On Tuesday, July 22, PocketFives revealed Shyam “s_dot111” Srinivasan became the third player to ever reach $7.5 million in online tournament winnings, joining the likes of Sebastian “p0cket00” Sikorski and Chris “moorman1” Moorman as players to accomplish the feat.
Sikorski accomplished the feat back in May, while Moorman is online poker’s biggest tournament winner with more than $11 million in winnings. According to PocketFives, Srinivasan, who plays on PokerStars under the screen name “g’s zee” and Full Tilt Poker as "s_dot111," has won 158 online tournaments — including a July 20 Full Tilt Poker T-Rex win for $17,000 and the PokerStars Big $109 for $16,000 a week before that — and 461 top-three finishes.
Srinivasan’s largest online score came back in 2011 when he topped a field of 585 entrants to win the Full Tilt Poker $150 Rebuy for $72,750. Srinivasan is currently ranked 110th in the world on PocketFives, and 14th in his home country of Canada. Srinivasan, who ranked fourth in the world back in 2011, has cashed a total of 4,824 times in online tournaments for an average cash of $1,557.
In addition to his online dominance, Srinivasan has proven himself in the live realm by amassing $536,161 in tournament winnings with his largest cash of $328,020 coming from a sixth-place finish in the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $10,000 Main Event.
For more on Srinivasan's accomplishment, check out PocketFives' announcement.
In other PocketFives news, Robbie “Adreny” Bull won a PocketFives Triple Crown, which means winning "three different tournaments on three different sites over the course of one week." Plenty of players have accomplished the feat, but what made Bull’s so special was that it was the second largest of 2014 points-wise at 852 PLB Points — second only to “gifuhorna’s” 888-point Triple Crown back in January.
Bull’s Triple Crown began on June 16 when he won PokerStars.fr Monday Night on Stars for $12,000, which he followed up by winning the 888 Poker Tornado for $2,600 four days later. A couple days after that, he won the PokerStars Bigger $109 for $41,000 to become the 86th Triple Crown winner of 2014.
"It's pretty surreal," Bull told PocketFives of his Triple Crown run. "When I realized I had a Triple Crown sweat, I played every second I could. To complete it with shipping the Bigger $109 was pretty dreamy."
Like Srinivasan, Bull is no slouch when it comes to live poker either. The Scotsman has amassed $271,136 in live tournament winnings, which includes an October 2013 win in the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) London Main Event for $183,875.
For more on Bull’s Triple Crown win and what he had to say about it, head on over to PocketFives.