The high-stakes action has flourished in the last seven days on PokerStars and looks to be revolving around Viktor “Isildur1” Blom who saw swings as big as $600k before finishing the week just a small loser.
Joining Kyllonen on the list of six-figure winners are high-stakes regulars like Rafi Amit, Ronny Kaiser and Davin Georgi.
Headlining the week’s losers are Patrik Antonius, Sander Berndsen and Theo Jorgensen.
Keep reading for the full rundown of the biggest winners and losers this week in online poker.
Top 10 Winners: Jan. 21-27, 2011
Despite Viktor Blom showing just a small net loss on the week, he played an integral part in the distribution of money, and was actually the direct cause of most of the biggest winners and losers.
Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen won roughly $300k on Monday, much of it from Blom, playing shorthanded $100/$200 PLO and finished up $526,000 on the week.
The second biggest winner was patpatman who suffered losses to the tune of $268 last weekend but surged back to just shy of $450,000 in net profit by week’s end. Tuesday was particularly lucrative for the unknown high-stakes player as he raked in roughly $400k in a single 24 hour period.
The list of winners is rounded out by known pros Rafi Amit (+$278k) and Ronny Kaiser (+$266k.
Jens Kyllonen was the week's biggest winner.
Here are the top ten winners in the online nosebleed cash games this week:
- 1. Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen: +$52
- 2. patpatman: +$459k
- 3. Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi: +$408k
- 4. Rafi “rafaelamit” Amit: +$278k
- 5. Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser: +$266k
- 6. K_0_S_T_Y_A: +$224k
- 7. nasud 11: +$223k
- 8. Eunjong Byun: +$193k
- 9. Sauce123: +$163k
- 10. phounderAA: +$157k
Top 10 Losers: Jan. 21-27, 2011
Phil Galfond has been extremely active in the high-stakes games so far in 2012 but this week was an absolute disaster.
Galfond got tuned up for over $700,000 since we reported last Friday, prompting him to release this video blog. Galfond says he’s selling his New York condo since he’s been spending the bulk of his time in Vancouver playing online.
He also updated his fans via Twitter that his Stars account was at just $90k, and he wouldn’t be returning to the $100/$200 games until he had rebuilt it to $250k.
Alongside Galfond on the list of losers, though faring much better, is Fake Love888, the account believed to belong to Patrik Antonius. Fake Love was on the winners list last week, earning $186k, but he gave that back and more in the last seven days, finishing down just over $300k.
In the third spot is Dutch pro Sander “Berndsen12” Berndsen with just over $282k in losses. Much of his losses were at the hands of Viktor Blom on Tuesday.
Here are the top 10 losers in the online poker cash games this week:
- 1. Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond: -$709k
- 2. Fake Love888: -$304
- 3. Sander “Berndsen12” Berndsen: -$282k
- 4. Terken89: -$279k
- 5. VietRussian: -$276k
- 6. 1Il|1Il|1il|: -$154k
- 7. azn_baller3: -$133k
- 8. Theo J: -$128k
- 9. masoren: -$122k
- 10. 0Human0: -$113k