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Viktor Blom is Biggest Online Poker Winner in 2015

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

viktor-blom-online-pokerViktor Blom has traditionally had some of the most-successful runs in online poker history, followed by some of the biggest crashes. But in 2015, the Swede only experienced success as he racked up $2.19 million on the year.

Blom’s largest profit came on PokerStars, where he collected $3.49 million in profits. But he didn’t do so good on Full Tilt Poker and lost $1.3 million before they did away with their high stakes tables midway through the year. Despite the Full Tilt losses, Blom came out as the biggest online poker winner of 2015.

Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky was just behind Blom with $1.15 million in profits. Sulsky made $743,000 on Full Tilt and another $409,000 at PokerStars. Below you can get see the 10 biggest online winners of the year:

1. Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom – $3,497,000
2. Ben ‘Sauce1234’ Sulsky – $1,150,000
3. bbvisbadforme – $965,000
4. Jeans ‘Jeans89’ Kyllonen – $853,000
5. Ike ‘luvtheWNBA’ Haxton – $341,519
6. punting-peddler – $286,000
7. Cobus83 – $278,000
8. jama-dharma – $256,000
9. Empire2000 – $203,000
10. mrw8419 – $199,000

Phil Ivey headlines Online Poker Losers in 2015

phil-ivey-interviewPhil Ivey has fallen off his online poker game in recent years. At no time was this more evident than in 2015, when he lost over $3.7 million. The 39-year-old took a beating on both sites as he lost $2.48 million at PokerStars and another $1.25 million on Full Tilt.

Jean-Robert Bellande was a distant second in the iPoker losses column, dropping $1.14 million. Another notable loser was Ilari Sahamies, who initially started 2015 on fire. However, he experienced a big downswing and ended up losing $473,000 on the year. Phil Galfond was yet one more famed pro who had a rough time, dropping $470,000 in total. Below you can see who lost the most money in 2015:

1. Phil ‘RaiseOnce’ Ivey – $3,731,000
2. Jean-Roert ‘Jaqueline’ Bellande – $1,139,100
3. Sanlker – $910,700
4. 8superpoker – $751,700
5. bodamos – $626,800
6. candela2005 – $564,400
7. natalie724 – $508,000
8. Phil ‘OMGClayAiken’ Galfond – $470,700
9. BigNittyBanker – $459,000
10. Ilari ‘Ilari FIN’ Sahamies – $473,700

Tom Dwan wins $2 Million, then Loses Big

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Last month, we wrote a story about how Tom Dwan had been unsuccessful and largely absent from the online poker scene over the past couple of years. However, he’s recently returned to the internet poker scene in a major way and has seen some huge bankroll swings in the process. That said, let’s discuss some of this recent and very notable sessions.

A Triumphent Return

After bleeding out millions of his hard-earned poker winnings over the past two and a half years, Tom Dwan made a huge comeback. He won $1.25 million over a 25-hour session and made most of this money through 2-7 Triple Draw games. Some of the excellent players that he earned money off of during this session included Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and Hac “trex313” Dang.

Dwan wasn’t quite done yet though because he continued the winning by collecting another $871k on the tables. Some of the players that he faced off against during this session were Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond and “patpatpanda.” Thanks to two huge sessions, Dwan had earned over $2.1 million.

Hitting a Downswing

There’s no doubt that Dwan put himself back on the poker map following a $2.1 million profit. However, he lost some of this money over the past two days after dropping around $900k.

Despite losing nearly $1 million “durrrr” can’t be too angry about the losses. After all, he’s netted $1.1 million in a week and has $2.14 million in career profits at Full Tilt Poker. Sure this is a far cry from the $7.23 million peak that he was at in June of 2009. But Dwan has proved that he’s still capable of winning big in online poker, despite dedicating most of his time to live cash games in recent years.