10/28/09 – The numbers looked like a telephone directory as the big names came out to play Monday night on the online high stakes cash game tables at Full Tilt Poker.com.
You have to feel for David Benyamine, who took another pounding, losing $434 000 to exacerbate his losses for the year to around $1.4 million. Other big losers on the night were Richard Ashby (-$530k), NEKOTYAN (-$336k), Cole South (-$218k), DIN_FRU (-$204k), Chau Giang (-$127k) and David Oppenheim (-$106k), according to the independent poker stats site MarketPulse.
Phil Galfond and Brian Townsend were also on the losing end this time around, both down just under $100 000.
Those losses amounted to profits for the likes of Patrik Antonius (+$800 000), who is now logging profit for 2009 at over $6 million, well ahead of his nearest rival Ashton Griffin who has reached $3.6 million for the year so far. Other players in the black following Monday night's action were Daniel Alai, Gus Hansen and Brian Hastings – all around the $300 000 mark; Nizot Skizared, who took home $270 000 and Ilari Sahamies who prospered by $140 000.
Earning smaller profits, but leaving up over the night were Tom Dwan, Matt Hawrilenko, EazyPeazy and Di "Urindanger" Dang.
Not content with their 7-Game action, several players moved on to the $500/$1 000 No-Limit Hold'em tables. One table in particular was the scene for some exciting poker with names like Ivey, Dwan, Juanda, South and Dang all mixing it up with significant pots.
Capping an entertaining evening for the online railbirds, Tom Dwan took down the night's biggest pot at $85 000, playing Patrik Antonius heads up at $500/$1 000 Pot-Limit Omaha.
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