Ilari Sahamies was the talk of the online poker world last year after collecting over $2.2 million in profits. The Finn dominated the competition at PokerStars, and earned the most money out of any online poker player in 2011.
Unfortunately for Sahamies, the good times came to a screeching halt in 2012 when he got off to a very rocky start. Perhaps the word “rocky” is an understatement because he lost a nightmarish $1 million over the first two months of this year. But in proving how much of a roller coaster ride the high stakes can be, Ilari Sahamies has already turned things around by winning almost all of his losses back.
Much of the winning has occurred over the past few days, where the Finn has accumulated nearly $500k in profits. This helps make up for the poor start he had to April, which cost him around $700k. A large portion of Sahamies great sessions have come at the PokerStars $50/$100 and $100/$200 PLO tables, while facing top-notch competition such as Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond, Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky and Ben “milkybarkid” Grundy.
So with yet another “up” to his up and down sessions lately, it’s nice to see Ilari Sahamies battling back again. But does his great play as of late mean that there’s any chance he could top the online poker world two years in a row?
It appears highly unlikely since another Finn by the name of Jens “Jeans89” Kyllonen seems to be asserting himself atop the cyber poker world this time around. Things haven’t been so good for the 21-year-old lately, but he still has $1.25 million profits thus far, and the year isn’t even halfway over with. This being said, he’s definitely the favorite to top the online poker world in 2012.