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High Stakes Online Poker Games are still going on

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

dan-jungleman12-catesWith many online poker sites scaling back their upper VIP rewards and high-limit tables, you’d think that high stakes poker was on the brink of extinction. Luckily, there are still some well-known grinders on the cyber tables, including Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, Dan ‘w000ki3z’ Cates, Ben ‘Sauce123’ Sulsky and Alexander ‘joiso’ Kostritsyn. That said, let’s discuss what’s been going on in the high stakes online poker world in 2016.

Dan Cates recently won Big

Just this past week, Dan Cates proved why he’s still one of the world’s best internet poker players. He collected a $177k profit throughout the week at PokerStars. The only problem is that Cates is struggling on the year, down $274k since 2016 kicked off.

Blom, Kostritsyn square off

Isildur1 and joiso have been playing each other one on one lately on the 1k/$2k 8-Game tables. Blom did very well earlier in the week, securing a $400k profit. However, Kostritsyn battled back and won $400k to end up $200k in the black. Expect this matchup to continue off and on throughout this year.

Educa-p0ker leads all right now, Sulsky in Second

ben-suslky-high-stakes-pokerAs for who’s reigning supreme right now, Andres ‘Educa-p0ker’ Artinano is off to a hot start with $629k in profits so far. Artinano was first picked up by the HighStakesDB database in 2011, earning over $420k up to last year. But 2016 has seen him really take off after pushing his career winnings to over $1 million.

Ben Suslky is also doing quite well, booking over $403k in winnings thus far. Sauce123 rose to prominence in 2011 and ’12, when he racked up over $3.5 million in profits. It doesn’t look like he’s fallen off his game either since he continues to do well.

Once again, the high stakes online poker tables are still going. Maybe they’ll thin out at some point in the future, but, rewards or no rewards, internet poker’s best are still competing against each other.

Ilari Sahamies dominating High Stakes Poker Again

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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.