Cao, Galfond Dominate High Stakes

Phil Galfond
Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond

Rui “PepperoniF” Cao, skjervoy and Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond were big winners on PokerStars last night but no one could top nasud 11.

The yet-to-be-identified nasud 11 burned through 1,242 hands of mostly $50/$100 PLO and picked up a total of $76k.

It was a much-needed win for nasud 11 as his entire year has essentially been one downward trend. Before last night’s session he was down nearly $700,000 on the year.

At the complete opposite end of the spectrum is Rui “PepperoniF” Cao who has seemingly done nothing but win this year.

Cao stuck mostly to $50/$100 6-Max games last night and crushed his opponents for $65,952 over 521 hands.

The Chinese-born pro has been an absolute monster in the high stakes online games this year and is now up a total of $933k on the year. It’s good enough for a spot on the top 10 winners of the year although he’s still trailing Rafi Amit who has amassed a total of $1.8 million for first place overall.

Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen is the second biggest winner overall this year and he added $57k to his total last night. The Norwegian is now up $1.32 million playing online poker in 2011.

Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond was the only other player to crack the $50k mark last night as he picked up $50,471 in 1,534 hands of PLO.

Galfond won a monster $128,919 pot playing $100/$200 6-Max PLO when he had the fortune of flopping a set of kings against GARFIELD25 and azn_baller3.

The former Las Vegas-based pro has had a bittersweet year but is still holding on to a profit of $232k on PokerStars.

Meanwhile mickan1984 couldn’t escape big brother last night as he was clobbered for an even $100,000. Micken1984 only showed up a few months ago and has dropped like a rock in that period. He’s now down a total of $157k and has yet to get into the black this year.

Ben “Ben86” Tollerene also had a regrettable evening as he dropped $76k over 1,682 hands. The U.S.-born pro has had trouble finding consistency this year and after peaking at $338k in profit on the year has fallen back to $164k.

Moirhums (-$61k), verve.oasis (-$60k) and takechip (-$54k) rounded out the top five losers last night.

For more information on the high stakes action from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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