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Hansen Rules U.S. Player-less Full Tilt
The high stakes games on Full Tilt took a serious hit in the first weekend since online poker’s “Black Friday” but Gus Hansen still won $700k.
Hansen fired off over 5,000 hands this weekend playing fellow Team Full Tilt Pro Patrik Antonius, Englishman Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane and NoPasaran.
The Great Dane stuck mostly to 6-Max $300/$600 where Antonius lost $329k and harrington25 donated $169k.
In the early part of the weekend there were a handful of U.S. high stakes players still in the mix including Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky, Josh Arieh and Matt Hawrilenko but by Sunday it was a very different looking group of online poker pros.
For example last night the relatively unknown Wreed Platzack won $116k and was the only player to break the $100k mark. Kagome Kagome, who is rumored to be German, was the only well-known player to crack the top five earners.
Meanwhile Gus Hansen was the biggest overall winner this weekend with $700k in profit but it may be his last big score for some time. On the other hand his $4.3 million in profit on the site will be difficult to top with no U.S. players.
Well known sponsored players based in the U.S. such as Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu were obviously absent from online poker over the weekend.
Sauce123 (+$246k), NoPasaran (+$240k), Mr Boogerz (+$207k) and Wreed Platzak ($135k) were amongst the biggest winners this weekend.
Patrik Antonius was the biggest loser of the weekend and harrington25 was close behind.
Lance84 (-$159k), GooGie MonA (-$159k), Lay Key U (-$155k) and Josh Arieh (-$146k) also suffered serious setbacks this weekend.
There has been no word yet on what will come of the two durrrr Challenges that are currently taking place on Full Tilt or the SuperStar Showdown featuring Viktor “Isildur1” Blom on PokerStars.
For more information on the high stakes games from this weekend be sure to check our online poker stats section.