Ziigmund Bests CardRunners for $1 Million

Ilari Sahamies

After starting off his weekend winning $565k against CardRunners pro Brian Hastings, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies went on to crush the tables for over $1 million.

Sahamies and Hastings squared off at noon on Saturday, playing 453 hands of $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha.

As is typically the case with Sahamies, the session was flush with action, seeing multiple pots worth over $200k.

The largest pot of the match, at $426,198, went to Sahamies after he turned two pair to beat Hastings' aces.

The session came to a close with Sahamies up $565k.

Up next for the Finn was 506 hands of $200/$400 Cap-PLO where he took down another $129,768. It wasn't until he sat with the unknown Italian player luckexpress10 did Sahamies have his first loss on the weekend.

After just 64 hands of $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em he dumped exactly $192k to luckexpress10, then continued his run-bad losing another $120,000 in just 13 hands of $300/$600 PLO.

After a small $24k win at the Cap-PLO tables, Sahamies sat with another CardRunners pro heads-up, this time taking on the white-hot Cole South.

Sahamies played 606 hands of heads-up $300/$600 PLO against South, making over $773k in the process.

In addition to losing $773k to Sahamies, South dropped an additional $126k heads-up with Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Thanks to a couple of $100k winning sessions earlier in the weekend South kept his total losses down to $646,255.

Despite starting the year as a Full Tilt pro, Dwan has yet to find his stride for 2010, putting himself down another $110,230 this past weekend.

Meanwhile, after South left his seats across from Sahamies, Phil Ivey sat down to play just 42 hands (his only weekend session), earning $87k.

In the end, however, Sahamies still finished the weekend up $1,091,202.

Below are three of the weekend's largest pots. To see more hands replayed head to MarketPulse.


He was looking for a spade, but the 3 will do.



Just the nuts.



Two-pair holds.

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