Gus Hansen, Ilari Sahamies Top Performers in Full Tilt Cash Games So Far in OctoberPublished on 2008-10-12 03:20:57
Gus Hansen is on another heater on Full Tilt Poker.
"The Great Dane" is up almost $1.4 million dollars on the site since the start of October, making him far and away the biggest winner so far this month. Hansen has been putting in a great deal of time on the site so far this month, having played a total of 12,806 hands in October (according to HighStakesDB.com). All of Hansen's gains in October have come from Omaha Hi/Lo and HORSE - Gus has banked an estimated $918k playing Omaha Hi/Lo, and an additional $500k+ playing HORSE this month. Thanks to his strong start in October, Gus has returned to profitability in 2008 on Full Tilt, and is currently up about $570k on the year.
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies has cooled off of a bit since his scorching start to October - however, "Ziigmund" is still up an estimated $550k after the first ten days of the month. "Ziigmund" has been a fixture in the high-stakes No Limit Hold'em games that have been running on Full Tilt in October, and he can thank some very big hands against friend and fellow Finn Patrik Antonius for his strong month. "Ziigmund" is up about $622k in 2008.
The top five biggest cash game winners on the site so far in October is rounded out by "notallthere11" (+$474k), "EazyPeazy" (+$413k) and Tom "durrrr" Dwan (+$296k). Phil Ivey (+$231k), David Benefield (+$201k) and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond (+$160k) have all had strong starts to the month as well.
As mentioned, Patrik Antonius has not been faring too well in the high-stakes No Limit Hold'em games that have been running on Full Tilt this month. He has been involved in a number of very big pots with Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, and has come out the loser in practically every hand. Antonius, considered by most to be one of the top five poker players in the world, has dropped an estimated $740k so far in October. No Limit Hold'em has been particularly rough to Antonius, as he has dropped an estimated $1.06 million dollars over just 869 tracked hands.
David Benyamine, who is seemingly always near the top of the cash game leaderboard, has dropped an estimated $560k so far in October. Jani "KObyTAPOUT" Vilmunen, another successful Finnish poker player, has dropped over $460k over just 1,160 hands.
The top five list of cash game losers on the site so far in October is rounded out by "GrindMode" (-$401k) and "halfdozen999" (-$297k). Other well-known players who have not gotten out to great starts in October include: Cole South (-$149k), Emil "whitelime" Patel (-$100k) and Mike Matusow (-$86k). Christopher "genius28" Lee got off to a slow start in October, dropping an estimated $103k over the first ten days of the month, however a strong session on "RailHeaven" last night will put "Genius28" into the green for the month.
As always, our data is provided by HighStakesDB.com.
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