86th and 87th wins of Jones' career. He has been hitting on all cylinders, as last month he finished sixth in the EPT Dublin Main Event and bagged $134,000, his largest live cash to date. Three spots behind Jones is Ivan 'ivanvilchez8' Vilchez. The Argentinian entered the top 100 this week at #57, his best showing ever, after finishing second in the Powerfest Week 4 Main Event for a healthy $136,000. The $1,050 buy-in tournament had 928 entrants and ended with Vilchez recording his largest cash ever, pushing his career total to $546,000. He is the top-ranked player in Argentina, where he lives in the inland city of Rio Tercero. Ireland's Daniel 'NukeTheFish' Wilson moved up almost 30 spots from #95 to #68 after winning the partypoker Heavyweight Balboa and PokerStars Hotter $5.50 over the weekend for $6,000 total. He has been a man of volume and finished in the money 19 times on March 20 alone. Wilson is approaching 4,500 tracked scores and is about to hit $2 million in career winnings. 'Barry86' moved up to #63 from #86 after two wins in the Heavyweight series on partypoker over the last week. He now has 336 top-three finishes over the years and passed $2 million in career winnings on March 4. The top 10: C Darwin2 - 7,297 points lena900 - 7,276 points Ariados - 7,062 points veeea - 6,934 points eisenhower1 - 6,927 points jbrown8777 - 6,787 points SvZff - 6,714 points MendaLerenda - 6,548 points DeathbyQuads - 6,407 points gray31 - 6,342 points
  15. [caption width="600"] Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman moved up 9 spots in the rankings this week[/caption] It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankings have been recalculated. And after a win in the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend for $57,000 officially, Matt 'mjw006' Wakeman moved up nine spots to #4 in the world, his best ranking ever. The Sunday 500 attracted a field of 613 entrants and had a prize pool north of $300,000. In the end, Wakeman defeated Dimitar 'bipbippp' Yosifov and earned 553 points for the rankings. He calls Sydney, Australia home and won a WCOOP $215 No Limit Hold'em Cubed event in September for $82,000, his second largest online tournament score to date. Wakeman now has 150 tracked wins online, 411 top-three finishes, and is up to $5.5 million in career online MTT winnings, two-thirds of which has come on PokerStars. Wakeman is a three-time PocketFives Triple Crown winner, having last accomplished the feat in 2013, and is the #1 player in Australia. He has another $148,000 in live tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob. Wakeman told PocketFives, "It feels good to get that high in the rankings. I guess I certainly have been running very well over the past few months. 2016 has been very kind thus far." However, a prolonged stint in the top five doesn't seem to be in the cards, as Wakeman is headed to the Aussie Millions and will be focusing his attention on live poker. Still camped out at #1 in the world this week is Sweden's 'eisenhower1'. He has ruled the roost since September 30 and has three-dozen in the money finishes already in January, including a victory in the Winamax XTASE a week ago for $3,800. His PLB score is 7,371 points and he leads second-ranked 'veeea' by 146. [caption width="450"] 'eisenhower1' is #1 on PocketFives[/caption] Another Swede, 'Ariados', moved up from #14 to #10 this week, two spots off his all-time high of #8 set last year. 'Ariados' won the PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo two days ago for $5,900 and, on January 5, found the winner's circle in the PartyPoker High Roller, Winamax High Roller, and PokerStars.fr Full KO for almost $25,000 total. He has eight tracked wins since the end of November and is poised to climb even further in the rankings in the weeks to come. There are nine players from Sweden in the top 20 of the rankings. One of the country's biggest movers and shakers this week was 'Pot4teUS', who rose 18 spots to settle at #17. 'Pot4teUS' finished third in the PokerStars Sunday 500 over the weekend, the same tournament Wakeman won, and earned $30,000. The same day, he took down the PokerStars.fr Sunday High Roller for over $8,000. On PokerStars, you can find him under the handle 'TanTanSWE'. Ukraine's 'psyhoagromor' moved up 24 spots to #47. He had seven cashes on January 12 alone and owns 33 in the money finishes this month. 'psyhoagromor' is the top-ranked Ukrainian and was ranked as high as #16 in the world in 2014. In 57th place this week, a 25-spot improvement on a week ago, is 'emeriaa'. The Fin final tabled a PokerStars.fr tournament over the weekend for $10,000 and has five scores of at least $5,000 in January. He was absent from the felts between late November and the New Year, but was ranked as high as #17 last year. 'emeriaa' is the #2 player in Finland and tops in the city of Jyvaskyla. [caption width="450"] Grayson 'gray31' Ramage reentered the top 100[/caption] Costa Rica's Grayson 'gray31' Ramage reentered the top 100 at #91. Ramage was a top-ten player in 2011 and won the PokerStars Big $109 four days ago for $16,000. He has amassed $5.5 million in career online tournament earnings and is the second-ranked player in Costa Rica. Ramage told PocketFives, "I've been on the edge of the rankings for a while and just don't put in the volume to get up there much anymore." He also shared his 2016 poker plans: "This year, it'll be more playing and coaching for me. I'll be playing LAPC and Bay 101 next month and mainly focusing on online until then." Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: eisenhower1 - 7,371 points veeea - 7,225 points Smeckten - 6,749 points mjw006 - 6,693 points Legenden - 6,637 points SvZff - 6,629 points lena900 - 6,429 points C Darwin2 - 6,396 points IgorK - 6,354 points Ariados - 6,318 points
