Ziigmund, jungleman12 Finish Week on Top

Patrik Antonius, Ilari Sahamies
Patrik Antonius and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies

The second week of September was a busy one for online poker and no one benefited more than Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Dan “jungleman12” Cates.

Sahamies was actually down $80,000 before yesterday, when he went on absolutely tear against Cole South, extracting $709k over a few hours in $500/$1,000 PLO.

It was one of the biggest days for Sahamies this year and one of the biggest sessions of 2010.

Meanwhile jungleman12 continues to impress poker fans with his consistent play. This week Cates recorded about 1,000 hands of $100/$200 PLO, $500/$1,000 NLHE and even $25/$50 NLHE to bag $384,980 for the week.

There’s a good chance a few months ago most casual fans hadn’t even heard of jungleman12 but thanks to the durrrr Challenge and overall strong play he’s now one of the most talked about online cash game players.

Cates is currently second in 2010 online earnings with $3.7 million and is looking to overtake Phil Ivey who is first with $3.8 million.

For his part Ivey was one of the biggest winners of the week with $256k profit in just over 500 hands.

Brian Hastings had a swingy week that saw him come out of the weekend $582k ahead but then he proceeded to donate a large portion of it back throughout the week. He finished up $255k.

Cole South was the biggest loser of the week thanks to his disastrous match against Ziigmund yesterday. South ended up down $648,000 over the week.

Next up was Limit specialist deprimiert who recorded huge losses against both Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius in $2,000/$4,000 Limit Hold’em. deprimiert lost $482,017 this week.

The durrrr cold streak also continued this week as Tom Dwan lost $223k. Dwan has been unable to return to his winning ways after hitting a serious roadblock in the durrrr Challenge against jungleman12.

Here are a few of the biggest hands from the week. Be sure to check out our online poker stats section for more information.


Boom! Biggest pot of the week.


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Patrik Antonius stings Brian Hastings.


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