The big $200/$400 PLO with antes games we've seen running over the past week show no signs of slowing down as once again they provided us with the biggest winners and losers of the day yesterday at PokerStars high stakes tables. The days biggest winners were Mickan1984 who took down a $160.6k win followed by Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen who won $117k.
The games ran virtually all day from mid morning through to late night, mainly courtesy of Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies who was once again at the heart of the action - although you wouldn't know it looking at his relatively tiny loss of less than $1k for the day. That of course doesn't tell the whole story as Ilari rode his usual rollercoaster as he fought all day to keep even, going $100k down then back to even back down again then up around $50k, down again and back to even before hitting a major downswing which took him over $200k down before making a huge comeback in his last hour or so of play to practically breakeven for the day.
As you may expect, Ilari was involved in many of the major hands of the day, including the biggest two;
An unfortunate river for Phisherman36 means all the money was going in as Ilari wins with boat over boat in this $218k pot
Once again Phisherman36 is on the wrong end of a huge pot as he bluffs the river with total air, only to run into the nuts - $160k pot
It wasn't Phisherman36's day as he was the main reason Ilari made his comeback, losing a series of six figure pots against him. In total Phisherman36 lost $337.5k in yesterdays $200/$400 games. Since last month, Phisherman36 has now lost over half of his 2012 winnings going from $1.1m to just over $500k.
The days biggest winner, Mickan1984 had already won around $35k from some morning sessions of $100/$200 NLHE before he took a seat in the evening session of $200/$400 PLO where he took another $125k. Here is his biggest hand;
Mickan1984 takes this $87k pot off Ilari FIN without going to showdown
The days other six figure winner also had some success off Ilari, including this six figure pot;
An unlucky river for Ilari who held the nuts until that point - $106k pot
Phisherman36 was the only big loser from the $200/$400 games, and in fact the only six figure loser of the entire day with mtvdeuem being the days second biggest loser, dropping $61.6k at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO tables in just over 1100 hands.
Overall results for Wednesday:
Winners: Mickan1984 +$160.6k, Jeans89 +$117.2k, thecorster +$71.2k
Losers: Phisherman36 -$337.5k, mtvdeuem -$61.6k, PepperoniF -$52.9k
For more results check out the high stakes results database