Ben86, Stinger 88 Dominate High Stakes

Brian Hastings
Brian "Stinger 88" Hastings

Ben “Ben86” Tollerene, Brian “Stinger 88” Hastings and Ilari Sahamies were flying in the high stakes games on PokerStars last night.

Ben “Ben86” Tollerene, Brian “Stinger 88” Hastings and Ilari Sahamies were flying in the high stakes games on PokerStars last night.

Former Leggo Poker instructor Tollerene played like an absolute maniac last night recording 3,566 hands of PLO ranging from $25/$50 to $100/$200.

His biggest wins, however, came in the $50/$100 6-Max PLO games that included VietRussian, !P0krparty?, alexeimartov and Brian Hastings.

After over eight hours of poker Tollerene finally called it quits for the evening and finished with $127,845 in profit.

It’s been a fantastic week for the U.S.-born pro and he’s now up nearly $300k in online poker this year.

Tollerene wasn’t the only player to put in an exceptional performance last night and Hastings and Sahamies had huge sessions.

Sahamies, who won over $100k on the previous night, fired off 980 hands and took down a total of $126k. The trash-talking Finn is once again up to over a million in profit on PokerStars with a total of $1.2 million earned.

Current Vancouver, Canada, resident Brian Hastings must have missed online poker while he was playing WSOPE in Cannes because he recorded 2,475 hands and ended up taking down $85k.

Hastings is up over half a million this year.

Rounding out the top five biggest winners were PickyTooth (+$54,483) and takechip (+$54,184)

Meanwhile VietRussian and Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi both recorded over 5,000 hands last night and were rewarded with huge losses.

VietRussian played 6,637 hands and had the dubious honor of being last night’s biggest loser with $168k in damage.

Georgi was right behind him with 5,259 hands played and $160k in losses.

Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond also had a bad evening, dumping a total of $109k into the high stakes games.

Rafi “refaelamit” Amit (-$60k) and !P0kerparty? (-$50k) rounded out the loser’s list. Amit should be fine considering he’s currently the biggest winner on PokerStars with $1.9 million.

For those keeping track, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been absent from PokerStars for the better part of the last month and has not made an appearance this week.

Rumors have been circulating that Blom may not renew his contract with PokerStars due to the fact they are allowing Hastings, who allegedly worked with Brian Townsend and Cole South to beat Blom out of $4.2 million, to play on the site.

Check below for a few of the biggest hands from last night. For more information check our online poker stats section.



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