  16. Sunday was a big day for eighth-ranked veeea(pictured), who won the PokerStars Sunday Millionand Bigger $109 outright for a combined $225,000. Yes, he won both high-profile tournaments on the same day. He added 1,500 PLB Points to his coffers as a result, which could vault him into the #1 spot worldwide in the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings when they are recalculated on Wednesday. Let's start with the Sunday Million, which drew nearly 6,000 entrants and had a prize pool that nearly passed $1.2 million. veeea earned $183,000 for his outright win and was one of five PocketFivers to land in the top seven spots. Members of our online poker community scooped half of the prize pool. The Sunday Million score was veeea's largest online, passing a $112,000 cash that came after winning the Super Tuesday two years ago. Not surprisingly, veeea had the largest single payday over the weekend on PokerStars by a factor of more than two. veeea began heads-up play in the Sunday Million against HU4FU roughly even in chips, but needed just 10 hands to move ahead by a 5:1 margin. On the final hand, veeea's K-8 held against Q-9 and he captured the Sunday Million title. [caption width="658"] A look at veeea's big Sunday[/caption] Also on Sunday, veeea won the PokerStars Bigger $109 outright and earned another $40,000. The tournament drew more than 2,500 entrants and had a prize pool of a quarter of a million dollars. He was one of two PocketFivers to make the final table and helped our community rake 35% of the prize pool. The Bigger $109 victory was veeea's seventh largest cash all-time. veeea is up to 220 tracked wins in online MTTs and $4.5 million in lifetime winnings. He is approaching 4,000 in the money finishes and is averaging $1,144 each. In addition to the Sunday Million and Bigger $109, he has won SCOOPand WCOOPtitles, as well as an FTOPS jersey, just to name a few scores. Congrats to veeea on his big day. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  17. [caption width="661"] 'C Darwin2' is the #1 player in the PocketFives Rankings[/caption] It has been a volatile last four weeks in the PocketFives Rankings. On January 20, Sweden's 'eisenhower1', who had been #1 for four months, was bucked from the top spot worldwide. Then, 'veeea' assumed the helm for three weeks. Now, there's a new sheriff in town. His name: 'C Darwin2'. He calls Sweden home and has amassed $3.6 million in online tournament winnings over the years. This is the first time he has made it to #1 in the world and was up one spot this week. 'C Darwin2' has 26 in the money finishes already in February, including a $15,000 haul for winning the PartyPoker High Roller, a score that earned him 236 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the rankings. He has 7,341 PLB Points overall and leads second-ranked 'veeea' by almost 200. Swedes appear in five of the top eight spots in the PocketFives Rankings. Grayson 'gray31' Ramagemade waves this week by moving up eight spots from #14 to #6, his highest slotting ever. He finished second in the PokerStars Sunday Million over the weekend for $156,000 after a three-way deal and earned over 700 PLB Points. [caption width="450"] Grayson 'gray31' Ramage[/caption] The Sunday Million score was Ramage's sixth largest all-time. Incredibly, at the end of January, he won a TCOOP $2,100 No Limit Hold'em High Roller for almost $300,000 and 1,268 PLB Points. All-time, he's on the cusp of passing $6 million and is the top-ranked poker player in Costa Rica. "It's definitely nice to have moved up, especially since I've had two huge scores recently," Ramage said. "It's not something I focus on too much since I don't put in that much volume, but of course it would be cool to get to #1 at some point." Norway's 'prebzzz' moved up from #34 to #16 on the strength of a win in the Winamax High Roller on Tuesday for $9,200. On February 4, he took down the PokerStars Thursday Thrill and raked in $52,000, his third largest score ever. 'prebzzz' is the top-ranked Norwegian and was ranked as high as #3 in the world on PocketFives last year. Canada's 'roo_400' jumped up 22 spots to #18, his highest ranking ever. He has $2.6 million in career winnings on PokerStars alone and won the site's Sunday Second Chance over the weekend for $36,000 and 447 PLB Points. 