There were a decent number of hands played at the high stakes tables on Pokerstars yesterday, predominantly at $50/$100 and $100/$200 PLO with a very small amount of $200/$400 PLO. There were two six figure winners and two six figure losers at the end of the day, in addition to a six figure pot which was won by none other than the day's biggest winner.
We having been witnessing some good heads-up action at the $50/$100 PLO tables recently and that continued yesterday between some familiar names. Romain "moirhums" Arnaud (-$47k) lost exactly all of his previous day's profits yesterday when he played UK pro Ben "milkybarkid" Grundy (+$52k) heads-up initially at $25/$50 then at $50/$100. Arnaud ended up winning over $30k at $25/$50 but lost it all back plus $47k more at $50/$100. Grundy, however, has been having a great year at the tables and yesterday's win puts him in profit of just under $450k for the year. He played arguably one of the best, if not the best, PLO player earlier in the day, Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond (+$4k), and in fact beat him for over $60k at the $50/$100 HU PLO tables. Phil did, however, manage to recoup that loss plus a slightly bit more at the ring games at $50/$100 and $100/$200 later in the day, winning the second and third biggest pots of the day in the latter (and also losing the biggest pot of the day).
MrSweets28 hits a flush on the river in this four-way all in to win this $80k pot.
MrSweets28 hits the nut flush on the turn this time against long90110 to scoop this $92k pot.
There were mostly the regular names we see at the $50/$100 and $100/$200 PLO tables, and it was in these games where the biggest swings happened. The $200/$400 action which was for a very short period was played short-stacked with each player only sitting with 30BBs thus having far smaller pots than deep $100/$200 PLO. The biggest loser of the day was also the biggest loser the day before, Sander "Berndsen12" Berndsen who lost a total of $125k which now that he has now lost all but approximately $60k of his Wednesday's $382k win over the past two days. He mostly played $100/$200 as did the second and third biggest losers of the day, Ville "V. Wahlbeck" Wahlbeck and Domce, who lost $120k and $80k respectively. Ville is now down $700k from his peak point during this year in less than a month and one can hope that things turn around for the Finnish pro sometime soon. Domce lost his $80k in less than 400 hands before calling it quits, and he is now down over $320k for the year.
The two biggest winners yesterday have been having a rough time recently at the tables but both managed to secure $100k+ wins. Benny "toweliestar" Spinder (+$149k) ended the day as the biggest winner and he also won the biggest pot of the day; the only pot which was six figures as well. It seems that the German pro has recovered from the downswing he experienced between December and February when he lost over $400k but since then he has now won approximately $200k. The second biggest winner of the day was Finnish sensation, Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen, who won $122k, which helps him recover from the over $700k downswing he has had during the past two weeks. It seems like this is the first time he has had a rough time since we started tracking him, but yesterday's solid performance indicates he is heading back in the right direction.
toweliestar flops top set against MrSweets28's over-pair and nut flush draw, and he fills up on the turn to win this $104k pot.