All in all it's been a good couple of months for Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies who is the biggest winner at PokerStars since October 1st, showing a near $1.5 million profit. However, with a -$380k week last week it's good to see Ilari stopping the onset of another potential downswing as he came out fighting yesterday and ended as the days biggest winner, taking $227.3k at the $200/$400 PLO tables.
The action was predominantly heads up against fellow PLO specialist Rafi "refaelamit" Amit with a little three handed play featuring Jeans89. It was between Ilari and Rafi that most of the money flowed however - generally away from Amit and towards Ilari.
Ilari made a bright start, quickly establishing a near six figure lead over his Israeli opponent before Rafi seemed to take control of the match, opening up a six figure lead of his own. However, during the second half of their three hour encounter Ilari really piled on the pressure, leading him to take down four of the days five biggest pots. Here are his six figure hands;
Ilari goes for it on the flop with a high wrap draw which completes on the turn as he takes down this $130.1k pot
Ilari gambles with his overpair but wins as he hits trip Queens on the turn in this $105.7k pot
Ilari hits the nuts on the turn and is able to fade Rafi's higher flush draw on the river to take this $101.3k pot
The biggest pot of the day however fell to Rafi during the same games - I'm sure it offers no consolation as he ended as the days biggest loser, dropping $226k in total, but here it is anyway;
Rafi flops top set and is paid off all the way down the line by Ilari in this $201.8k pot
Elsewhere there was relatively little highstakes action of note, with no other six figure winners or losers yesterday, and most of the action contained to buts of $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO and NLHE. The days second biggest winner was NyPogadi11 who ended the day a $72.6k winner, all due to his winnings playing heads up $50/$100 PLO against GSinsihtaj
Yesterday's Biggest Winners
Ilari FIN +$227.3k
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