'roo_400' is the top-ranked player in Canada and plays as 'ipuntstacks2' on PartyPoker, where he has $161,000 in lifetime winnings. He is 11 days away from celebrating his 10th anniversary of being a member of the PocketFives community. Jamie 'EzGame89' O'Connor, who hails from Leeds in the UK, entered the top 100 at #59, his best showing ever. The Brit was the fourth-place finisher in the Sunday Million over the weekend and holds 242 top-three finishes in tournaments that PocketFives tracks. In the brick-and-mortar world, O'Connor won a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event in Luton four years ago for $73,000, his largest live cash to date, according to the Hendon Mob. [caption width="400" align="alignleft"] Jamie 'EZGame89' O'Connor[/caption] Also entering the top 100 this week was Russia's Mikhail 'zinka' Galitskiy, who landed at #64, his best ranking ever. He has taken down four MTTs in February, including the PokerStars Sunday Kickoff for $28,000. Galitskiy is the fifth-ranked Russian and #1 in the riverside city of Perm. His largest cash was worth $74,000 and came after winning the Sunday Warm-Up two years ago. Mike 'MikeyG3' Gentili also set a personal best this week, entering the top 100 of the rankings at #83. He's the top-ranked player in the border town of Windsor, Canada and is just a few hours removed from a victory in the PokerStars Big $162 for $16,000. His January included a final table in a TCOOP event for $25,000, a win in the TCOOP Saturday Super Speedway for $24,000, and a gold medal in the PokerStars Big $55 for $14,000. Finally this week, Vicente 'vicenfish' Delgado Zamorano, who was once ranked #6 worldwide on PocketFives, reentered the top 100 at #93. This London resident has four wins since January 30, raising his career total to an even 40. He passed $2 million in career winnings on January 18 and will now look to mount a run at the top 10 once again. Here are the top 10 players in the rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: C Darwin2 - 7,341 points veeea - 7,153 points SvZff - 6,962 points eisenhower1 - 6,924 points Smeckten - 6,798 points gray31 - 6,797 points lena900 - 6,628 points Ariados - 6,566 points MendaLerenda - 6,539 points mjw006 - 6,501 points
  18. [caption width="300" align="alignleft"] Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is the top-ranked poker player in the world[/caption] By the slimmest of margins – 13 points to be exact – 'Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov' leads the PocketFives Rankings. He is starting his third week at the top, but with a small lead, there could be a brand new #1 seven days from now. Vezhenkov is quickly nearing $5 million in career online tournament cashes and is fresh off a sixth place finish in the PokerStars Super Tuesday at the end of January for $27,000, which netted him 274 PLB Points. He is a three-time PocketFives Triple Crown winner who earned two of them in March of last year. 'veeea' has $3.3 million in career winnings on PokerStars alone and has 7,198 PLB Points. Second place in the Rankings belongs to 'C Darwin2', who has 7,186 PLB Points and trails 'veeea' by a baker's dozen. 'C Darwin2' was up seven spots this week to #2 in the world and finished fourth in a TCOOP Wrap-Up event for $62,000 and 435 PLB Points to help his cause. The same day 'veeea' finished sixth in the Super Tuesday, 'C Darwin2' took second for $89,000 and over 500 PLB Points. Two days prior, he won the Full Tilt Sunday Major. Needless to say, the Swede has been on a tear. Amazingly, four of the top five players in the rankings this week are from Sweden, with 'veeea' being the only exception. 'C Darwin2' calls Stockholm home and sits at $3.5 million in career online MTT winnings across almost 2,000 in the money finishes. Now, can he overtake 'veeea' for the #1 spot? [caption width="460"] Oscar 'MendaLerenda' Serradell[/caption] Moving up four spots in the rankings was Oscar 'MendaLerenda' Serradell from Bristol, who landed at #10. He was ranked as high as #6 on PocketFives last year and won a TCOOP $82 No Limit Draw event one week ago for $7,000. He also took 13th in the series' Main Event over the weekend and earned $12,000. Serradell has 327 top-three finishes and is the top-ranked poker player in the UK. The biggest jump inside the top 100 of the rankings went to Grayson 'gray31' Ramage, who moved up from #95 to #14. Ramage won a TCOOP High Roller for a commanding $291,000 over the weekend, which was good for over 1,200 PLB Points. Ten days before that, he took down the PokerStars $109 Rebuy for another $13,000. [caption width="450"] Grayson 'gray31' Ramage[/caption] Ramage is nearly at $6 million in career online tournament winnings and is the top-ranked player in Costa Rica. He plays as 'swish3113' on Full Tilt and is now seven spots off his all-time high in the rankings set in 2011. Greece's Damianos 'damourinio' Aslanidis entered the top 100 in the world at #31, his highest position ever. He won the Sunday Million over the weekend and raked in 1,100 PLB Points, one of four tournaments he took down in the last three days of January. Aslanidis is the top dog in Greece and has over 3,100 tracked in the money finishes. [caption width="300" align="alignright"] Alex 'tilt21sted' Papazian[/caption] Romania's Alex 'tilt21sted' Papazianmoved up from #79 to #33 on the strength of a runner-up finish in the TCOOP High Roller for $209,000. He is the top-ranked Romanian poker player and could be found as high as #15 on PocketFives last year. On PokerStars, where he has $1.5 million in career winnings, you can find him under the user name 'steakaddict.'. He cashed three times during EPT Prague last December to boot. Finally this week, Hungary's 'Ballage87' cracked the top 50 for the first time. He won his first PocketFives Triple Crown at the end of January and is up to 70 career victories. He's the #2 ranked player in Hungary and is about to pass $900,000 in online tournament scores. Here are the top 10 players in the rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: veeea - 7,198 points C Darwin2 - 7,186 points Smeckten - 6,895 points eisenhower1 - 6,793 points lena900 - 6,701 points SvZff - 6,679 points mjw006 - 6,624 points Legenden - 6,577 points Ariados - 6,566 points MendaLerenda - 6,482 points
