It was a rather bizarre week for the high stakes online poker players. There were some big wins during the week, but no one appeared to be steady on the upswing and instead most were seen fighting to hang on to their profit.
This Week’s Top 10 Online Poker Winners
According to the stats at highstakesdb.com Viktor “Isildur1” Blom recorded the highest high stakes online profit last week recording a $270,842 win. It was a breath of fresh air for the Swede after a dismal April in which he lost a little over $2 million.
Blom started the week with six figure haul of $698,636 in only 3 sessions and 2,553 hands, but then spent the rest of the week trying to salvage as much of his early profits as he could.
His upswing began and ended on Monday with a majority of his $640,000 win coming from playing “Carlooo13” at the $500/1000, $1,000/$2,000 and $2,000/$4,000 Omaha Hi/Lo tables.
However, Blom’s upswing soon switched into a downswing in the following days. He lost $504,211 over 29 sessions and 5,346 hands from Tuesday to Friday and then quit the tables on Saturday. After a day off he came back to play 7 sessions and 319 hands winning $76,417.
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius was once again on the weekly leaderboard. On Tuesday Antonius came out of 6 session and 807 hands of 8_game and PLO with a $331,339 win, but the next day dropped $78,580 in 4 session and 216 hands losing in 8-Game and Draw sessions despite recording a $46,986 profit in 2 sessions of Omaha Hi/Lo that day.
The day after he won $30,826 only to slide again on Friday with another loss of $172,143 in 6 sessions and 605 hands. After a swingy week for the Fin, he did manage to pull back $131,598 in 17 sessions and 800 hands mainly winning on the Triple Draw tables.
This Week’s Top 10 Online Poker Losers
Carlooo13 couldn’t recover from the early week loss to Blom, so he recorded the biggest loss of the week. Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, who came out at the end of the week with the second biggest loss, logged just under half the loss of Carlooo13.
Tollerene started on Tuesday with a disappointing $204,885 loss in 13 sessions and 2,526 hands on the PLO tables. He lost another $81,501 in a single session of PLO on Friday after 34 hands, and then dropped another $26,268 in 5 more sessions of PLO in 82 hands.
Two more big names are noted for losing six figure sums this week including Phil “polarizing” Ivey and Gus Hansen.
Gus Hansen just can’t seem to get himself out of the red recording yet another loss, while Phil Ivey is also remaining consistently in the red.
Hansen played 30 sessions and 3,233 hands over the week to lose $178,912. His losses came across many games including Draw, 8-Game, PLO and Omaha Hi/Lo.
Ivey lost $133,740 in 6 session and 576 hands of Omaha Hi/Lo and $125,413 in 5 sessions and 294 hands of 8-Game. Had he not played these two games, he would have recorded a profit after a $138,976 in profit from 1 session playing 147 hands of Deuce to Seven Triple Draw on Sunday.
|3rd||Niki Jedlicka||$204,761||Full Tilt|
|4th||Gus Hansen||$178,912||Full Tilt|
|5th||kagome kagome||$171,028||Full Tilt|
So far this year, Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius has been consistently on fire resulting in him being 2014’s biggest high stakes winner in online poker.
He is currently up $1,220,765 mainly coming from his 8-Game and Omaha Hi/Lo plays helping the Fin make a huge turnaround. A turnaround that has seen a player that began his first four months of the year hovering around $300,000 in red, but over April and May he has turned up the heat to recover all his early year losses recording a $1,791,355 profit in 138 sessions and 12,760 hands since April 1st.