Sahamies Battered for $462k

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies

For the third straight night Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies was one of the busiest players on Full Tilt but this time around he lost a staggering $462k.

It’s been an up-and-down week for Sahamies who lost $275k on Monday and then won $275k on Tuesday to erase his deficit.

It might be a bit harder for Ziigmund to erase his most recent loss, which occurred mostly in the $300/$600 6-Max PLO games.

Ziigmund recorded 1,274 hands against fellow high stakes players such as Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Rui Cao, ronnyr37617, DrugsOrMe and Ingenious89.

Despite some significant victories since Full Tilt left the U.S. market earlier this month, Ziigmund is now down nearly $800,000 in 2011. 

Although Sahamies faltered last night, the still unidentified ronnyr37617 of Switzerland was on fire winning a total of $452k.

Close behind ronnyr37617 was Patrik Antonius who reappeared after taking one day off from Full Tilt and won $344k. Antonius has arguably been the best player since online poker’s Black Friday and is now up over $1.8 million in the last two weeks.

Frenchman Rui Cao also had a very successful night taking down $238k.

It obviously wasn’t all good news for high stakes players last night as DrugsOrMe and Gus Hansen suffered massive losses.

DrugsOrMe dropped $317k while Hansen saw $200k disappear from his bankroll. Hansen has been ice cold over the last two weeks and will have to stem the bleeding if he hopes to remain online poker’s biggest winner in 2011.

Finally English player Richard “CHUFTY” Ashby had a disastrous evening, losing $91k. The loss erased the slim $64k profit he had accrued in 2011.

Meanwhile noted online cash game player NoPasaran recorded a huge score of his own but it wasn’t in the cash games. Instead NoPasaran outlasted a field of 1,070 players to win FTOPS XX Event 28 $108 PLO with rebuys.

NoPasaran took down the top prize of $81k, which will go nicely with the $1.1 milion he’s already earned from playing cash in 2011.

For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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