The first four months of 2008 weren't very kind to Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies.
The ultra-aggressive poker player from Finland had gotten off to a rocky start on Full Tilt Poker, dropping an estimated $1.328 million dollars in the high-stakes cash games from January through to the end of April. This made him the second biggest loser on the site over that period, behind only Gus Hansen (-$1.502 million dollars).
As mentioned, Sahamies is an ultra-aggressive player who tends to favor Pot Limit Omaha over No Limit Hold'em. When you couple his natural aggression with the high variance of high-stakes Pot Limit Omaha, you are bound to get some wild bankroll swings. Throw in a propensity for some major tilt, and you will have some insane variance.
The good news for fans of "Ziigmund" is that he has coming storming back in May, eliminating almost all of his losses for the year. According to HighStakesDB, "Ziigmund" is currently the second biggest winner on the site in May, having banked over $1.16 million dollars in total profits on the month. Only David Benyamine, who is having an insanely strong month, is doing better (Benyamine is currently up over $1.4 million dollars on the month).
The volatile Fin has gotten into a couple of high profile battles on the site so far this month, including a lengthy multi-day battle against "red" Full Tilt pro Cole South. High stakes cash game players seem to love playing against "Ziigmund", as he is always ready to provide tons of action. He has had some epic battles with the likes of Phil Ivey and Gus Hansen in the past.
A confident and well-funded "Ziigmund" should provide plenty of entertainment for the railbirds when the high stakes cash games really pick up in June.
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