In light of the World Series of Poker, this week’s high stakes online poker action slowed down somewhat. Only a single player managed to break through a six figure profit margin, and only 1 player dropped more than six figures across all poker variants.
However, both the PLO and Deuce to Seven Triple Draw tables has six figure winners and losers with the action spread across the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker tables. The NLH tables saw most of the action, while PLO Hi/Lo and 8-Games were quiet throughout the week.
This Week’s Top 10 Online Poker Winners
Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby has appeared for another week running in the top 10 weekly winners’ rankings, but this week he climbed from 8th position to 1st after winning $243,500 according to highstakesdb.com.
Early appearances on Monday and Tuesday for Kibler-Melby saw him win his entire weekly fortune playing on the Deuce to Seven Triple Draw tables versus Viktor “Isildur1” Blom heads-up with $1,000/$2,000 blinds.
The pair engaged in 3 sessions and 392 hands in which Blom allowed $134,544 to go astray. An additional 2 session were played between them the next day, and Kibler-Melby emerged the winner for a second time—this time with a $108,956 profit before he disappeared from the online cash games for the remainder of the week.
Doorbread was the second biggest weekly winner after a captivating first day profiting $65,748 at the PLO tables. The online pro then slightly improved on that figure earning an overall $97,760 profit by Friday; however, over the weekend the weekday profit was slightly dented, but not by much, as the online pro ended as the week’s second biggest PLO winner with $91,374.
Denoking and Sauce123 were also back in the top ten for another week running with profits coming from the No Limit Hold’em tables where Denoking ended the week with the best NLH take.
|1st||thecortster||$243,500||Full Tilt Poker|
|2nd||Doorbread||$91,374||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||Denoking||$66,126||Full Tilt Poker|
|5th||ajve_xx||$56,076||Full Tilt Poker|
|8th||Sira Al Aziz||$30,488||PokerStars|
|9th||MALTARDS||$28,674||Full Tilt Poker|
|10th||Aleks 0808||$28,516||Full Tilt Poker|
This Week’s Top 10 Online Poker Losers
Blom had an erratic week after winning the largest PLO profit amounting to $188,206.
As usual, one game plays well for Blom, while another seems to eat up his profits. In this case it was the aforementioned heads-up Triple Draw match versus Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby that burnt a huge hole in Blom’s bankroll leaving him $47,998 in the red—softened slightly by a $14,790 win in 2 sessions of 8-Game.
Despite Blom’s usual mishaps, his loss was by no means the most noticeable. After a fierce match on the PLO tables over at PokerStars nosebleed cash games, Ravenswood13 was unfortunate enough to wind up with a $207,725 deficit. $103,353 of that loss came on Friday, and on Saturday Ravenswood13 would not have a change in luck. A further disappointing performance left the PokerStars pro adding another $87,827 in losses to his previous day’s woeful results.
Back over on the Full Tilt Poker PLO tables, Joeri “Bemyguestbud” Van Der Sman was close to adding a 6 figure loss to his stats after he wound end up losing $93,235 from Monday to Wednesday on the PLO tables. After that, Van Der Sman was not seen back online.
|2nd||Bemyguestbud||$93,235||Full Tilt Poker|
|3rd||NittySlick||$76,762||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||anna164||$65,955||Full Tilt Poker|
|5th||timekpr||$58,696||Full Tilt Poker|
|6th||Isildur1||$47,998||Full Tilt Poker|
|7th||Sirens||$45,872||Full Tilt Poker|
|8th||Schoit||$32,136||Full Tilt Poker|
|10th||JNETS||$26,820||Full Tilt Poker|
There were no changes to the top winners and loser spots this week due to Gus Hansen being absent from online poker while grinding at this year’s WSOP along with Phil “Polarizing” Ivey and other top pros.
As for this year’s biggest online poker cash game winner to date, Dan “Jungleman12” Cates, he is also at the WSOP, and so the top spots will have to wait a while longer before we really start to see some changes—predictably when the 2014 WSOP in Las Vegas draws to a close.