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Townsend Books $100k Weekend
Brian “aba20” Townsend provided a blast from the past this weekend with $100k in profit on PokerStars.
Townsend, who played on Full Tilt as sbrugby, took the poker world by storm in 2006/07 when he won over millions in the high stakes games.
Since then Townsend has remained a part of the high stakes community but never quite found the same magic.
The former CardRunners instructor was up to his old tricks over the weekend, however, as he played 1,942 hands of $50/$100 6-Max PLO against terryhsu, Lrslzk, saphire1 and moirhums.
Townsend has not been particularly active this year and was MIA starting in April, when Black Friday hit, and did not return to online poker until August.
With the $100k victory over the weekend, Townsend crawls out of the hole and is nearly even after being down by over $150k last month.
Townsend wasn’t the only player to put on a show this weekend as socutiesf continued his hot streak by winning $117k.
The relatively unknown PimpyLimpy also picked up $109k while mikki696 just missed out on the $100k club by taking down $99k. Online player long90110 rounded out the top five winners by taking down $85k.
Former most profitable online player in 2011, Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane, finally recorded a win over the weekend as he took down $58k.
With the victory, Cochrane is once again up to over $1 million in profit in 2011. It’s going to be tough for him to catch Rafi Amit, however, as the Israeli pro is currently leading everyone in online poker with $1.8 million in profit.
Perhaps thanks to the start of EPT London, the top five losers over the weekend were slightly more obscure than usual with Omlphalotus leading all losers with $128k in damage.
LiangYu (-$120k), GARFIELD25 (-$111k), Terken89 (-$103k) and insyder19 (-$73k) all made their way into the top five losers list as well.
Even well known Finnish rounder Ville Wahlbeck recorded a misstep over the weekend as he dumped $55k into the high stakes games.
Check below for a collection of the biggest hands from the weekend or check our online poker stats section for the complete rundown all the biggest action.