"Martonas" Reinvigorating High Stakes Cash Games on FTPPublished on 2009-08-15 06:05:22
The Swedish player known as "martonas" accomplished a rare feat earlier today, building a stack of over $1 million dollars on a $500/$1000 NLHE cash game table at Full Tilt Poker.
"Martonas" joins the likes of Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond as the only players who have been able to accomplish this feat in an online No Limit or Pot Limit cash game.
"Martonas" has seemingly appeared out of nowhere over the past few weeks, throwing his hat into the ring against some of the best poker players in the world. Little is known about "martonas", and his identity still remains unknown at this time.
"Martonas" was able to accomplish the rare feat of building up a stack of over a million dollars earlier today on Full Tilt Poker.
A number of high stakes NLHE cash games have been running on Full Tilt Poker as of late, and "martonas" has usually been front and center. When "martonas" sits at the table, the game usually fill up quickly.
"Martonas" was sitting at a table loaded with talent when he passed the million dollar mark. David Benyamine, Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan were all sitting at the table at the time.
"Martonas" didn't just barely top the million dollar mark - instead, he sailed past it thanks to a big pot with Patrik Antonius.
Prior to topping the million dollar mark, "martonas" was sitting with around 941k, and Patrik Antonius was sitting with 191k.
"Martonas" was the SB, and "aejones" was the BB.
Antonius raised to $3,500 from early position. "martonas" re-raised to $14,000, and Antonius called.
The flop came Qc-3h-Js. "martonas" led out with a $24,000 bet, and Antonius called.
The turn brought the 8h. "martonas" led out again with a $48,000 bet, Antonius pushed all-in and "martonas" snap-called.
"Martonas" showed 10h-9h for the nut straight and a heart flush draw, while Antonius showed 10d-Ad. Antonius would need a King that wasn't a heart to win the pot, or a nine to chop the pot ("martonas" held the nine of hearts).
The river was a harmless three of Clubs, and "martonas" took down the $384k pot. With that pot, "martonas" easily soared past the $1 million dollar mark at the table.
Little is known about "martonas", but one thing is for sure - he has re-ignited the high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker as of late. When he sits, the tables fill up almost immediately.
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