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Gus, Rafi and Ilari all have Big +$450k Days

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A big day for Gus Hansen helps stop his downswing at Full Tilt
Ilari enjoys another big day at PokerStars

Three big names all had big c.$450k wins yesterday with Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies and Rafi "refaelamit" Amit both winning at the $200/$400 PLO tables over at PokerStars and Gus Hansen making up for yesterdays losses winning big at the $2k/$4k FLO8 tables over at Full Tilt Poker.

Clearly Gus took my advice from yesterday's report and decided to try his hand at the Full Tilt FLO8 tables at which he has enjoyed so much success over the years. He took on SallyWoo (Chung ho on PokerStars) heads up for 4.5 hours and ended the session a $446k. Hansen is now up over $5 million lifetime at FLO8 at Full Tilt. He also took a little revenge on O Fortuna PLS in a short 2-7 TD session, winning back $28k to take his days winners over $470k.

After a slow day at PokerStars PLO tables on Wednesday the big $200/$400 games were back with a vengeance yesterday with morning, afternoon and evening sessions created some huge pots, some big winners, and inevitably some big losers.

The biggest winner during the morning PLO tables was Rafi Amit who ended the day a $459.5k winner. He started with a c.$170k score during the early action in sessions which also features Barcode, Ilari FIN and patpatman. Amit also took down the biggest pot of the session along the way;

Rafi flops well and improves on the turn to take this $170.1k pot

The big loser in this session (and indeed in the evening session) was Barcode who dropped $280k in the morning games.

Ilari was a modest ($80k) winner in the morning session and came back for a swift yet profitable five minutes session in the early afternoon, taking $76k in just 13 hands before coming back for a five hour evening session over two tables in which he added a further $300k to his bankroll as he ended as the days biggest PLO winner with a $454.5k winner. Ilari won 4 of the days 10 biggest pots, all over $150k - here is his biggest of the day;

Sauce123 obviously misses his draws as Ilari takes down this $189.7k pot uncontested on the river

The days two biggest pots were actually both won by patpatman who ended the day more or less even after losses at the $200/$400 PLO tables and wins at the $200/$400 NLHE tables - his biggest hands came from both tables;

Ilari makes a dangerous call on the turn and finds himself drawing very thin as patpatman had turned the nuts in this $245.7k pot

patpatman gets extraordinarily lucky after bluffing the flop and the turn with air and hitting a gutshot for a very unlikely nut straight on the river in this $229.4k pot


The evening sessions saw more players join the PLO games with the likes of Genius28, Jeans89 and calvin7v all trying their luck although none of them made much of an impact on the game as Rafi and in particular Ilari ran riot in the evening sessions. The big loser once again was Barcode who ended the day down a huge $546k for the day.

Yesterday's Biggest Winners

Gus Hansen +$470.5k
refaelamit +$459.5k
Ilari FIN +$454.4k
0Human0 +$59.9k

Check out Wednesday's full high stakes results, or follow the games as they takes place via the livepoker results.

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