  19. [caption width="300" align="alignleft"] Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is #1 for the second straight week[/caption] Every streak starts somewhere, whether it's two complete passes in a row or two consecutive days without an accident on the job. For Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov, Wednesday marked his second week in a row at #1 in the PocketFives Rankings. Vezhenkov has 7,124 PLB Points, the metric used to determine the rankings, almost 100 more than the next closest player, 'eisenhower1'. With so few points separating the top of the leaderboard, however, it remains to be seen whether Vezhenkov will be able to keep the streak alive next week. For now, the top spot is Vezhenkov's to lose. He is also just a few thousand dollars shy of hitting $5 million in career online tournament cashes and finished sixth in the PokerStars Super Tuesday this week for $27,000 and 274 PLB Points. He has racked up seven wins and 26 top-ten finishes this month. Meanwhile, 'eisenhower1' is approaching $8 million in career online MTT winnings and has 7,031 PLB Points, good for second in the world. He has two wins and 13 top-ten finishes so far in January and enjoyed a 16-week stint at #1 before Vezhenkov bucked him from the top spot last week. You can find him on PartyPoker under the user name 'FergieTime5' and he is the top-ranked player in Sweden. [caption width="450"] Sweden's 'eisenhower1' is #2 this week[/caption] Another Swede, 'lena900', made waves this week after moving up from #8 in the world to #5, three spots off his all-time high. He has seven wins in January, the largest of which was worth $13,000 and came via a victory in a W Series event on Winamax. The same day, he took second in the PartyPoker High Roller for another $6,900. He plays as 'whoozz' on Full Tilt and 'tutten7' on 888. Outside the top ten, England's 'woody1234321' moved up from #39 to #13, his highest ranking ever. He won a TCOOP $215 No Limit Hold'em Turbo over the weekend for $118,000 and almost 900 PLB Points, helping him catapult up the rankings. 'woody1234321' is the top-ranked player from the UK and is closing in on $3 million in lifetime winnings. Helio 'hneves182' Neveshad the largest rankings increase inside the top 100, moving from #98 to #23. The Brazilian won the PokerStars $22 No Limit Hold'em Cubed for $7,000 just a few days after taking down the opening TCOOP event for $111,000 and 1,224 PLB Points. This is the highest Neves has ever been ranked and he is the top dog in Brazil. Check out a recent interview with the 23rd-ranked player here. [caption width="450"] Helio 'hneves182' Neves[/caption] "It feels pretty cool," Neves said on Wednesday. "I was, for a long time, purely a heads-up sit and go player and always wanted to move up the Sharkscope leaderboards. Now, only eight months into playing MTTs seriously, I feel like it's far beyond what I thought I'd be realistically able to accomplish in such a short period of time." After reentering his screen names, Norway's 'prebzzz' reentered the top 100 at #37. This former #3 ranked player finished second in the PokerStars Big $162 a week ago for $15,000 and has 2,360 tracked in the money finishes for a total of $2.7 million. 'prebzzz' is the top-ranked PocketFiver from Norway. Finally, after joining PocketFives last week, Canada's 'roo_400' debuted at #42. He has $3.7 million in career online winnings and final tabled the PartyPoker High Roller last week for $14,000. He took second in the same tournament in late December under the user name 'ipuntstacks2'. Here are the top 10 players in the rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: veeea - 7,124 points eisenhower1 - 7,031 points Smeckten - 6,985 points mjw006 - 6,799 points lena900 - 6,658 points SvZff - 6,642 points Legenden - 6,626 points Ariados - 6,550 points C Darwin2 - 6,370 points IgorK - 6,324 points
  20. [caption width="650"] The top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings this week[/caption] The PocketFives Online Poker Rankingswere recalculated on Wednesday. eisenhower1, who calls Sweden home, closed out the 2015 calendar year as the #1 ranked player, having ascended to the throne on September 30. He has 7,313 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the Rankings, and leads second-ranked veeea by 27 points. Will we have a changing of the guard as we ring in 2016? We'll have to find out next week. Let's start with eisenhower1, who won the PartyPoker Heavyweight Uppercut on December 22 for $8,400 and 225 PLB Points, helping preserve his lead in the Rankings. All told, he has $7.8 million in tracked online MTT winnings and a healthy 4,328 in the money finishes. He has been a member of PocketFives since 2006. veeea, who is ranked #2, won the 24hPoker Sunday Drive 10 days ago for $4,300 and 111 PLB Points. His big splash came