Yesterday saw some great high stakes action at PokerStars with plenty of $200/$400 PLO leading to six figure wins for Gozoboro, ChaoRen160, Ben86 and Skjervøy. However, it was a fascinating $100/$200 NLHE heads up match between UK pro Alex "Kanu7" Millar and NLHE online legend Daniel "w00ki3z. " Cates which created the most interest.
This was a real battle of the NL titans with PokerStars biggest NLHE winner for both 2011 and 2012 Millar taking on one of the biggest NLHE winners in online poker history Daniel "w00kiez./jungleman12" Cates over four tables and six hours of play.
The match was a real ding dong battle with Kanu7 initially going $50k down in the first hour before storming back over the next two hours, winning $200k to go into a c.$150k lead before Cates came right back at him to bring the match back to dead level. It was to be Millar's day however as he stormed to a $185k victory in the last stages of the encounter. The action really took off during the final phase with Millar three betting a wide range and putting his opponent to a lot of tough decisions.
The biggest pots of the match both went to Kanu7;
w00kiez. thinks his flopped top pair is good but Kanu7 is sitting pretty with his big pocket pair - $65.7k pot
Kanu7 rivers a full house and gets paid off as the river also brings trips for an unfortunate Cates - $64.4k pot
w00ki3z loss for the day was slightly tempered by a $30k winning session at $200/$400 PLO where he won his biggest hand of the day;
5tgb6yhn7 makes a straight on the river - unfortunately for him it also gives w00ki3z a full house - $79.3k pot
None of these pots however came close to making the top ten of the day, it was at the ongoing $200/$400 PLO tables where the big pots, and most of the big winners an losers came yesterday. The biggest pot of the day however came from a session of $100/$200 PLO;
5tgb6yhn7 makes a great check on the river to coax Ben86 into a shove whereupon 5tg shows him the nuts - $121.5k pot
Despite winning this pot 5tgb6yhn7 had a rough day, ending as its biggets loser dropping $240 (he's also down approaching $200k already today also). However, the loser of the days biggest hand, Ben86 actually enjoyed his second successive six figure win as he took $128.2k from the PLO matches despite losing over $80k at $50/$100 and $100/$200 PLO.
The biggest winner of the day however was Gozoboro who made a fantastic $266.4k win, performing consistently across the $200/$400 tables over a three hour period as well as a $40k winning sesion of $50/$100 PLO with ChaoRen160 the second $200k+ winner yesterday winning $226.7k in the big PLO games.
Overall results for Wednesday:
Winners: Gozoboro +$266.4k, ChaoRen160 +$226.7k, Kanu7 +$185.3k, Ben86 +$128.2k
Losers: 5tgb6yhn7 -$239.9k, Theo J -$173.3k, w00ki3z. -$156.3k, Istackyounow -$119.2k
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