Cumicon’s 1 Year $1Million High Stakes Retirement Plan

They say there are lies, damn lies and statistics – and if you were only to look at Cumicons highstakes stats placing him 83rd in the all-time list you would be forgiven for thinking well done son, but you’re no Jungleman!

By: Andrew Burnett

What we need to know about the 31-year old, recently-retired online crusher, however, is that he has amassed almost $7.5 million in profit across all stakes and games - and that’s a stat that deserves a closer look!

Let’s get his $25/50 and over FullTilt graph out of the way first – the one year $100k profit a nice bit of pocket money…

It’s his PokerStars graph above that catches the eye, of course, and 2015 in particular – Cumicon blasting a $1million hole in the highstakes world…

That’s a massive win/hand stat, and it came courtesy of hands such as the following against Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom

…the enigmatic Swede paying a heavy price ($500k in 3 days!) during October 2015 against a man who had trained himself to become one of the best heads-up PLO specialists in the game.

It was to be a relatively short-lived but hugely profitable stay for Cumicon amidst the hardcore nosebleed crew, and it turns out to have been just a small part of his ‘early retirement’ plan – revealing almost all when he announced he was giving up poker last year…

What Joe Ingram shared with us was a result of a 4 or 5 year stretch across all stakes, not just the $25/50 and above that HSDB focuses on. And even that likely isn’t the whole story – Cumicon appearing as a regular in the PokerStars and Full Tilt $5/$10 and $10/$20 NLHE games between 2006 and 2010.

Cumicon then switched again, ‘feeling burnt out at the 6max games, he decided to focus primarily on heads-up NLHE cash’.

And where is Cumicon now? Hopefully somewhere in the Western US mountains where he hoped to lay down some roots after his meteoric poker journey!


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