Ziigmund Destroys Ivey for $633k

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari Sahamies

The high stakes online tables were buzzing last night with some of the biggest sessions of the month.

Phil Ivey and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies were the headliners as the pair played 302 hands of heads-up $500/$1,000 PLO and then another 201 hands of heads-up $500/$1,000 Cap PLO.

Prior to last night Ziigmund had been having a hard time getting anything going in August and was down nearly $500,000. He was even thinking of quitting for the month.

It was a far different story for Ivey who was having one of his best months with over $1 million in profits.

The tables were turned last night as Ziigmund took his frustrations out on Ivey, raking multiple $100,000+ pots. A total of four pots broke the $200k mark and Ziigmund won three of them.

By the time the session finished Ivey ended up surrendering $633k to the resurgent Ziigmund before finally calling it quits for the night.

Fortunately due to some huge earlier winnings Ivey was almost even and is still up over $1 million for the month. Meanwhile Ziigmund is up for the first time this month by approximately $200k.

In other news Tom "durrrr" Dwan was a big winner as he continues to cement his status as the biggest winner online this year.

Dwan extracted $588k in an impressive 2,309 hands last night in everything from $100/$200 Cap PLO to $500/$1,000 PLO. He is once again approaching $4.5 million earned in 2010.

NEKOTYAN was a huge loser (-$382,148) as was Cole South (-$303,870) and Patrik Antonius (-$276,899).

Below are some of the biggest pots on Full Tilt last night. For more hand replays head to our online poker stats page.


Live from the Ivey Thunderdome!


Another huge pot for Ziigmund.


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