last month in the Sunday Million, a tournament he took down for a mammoth $183,000 payday and over 1,000 PLB Points. The same day, he won the PokerStars Bigger $109 for another $40,000 and 503 PLB Points. [caption width="300" align="alignright"] veeea is at #2 on PocketFives and within 30 points of the top spot[/caption] Legenden hit it big this week, moving up 16 spots in the PocketFives Rankings from #22 to #6. He is fresh off winning the PokerStars Super Tuesday for the second time and banked almost $100,000 in the process, helping propel him back into the top 10 worldwide. He was ranked #1 on our site as recently as two years ago. After reentering his screen names, former #1 ranked player StrungOut1resurfaced at #14 in the world. StrungOut1 final tabled the Full Tilt Sunday Major over the weekend for $7,000 and ruled the roost on our site earlier this year. He is approaching $5 million in career online tournament winnings. Shooting up 44 spots in the Rankings this week was Aggro Santos, whose real name is Scott Margereson. He's currently at #52 worldwide and won both the 888 Octopus and PokerStars Saturday Super Knockout on December 22 for over $30,000 total. He has notched five tracked wins in December, raising his career total to 102. [caption width="285" align="alignleft"] Aggro Santos moved up 44 spots[/caption] Brazil's heyalisson moved up 37 spots to settle at #60. This is the highest he has ever been in the Rankings and comes on the heels of three wins this month along with a $46,000 payday for finishing second in the Sunday Supersonic three days ago. heyalisson is the fifth-ranked player in Brazil and #1 in the plateau city of Curitiba. The Netherlands' Bunkervogel, who entered his screen names this week, entered the top 100 at #63 and just passed $1 million in winnings. He has four wins in the last 10 days, including $10,000 for taking down the PokerStars $2.22 Rebuy Saturday Splash. Bunkervogel is the top-ranked player from the Netherlands. Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB scores for each: 1. eisenhower1- 7,313 points 2. veeea- 7,286 points 3. Smeckten - 6,770 points 4. C Darwin2 - 6,733 points 5. SvZff - 6,714 points 6. Legenden- 6,468 points 7. AnteSvante - 6,443 points 8. lena900 - 6,418 points 9. IgorK - 6,258 points 10. jbrown8777 - 6,221 points
  21. It's Wednesday, which means the PocketFives Rankingshave been recalculated. And making waves this week in a big way was Russia's veeea (pictured), who climbed six spots to #2 in the world and is knocking on the door of the top spot in all the land. As you might have read earlier this week, veeea turned in a blockbuster Sunday, winning the Sunday Million and Bigger $109 outrightfor a combined $224,000. He amassed 1,600 PLB Points with just those two cashes and now has 7,733, which is about 500 off the #1 spot held by Sweden's eisenhower1. This is the highest veeea has ever been ranked on PocketFives. Can he make it to the top? You'll have to tune in next Wednesday to find out. We had one newcomer to the top 10 worldwide this week, Canada's cswami. He reentered the top 10 at #9 thanks to a pair of wins in recent days. cswami captured gold in the 888 Poker Sunday Crocodile for $15,000 and took down the PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Cubed two days later, adding $6,700 to his bankroll. Over the weekend, he finished third in the Sunday 500 for $34,000. Russia's Ravic85 moved up 30 spots to #21 after winning the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic 10 days ago for $42,000. That was his third largest score ever and brought his career win total to 69. Ravic85 calls Moscow home, where he's the top-ranked player. This is the highest he has ever been in the PocketFives Rankings. Right behind the Russian on the leaderboard is Malta's SvZff, aka Steven van Zadelhoff, who moved up 68 spots from #90 to #22. He won the Sunday Warm-Up over the weekend and netted $80,000 along with over 700 PLB Points. Within 24 hours, van Zadelhoff also took down the Winamax High Roller and PokerStars Hot $55 for a combined $24,000. After signing up for PocketFives and entering his screen names, Sweden's Greenstone25 debuted at #35 in the Rankings. He has $7.3 million in career online tournament winnings, including an FCOOP All in for Africa win in 2013 for $158,000. Greenstone25 final tabled the PokerStars Super Tuesday a few weeks ago and has 436 top-three finishes. Finally this week, we wanted to talk about a familiar face in the PocketFives Rankings, Chris Moorman1Moorman (pictured). The Brit moved up from #100 to #65 after a victory over the weekend in the Sunday Supersonic. Moorman has almost $13 million in tracked online MTT winnings, the most of any PocketFiver, and 25 PocketFives Triple Crowns, which also paces our community. Moorman has another $4.1 million in live winnings to boot and is a WPT champion. Here are the top 10 players in the Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: 1. eisenhower1- 8,217 points 2. veeea- 7,733 points 3. lena900 - 6,905 points 4. AnteSvante - 6,734 points 5. prebzzz - 6,648 points 6. C Darwin2 - 6,641 points 7. Yaya24 - 6,640 points 8. jbrown8777 - 6,633 points 9. cswami- 6,625 points 10. Tiny_molester - 6,470 points Congrats to all of our ranked players. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook.
