Carloo13 made the biggest profit, followed by Patrik Antonius. On the flip side, Blom stood out once again, and not in a good way.
The high rollers are rolling in Monaco at the moment, having moved most of the high stakes action from online to the live tables at the Monte Carlo Bay.
For once, the field was left to the less experienced and unknown players.
Take Carloo13 for example. He had never played higher than $25/$50, but then he gave it a shot last week. And it worked.
Playing $50/$100 PLO and $1000/$2000 FL Omaha 8, he met only non-regulars and managed to take roughly $300,000 off them. Enough to win this week’s leaderboard.
At least, there were some familiar names, like Trueteller and Denoking. Usually, they both suddenly show up as soon as the Asian super whale MalACEsia sits down at a table.
The identity of both NLHE specialists is still not confirmed, but it seems that Trueteller is not, as we used to think, a Russian, but a German online high roller.
As MalACEsia was nowhere to be seen, Trueteller and Denoking played each other, which didn’t prove to be a good idea for the German guy.
These two were also involved in the biggest pot of the week. They were playing heads-up $400/$800, and Denoking opened the pot with a raise to $2400. Trueteller just called.
The flop was
And Trueteller checked-called another $2400.
The turn was the
Trueteller checked again, and this time Denoking bet $13,500. Call.
The river was the
Trueteller checked a third time, but he wouldn’t just call Denoking’s third barrel.
Instead, he raised it up all-in to $73,000, and Denoking made the call.
A board that really developed in dramatic fashion.
Pre-flop it’s a coin flip. On the flop, Denoking’s trips have 93% equity. On the turn, Trueteller hits one of his two outs and tries to set up a trap. He now has 84% equity.
The river, however, gives Denoking a higher full house, and it is him who scoops the pot.
Viktor Blom was freefalling last week. Just as in 2013, he skyrocketed to the top at the beginning of the year, but somehow, it never works out in the long run for him.
Blom was still in the top five in March 2014, but now he owes a million bucks already.
Last week, he was the biggest loser at the high stakes tables again. For Blom's sake we hope he can stop the slide ASAP.
And these are the current leaderboards (according to highstakesDB):
Biggest Winners Last Week:
Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius, $204,212
Alex IReadYrSoul Millar, $142,660
Ben Bttech86 Tollerene, $141,815
Biggest Losers Last Week:
Viktor Isildur1 Blom, $-318,136
Follow The Hawk, $-218,312
Niki RealAndyBeal Jedlicka, $-141,314
Mikael punting-peddler Thuritz, $-140,834
Biggest Winners in 2014
Niki Jedlicka, $1,424,389
Dan jungleman12 Cates, $1,111,802
Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius, $977,726
Douglas WCGRider Polk, $760,028
Christoph Tight-Man1 Vogelsang, $690,745
Biggest Losers in 2014
Gus Hansen, $-2,578,919
Phil Polarizing Ivey, $-1,955,089
Viktor Isildur1 Blom, $-1,102,835
Author: Christian Henkel