Flying Finns: Weekly Top 10 Online Winners/Losers

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies

Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies survived a late-week meltdown to take top spot in the online high stakes games over the last seven days.

Sahamies and fellow Finn Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen were the two biggest movers this week as they dominated the PLO games on PokerStars.

Plenty of big name players made waves, however, as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Isaac Haxton completed their $1 Million SuperStar Showdown and the alleged Phil Ivey account – RaiseOnce – took a world-class beating.

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Below is a complete breakdown of the top 10 biggest winners and losers over the last seven days of high stakes poker.

Top 10 Online Winners this Week

Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies wasn’t the only Finnish pro to get his year back on track this week.

Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen, who’d run into trouble in the high-stakes games recently, rebounded with a very decent $262k haul this week. Kyllonen remains this year’s biggest online winner with $1.5 million in profit.

Upon first glance it looks like Viktor “Isildur1” Blom had a good week and while it’s true he did take down $201k, it isn’t quite as spectacular when he won $500k from Isaac Haxton alone in the $1 Million SuperStar Showdown.

The swingy Swede self-destructed in the high stakes PLO games later this week and donated over nearly $300k back. That means that Blom is once again down $253k in 2012.

The rest of the big winners this week weren’t nearly as well known with grinders EireAbu (+$165k), Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery (+$128k) and Terken89 (+$109k) all making decent scores.

Here's a complete look at the top 10 biggest winners this week:

1. Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies: +$350,000
2. Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen: +$262,000
3. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom: +$201,000
4. EireAbu: +$165,000
5. 0Human0: +$139,000
6. Vaga_Lion: +$128,000
7. Terken89: +$109,000
8. Roberta114: +$108,000
9. mikki696: +$94,000
10. Ben86: +$66,000

Isaac Haxton
Isaac Haxton

Top 10 Online Losers this Week

Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton topped the loser’s charts this week simply by losing the $1 Million SuperStar Showdown to Isildur1.

Haxton lost $500k in the Showdown and didn’t play another hand this week.

Right behind Haxton was the player many allege is the real Phil Ivey. The RaiseOnce account dropped $323k in 950 hands and is now down to only $119k profit on PokerStars.

Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser took a pretty big hit this week as he donated $116k in the high-stakes PLO games. Fortunately the Swiss pro still has over $400k in profit this year.

It wasn’t all good for Finnish pros this week as Ville Wahlbeck and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro both recorded losing sessions. Wahlbeck  lost $110k in a scant 304 hands while Kelopuro went for volume and recorded 3,293 hands but still lost $66k.

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

1. Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton: -$500,000
2. RaiseOnce: -$323,000
3. doncarignano: -$151,000
4. 1-ronnyr3: -$116,000
5. V. Wahlbeck: -$110,000
6. Kipu: -$106,000
7. Try__An__Hit: -$93,000
8. insyder19: -$76,000
9. Lrslzk: -$66,000
10. JackRich: -$64,000

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