RaiseOnce dominates the action at the PLO tables

RaiseOnce rumoured to be Phil Ivey was the biggest winner yesterday.
A rough day for Sauce123 who ended as the biggest loser of the day.

We witnessed a decent amount of action at the $100/$200 PLO tables where RaiseOnce was on a heater playing just 425 hands and booking a win of $240k to top yesterday's leaderboard. There were two other six figure winners but four six figure losers for the day. RaiseOnce did not, however, win any of top 10 biggest pots of the day, two of which were $100k+.

The day was not just filled with action at $100/$200 PLO but in fact, there were many hands also played at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO tables. Most of the players who played the $100/$200 games also played some $50/$100, but there were a couple of players who had great days by just playing $25/$50 and $50/$100. ZhipOHoy was one of these players and he won $104k in total which meant that he was the third biggest winner yesterday. The fourth biggest winner also played no $100/$200 PLO and it was Dutch pro Joeri "L0ve2playU" van der Sman who won $70k. Two players who exclusively played these games as well didn't fare too well at all, with lalex-79 losing $74k in just 210 hands (including losing $55k in just 105 hands of $25/$50 PLO) and straate losing $47k playing just $25/$50 PLO.

The $100/$200 games yesterday were at the deep tables so there were many big pots and lots of action. The biggest loser of the day was Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky (-$161k) who lost over $130k of his day's losses at the $50/$100 tables where he seemed to run extremely bad. The biggest losers in the $100/$200 games were Alexey "LuckyGump" Makarov (-$115k), Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (-$110k), and Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser (-$108k) who all lost six figures for the day. RaiseOnce just played $100/$200 and many people including top pros are quite certain that the account is being used by Phil Ivey. There are many reasons which suggest this: his playing style, playing a range of games including limit hold'em, mixed games, HORSE, and 2-7 triple draw, the account is registered in Mexico where Ivey is believed to have a holiday home, quitting the games once he hits a stop loss point, and a few other reasons that are discussed in the forums. The second biggest winner of the day was long90110 who played over 2,000 hands in total and won $114k. He was stuck more than a million dollars in just six months, but yesterday's result may be the start of an upswing.

Benny "toweliestar" Spindler (-$44k) hits a straight on the river to win the $66.5k main pot, and Phil "takechip" D'Auteuil (-$66k) wins the side-pot for $52.5k. The three way all-in can be seen here.

Terje "Terken89" Augdal (+$25k) has long90110 in bad shape when the money goes in and he boats up on the river to win this $109k pot.

There was some action at the HUNL tables earlier in the day between Ben86 and UK pro JackRich (-$38k) at the $50/$100 tables. They played four tables simultaneously against each other and it was Ben86 who ended the match ahead with a win of $38k.

We look forward to some great action at the HUNL tables later today with two of the best players in the world, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Alex "Kanu7" Millar, battling each other in the SuperStar Showdown at 16:00 GMT.

HighstakesDB have had the opportunity of interviewing the challenger and the interview can be read here. They will be playing four-tables of $100/$200 HUNL over 2,500 hands with each player risking $300,000 of their bankroll, and please click here for a preview and further information about the match.

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