  22. [caption width="300" align="alignleft"] 'veeea' is the new #1 ranked player on PocketFives[/caption] We have a new #1 ranked player on PocketFives. After a 16-week run at #1, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' dropped to #2 in the PocketFives Rankings this week. Your new #1: 'veeea', who has been ranked #2 for much of the last four months. 'veeea' has been on fire in January. He has won seven tournaments so far this month, including the PokerStars $215 No Limit Hold'em Turbo (twice), PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo, PartyPoker Heavyweight Drago, PartyPoker High Roller, PokerStars $55 No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack, and PokerStars $33 Cubed. All told, the seven wins were worth over $35,000 and just over 1,000 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the rankings. 'veeea' has 7,220 PLB Points and leads 'eisenhower1' by 107. Therefore, there could easily be a changing of the guard again next Wednesday when the scores are recalculated. 'eisenhower1' had been ranked #1 since September 30, and his 16 weeks in the top spot tied for the eighth longest reign by anyone. Here's a look at the longest stints at #1 in the PocketFives Rankings over the years: Cliff 'JohnnyBax' Josephy – 74 weeks (April 18, 2005 to September 18, 2006) Chad 'M8kingmoves' Batista – 45 weeks (August 22, 2007 to July 2, 2008) Steve 'gboro780' Gross – 24 weeks (February 25, 2009 to August 12, 2009) Cal 'cal42688' Anderson – 22 weeks (September 5, 2012 to February 6, 2013) Alex 'AJKHoosier1' Kamberis – 18 weeks (September 24, 2008 to January 28, 2009) Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger – 18 weeks (March 14, 2012 to July 18, 2012) Steve 'gboro780' Gross – 17 weeks (February 24, 2010 to June 23, 2010) Nico 'PokerKaiser' Fierro – 16 weeks (May 6, 2015 to August 26, 2015) 'eisenhower1' – 16 weeks (September 30, 2015 to January 20, 2016) Chris 'Gettin Daize' Oliver – 14 weeks (August 28, 2010 to November 24, 2010) Sweden's 'Ariados' moved up three spots from #10 to #7 this week. Like 'veeea', he has made mincemeat of the online poker felts this month, winning nine MTTs: the PokerStars.fr Full KO (twice), Winamax High Roller, PartyPoker High Roller (twice), PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo, iPoker Sunday Masters, and iPoker €25,000 Grand Tuesday. This is the highest 'Ariados' has ever been ranked on PocketFives. He plays as 'Sasuke234' on PokerStars, where he has $2.1 million in tracked winnings. 'Ariados' won his second PocketFives Triple Crown three days ago and is the third-ranked player in Sweden. 'Ariados' told PocketFives that being ranked #7 is "very motivating." When asked if he could take over the top spot, the Swede responded, "I don't think it's impossible by any means, but I'd have to continue to put in a lot of volume and also hopefully score something bigger, but I'm gonna need quite a bit of luck for that part." One of the biggest jumps of the week inside the top 100 went to Malta's Pim 'joppiesaus' de Goede, who shot up 42 spots from #70 to #28. He won the Sunday Warm-Up over the weekend for $80,000 and 714 PLB Points, his third largest tracked score to date. This is the highest de Goede has ever been ranked on PocketFives. [caption width="640"] Pim 'joppiesaus' de Goede moved up 42 spots this week[/caption] "I've been dedicating more time to my MTT and short-stack play over the last year or so," de Goede said. "I feel like things are going well regarding my skill level, although I still feel like I am a cash game, deep-stack player by heart. I do spend a lot of time on the cash game tables still." Having found himself in the top 30, de Geode admits being that high is more about bragging rights within his circle of friends than anything else. "I am excited to have a great result in the Warm-Up and move up in the rankings. For me, it's more about the fun competition between friends to see who can obtain the highest ranking," said de Geode. "However, it's a pity that the highest ranked player is by no means the best player. Who is going to tell me how I should be playing my J-3 double-suited under-the-gun now? I am #28 in the world; I must have figured it all out." London's '10111420' reentered the top 100 at #69, 14 spots off his all-time high. He is fresh off hitting $1 million in career online MTT winnings and took down the PokerStars Big $55 for $13,000 four days ago. He is the top-ranked player in the English city and #8 in the UK. Finally this week, Ozgur 'phaplap' Arda returned to the top 100 at #85, four spots shy of his best ranking ever. Arda started off 2016 with a bang by winning the PokerStars Sunday Supersonic for $45,000, one of three tracked victories this month. For his career, the Turkish player has 3,307 in the money finishes for an average of $713 each. [caption width="300" align="alignleft"] Ozgur 'phaplap' Arda returned to the top 100 at #85[/caption] Here are the top 10 players in the rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: veeea- 7,220 points eisenhower1- 7,113 points Smeckten - 6,970 points mjw006 - 6,693 points Legenden - 6,574 points SvZff - 6,554 points Ariados- 6,538 points lena900 - 6,538 points IgorK - 6,353 points C Darwin2- 6,295 points
