10/2/09 – For the third consecutive night the still unidentified online high stakes playing using the handle ‘martonas' took a beating on the Full Tilt virtual tables, adding a relatively mild loss of $100 000 to two consecutive half-million-dollar debits earlier this week.
We estimate that this enigmatic high roller has seen his bankroll diminish by at least $2.5 million in recent exchanges, triggering speculation that he/she may soon follow previous patterns and disappear for a month or two.
The latest sessions saw a slew of Internet high rollers in action on the tables, including Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Gus Hansen, Tom Marchese, Phil Galfond and Ilari Sahamies.
Ivey recouped recent losses with a good session on six-max $500/$1 000 No-Limit Hold'em and Fixed-Limit HORSE, ending the day almost a million dollars in the black.
Gus Hansen continued to attract bad karma and was the biggest loser on the day, dropping $840 000 against pros like Ivey, Benyamine, Ashby and Sahamies on the Limit HORSE tables.
Second biggest loser of the day was Tom Marchese, who was down over a half million dollars, mainly to Patrik Antonius, who was himself given a hard time by Ivey and Dwan which ensured he finished the session down $50 000 despite his Marchese bonanza.
MarketPulse records the largest pot of the night at $448 000, which was taken by Antonius in the course of his demolition of Marchese.
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