András “probirs” Németh takes over the lead in the list of biggest online poker winners at Pocketfives
There has been a secret dethroning in the poker world.
András “probirs” Németh briefly appeared on top of the PocketFives top earners list with $17.1 million. He overtook fellow Hungarian Péter “Belabacsi” Traply who currently has $17.01 million in career earnings.
Who is probirs?
“Probirs” is a Hungarian professional poker player whose real name is András Németh.
He showed up on the high stakes online MTT scene in 2010. He was playing on now-defunct sites such as UltimateBet or Full Tilt at the time, as well as PokerStars. Probirs still plays on PS frequently.
As for his live results: his Hendon page shows $2.857 million in career earnings. His biggest live tournament score to date is a $692,882 cash. He won a €25,000 EPT event in August 2018 in Barcelona.
That same year, in 2018, he also pocketed a $550,000 for a 5th place in a $25K partypoker Caribbean Poker Party tournament; and won another $514,564 for finishing 2nd in the €50K EPT High Roller in Prague.
András “probirs” Németh’s Insane Heater
As you can tell from above, probirs is no stranger to an upswing at the poker table.
But what he accomplished at the live felt in 2018 doesn’t even come close to the success he is having in online tournaments in 2019!
Just in the last 4 months alone, he collected close to $5 million (!) in online MTT cashes.
The archived version of his PocketFives page shows $12.8 million in career earnings as of June 29th, 2019. This Monday, pokernews.com reported that he reached $17.7 million in lifetime MTT winnings.
Probirs is one of the regular high rollers in Natural8’s super high stakes Sunday tournaments.
Last week, he took down a $25K Blade event for no less than $412,518. He also claimed victory in a $2,100 PokerStars event for $41,000 on the same day. Overall, Németh cashed for a total of $677,000 – just last Sunday…
Probirs Deletes His PocketFives Profile
With success of this magnitude, András “probirs” Németh quickly took over Péter “Belabacsi” Traply on the list of the best online tournament earners of all time.
However, yesterday something unexpected happened.
Belabacsi is back on top of the list. However, it’s not because he managed to catch a huge, 6-figure score – probirs has deleted his PocketFives account.
The last available cached version of his P5 page has him at $17.016 million in career earnings. That is still above Belabacsi’s current $17.010 million.
It is unclear why Németh decided to do so. The legality of online poker in his home country, Hungary, is dubious at the moment.
Technically, only the state-owned Szerencsjáték Zrt. could offer online gambling. However, they don’t have online poker in their game selection, thus foreign poker sites aren’t restricted in any way – they’re not competitors to the state monopoly.
However, if someone from Hungary wins these huge sums of money on such a consistent basis, and that information is so easily accessible, they might catch the local authorities’ attention.
Evidently, this is all speculation. But it does raise some questions about the reliability of poker result databases, especially online.
For years and years, the British Chris Moorman was hailed as the biggest online MTT winner of all time. That is until Péter “Bélabácsi” Traply, who rarely got any coverage in the international poker media, released his results to the public earlier this year and revealed that he has been ahead of Moorman for a long time.
Who knows if the real biggest online tournament crusher is still “hiding” out there?
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