Weekly High Stakes: Sahamies Returns to Get Crushed

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

The WSOP is on and there are very few players can resist the bright lights of Vegas and the biggest poker series in the world.

Viktor Blom is one of the only big-game players that shies away from Vegas, but due to lack of opponents, he even had to cut down on the number of hands he played over the last week.

The winner of the week was KagomeKagome, the biggest loser was none other than outspoken Finnish pro Ilari Sahamies.

Kagome up, Ziigmund down

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

German limit expert KagomeKagome has not been identified yet, so we have never had the chance to watch him at a tournament.

That’s a pity, because he would have the chance to play his favourite game in a big tournament in Las Vegas these days.

However, he prefers to stay anonymous and play online. With $150k profit, he didn’t really make much last week, but then there was no one else who was able to win more.

The Las Vegas heat does not seem to attract Finnish poker legend Ilari Sahamies either. The 30-year-old is slowly making his way back to the tables, climbing in numbers slowly.

He’s not back to his old winning ways yet, though. With over $100k losses, which he generated within one single 214 hands session of $100/$200 PLO against Jacob Lottenice Rasmussen, he went straight to the top of the loserboard.

Blom vs. Carloo13

If there is but one player left at the online nosebleed tables, it’s probably Viktor Blom. If he didn’t have a sponsored contract, he would probably play online only.

The one guy who was still willing to play him at his favourite game was anonymous player Carloo13. So they met in a duel of PLO, the game that Blom turned into one of the most famous and infamous players worldwide.

On Monday, the two played a session that lasted six and a half hours and 3350 hands. Blom was dominating most of the time, but lost almost all the big pots.

A the end of the day, that meant a lot of action but no clear winner.

Carloo13 made his way to second spot in the leaderboard by winning another heads-up match aganst Norwegian player Ola NO_OLA Amundsgaard.

It took two hours of $100/$200 PLO, until $140k went to the bankroll of Carloo13, making him the second best winner of the week.

Biggest Hand of the Week

The biggest hand of the week was played between Carloo13 and Isildur1. The limits were $100/$200, rather moderate indeed, which is why Blom complained several times about how tired he was, and that he would only wake up again if they raised the stakes.


Carloo13 refused, but they still played some eight six digit pots. In the biggest hand, the polarizing phase began pre-flop already.

Blom started the war with a raise to $600, Carloo13 responded with a re-raise to $1,800, and Blom came back with a 4-bet to $5600. Still not enough for Carloo13, who 5-bet to $16k.

The flop fell      

Mystery player Carloo13 took the lead with a bet of $20k, but Blom had already made up his mind. He raised all-in with almost $100k, which factually put Carloo all-in to call. Call!

These were the hands at showdown:



Carloo13 had hit top set, but Blow was drawing to flush and backdoor straight. Turn and river blanked, however, with


And it was Carloo13 who won the biggest pot of last week.

Leaderboard and Loserboard

Winners of the Week:

KagomeKagome: $+147,684

Carlooo13: $+137,222

Jacob Lottenice Rasmussen: $+117,791

Educa-P0ker: $+73,249

Ben Sauce1234 Sulsky: $+68,809

Losers of the Week:

Ilari Ilari_FIN Sahamies: $-102,764

Ola No_Ola Amundsgaard: $-101,388

BedoliFE: $-90,281

berchkamp: $-70,780

anna164: $-54,601

Biggest Winners in 2014:

Alexander PostflopAction Kostritsyn: $+1,652,066

Niklas Ragen70 Heinecker: $+1,463,133

Dan jungleman12 Cates: $+1,355,295

Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius: $+1,183,736

Niki Jedlicka: $+1,149,684

Biggest Losers in 2014:

Gus Hansen: $-3,545,491

Chun samrostan Lei Zhou: $-2,890,245

Phil Polarizing Ivey: $-1,815,817

SanIker: $-1,293,520

Viktor Isildur1 Blom: $-1,130,769

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