South Runs Over durrrr and Ziigmund

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Once again, CardRunners pro Cole South dominated on Full Tilt yesterday, making over $558k by crushing Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Tom “durrrr” Dwan heads-up.

Respected as one of the most talented and consistent online players in the world, South has never owned the high-stakes spotlight until this year.

With the biggest names online sticking to $200/$400 and $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha, rather than the $500/$1,000 action of last year, South is able to put in marathon sessions at the limits he seems to be most comfortable at against players willing to give him steady action.

After a couple of hands at $25/50 PLO and $100/$200 Cap-PLO, South sat for his first major session of the day, losing $250k at $300/$600 to Dwan and Patrik Antonius.

It was Antonius who did most of the damage, leaving Dwan with little more than $7k profit.

South then took on Dwan heads-up at $200/$400 PLO for 887 hands. By the end, South took over $312k, putting Dwan back into the hole for the year.

Surprisingly, after stomping on Dwan, South went on to lose $54k to Ryne "RTehansky" Tehansky at $100/$200 PLO before moving back to $200/$400 to sit across from Sahamies.

Sahamies took an even bigger hit than Dwan, losing over $360k across 1,019 hands.

Riding his rush, South went on to play Antonius heads-up at $300/$600 PLO, losing $205k to the Finnish pro, and another $28k back to Sahamies who returned for a few hands near the end of this session.

Finally, South finished his day playing six-max $300/$600 PLO against Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin, J.C. "OnTheRize" Tran, Antonius, Sahamies and Di "Urindanger" Dang.

Thanks mostly to winning two pots worth over $235k, South finished the six-max session up another $425k.

By the time he logged off, South had played 3,814 hands with an impressive $558k profit to show for it. This win extends South's lead for profit on the year with $2.7 million.

Dwan and Sahamies both finished the day in the hole: Dwan down $320k, Sahamies $726k.

Antonius was able to make good on the day turning his 1,289 hands into $433k, putting him one big step closer to getting out of the hole he's been in for all of 2010.

Below are three of the largest pots from yesterday's action, head to MarketPulse to see more.


Top set and a flush draw, no good.



A small wrap to go.



South is running hot.

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