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Isildur1 Rules August High Stakes
If it were up to Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, August might never end.
Blom had one of his best months ever on PokerStars, playing over 32,000 hands and winning $898,000.
The highest stakes games were firing on PokerStars with numerous $100/$200 6-Max PLO tables running on most days and Blom and Ilari Sahamies even playing an artificial $300/$900 session near the end of the month.
There were even several tables of $200/$400 running on the iPoker network, which indicated some of the action might switch there in the near future.
Either way, Fall is usually a huge month for online poker and with Isildur1 coming off of a huge August it wouldn’t be surprising if the stakes get even higher next month.
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Top 10 Online Winners in August
Viktor Blom stole the show in August but it could have been an even more impressive month for the young Swede if he’d avoided several losing sessions.
Last weekend Blom won over $1 million, mostly from Ilari Sahamies, but then donated nearly $500k back to Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen and Niki Jedlicka.
Torbergsen always seems to fly under the radar in the high stakes games but he’s currently leading the high stakes winners on PokerStars with $1.9 million in profit.
Meanwhile Sahamies managed to hold on for a $510,000 profit the last month. It was a welcome victory for Sahamies, who was deep in the red prior to August, but it could have been far better for the Finn.
Sahamies won $1 million from Isildur1 last week but then gave it all back on the weekend. Despite is regrettable loss, Sahamies is nearly even in 2011.
Finally Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond had a very good start to August but tapered off towards the end of the month.
Since moving to Canada to play online poker Galfond has won more than $500k.
Here’s a complete look at the top 10 online winners in August:
1. Isildur1: +$898,000
2. Skjervoy: +$767,000
3. Ilari FIN: +$510,000
4. verve.oasis: +$395,000
5. 1-ronnyr3: +$372,000
6. MrSweets28: +$335,000
7. tr1cky7: +$326,000
8. takechip: +$322,000
9. mikki696: +$242,000
10. PepperoniF: +$235,000
Top 10 Online Losers in August
Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky did not have a good August.
The U.S.-born Sulsky played several huge sessions against Isildur1 and Rui “PepperoniF” Cao and ended up losing big each time.
Sulsky is still holding on to a $437k profit this year but if he records another month like August his winning record will be toast.
Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane was the biggest winner on PokerStars prior to the WSOP but he’s been on the steady decline ever since.
The U.K. player lost $452k this month and has seen his nearly $2 million profit from the early stages of 2011 shrink all the way down to $1.2 million.
Meanwhile former Warcraft 3 player Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi took some very bad beats in a rough month.
Georgi jumped out to a $515k profit in mid-July but has seen that number dwindle considerably since than and after August he’s up only $80k on the year.
Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest losers from August:
1. Sauce123: -$571,000
2. gavz101: -$452,000
3. mTw-DaviN: -$435,000
4. Zypherin: -$409,000
5. moirhums: -$335,000
6. LuckyGump: -$278,000
7. machado28: -$264,000
8. Terken89: -$250,000
9. f2fish: -$231,000
10. socutiesf: -$226,000