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XWINK Loses $1 Million in One Day
The other foot finally dropped and recent upstart XWINK lost over $1 million on Full Tilt Poker this weekend.
XWINK, who spun $4k into $2 million in four days, was derailed after running into an elite group of FTP players including Phil Ivey, Cole South, Dan “jungleman12” Cates and NoParasan.
XWINK was crushed for $1.2 million in 3,211 hands. He primary played $500/$1,000 Cap PLO but there were also several sessions of $300/$600 PLO.
Cole South did the most damage winning $514k from XWINK. Phil Ivey ended up taking $266k, jungleman12 won $253k and finally NoParasan raked in $159k.
The player behind the XWINK account confirmed on twoplustwo poker forum that he was the same player who went on an amazing run as XBLINK on UB Poker back in 2009.
XWINK went on to say that after losing $1 million this weekend he will probably cash out $500k but will continue to play the high stakes online games with his remaining cash.
Phil Ivey, who would go on to play a large session against jungleman12, was the weekend’s biggest winner with $804k.
Ivey is now up nearly $1.5 million and is on track for yet another profitable year on Full Tilt Poker. Despite playing far fewer hands than most of his competitors, Ivey has never recorded a losing year online.
Cole South was second in earnings this weekend with $451k. Prior to this weekend South was down $624k so that helps get him within $175k of being even.
Also ranking in online poker's top five winners this weekend were NoParasan (+$340k), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$286k) and skjervoy (+$216k).
Jungleman12’s weekend was an unmitigated disaster and he ended up losing $635k, second only to XWINK’s $1.2 million catastrophe.
Despite the loss Cates is still up about $800k this year.
With all the XWINK excitement it would have been easy to forget about the original king of swing – Viktor “Isildur1” Blom – who had a terrible weekend on PokerStars losing $288k. With the loss, Blom once again falls into the red, now down about $100k.
Patrik Antonius (-$260k) and Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer (-$123k) rounded out the bottom five losers over the weekend.
For more information on the high stakes games over the weekend be sure to check our online poker stats section.