Denmark’s Gus Hansen came extremely close to reaching $20 million in all-time career online high stakes cash game losses this past week, but ended the week with a $145,718 profit. This included a $730,000 haul within 24 hours on Thursday, August 28 over the course of 1,316 hands, according to statistics provided by HighStakesDB.com.
Alexander Kostritsyn of the Russian Federation was the top earner in high stakes online games for the entire week, taking in $439,895 on Full Tilt Poker. He was followed by online pro sankler with $359,206 and Patrik Antonius, who made $262,722 to round out the top three.
THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 ONLINE POKER WINNERS
|1st||Alexander Kostritsyn||$439,895||Full Tilt Poker|
|2nd||Sankler||$359,206||Full Tilt Poker|
|3rd||Patrik Antonius||$262,722||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||Phil Galfond||$188,202||Full Tilt Poker|
|5th||sanrostan||$187,593||Full Tilt Poker|
|6th||Gus Hansen||$145,718||Full Tilt Poker|
|8th||Kyle Ray||$116,698||Full Tilt Poker|
|9th||Viktor Blom||$92,669||Full Tilt Poker|
|10th||kagome kagome||$91,272||Full Tilt Poker|
On the flip side of the coin, Trueteller had a horrendous week at the Full Tilt Poker online cash games, dropping $834,895 in 4,521 hands. Phil Ivey also continued his downswing on his Polarizing account, donating $563,749 while Alex Luneau of the United Kingdom gave back $298,320.
THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 ONLINE POKER LOSERS
|1st||Trueteller||$834,895||Full Tilt Poker|
|2nd||Phil Ivey||$563,749||Full Tilt Poker|
|3rd||Alexandre Luneau||$298,320||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||Sebastian Ruthenberg||$149,808||Full Tilt Poker|
|6th||Crazy Elior||$100,602||Full Tilt Poker|
|7th||Follow The Hawk||$95,646||Full Tilt Poker|
For 2014, Dan “jungleman12” Cates remains on top with $2.92 million in total high stakes online cash game earnings. Unknown star punting-peddler is second with $1.91 million while Patrik Antonius is currently in third place with $1.88 million in profit for the year.
THIS YEAR’S TOP 10 ONLINE POKER WINNERS
|1st||Dan Cates||$2,921,066||Full Tilt Poker|
|2nd||punting-peddler||$1,910,809||Full Tilt Poker|
|3rd||Patrik Antonius||$1,878,333||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||WCGRider||$754,099||Full Tilt Poker|
|5th||Christop Vogelsang||$649,240||Full Tilt Poker|
|6th||Nikolaus Jedlicka||$624,921||Full Tilt Poker|
|7th||Isaac Haxton||$582,229||Full Tilt Poker|
|8th||Osama_no_Brunch||$457,315||Full Tilt Poker|
Gus Hansen, despite his successful week, is still by far the biggest high stakes online loser this year with a YTD loss of $4.6 million. Phil Ivey is in second place on this list with $2.4 million and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has also awarded $1.7 million to his opponents on Full Tilt Poker in 2014.
THIS YEAR’S TOP 10 ONLINE POKER LOSERS
|1st||Gus Hansen||$4,601,577||Full Tilt Poker|
|2nd||Phil Ivey||$2,406,139||Full Tilt Poker|
|3rd||Viktor Blom||$1,678,849||Full Tilt Poker|
|4th||Phil Galfond||$1,113,999||Full Tilt Poker|
|5th||Crazy Elior||$894,716||Full Tilt Poker|
|6th||MalACEsia||$823,325||Full Tilt Poker|
|7th||Ben Sulsky||$709,879||Full Tilt Poker|
|8th||Patriktortonius||$477,524||Full Tilt Poker|
|9th||tyme2gamb0l111||$442,356||Full Tilt Poker|
|10th||Jaegger Jack||$305,445||Full Tilt Poker|
There were no major movements in the all-time online high stakes cash games list this past week. Ivey still leads the competition with $19.2 million, but has given back $5.1 million of that on his Polarizing account.
Antonius has $11.3 million in career earnings on his old, self-named account along with another $5.98 million under his newer Finddagrind name.
On the other side of the spectrum, Hansen has by far the worst all-time results with an overall loss of $19.47 million since 2007.