Berndsen12 Triumphant: Top Weekly Winners/Losers

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Sander "berndsen12" Berndsen, courtesy of PokerStars

Berndsen12 and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom highlighted a thrilling week of online poker that saw hundreds of thousands of dollars switch hands.

Isildur1 won the PCA Super High Roller for $1.3 million last week so many railbirds thought we might see some big sessions for the young Swede. 

It turned out they were right.

Blom played an astonishing 21,177 hands this week including several massive heads-up sessions against Berndsen12.

Unfortunately for Isildur1 he didn’t exactly light it up in the high stakes games and actually ended the week in the loser’s column.

Where Isildur1 faltered, RaiseOnce and Fake Love888 picked up the slack. The rumored accounts of Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius both finally recorded winning weeks with over a $100k in profit each.

As always be sure to check our online poker stats section for more information.

Here’s a look at the biggest winners and losers this week:

Top 10 Online Poker Winners This Week

Sander “Berndsen12” Berndsen put a world of hurt on the high stakes community this week.

The lesser-known Dutch poker pro absolutely crushed everyone that opposed him as he cruised to a massive $631,000 victory this week. A large portion of Berndsen’s winnings came directly from the marathon heads-up matches he played against Isildur1.

Thanks to his incredible run this week, Berndsen is now the biggest winner – by far – of 2012 with $732k in profit. At this point his graph in 2012 essentially looks like a rocket launching.

The week also saw Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky re-emerge in the high stakes games. Sulsky had barely played over the last few months but apparently hasn’t lost a step as he raked in over $300k.

RaiseOnce and Fake Love888 are heavily rumored to be Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius respectively and both had very successful weeks.

RaiseOnce won $145,000 over 2,407 hands while Fake Love888 only needed 146 hands to win $129k.

Here’s a complete look at the top 10 online winners this week:

1. Berndsen12: +$631,000
2. Sauce123: +$313,000
3. Ragen70: +250,000
4. Kanu7: +$237,000
5. Patpatman: +227,000
6. Bernard-bb: +164,000
7. RaiseOnce: +$145,000
8. Doncarignano: +$132,000
9. Fake Love888: +129,000
10. altiFC: +$120,000

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

Top 10 Online Poker Losers This Week

It may come as a surprise that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom didn’t top the loser’s list this week as he was smashed by Berndsen12 in their heads-up sessions.

Blom actually performed pretty well against any player not named Berndsen12, however, and managed to escape the week with only $99k in losses despite sending hundreds of thousands to Berndsen12.

Instead the caps-heavy GVOZDIKA55 was feeling the most pain this week as he dumped a total of $240,000 into the high stakes games.

Talented online grinders Ben “Ben86” Tollerene and Ronny “1-ronyr3” Kaiser both had underwhelmings weeks losing $149k and $143k respectively.

Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies, last year’s biggest winner with $1.8 million earned on PokerStars, is off to a slow start in 2012 and lost a total of $113k over the last week.

VietRussian also experienced the wrath of Berndsen12 this week when he was annihilated for $100k in a heads-up match against the Dutch pro.

Here’s a complete look at the top 10 online losers this week:

1. GVOZDIKA55: -$240,000
2. Diggidave: -$158,000
3. Ben86: -$149,000
4. 1-ronnyr3: -$143,000
5. Johnxfleming: -$132,000
6. Ilari FIN: -$113,000
7. Verve.oasis: -$109,000
8. LiangYu: -$101,289
9. VietRussian: -$100,000
10. Isildur1: -$99,000

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