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Dwan, Hansen Dominate Week
Don’t call it a comeback but Gus Hansen and Tom “durrrr” Dwan were huge winners in the high stakes online games this week.
In a week where many thought the live cash games in London might be rolling the two Team Full Tilt pros bumped their respective downswings and each made over $700k online.
Hansen had a particularly busy week as he became one of the final two players at the WSOPE £10k Heads-Up tournament and recorded 11,979 hands on Full Tilt.
The Great Dane was finally able to get away from the dangerous Pot-Limit Omaha tables, where he tends to dump buckets of cash, and convince opponents to play him in high stakes H.O.R.S.E. and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo games.
It was in those games he took significant stacks from Di “Urindanger” Dang, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan to finish the week up $758k.
Hansen is still stuck $1.6 million in 2010 but it’s a vast improvement from the $2.4 million he was down a couple weeks ago.
Meanwhile the majority of Dwan’s profit’s came from Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies. The swingy Finn had been extremely hot over the last few weeks but Dwan cooled him right down in a massive $500/$1,000 PLO session.
Dwan managed to take $554k from Ziigmund before the Finn finally quit out of frustration. By the end of the week Dwan was up a total of $724k. That means Dwan is now up $3.9 million in 2010 which tops the leaderboard.
Some of the other movers and shakers this week included DrugsOrMe (+$354k), David Benefield (+$291k) and David Oppenheim (+$292k).
The players on the losing end included Brian “sbrugby” Townsend (-$536k), URnotINdanger2 (-$458k), Ziigmund (-$370k), Brian Hastings (-$342k) and Cole South (-$334k). London bad boy Luke “FullFlush” Schwartz also made a rare appearance losing $116k.
Here are a few of the biggest hands from the week. Be sure to check out our online poker stats section for more information.