Sahamies Posts Scorching $1.6m Run in October

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Ilari Sahamies

Finnish cash-game king Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies went on an improbable run in October that saw him win an astounding $1.6 million on PokerStars.

Prior to October, Sahamies had been mired in a losing streak that had him down nearly $1 million since this summer.

Suffice to say that losing streak is no more and Sahamies is looking to finish the year with at least a $764k profit.

Some of the other big winners in October included 1II|1II|1iI|, Ben “Ben86” Tollerene and RaiseOnce while patpatman, Kanu7 and Fake Love888 all went into the red on PokerStars.

Here’s a closer look at the biggest high stakes action from the past month.

Phil Ivey
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Top 10 Biggest Online Winners in October

Ilari Sahamies was the biggest winner in October but that didn’t stop 1II|1II|1iI|, commonly referred to as Barcode, from winning $1.1 million.

Barcode’s impressive month included winning $500k in a single day. Poker fans have yet to discover the identity of Barcode although the account is registered in Canada.

Meanwhile Ben “Ben86” Tollerene posted another successful month that included $616k in profit. Tollerene is now the second biggest winner of the year $2.4 million in profit.

The other Ben – Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky – is the biggest winner of the year with just over $3 million in profit.

RaiseOnce, the rumored account of Phil Ivey, also had a solid month, winning a total of $430k.

Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest winners this month according to hsdb.com:

1. Ilari FIN: +$1,603,083
2. 1II|1II|1iI|: +$1,191,239
3. LewisFriend: +$763,615
4. Ben86: +$616,330
5. GVOZDIKA55: +$595,352
6. RaiseOnce: +$430,112
7. KTPOKP: +$406,722
8. Skjervoy: +$342,977
9. mikki696: +$340,828
10. Harrington10: +$327,896

Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond
 

Top 10 Biggest Online Losers in October

No one felt the wrath of Ilari Sahamies in the month of October quite like patpatman.

Patpatman, who is rumored to be one of the famous Malaysian businessmen, lost over $1 million in the last 30 days.

It’s been a disastrous year for the patpatman account. Patpatman started by winning nearly $1 million in the early stages of 2012 but then nosedived to -$2.4 million.

At this point it’s going to be very tough for patpatman to salvage anything from 2012 on PokerStars.

On the flip side, at least patpatman wasn’t alone in the loser’s column this month as skilled players Kanu7, Fake Love888 and Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond all lost hundreds of thousands.

Kanu7 was the second-biggest loser as he dropped $559k while Fake Love888, allegedly Patrik Antonius, dumped $465k.

Finally Galfond lost a total of $397k in October. Despite the loss, Galfond remains one of the biggest winners this year with $1.5k in profit. He's also in the semi-finals of the All-Star Showdown against Dan "jungleman12" Cates.

Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest losers this month according to hsdb.com:

1. patpatman: -$1,113,321
2. Kanu7: -$559,149
3. Zypherin: -$530,689
4. Capoch: -$472,255
5. Terken89: -$469,490
6. Fake Love888: -$465,781
7. Joiso: -$458,748
8. MrSweets28: -$397,084
9. JoeIngram1: -$289,184
10. PepperoniF: -$272,861

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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 PokerListings.com writing news stories, covering poker tournaments, interviewing players and snapping photos.

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