One of the most successful online poker players ever, Daniel Cates, had an awful start to the month that culminated with a tilting Sunday. He played a five-hour session yesterday at the No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up tables, finishing with a six-figure loss that included a major tilt, according to HighStakesDB.
The villain – “bajskorven87,” frustrated “w00ki3z” Cates, who started picking on everybody, including other high stakes pros who were railing the action. When asked by bajskorven87 if he can reload, w00ki3z responded acidly: “die,” “go f yourself,” “hope you die seriously.” Cates complained about his opponent’s luck and asked the NLHE specialist “wilhasha” to play with him on Full Tilt. But wilhasha refused his proposition by saying, “you don’t have enough to play with me!”
Cates finished the day losing almost $186k in 3,308 hands and telling his opponent to “go play Viktor (Blom).” Nevertheless, after that losing session, Cates slightly recovered on Full Tilt, where he won over $41k. Overall in the last seven days, the American poker pro lost $376,406 while playing 14,808 hands on PokerStars and won $77,883 in 1,207 hands on Full Tilt.
He was not the biggest online loser of the week, though. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom tops that leaderboard. Blom’s downswing continued after a disastrous November, losing another $423,104 last week. Again, 2-7 Triple Draw and Limit Omaha 8-or-Better buried the Swede, who fell under the $1 million mark won in 2013.
Rui Caro is next in line, with -$251,646 in December. Although he is a Pot-Limit Omaha specialist, he doesn’t want to give up on playing 2-7 TD, the game that attracts so much high-stakes action these days on Full Tilt. Caro lost $284,091 at the 2-7 TD tables alone, in just under 3k hands.
The last week winners’ leaderboard is dominated again by Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker. He is the major reason why 2-7 TD has gained so much popularity in recent months, winning at those tables almost $3.9 million in 2013. Heinecker picked up right where he left off and won another $322,694, at the 2-7 TD tables in the first eight days of the current month. What’s even more impressive is the number of hands he needed to win this sum, only 669.
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius is ranked second in the winners’ leaderboard. He cashed in a profit of $231k in December by playing 2-7 TD and mixed-games. Overall, Antonius won $1,477,575 by playing online high-stakes poker in 2013.
The biggest winner on PokerStars is Alexander “Kanu7” Millar. He played exclusively NLHE last week and won $224,534 in 5,534 hands. He had a big Wednesday, cashing in a six-figure profit while playing $50/$100 NLHE 6-max alongside Ike Haxton, “muha84,” “forhayley,” and “sitandwin.”