Hansen, Townsend and Jungleman at the Online High Stakes Tables

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2012. August 06.
A lot of action has been going on in the early days of August at the PokerStars high stakes tables. Some of the biggest names of the industry have appeared.
Great names, great pots and great sessions characterise the early days of this August, as far as online high stakes games at PokerStars are concerned. The biggest winner is ‘5tgb6yhn7’, playing from a Monaco address, with a profit of $358,239 in only 5 days, while 2010 online high stakes champion Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates (who runs under the screen name of ‘w00ki3z’ at PokerStars) has reappeared after a longer hiatus and now holds the 5th place on the monthly money list of the room with $241,929. Cates also is one of the most active players with 6,608 hands played in August so far.

Daniel 'jungleman12' Cates

Even Cates’ activity is dwarfed, however, by that of Andreas ‘Skjervoy’ Tobergsen. The Norwegian has played little online in the past period but is now at 11,683 hands, second only to SCOOP champion ‘forhayley’, who has so far played 13,707 hands. With Gus Hansen and Brian Townsend also back at the PokerStars tables, we might be in for a high stakes action-packed August.

The first days of this month did not lack action either, with no less than 32 pots of 6 digits so far, the biggest one of which went to Ilari ‘Ilari FIN’ Sahamies, aka ‘Ziigmund’.

In a 3-handed $200/$400 PLO game, ‘Ben86’ opened from the button to $1,200, ‘Ziigmund’ raised to $4,000 from the SB, ‘Jeans89’ folded and ‘Ben86’ called. The flop came {#}K {#}J {#}7 , ‘Ben86’ checked, ‘Ziggy’ bet $6,400, ‘Ben86’ check-raised to $14,800 and Sahamies called. He also called his opponent’s $37,995 bet on the {#}3 turn. ‘Ben86’ shoved his remaining $38,537 on the {#}5 river, ‘Ziigmund’ called.

Ziigmund: {#}T {#}9 {#}Q {#}K
Ben86: {#}9 {#}2 {#}Q {#}T

Despite the huge win, ‘Ziigmund’ is still the biggest loser of the months so far, with a loss of $571,764. The annual money list is still led by ‘EireAbu’ with $3,431,641 in profit.

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