PocketFivers got their year off to a nice start over on 888poker.
There’s no doubt about it, it’s been a great start to the year for PocketFivers over on 888poker. With 888poker’s rollout of their “Made To Play” software now in full effect, players piled into the lobbies of 888’s robust tournament schedule and, of course, took advantage of the return of their Sunday Sale promotion to pad their bankrolls in January.
Perhaps no one enjoyed last month on 888poker more than Bruno ‘KeyzerSozePT’ Ferreira. Typically this column breaks out the players into three categories – Top Earners, Most Cashes, and Most Wins – while celebrating the players who top each category. It’s rare, but from time to time, a player has topped two lists in a single month. But last month, the name atop all three lists is the same – it’s ‘KeyzerSozePT’.
Ferriera, playing under his screen name ‘MadTiltCrazy’ earned $20,232 over the course of 79 cashes while finishing in first place seven times. He was able to reach the peak in all three categories through sheer volume. The Portuguese grinder played everything in sight in the small to mid-stake MTT schedule and when he cashed he managed to go deep. Of his 79 in-the-money finishes, he registered 20 top-3 finishes, five of which were good for four-figures.
His best day came on January 14 when he scored two wins and a runner up in back-to-back-to-back tournaments for $2,781. On January 20, he picked up another big victory by taking down the $55 PKO for $1,635. His month helped push him up over $900,000 in career online cashes and should he continue to push as he did in January, he’s a favorite to surpass the $1 million mark by the end of the year.
Denmark’s Rasmus ‘RAGATTACK’ Gadegaard finished as the Top Earners runner-up having collected $15,880 during over his 34 cashes. He kicked off 2021 with his largest 888poker score of the month when he finished in second place in the January 1 edition of the $33 BIG Fish for $2,491. Days later he backed that up with a deep run in the $30,000 Sunday Challenge for another $2,226.
Gadegaard, the #11-ranked player in Denmark, used his 888poker earnings to help him earn the $1 million lifetime online earnings badge.
Germany’s ‘LIk3az0mbY’ finished the month in the #3 spot by pulling down $13,264 over 21 total cashes. Three large cashes made up the bulk of the 888poker reg’s earnings including a bronze finish in the January 15 $33 BIG Fish for $2,039, a win in the January 21 $12,000 Mega Deep for $3,700, and a fourth-place finish in the January 24 Sunday SALE Whale for $4,288.
In January, ‘LIk3az0mbY’ broke back into Germany’s top-10 rankings where he currently sits at #9.
888poker Top 10 Earners January 2021
Joining ‘KeyzerSozePT’ in the top three spots of the Most Cashes is Brazil’s Renan ’aleplis’ Porto who finished at #2.
Porto is a longtime PocketFiver, having joined back in 2013, and he’s primarily a micro-stakes grinder. He put in plenty of volume in January and his 67 in-the-money finishes yielded him $1,145. It’s a significant increase to his roughly $16,000 in career online earnings.
Another player building his bankroll from the ground up is ‘Momentum288’ who finished third on the Most Cashes list with 61 for a total of $1,436. New to PocketFives, ‘Momentum288’ primarily plays small stakes on 888poker and last month pulled off two victories where he was able to turn a pair of $2 buy-ins into scores of roughly $150 each.
888poker Top 10 Most Cashes January 2021
Again, ‘KeyzerSozePT’s was tops in January when it came to the most wins, but he wasn’t alone in notching seven first-place finishes. The Netherlands ‘HeateN’, who is no stranger to this list, also racked up seven victories and $1,638 over the course of his 56 in-the-money finishes.
‘xenute’ also had a nice month, grabbing the gold in four of his 12 cashes for a total of $7,365.
888poker Top 10 Most Wins January 2021