  23. [caption width="450"] 'eisenhower1' won the 2015 PocketFives Yearly PLB[/caption] By 128 points, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' won the 2015 Yearly PocketFives Leaderboard, or Yearly PLB. He amassed 17,060 PLB Points over the course of the year and edged out Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov. Perhaps not surprisingly, 'eisenhower1' and 'veeea' are #1 and #2 worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings entering 2016. The Swede recorded his two largest online tournament cashes during 2015. First, he finished sixth in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event, earning almost $300,000. The tournament, which took place in May, drew a field of 694 entrants and had a buy-in of $10,300. Mustapha 'lasagnaaammm' Kanit ultimately took it down and bagged over $1.3 million. In September of last year, 'eisenhower1' claimed a World Championship of Online Poker bracelet in a $700 No Limit Hold'em Cubed event. The tournament drew a field of 518 and he outlasted 'A.Tricarico' heads-up for $133,000 and his first WCOOP bracelet. 'eisenhower1' won his sixth PocketFives Triple Crown in February of last year after victories on 888, PokerStars, and Full Tilt for a total of 621 PLB Points, or 3.6% of his total points for the year. It was his only Triple Crown in 2015. In September, the 2015 Yearly PLB winner won the Monthly PLB title with 3,992 points. It was the highest Monthly PLB total of anyone in 2015 and came on the strength of his WCOOP title. It was the first time 'eisenhower1' had won a Monthly PLB. "It feels cool to be at the top of it. It gives me some credit for all of the hours I've put in this year," said 'eisenhower1'. He has been the #1 ranked online poker player since September 30, now over three months, and explained that his reign at the top might not stretch much further into 2016: "I might be able to hold it for a few more weeks. A bunch of Swedish players and I are going to Mexico when TCOOP starts and our goal is to put in many hours grinding for two months with a good time zone. After that, I don't think I will play as much as I did last year." Second place in the 2015 Yearly PLB race went to 'veeea', who had 16,932 points. Three of his five largest online tournament scores came last year, highlighted by a win in the Sunday Million in November for $183,000 and almost 1,100 PLB Points. [caption width="300" align="alignright"] Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov finished second in the 2015 Yearly PLB[/caption] In May, 'veeea' won a SCOOP $109 Rebuy for $71,000, defeating a field of 1,466 entrants. Six weeks prior, he emerged victorious from the Sunday Supersonic and earned $51,000. Here were the top 10 finishers in the 2015 Yearly PLB on PocketFives: eisenhower1 - 17,060.64 points veeea - 16,932.28 points PokerKaiser - 16,795.54 points joaomathias - 16,349.64 points Smeckten - 15,356.06 points r4ndomr4gs - 15,342.20 points StrungOut1 - 15,274.30 points Legenden - 15,249.30 points AnteSvante - 15,035.31 points aguskb - 14,995.77 points The Swede became the ninth player to win the Yearly PLB award on PocketFives, an accolade that was first doled out in 2007. Chris 'moorman1' Moorman is the sole two-time winner, having taken down the Yearly PLB in back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009. Here's a look at the Yearly PLB winners: 2015: eisenhower1 - 17,060.64 points 2014: TheClaimeer - 17,810.21 points 2013: cal42688 - 18,510.04 points 2012: ch0ppy - 17,856.55 points 2011: Flush_Entity - 17,639.21 points 2010: Gettin Daize - 20,215.10 points 2009: moorman1 - 20,850.97 points 2008: moorman1 - 19,454.85 points 2007: SCTrojans - 15,891.92 points
  24. [caption width="450"] eisenhower1 is #1 for the 15th straight week[/caption] It's Wednesday, which means we recalculate the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings. Last week, Sweden's 'eisenhower1' led second-ranked 'veeea' by just 27 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the Rankings. This week, the Swede has widened his lead to 310 points. This is his 15th straight week at #1 in the world on PocketFives. 'eisenhower1' only has two wins in online MTTs we track since November 3. However, he has made up for it with final table after final table. He finished seventh in a PartyPoker Pokerfest event on November 8 for $14,000 and won the site's Heavyweight Uppercut for $8,400 on December 22. He had five final tables in the first five days of January and sits with a PLB score of 7,348 points. It's not easy being ranked at the top of PocketFives for 15 weeks in a row. Chris 'moorman1' Moorman, who has been ranked #1 a total of 22 times since 2008, gave us his take on eisenhower1: "He's a super consistent, tough player who has been around forever and really stood the test of time." [caption width="550"] Chris "moorman1" Moorman[/caption] As we said at the top, 'veeea' is the second-ranked player in the Rankings this week once again, with 7,038 PLB Points. He won the 24hPoker Sunday Drive two weeks ago and has resumed churning out MTT cashes after a one-week break for the New Year. He is the owner of 541 top-three finishes in tournaments we track and is on the cusp of passing $5 million in winnings for his career. Coming off two holiday weeks, there was virtually no movement in the top 10 of the PocketFives Rankings. However, we had two players move up to #11 and #12 in the world, their highest ranking ever, and are knocking on the door of the top 10. We'll start with Sweden's DeathbyQuads, who rose six spots to #11. He took second in the PokerStars $109 Sunday Kickoff on January 3 and raked in $22,000. He also won the site's Bounty Builder on December 22 for $7,700, his 66th career tracked victory. 'DeathbyQuads' is at $1.3 million in online tournament winnings across 2,844 cashes. Also reaching a personal best in the Rankings this week was Rocco 'RoccoGe' Palumbo, who moved up nine spots to #12. Palumbo won the PokerStars $109 No Limit Hold'em Turbo in recent days as well as the PokerStars.fr €100 Night on Stars. The same day as that cash, he placed second in the PartyPoker Weekender and put back $16,000. [caption width="468"] RoccoGe moved up 9 spots to #12[/caption] Meanwhile, Moorman moved up 17 spots to #27 this week and told us we should expect him to climb all the way back to #1 in 2016: "I've set one of my goals this year to make it back to #1 at some point in 2016. I will be putting in a lot of volume again this year." Moorman took second in the PokerStars $215 Rebuy three days ago for $10,000 and is approaching $13 million in online MTT winnings, the most of anyone by almost $4 million. Mexico's 'norfair18' reentered the top 100 at #57. This former #1 player won the Winamax Grand over the weekend for $38,000 and 380 PLB Points. He took gold in the site's High Roller two days before that and is just a few thousand dollars shy of hitting $2 million for his career. He is the second-ranked player in Mexico and plays as 'aggr0vated'on PartyPoker and 888. Finally this week, we wanted to single out Shyam 's_dot111' Srinivasan, who reentered the top 100 at #70. He took down last weekend's PokerStars Sunday Second Chance for $37,000 and finished fourth in the site's $109 Cubed the same day. He is approaching $8.5 million in career winnings. [caption width="468"] 's_dot111' reentered the top 100 at #70[/caption] Here are the top 10 players in the PocketFives Rankings this week along with the PLB score for each: eisenhower1 - 7,348 points veeea - 7,038 points Smeckten - 6,837 points SvZff - 6,741 points Legenden - 6,561 points C Darwin2 - 6,496 points AnteSvante - 6,384 points IgorK - 6,293 points lena900 - 6,237 points jbrown8777 - 6,144 points
