Isildur1 Rising on Full Tilt, Sahamies Loses $672k

Viktor Blom
Return of the King?

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was back to his old ways on Full Tilt Poker while Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies went on a disastrous run on PokerStars this week.

Blom, and fellow member of The Professionals, Gus Hansen, were among the first players on Full Tilt Poker after the site re-launched on Tuesday.

It didn’t take long for former FTP regulars Rui Cao, Alex “IReadYrSoul” Miller, Alex Luneau and Ronny “ronny37617” Kaiser to join in the action.

It was shades of Isildur1 in 2009 as Blom quickly jumped out to nearly $300k in profit, becoming the biggest winner on the site.

Unfortunately for Blom, he started losing towards the end of the week and by the time Friday rolled around his profit had been diminished to $87k.

He’s still faring better than Hansen, who is currently the biggest loser on Full Tilt since the re-launch with $387k in damage.

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies

Sahamies Goes on Catastrophic $672k Losing Streak

It’s been a wild few weeks for Ilari Sahamies and this week was no exception as the Finnish cash-game pro lost $672k in the high-stakes games on PokerStars.

It was a stark contrast for Sahamies as he won $1.1 million in the previous week.

This week Sahamies recorded close to 3,000 hands, many against upstart account patpatman.

Patpatman is rumored to belong to one of the Malaysian businessman famous for their high-stakes games in Macau. The account was the biggest winner in online poker this week taking down a total of $680k.

Initially down $1 million earlier in the week, Sahamies recovered somewhat in the last few days and managed to win back $328k.

Knowing Sahamies he could very well win another $1 million this coming week and if he's looking for a big game, he knows where to find it:

About Arthur Crowson

Arthur has been involved exclusively with the poker industry since the 2006 World Series of Poker where he still claims to have captured the first interview with a then-unknown player named Jamie Gold on one of the days leading up to the Main Event final table. Since then Arthur has been working full-time for writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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