PokerListings.com is the world's largest and most trusted online poker guide, offering the best online poker bonus deals guaranteed, over $1m in exclusive freerolls every year and the most free poker content available on the Web.
Ilari FIN Dominates Weekend, Wins $252k
Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies continued his recent hot streak this weekend by winning hundreds of thousands of dollars on PokerStars.
The swingy Finnish pro played 2,299 hands of mostly $200/$400 PLO and was nearly unstoppable as he stacked his way to a huge profit.
It’s been a fantastic two weeks for Sahamies, who was just a few days removed from winning one of the biggest pots ever recorded on PokerStars – a $428k monster he took down from bernard-bb and Skjervoy.
This weekend Sahamies turned his attention to Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka, Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond and Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings.
There weren’t any $428k pots but Sahamies did scoop numerous pots worth over $50k and by the time the smoke had cleared he was up $252k.
It’s been an incredible month for Sahamies considering that earlier this summer he was down by more than $800k on PokerStars. After this weekend, Sahamies has nearly reversed his standing completely and is up $786k on PokerStars in 2011.
Phil Galfond took the brunt of the damage this weekend as he amassed $339k in losses.
Almost from the moment Sahamies started to trend upwards, Galfond has been going the other way and his former profit of over half a million on PokerStars this year is down now down to just $96k.
Ilari FIN was joined at the top by the lesser-known Axelf82 who picked up $227k over the weekend. Recent upstart socutiesf was also a big winner this weekend taking down $207k.
Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka (+$172k) and former Warcraft 3 player mTw-DaviN (+$159k) rounded out the top five biggest winners this weekend.
Galfond was by far the biggest loser this weekend but Paule Adler (-$155k), Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker (-$149k), DonkPredator (-$142k) and 1-ronnyr3 (-$132k) all had regrettable outings.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom also got in on the action this weekend but lost $84k in 838 hands, a small session by his standards.
For information on the high stakes action from this weekend be sure to check our online poker stats section.