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Online Poker: Biggest Losers of 2009

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Jan/03/2010
Online Poker:

It's not exactly a category poker players want to find themselves stuck in but there were some pretty big online poker losers.

PokerListings.com noted a few of the players who took a big hit in 2009.

Denmark's Gus Hansen was crushed and he intends to take some time off in 2010.

He made $3 million in the first month, mostly off Tom Dwan, then proceeded to lose almost exclusively for the remainder of the year, dipping into the $6 million range.

And speaking of Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, he's another of online poker's big losers of 2009.

His year began by losing over $4 million in the first two months, only to grind back up to over $1.4 million in profit just four months later.  Isildur1 would later take him for over $5 million.

Isildur1 lost quite a bit in 2009 as well.  He showed up on the online poker scene in September, his true identity still unknown.   Having crushed Dwan, Isildur1 sat with over $5 million in profit, only to lose it all, mostly to Ivey and Antonius, by the 21st.

From PokerListings.com:

It was during the downswing where Isildur1 shattered all the records for the largest pots of all time. He first broke the record with an $878k pot versus Patrik Antonius, only to break that record a few days later losing the first pot worth over a million at $1,356,947.

Mostly a result of losing over $4.2 million in a single session to Brian Hastings, Isildur1 saw his roll get almost entirely crushed, sitting down over $2 million for the remainder of the month.

Not everyone was an online poker loser in 2009.  Both Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius were among the biggest winners with Antonius up around $9 million.

Patrick Flanigan, Gambling911.com 

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