patpatman has been having a crazy time at the tables recently and he has ended the past two weeks up $350k playing 11,341 hands. The player's account is registered in Macau but from our recent poll, it seems that the player behind the account is Tom "durrrr" Dwan or a Chinese businessman. Whoever patpatman may be, very few players are willing to play him, and the fact that he likes to play deep at the very high stakes means that only a few can play him. He seems adept at both NLHE and PLO having performed well in both during the year, and he is up over $1.1 million so far this year. He has commented in the chat box about the current games in Macau so one can assume he is also playing in the big nosebleed cash games there.
He started of the next half of May in good form and was the second biggest winner of the day on the 15th. He was involved in a three-handed NLHE game which included Alex "Kanu7" Millar and Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates. The latter two are widely regarded as being in the top five NLHE players in the world. They played the $200/$400 deep tables and patpatman ran extremely hot this session; he was hitting everything and being on the right end of the coolers. He in fact won $229k in these games.
patpatman flops a straight against w00ki3z. who (unfortunately) hits a set on the turn and check-shoves to only get snap-called and lose this $186k pot.
patpatman makes an all-in bluff on the turn but hits a lucky 3-outer on the river against w00ki3z. to scoop the $159.5k pot.
patpatman had a steady time at the tables over the next three days playing predominantly PLO and for just a very short period of time. He managed to win $20k during this time in which he played just six sessions totalling only 310 hands. We have come to expect this of patpatman as he sometimes plays for sessions totalling more than 8-10 hours at a time but other times he may play for just 20-30 minutes before calling it a day.
He was involved in another epic encounter at the NLHE tables on the 19th which was once again three-handed but this time included w00ki3z. and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky (rated as one of the best NLHE and PLO players in the world). They played at the $200/$400 deep ante tables and once again patpatman was the biggest winner in the game but this time it was for $67k. He however lost the biggest pot of the day in a cooler:
Sauce123's pocket queens hold up against patpatman's pocket jackets scoop the $141k pot.
The good run didn't continue the following day for patpatman as he lost over $180k on Sunday 20th. He played PLO at $50/$100 at the deep ante tables against Sauce123 who had an amazing day winning $318k including over $200k on just one table, and against Romanian-based player Phisherman36. patpatman refused to play Sauce123 heads-up which is what he has often done, saying that he will play if there is an extra person. He has done the same in NLHE and PLO mostly playing just three-handed or more, and occasionally playing heads-up but that's predominantly at NLHE.
The Macau-based player bounced back with a $277k win the following day playing less than 600 hands. He once again played with the same players at the same stakes as the day before but it worked out extremely well for him as he went on an insane heater including winning the biggest pot of the day:
patpatman's top set holds up against Phisherman36 who flopped bottom two-pair and a flush draw to win this $146k pot.
It all turned around the wrong way for patpatman over the next couple of days as he lost over $300k playing more than 4,100 hands. He was involved in the $100/$200 PLO action in which Chris "Genius28" Lee winning $340k but for patpatman, he was in fact the day's biggest loser with a $240k loss. The game was evidently focused around Zypherin who did lose over $170k but it was the Macau player who fared worse. He lost another $67k the following day playing some more PLO, this time at $50/$100 but to no avail.
We have not seen patpatman go on downswings for long periods of time so far and once again he managed to win back some of his losses on the 24th with a $185k win. He grinded the $50/$100 PLO six-max games playing over 1,500 hands and ending the day as the second biggest winner. He was able to do very well in a tough field that included other notable grinders such as Phisherman36 and Ignat "0Human0" Liviu.
Vaga_Lion wins the $29k side pot and patpatman wins the $98k side pot against Genius28 in the biggest pot of the day.
He has continued to be in action since the 24th but not at the really high stakes and has had to grind it out as very few will play him short-handed. We hope to see him at the $100/$200 and $200/$400 tables very soon battling it out against some of the best.