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Ilari Sahamies Wins Biggest Online Poker Pot Ever

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Sep/08/2011
Ilari Sahamies

Finnish poker pro Ilari Sahamies has won the biggest pot in online poker, a whopping $421,826.  It was all part of a monster marathon session that included other icons of the virtual poker world like Phil Galfond and Andreas Tobergsen.

From HighStakesDB.com

Three players who were present almost throughout proceedings were Ilari Sahamies, Phil Galfond and Andreas Tobergsen - and it is these three who really had the most interesting results. When the games were over the biggest winners were Galfond and Sahamies with Sahamies taking home over 1/2 million dollars with "MrSweets28" winning just shy of $370k. On the other end of variance for once was Tobergsen who will be licking his wounds today after dropping over $650k through the course of the day. With these results in Skjervøy is just managing to stay atop of the PokerStars 2011 leaderboard with $1.49 million to PepperoniF’s $1.44 million.

Sahamies has mostly honed his skills online, having won just shy of half a million on the live circuit.  His biggest cashout to date was the Helsinki Freezeout Main Event – No Limit Hold’em where he took home a cool $177,559.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com 

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