  25. [caption width="640"] Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao became the #1 ranked player in the PocketFives Rankings for the third time in his career[/caption] Since April 27, Sweden's 'C Darwin2' and Brazil's Joao 'joaosimaobh' Simao have been battling for the #1 spot worldwide in the PocketFives Rankings. 'C Darwin2' held down the lead from April 27 to May 4. Then, the Brazilian was #1 for a week before, like a playground see-saw, the Swede took back the title for almost a month. Simao was ranked #1 for the first week of June before 'C Darwin2' was ranked #1 for the last two weeks. Now, the tide has shifted once again, as Simao is the big kahuna on PocketFives for the third time in his career. Simao has 7,839 PLB Points, the measure used to determine the rankings, which is almost exactly 100 more than his Swedish nemesis. He only has nine in the money finishes through the first three weeks of June, but had a second place finish in the PokerStars Hot $215 to close out the month of May for almost $20,000. Simao, who plays as 'INeedMassari' on PokerStars, boasts $4.2 million in career online winnings, three-quarters of which has come on the world's largest online poker room. He won April's Monthly PocketFives Leaderboard on the strength of his largest score ever, which came in the PokerStars Mountain Series for $167,000. 'C Darwin2' dropped to third place this week. And moving up one spot from #3 to #2 was 'lena900'. The Swede, who was last ranked #1 in the world in April, final tabled the partypoker Super High Roller over the weekend for $12,000 and won the PokerStars $109 Rebuy Turbo the same day for another $6,200. 'lena900' has a PLB score of 7,738 points. [caption width="639"] Russia's Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov is knocking on the door of the top 10[/caption] There were no new entrants into the top 10 of the rankings this week, but outside of that group there was plenty of drama. Russia's Artem 'veeea' Vezhenkov sits at #11, five spots higher than he was ranked last week, after winning the PokerStars Hot $162 on Sunday and putting back almost $6,000. He also finished fifth in the partypoker High Roller the same day, one of 11 scores he had on June 19. Two spots behind the Russian is Canada's Jimmy 'JMolloy' Molloy, who was up eight spots to #13. Molloy has four wins since last Wednesday's rankings update: the PokerStars $320 Six-Max, Hot $27, Big $109, and $82 Turbo Knockout. Those were worth almost $20,000 total and boosted his career win total to 317. Molly is tied for 20th for the most wins in tournaments that PocketFives tracks. The entire community trails Finland's 'mawko', who has a mammoth 471 wins during his career, two-dozen more than anyone: mawko - 471 moertelmu - 448 Thegrinders7 - 447 ErMataNinho - 446 rounder63 - 428 luckymo32 - 421 Trekan61 - 418 FrankTaylor3 395 paybackLV - 395 pessagno - 390 PokerKaiser - 379 OgSulttaani - 361 tedSTRETCH - 350 nilsef - 350 DENGER - 350 domino20 - 339 Karculya - 336 MatveichukR - 325 moorman1 - 325 cedrick1 - 317 JMolloy - 317 "I'm very pleased with my play and results over the last few months," Molloy said. "I've been trying to lower my table count for the most part and cut out some of the smaller buy-ins with bigger fields. I feel like I have a good grasp of people's ranges and overall game plans when we're deep in tournaments and especially at the final table. Also, I have been having more frequent coaching sessions with 'apestyles' recently, so that doesn't hurt either." Sweden's Jerry 'perrymejsen' Odeen rocketed 21 spots to #54 in the world after a rock solid Sunday in which he won the Winamax High Roller and placed fourth in the partypoker High Roller for almost $30,000 combined. Those were his 19th and 20th largest career scores and helped boost his lifetime cash total to $1.6 million. He reached an all-time high of #23 in the rankings and could easily surpass that mark with a few more top-tier runs. "I'm going to the WSOP next week, so it feels really good to be on an upswing," Odeen said. The best debut of anyone in the top 100 this week went to Brazil's Pedro 'gusma' Madeira, who entered at #73. He won the weekend's Sunday Grand on PokerStars and added $50,000 to his bankroll. At the same time, recorded his second largest score ever. Madeira was ranked as high as #20 worldwide last year and is the fourth-ranked player in his home country. Also entering the top 100 this week was another Brazilian, Fabiano 'Kovalski' Kovalski, who came in at #93, his best ranking ever. Kovalski won the PokerStars Hot $215 last week for $6,100 and finished fourth in this week's Fat Tuesday for another $5,800. Kovalski has $1.6 million in career online tournament winnings, a significant chunk of which came after he took second in a WCOOP Challenge event three years ago for almost $150,000. This week's top 10: joaosimaobh - 7,839 points lena900 - 7,738 points C Darwin2 - 7,715 points 1_conor_b_1 - 7,494 points Pot4teUS - 7,446 points RoccoGe - 7,221 points damourinio - 6,992 points eisenhower1 - 6,923 points Ariados - 6,821 points NoPlanB - 6,708 points
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