Monday October 29,2012 : BIG MONEY ON THE VIRTUAL POKER TABLES THIS WEEK
 
Ilari Sahamies among the big winners, says High Stakes Database
 
It's been a bumper week for some nosebleed poker players on the Pokerstars high stakes virtual tables, with millions of dollars changing hands,
 
Top earners this week have been Finnish ace Ilari Sahamies, who profited by over $803 000; Ben Sulsky, who despite losing big to Sahamies still ended the week up $576,000; and the UK young gun Sam Trickett, who added to the millions he earned recently in the Big One for One Drop by taking home almost $434,000 this week.
 
For every winner there are losers, and the biggest bankroll hits this week were on player ‘fakelove888' who dropped around $563,000; Finnish pro Jens Kyllonen, who was down $425,000 and Terje Augdal, who lost over $392,000.
 
Other major losers this week – all suffering individual hits well in excess of $200,000 – included respected names like Ben Tollerene, Phil Galfond and player ‘patpatman'.
 
Sulsky has been the most successful high stakes player on Pokerstars so far this year, High Stakes Database reports, noting that he has prospered by $3.31 million. Ben Tollerene is about a million behind on $2.25 million, with Phil Galfond further back on $2.11 million and Jens Kyllonen on $1.92 million.
 
Year-to-date's biggest Pokerstars loser is player ‘zypherin', down $3.2 million so far, with ‘patpatman' following with losses of $2.72 million and the mercurial Viktor Blom down on the year by $2.47 million. Other big losrs this year include Gus Hansen (down around a million dollars) and Benny Spindler, who is in the red ink by about the same amount.