What a week it's been for Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies. Monday morning he was languishing towards the bottom of 2012's list of biggest losers, with total losses of $1.4 million - By close of play Thursday he was $111k in profit.
To add to the $1.03m he'd won in the the first three days of the week Ilari piled on another $482k yesterday at the highstakes PLO tables.
The day didn't start too promisingly for the confrontational Finn as he slumped to around $170k in losses in some afternoon sessions, around half during a heads up session of $100/$200 PLO with Skjervøy but also including some losses in the $50/$100 ring games as well as the FLO8 tables. Towards the end of these sessions however Ilari went back to his trusty $200/$400 games, which he proceeded to crush for the next 6 hours, winning on all four tables he played, including a +$300k session at table Tunica III.
His main opponents were Sauce123, Jeans89 and barcode, but also at times, Isildur1, €uroTr@sh1 and Valueclown. All of the players mentioned suffered considerable losses at the $200/$400 tables other than €uroTr@sh1 who made a small c.$20k win. The days only six figure loser however was barcode (-$200k) as the rest had all made wins at other tables despite losing in the big $200/$400 games.
Ilari won five of the days eight six figure hands during his dominant display yesterday - here are his biggest three;
A bad time for Isildur1 to shove, immediately after Ilari turns trips - $196k pot
A hand river for Ilari FIN who gets paid off by barcode on the river in this $162.3k pot
A good call on the river from Ilari FIN as Jeans89 misses his wrap and nut flush draw before bluffing the river - $150.2k pot
The biggest pot of the day however went to Sauce123 which certainly helped his cause as at one point Sauce was around $250k in the hole;
A temporary blip for Ilari as his AA and flush draw are beaten after the money goes in by Sauce123's turned nut flush - $217.8k pot
There were no other six figure winners other than the rampant Ilari FIN with Skjervoy's heads up win against Ilari putting him second on the leader board with FakeLove888 finally taking home a win with an $85.4k win at the FLO8 tables.
Yesterday's Biggest Winners
Ilari FIN - $481.9k
Skjervoy - $95.7k
FakeLove888 - $85.4k
Ike Haxton - $71.9k
Check out Thursday's full high stakes results, or follow the games as they takes place via the live poker results.