The nosebleeds are back. Whoever watched the high stakes action in the last four days may have experienced what is commonly known as a nosebleed due to major chip inflation and money spinning out of control.
However, for the pros who inflated pot after pot and put their whole bankroll at risk, this was just another day at the office. Players like Full Tilt Professionals Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who makes six-figure bets as comfortable as playing for worthless chips. Or Gus Hansen, who has lost $16 million online since 2007 and now is playing like he has nothing to lose anymore. Because of their styles of play, both pros are continuing to attract action and produce major swings in their competitors’ bankrolls.
Hansen, for example, is on a major roll winning big in the last 48 hours. Big as in $1.1 million BIG…in the green. No, this is not a typo, just plain ol’ facts, according to HighStakesDB. It all started on March 17. The Dane cleaned up the 2-7 Triple Draw tables filled with big sharks like TD expert Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker and Daniel “jungleman12” Cates, cashing in over $300k. He then switched to the $200/$400 CAP Pot Limit Omaha tables playing against other major winners like Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene and Ola “no_Ola” Amundsgard. This didn’t stop Hansen from accumulating another $350k in his account.
The action continued with the Full Tilt pro spending countless hours until this morning playing both 2-7TD and PLO and cashing in six-figure numbers every time. Overall, the Dane has played 5,653 hands since yesterday.
He also enjoyed a big comeback last week on Thursday after losing almost $900k in one and a half hours. In spite of being severely crippled, Hansen continued playing and ended up the day with a decent $200k profit.
Blom is the other major winner on Full Tilt. He has experienced major swings since the beginning of the year, starting hot and ending February down $1 million. In March, the ups and downs were on again, starting the month deep in the hole another two million dollars.
Nevertheless, this weekend things changed dramatically and put him back on track in the biggest winners’ leaderboard. He won $1.6 million at the PLO, 2-7TD and the mixed games tables. His largest win came at $300/$600 PLO, where he battled Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond.
The two spent 12 hours playing each other at four tables, with Blom destroying Galfond for about $900k. The Swede could even have won more if it hadn’t been for the infamous poker variance.
The biggest pot produced by the two high stakes players in the 12-hour span was worth over $240k. Galfond started the action open-raising 3x; Blom three-bet the same way and his opponent called. The flop turned out to be perfect for the Swede’s hand (AAKQ) – he had an overpair, two overcards, plus a flush-draw – so he bet immediately. “OMGClayAiken” called and on the 7 turn things got a lot more interesting. Both put all their money in the middle with Galfond catching a dream turn that made him the favorite to win the hand with two pair. He dodged all Blom’s outs on the river and managed to get away with a massive pot.
The American also won another $200k pot, but unfortunately for him, he lost the war. Overall in March, G-Bucks is the biggest loser at high-stakes with -$1,197,094. Rematch?