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Takechip Keeps Taking: Top 10 Weekly Winners/Losers
No one is hotter on PokerStars than Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil.
The French Canadian smashed his way to nearly $500k in profit on the site this week and is rocketing up the charts with over $1.3 million in profit this year.
It was a very busy week for poker players with the 2011 November Nine taking place in Vegas and WPT Amneville going down in France but the high stakes online players still found a chance to get in some huge sessions.
The aforementioned D’Auteuil as well as GARFIELD25, Ville Wahlbeck and Rui “PepperoniF” Cao were amongst the biggest movers and shakers this week.
As usual be sure to check our online poker stats section for even more information on the biggest action from the last week.
In the meantime here’s a breakdown of the top 10 biggest winners and losers in online poker this week.
Top 10 Biggest Winners this Week
Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil simply won’t stop winning.
He’s simply exploded since September and is now up a total of $1.38 million in 2011. If D’Auteuil can keep up his incredible pace he has an outside shot of passing Rafi “refael” Amit as the biggest winner this year with $1.8 million.
Former FTOPS winner GARFIELD25 was also a huge winner this week as he took down a total of $377,000.
Right behind GARFIELD25 was !P0krparty? who has yet to be identified. The latest rumor is that it is none other than Harry Kaczka, who used to play as UgotaBanana on Full Tilt. Either way !P0krparty? won $229k, which helps bring him back up to nearly even on the year.
Finnish pro Ville Wahlbeck also had a huge week winning a total of $210k, which helps get him back in the black.
Kanu7, Brian “aba20” Townsend and Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane were the other notable players who won big this week.
Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest winners this week:
1. takechip: +$414,000
2. GARFIELD25: +$377,000
3. !P0krparty?: +$229,000
4. V. Wahlbeck: +$210,000
5. Horho: +$138,000
6. Kanu7: +$130,000
7. RaulGonzalez: +$98,000
8. aba20: +$96,000
9. Azn_baller3: +$77,000
10. Gavz101: +$76,000
Top 10 Biggest Losers this Week
Rui Cao hasn't recorded many losing sessions this year but he certainly took a nosedive over the last week.
The Chinese-born grinder got crushed in his usual $50/$100 6-Max PLO games and ended amassing $194k in losses.
Cao is one of the few players that can actually take that kind of a hit to his bankroll as he’s still up $883k this year.
Right behind Dennisaz who dropped $155k but the third biggest loser on the week was Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings who lost $126k.
Hastings has been a huge winner on PokerStars this year and still has $614k in online poker profit but has yet to return to his winning ways since returning from WSOPE.
Rafi Amit gave up some ground this week as the biggest overall winner on PokerStars this year. The Israeli pro lost a total of $124k, which takes him down to $1.8 million.
Some of the other notable losers this week included Jens Kyllonen, Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond and Sam “Tr1cky7” Trickett.
Here’s a complete look at the top 10 biggest losers this week:
1. PepperoniF: -$194,000
2. Dennisaz: -$155,000
3. Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings: -$126,000
4. Rafi “refaelamit” Amit: -$124,000
5. moirhums: -$117,000
6. Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen: -$112,000
7. Mikki696: -$105,000
8. MrSweets28: -$105,000
9. ChaoRen160: -$105,000
10. Tr1cky7: -$103,000