Nick "Nickdawgg" Harvalis Earns Online Triple Crown

US pro Nick “Nickdawgg” Harvalis has just added an extra sheen to his online poker career, after earning a PocketFives Triple Crown award.
The prestigious online award is reserved for those players who are able to pull off the herculean task of winning three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three different sites over a seven-day period.
To get the ball rolling, on January 5th “Nickdawgg” firstly managed to take down the PokerStars $320 buy-in $250K Guaranteed tournament, where he outlasted the 961 player field to collect the $52,182 first place prize.
Then on January 11th, Harvalis won both the $100 buy-in  Full Tilt Poker $23,500 Guarantee for $7,850, and the $25 buy-in Absolute Poker Trishelle $10,000 Guarantee for $3,399 to complete his remarkable Triple Crown feat.
Amazingly, during that seven day period Nick “Nickdawgg” Harvalis also managed to notch up a couple of other big scores at Full Tilt, although they didn’t count towards the Triple Crown as he placed 2nd and 3rd in them. However, he stil would have been pleased by the extra $30,667 boost they gave to his bankroll.
Commenting on his incredible Triple Crown accomplishment, Harvalis said:
“The Wednesday Quarter Million win was special to me because it’s a weekly major and has a great structure. It wasn’t close to my biggest score, but it was more rewarding simply because it was a win and not a second place. I’m an extremely competitive person in general, so winning is almost more important than the money to me.”
According to, Nickdawgg has now notched up an impressive $613,170 in wins mostly between Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars since he started playing seriously online in 2008.
Nickdawgg’s biggest score to date came in May, 2010, when he placed 2nd at the $1k buy-in PokerStars SCOOP event for $108,000. However, Harvalis conceded that the win may have done more harm than good to his game at the time and, as he explains:
“I had leaks in my game, but was having great results, so naturally that’s going to reinforce my thinking that I’m playing well and should just stick with what I was doing. There was an inevitable downswing from playing with those leaks. I recently took a step back and started to focus on my mental outlook and overall attitude toward my game and poker in general; that has made the biggest difference in the world.”
It certainly seems to have done the trick and so deserved congratulations goes to Nick “Nickdawgg” Harvalis on his PocketFives Triple Crown award.

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