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Multiple Top 10 FINNishes: Poker Phenom Ilari ‘Ilari FIN’ Sahamies Double Dips

As if finishing in 2nd place at the 2012 EPT Barcelona and winning €629,700 weren’t enough, Finnish poker phenom Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies also managed to clean up online over the past week.   


Earlier in the week, Sahamies managed a 4th place finish in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller event to take away €291,900.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/26/2012

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom on Fire With Another $317k Online Poker Win

The Swedish poker wunderkind is on fire these days, winning yet another $317k.

That’s the take Viktor “Isildur1” Blom walked away with over the weekend playing against Great Britain’s Alex "Kanu7" Millar.

Blom engaged in an eight hour $100/$200 NLHE heads up marathon match with PokerStars leading NLHE money winner for the past two years.

From HighStakesDB.com

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/19/2012

Poker Phenom Gus Hansen Up $548k in PLO Over Past Weekend

In a mere 48 hour period this past weekend, Danish poker pro Gus Hansen managed to go up $548k in PLO with his return to the high stakes online tables. 

From HighStakesDB.com

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/13/2012

Poker Phenom Ilari ‘Ilari FIN’ Sahamies Wins 403k

29-year-old Finnish online poker player Ilari ‘Ilari FIN’ Sahamies managed to win $403,000 Wednesday to kick offf the month of August (2012) following an impressive early week’s take by Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.


Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/02/2012

David ‘Deldar182’ Eldar Excels This Week in High Stakes Poker Online

The big winner over the past couple of days when it comes to online high stakes poker is one David ‘Deldar182’ Eldar.   He took home $268k.

From HighStakesDB.com:

Submitted by Ace King on, Apr/16/2012

Manila Millions Super High Roller 2012: Biggest Buy-In Ever at HKD$1,000,000

Poker elite Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan have been confirmed for the first ever Manilla Millions Super High Roller 2012 tournament to commence April 20. 


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Apr/10/2012

RaiseOnce Phil Ivey? The Biggest Winner Saturday

Online poker ace RaiseOnce is widely rumored to be none other than Phil Ivey.  RaiseOnce was this Saturday’s biggest winner at the online PLO tables.


From HighStakesDB.com

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Mar/18/2012

Isaac Haxton Wins Superstar Showdown Against Viktor Blom

The highly anticipated PokerStars Superstar Showdown between Isaac Haxton and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been won by Haxton. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/14/2012

SuperStar Showdown Finally Gets Underway

After Internet connectivity issues forced a delay of the much anticipated PokerStars SuperStar Showdown between Isaac Haxton and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, the event was finally to get underway Tuesday (March 13, 2012) at 2 pm EST (6 pm GMT). 


Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/13/2012

Phil Galfond Wins $767,701 This Weekend

Poker pro Phil Galfond was this past weekend’s biggest winner, banking $767,701 in profit spread across 118 sessions

Another of this past weekend’s big winners included Viktor Blom, taking in $254,580.

The biggest losers, as observed by PokerNews.com, were “MaiseE’s”, who managed to drop $468,567, Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi, who lost $460,348 and Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen, who lost $339,779.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/12/2012

SuperStar Showdown 2012: Viktor ‘Isidlur1’ Blom vs. Isaac Haxton

The Internet gambling world will be in for a real treat this Sunday when the PokerStars.com SuperStar Showdown returns after a 15 month hiatus to pit Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom against Isaac Haxton.

From the PokerStars blog

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Mar/07/2012

High Stakes Online Poker Player Doncarignano Biggest Winner of the Weekend

Pocketing $120,000 this weekend playing high stakes online poker was a player by the name of Doncarignano.  He had the biggest take of the weekend and HighStakesDB.com explains how it all went down:


Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Feb/14/2012

Berndsen12 Battles Isildur1: Wins $299k

Online poker player Sander “Berndsen12” Berndsen has been in a heated battle with Swedish sensation Isildur1, whose real name is Viktor Blom. 


The Dutch pro Berndsen claimed $299k Monday night. 

Here is how it all went down, courtesy of HighStakesDB.com

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Feb/07/2012

Another Mysterious High Stakes Online Poker Player Surfaces: Nasud 11

A yet-to-be-identified high stakes online poker player is capturing the imagination of other players.  He (or she) goes by the name of Nasud 11.  The mystery player had Saturday’s biggest payday:  $96k.

From HighStakesDB.com

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/30/2012

Phil Ivey Wins 2012 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller: Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen Cash

Poker phenom Phil Ivey has just won the 2012 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller event after getting knocked out of the Main event early morning Sunday.  That turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  The take home prize - A$2,000,000.

“I got pretty deep in the Main, I got close, luckily I got knocked out in time to play this. It worked out,” said Ivey following his win. “It’s nice to be playing poker again. I took some time off, just came back to Macau, started playing and this is one of my first tournaments back so it’s nice to get back to winning.”

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/28/2012

Gus Hansen Prepares for Aussie Millions 2012 Following Huge Macau Winnings

Gus Hansen won big at last week’s Big Macau games and now he has his eyes set on the Aussie Millions 2012.

