Ziigmund turns a quick $200k

Ilari Sahamies
Ziigmund: Yawns his way to a quick $200k.

Finnish poker icon Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies may take a backseat to countryman Patrik Antonius when it comes to fanboy fanaticism and international notoriety.

But to those in the know, he may be the most entertaining - and most feared - high-stakes player online.

He's got all the ingredients - a seemingly bottomless bankroll, a relentlessly aggressive playing style and a recklessness at the tables that produces wild swings, from down $500k one minute to up a cool $1 million the next.

And is if that weren't enough, he also has an acid tongue to go along with it, often belittling the game's best players in the chat box in the process of dismantling their bankrolls.

So when Sahamies sits, it's always a bit of a spectacle for the railbirds.

It wasn't much, but they got a small taste this morning as he sat for a couple of quick heads-up sessions of $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em at biggest Hold'em pots won online over the last day, week and month, jump over to the PokerListings.com MarketPulse section.

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