Ilari FIN Dominates Weekend, Wins $252k

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

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.

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