Hansen participated in a gruelling 24 hour high stakes poker game then immediately departed Macau en route to Melbourne $3.8 million richer. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/21/2012

Gus Hansen Wins Over $278K in Macau Big Game

Denmark’s Gus Hansen became the latest big name poker pro to take part in the Macau Big Game and this past weekend managed to profit $278K after a grueling 24-hour session before heading off to the Aussie Millions 2012 in Melbourne. 

StarWorld Macau’s Poker King Club is hosting a group of wealthy Asian businessmen and big name high stake poker pros like Hansen, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and John Juanda.  The HKD $10k/$20k (US$1,300/$2,600) games have been taking place over the past several weeks. 

Hansen wrote on his blog:

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/16/2012

Leonid Bilokur Wins $1,134,930 at the 2012 PCA $25K High Roller Event

Ukrainian-born Leonid "Alexey" Bilokur has won the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller event for $1,143,930.

Bilokur, 37, beat Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel heads-up to take down the 2012 PCA High Roller title, coveted trophy and stunning €10,000 bracelet from Official High Roller Bracelet Sponsor Shamballa Jewels. A total of 141 players entered the event – with seven re-entries - creating a total prize pool of $3,626,000.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/15/2012

High Stakes Poker News: Isildur1 Up One Day, Down The Other

Isildur1, also known as Viktor Blom, continued his rollercoaster ride winning close to $200K yesterday then lost $278.  Nevertheless, he is up $1.7 million in the past month. 

From HighStakesDB.com:

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Jan/05/2012

High Stakes Poker News: Ilari Sahamies Tops the 2011 Leaderboard

Finnish high stakes poker pro Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies has added another $96.6k to his years winnings.  This puts Sahamies atop the leaderboard for most monies won online in high stakes poker for the year 2011:  $2.63 million.  Read More Here>>>

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/29/2011

Randy “Nanonoko” Lew to Set New Poker Hands Record

PokerStars pro Randy “Nanonoko” Lew was looking to set a new world record for the number of poker hands played.  The event was slated for The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January and will be held live. 

From PokerFuse.com

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/27/2011

Gavin Cochrane, Viktor Blom, Dimedroll Win Some, Give Some Back

Gavin Cochrane, also known as “gavz101” online, managed to win $130K this week, digging himself out of a $350K hole from last week.   His play involved stakes from $25/$50 up to $100/$200 PLO in three bursts of play through the day.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/21/2011

Viktor Blom Wins $1.6 Million

Following a three-month self-imposed exile from the online poker tables, Viktor Blom won $1.6 million on Monday before giving back about $800,000 of those winnings by Tuesday. 

Blom is now up just over a million dollars in profit this year on PokerStars, trailing only Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies and Rafi “refaelamit” Amit. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/13/2011

Ilari Sahamies Hits $1 Million in November

Popular online poker player Ilari Sahamies made out like a bandit in high stakes play during the month of November to the tune of $1 million.

From PokerListings.com: 

The aggressive Finn was easily the biggest story of the month as he crushed almost every opponent and stacked his way to nearly $945,000 in profit.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/02/2011

The $100 Million Poker Tournament in Macau: Wow!

Reports emerged Thursday of possible plans to launch an unprecedented $100 million poker tournament in Macau.  Should the plans come to fruition, this would be the richest poker tournament by a long shot.

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/01/2011

Toby Maguire, Gabe Kaplan, Others Settle High Stakes Hollywood Poker Games Lawsuit

Actor Toby Maguire and Gabe Kaplan have reportedly reached a settlement agreement in a highly publicized lawsuit involving high stakes Hollywood poker games. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/28/2011

Who is !P0krparty¡? Yet to be Unmasked

Canadian online poker player !P0krparty¡ is making waves similar to those made by Viktor Blom last year.  Blom, you might recall, played high stakes online poker as Isildur1, raking in tons of cash, the whole time few knowing his true identity (though many did connect the dots).  Blom was eventually signed to PokerStars and his identity was unveiled shortly thereafter.

!P0krparty remains a greater mystery.  Those who think they know his true identity are merely guessing.  The name being thrown around in poker circles is one Harry Kaczka.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/22/2011

Phil Ivey in Macau for Big Cash Games

It is being reported that professional poker player and Full Tilt Poker stakeholder, Phil Ivey, was spotted in Macau this week for their fabulous cash games.  Also on hand was Tom Dwan. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/22/2011

Tom Dwan Beaten Badly in Macau: Loses $2.6 Million

The big cash games are back in Macau and online poker phenom Tom Dwan was reportedly annihilated to the tune of $2.6 million.

There was a chat log obtained by HighStakesDB.com:

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/17/2011

Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil Wins $401K

In the world of high stakes poker, Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil made waves over the weekend with a big online win.

From High Stakes DB:

The $200/$400 NLHE ring games have been brewing for some time but as of yesterday there were no truly big scores to come out of them. That all changed in the early hours of this morning when Phil “takechip”" D'Auteuil went on a rush and took $410k one tabling $200/$400 NLHE.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Oct/24/2011

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