Hastings works Ziigmund, Benyamine reaps benefits

David Benyamine
Huge day for Benyamine at the Full Tilt PLO tables yesterday, where he came out $275k richer.

For the most part, high-stakes regulars are pretty resistant to tilting after dropping a monster pot.

But it's also no surprise if a normally unflappable player gets a bit thrown off when a few too many of those huge pots go one way rather than the other early on in a big session.

Case in point yesterday was Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies and his $200/$400 sessions yesterday on Full Tilt Poker with fellow high-stakes pros Brian "$tinger88" Hastings and David Benyamine.

The trash-talking Finn's $200/$400 Hold'em session with Hastings seemed to go awry from the get-go, with more than a few $100k+ pots going Hastings' way.

And while Hastings did go on to get the better of it in the Hold'em session, taking about $100k of Ziigmund's money, the true beneficiary of the early beats may have actually been David Benyamine.

By the time Ziigmund had closed up all his tables for the day he had dropped $210k more at the PLO tables - the bulk of it ending up in the hands of Benyamine.

Among the rough hands for Ziigmund was this one with Hastings, the fourth biggest pot in the past week according to the PL.com MarketPulse Biggest Pots section:

Full Tilt Poker Game #5622471133 TABLE : Vasari (heads-up) $200/$400 - No-Limit Hold'em - Thu Mar 13 2008 - 7:12pm (ET)

Seat 1 Brian Hastings - $77,199
Seat 2: Ziigmund - $86,792.50

Brian Hastings posts the small blind of $200
Ziigmund posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #1


Brian Hastings raises to $1,200
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund raises to $3,600
Brian Hastings calls $2,400

Flop J 6 J

Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund bets $7,200
Brian Hastings calls $7,200

Turn T

Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund checks
Brian Hastings has 15 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings bets $15,600
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund raises to $75,992.50, and is all-in
Brian Hastings calls $50,799, and is all-in

Ziigmund shows 8 7
Brian Hastings shows J 6
Uncalled bet of $9,593.50 returned to Ziigmund

River A

Ziigmund shows a flush, ace high
Brian Hastings shows a full house, jacks full of sixes
Brian Hastings wins the pot ($154,397.50) with a full house, jacks full of sixes


Total pot $154,398 | Rake $0.50
Board J 6 J T A
Seat 1: Brian Hastings (small blind) showed J 6 and won ($154,397.50) with a full house, jacks full of sixes
Seat 2: Ziigmund (big blind) showed 8 7 and lost with a flush, ace high.

To see more big pots from the Hold'em session, and more of the top 100 biggest Hold'em pots won online over the last day, week and month, jump to the PokerListings.com MarketPulse section.

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