Posts Tagged ‘Ben Sulsky’

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

Gus Hansen discusses Major Online Poker Struggles

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

The poker world is well aware of how badly Gus Hansen has struggled in online poker. The man who first made his mark by winning three WPT titles in less than a year has yet to see the same success in online cash games. His swingy play has left him down over $10 million in online poker, which only trails Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, who’s reportedly lost $17 million.

Hansen recently sat down for an interview with PokerListings to discuss his downswings and how it’s affected him personally. When asked about how he sleeps after winning millions, then losing millions, Hansen said, “I sleep better after a big win than after a big loss, I think that’s no secret. But yes, I’ve been doing a lot of losing lately and I’ve been frustrated.

“I feel like I am missing something. Maybe I’m outdated. I used to be the biggest winner on Omaha Hi/Lo while in the last six months I’m the biggest loser on Omaha Hi/Lo. So, I wonder, what happened in the mean time? I know I haven’t been running good but, at the same time, I don’t think I have been running that bad.”

Hansen continued by saying that his losses sometimes keep him up at night. It’s his belief that even though his online poker results look bad, he’s still doing fairly well overall.

“I’m doing pretty well even though my online results are indicating that I am not doing too well. I have other venues I play,” he said. “Like Ben Sulsky, I play all the games. If you get me a high-stakes backgammon player, I will play. If you give me an Open Face Chinese player – I will play. If you give me a high-stakes poker game, chances are that I am going to play. I have different avenues to walk down. Sometimes I lose on the carousels but then I win on another round.”

The Great Dane concluded the interview by saying that he’s played well in the live Macau cash games. So despite what his online poker graphs may suggest, he’s still finding ways to experience poker success through other outlets.