As we approach the middle of July we can see that the 2012 leading high stakes player at PokerStars for 2012, EireAbu, is leading the way once again as he has already won $348.3k, closely followed after Wednesday's big win by Sander "Berndsen12" Berndsen who sits just behind on $347.9k.
The Ireland based player is now approaching $3 million in winnings for 2012 with $2.96m profit shown so far. EireAbu has been in the top three winners for every month since March and his form shows no sign of abating. Although he hasn't played for a couple of days he has already topped the leader board twice in the last week with six figure scores at his favoured PLO. His biggest win of the month so far was a $151k score on Sunday when he faced off at the $50/$100 PLO tables against the likes of ChipUniter and nasud11 including this $105k pot.
EireAbu flops the nuts and nasud11 misses his flush draw to hand the biggest pot of Sunday to EireAbu - $105k pot
This session also produced EireAbu's second biggest pot of the month in this $78k pot;
nasud11 loses this huge cooler on the river after flopping top set vs EireAbu's middle set - $78k pot
The biggest pot of the month however went to Ilari FIN, hand shown below;
Ilari FIN and patpatman get it in light in this $133k pot and Ilari takes it with a lucky river - $133k pot
It might look like Ilari has had a quiet month with his negligible results so far in July - of course however the truth is very different as we have witnessed a familiar "boom and bust" ride from the aggressive Finn over the first two weeks of the month as he has been among the biggest winners and losers on multiple days already this month.
Someone who has not had a great month by any standards has been Terje "Terken89" Augdal who is currently $372k down in July, the vast majority of which he has lost in just one day as he suffered a terrible $369k loss on Tuesday losing at the PLO tables to the likes of Ilari FIN, Jeans89 and Phisherman36. Phisherman36 is incidentally the third biggest winner so far in July having won over $189k and continues his great run of late and is now showing in excess of $1.3m profit for 2012.
PimpyLimpy is so far the months second biggest loser with $263k in losses - mostly at the hands of Berndsen12 in Wednesdays NLHE HU action.
Overall results for July so far:
Winners: EireAbu +$348k, Berndsen12 +$348k, Phisherman36 +$189k
Losers: Terken89 -$372k, PimpyLimpy -$263k, TheMatadorCC -$168k
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