Ziigmund on Comeback Trail?

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies

It’s been a rough ride for Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies over the last year but the Finnish pro recorded his first significant victory in months last night.

Sahamies fired off 503 hands on Full Tilt and added $116k to his bankroll.

Ziigmund recorded most of his hands in a 6-Max $100/$200 PLO game that included harrington25, davin77, gavz101 and Scott “URnotINdanger2” Palmer.

The Finn won several huge pots including a $47k monster when he turned a set of aces.

The win was a long time coming for Sahamies who hasn’t been the same since going on multi-million dollar downswing last fall.

Sahamies lost $2 million on Full Tilt last year and last month he even appeared to give up his Full Tilt “Ziigmund” account in favor of his PokerStars “Ilari Fin” account just to change his fortune.

After last night’s session Ziigmund is only down $155k and could potentially get back into the black this week.

O Fortuna PLS was the biggest overall winner last night raking in $208k. The supposed German Limit specialist is up to over $1.1 million in online poker this year.

Close behind O Fortuna PLS was Full Tilt pro Matt Hawrilenko who took down $154k. Hawrilenko, who won a WSOP bracelet last summer, is having a banner year with $1.7 million in profit despite playing a relatively small amount of hands.

Rounding out the top five biggest winners were Josh Arieh and JayP-AA. Arieh, who used to a member of Team Bodog, won $113k. JayP-AA also won $113k. The upstart has been raising eyebrows all week with his aggressive play.

Meanwhile a miserable 2011 continued for Kagome Kagome (formerly IHateJuice) who lost $235k. Kagome Kagome has been unable to catch a break this year and is now down $1.8 million.

Some of the other notable players in the losing column last night included chipchip (-$192k), EazyPeazy (-$187k), Alex Luneau (-$171k) and Davin77 (-$163k).

For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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