Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky has been enjoying a purple patch of form at the PokerStars high stakes tables of late, having won close to $650k in the past three weeks. Yesterdays $153k win at the $100/$200 NLHE heads up tables against English NLHE heads up specialist Alex "Kanu7" Millar saw Sauce just about overtake Ireland based Dutch pro EireAbu at the top of the 2012 high stakes leader board at PokerStars. Sulsky has now won $2,678,174 which eclipses EireAbu's current total of $2,676,033 by just $2,141.
Sauce123 is one of the few high stakes pros who can claim to be truly world class at both heads up and ring games at both PLO and NLHE. This year he has won over $900k at NLHE and over $1.7 million at PLO, always playing against the best of the best, and more often than not coming out on top.
Sauce and Kanu7 played close to 600 hands across four tables in 1hr 15mins yesterday evening, with Sauce taking five figure wins at every table
Here are Sauce123's two biggest hands of the match;
Cooler for Kanu7 who's rivered Q high flush is pipped by Sauce's K high flush - $62.6k pot
Kanu7 bluffs with air at the wrong time as Sauce123 had picked up a straight on the turn - $51.2k pot
Kanu7 did make one $50k hand, and here it is;
This time it's Sauce123 making the wrong move on the river as Kanu7 hit a full house on the turn to crush Sulsky's rivered trip Queens - $50k pot
Elsewhere there were also six figure wins for wilhasha at the $50/$100 NLHE tables where he took on the likes of Phil "takechip" D'Auteuil and visjeatwater heads up as well as profiting from the NLHE ring games, and Ben86 who plied his trade at the $50/$100 PLO tables yesterday. Ben86 continues his fantastic August form where he has now taken over one and a quarter million dollars in profit. In fact during his games that Ben86 took down one of the days biggest pots;
Ben86 hits a lucky river to deny jumbabumaba's pocket Aces - $113k pot
The days biggest pot however went to Gus "broksi" Hansen who also enjoyed a six figure day at the $50/$100 PLO tables;
In this rare 5 way all in pre-fop Hansen hits paydirt when he flops top set to take this $122k pot