Galfond Crushing, EireAbu Stumbling: Weekly Top 10 Online Winners/Losers

Phil Galfond
Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond

Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond and Ben “Ben86” Tollerene were among this week’s biggest online winners while EireAbu took one of the biggest hits of the year.

There was plenty of action to be had in the high-stakes games this week as numerous players won hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tollerene ended up winning an astounding $517k while Galfond took down $434,000.

The win came at a particularly good time for Tollerene as he dumped over $600k into the high-stakes games little more than two weeks ago.

Most of the online regulars were featured prominently in this week’s games including Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser, EireAbu, Ilari Sahamies and Rui Cao.

Check below to see a complete breakdown of the biggest winners and losers of the week.

Top 10 Online Winners this Week

Phil Galfond and Ben Tollerene both won big this week but it was actually the lesser-known Chung ho account that topped the charts with $535,000 in profit.

Chung ho appeared on the high-stakes scene last February and, after a hiatus during the WSOP, returned to PokerStars with a vengeance.

It only took Chung ho 3,939 hands to pick up his astounding $535k in profit this week.

Some of the other notable winners this week included Swiss pro Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser and former MMA fighter Rami “arbianight” Boukai.

Kaiser continued his consistent play this year with a $350k win and is now up over $1 million on PokerStars.

Meanwhile Boukai dug himself out of the red this week with a $171k victory.

Here’s a complete look at the biggest winners this week according to hsdb.com:

1. Chung Ho: +$535,000
2. Ben86: +$517,000
3. MrSweets28: +$434,000
4. 1-ronnyr3: +$350,000
5. madmags4: +$243,000
6. arbianight: +$171,000
7. rompsa: $161,000
8. M.O.P.: +$159,000
9. capoch: +$148,000
10. Seb86: +$138,000

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies
 

Top 10 Online Losers this Week

EireAbu has been the most dominant online player in 2012 with over $3 million in profit but that certainly didn’t count for much this week.

EireAbu, who is rumored to be a Dutch poker pro living in Ireland, went on a rare losing streak that saw him $484k on PokerStars.

It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying as EireAbu recorded an astounding 24,699 hands over the last seven days.

On the plus side, EireAbu is still sitting on $2.9 million in profit this year so he’ll probably be fine.

The situation is worse for Ilari Sahamies who lost another $473k this week.

Sahamies nearly dragged himself out of an immense hole by getting even in late July but is now once again down close to $1 million on PokerStars this year.

Rui "PepperoniF" Cao also recorded another regrettable week that saw him lose $339k. He’s now down close to half a million in 2012.

Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest losers this week according to hsdb.com:

1. EireAbu: -$484,000
2. Ilari FIN: -$473,000
3. PepperoniF: -$339,000
4. mikki696: -$301,000
5. patpatman: -$187,000
6. joiso: -$182,000
7. Kanu7: -$161,000
8. mtvdeuem: -$140,000
9. urnotindangr: -$137,000
10. ChaoRen160: -$135,000

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About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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