Brazilians dominate online poker - country has most players on top 100 list

Brazilians dominate online poker - country has most players on top 100 list

Brazil is increasingly established as an international powerhouse of online poker. In a list updated weekly by PocketFives, the largest online poker community on the planet, 36 Brazilians appeared on the list of the top 100 players in the world sport at the end of the third week of November. Seven of them made the top 20, including the overall leader.

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This is by far the highest number of any country, and puts Brazil ahead of historical poker powerhouses such as the United States, Canada, Russia, Germany, and England. Portugal ranked second with the most players in the top 100, with 10. Most players provide lessons, telling them How To Play Andar Bahar, for example.

See the table below for all the Brazilians who made the top 100 online poker players on PocketFives' list, their individual placements, and which Brazilian state they are from - Santa Catarina is the top state with 10 players.

About Bruno Volkmann

The overall leader of the ranking is Bruno Volkmann, known in poker circles as "great dant". The player used to be a tennis player before he entered the world of card games for good. Since then he has become increasingly imposing at the virtual tables, becoming the sixth Brazilian in history to occupy the top spot on the famous and relevant list.

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The last Brazilian to occupy the 1st place was Yuri Martins. He even won the national record of staying on top of the list for 32 consecutive weeks, between 2021 and 2022. However, to dedicate himself to the World Series of Poker, the most important tournament of the game in the world, he opted to no longer compete for the maintenance of his place in the table and retired his nickname from PocketFives.

Performance of the Brazilians in the last months

In the last three months alone, Brazilians have made more than $19 million in online poker tournaments. This amount was distributed among the more than 4 thousand players monitored by PocketFives. According to the same site, Brazilians have together won about $411 million in the history of virtual tournaments.

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