Ilari Sahamies Wins Over 1 million Playing High Stakes Poker
10/29/09 – Ilari Sahamies, the intimidating Finnish high stakes cash game poker pro, pretty much swept all before him on the Full Tilt nosebleed tables mid-week, ending his night's work with a profit of $1.1 million.
Playing mostly on the now favoured 7-Game virtual tables, Sahamies continued to enhance the reputation of the genre for generating huge wins…and equally big losses. And talking of losses, poor David Benyamine took another drubbing from the Finn, dropping $681 000 overnight and bringing his losses this year to over $1.9 million on the 7-Game tables alone.
Brian Townsend took another 7-Game hammering as well, going down almost $420 000 on the night. Phil Ivey ended up $64 000 in the red after a promising start that saw him win $136 000 on 7-Game, only to lose $200 000 playing PLO.
Besides Sahamies, Tom Dwan was the other major winner, profiting by $100 000 on the PLO tables and $278 000 on the 7-Game action.
Winning smaller 7-Game profits (relatively speaking) were Di "Urindanger" Dang ($93 000), Ashton Griffin ($77 000), Chau Giang ($47 000) and Matt Hawrilenko ($26 000)
David Oppenheim went down another $33 000, whilst Daniel Alaei took a $188 000 debit on the night.
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