Poker news from August 2012

The following is a list of all the poker news and articles posted on HighstakesDB in August 2012. Look through the list to see if you find the news you are looking for, alternatively use the search function in the top right corner of the website.

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Articles published in August 2012

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    Macau High Stakes Challenge Well Underway - $6.5 Million First Prize Up For Grabs

    73 entrants decided to pony up the HK$2 million (US $258k) to play in The Macau High Stakes Challenge today, an event sponsored by the Asian online poker site "PokerAce" and the Neptune Group.

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    Jeans89 & Sauce123 Make a Splash as the $200/$400 PLO Games Are Back!

    Since the recent rise and fall of Viktor "Isildur1" Blom the $200/$400 PLO games have been running far less frequently so it was good to see some nosebleed action with some of our highstakes favourites at the tables yesterday. The big winners from the sessions were Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen and Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky who won $193.7k and $142.2k respectively during the course of yesterdays play.

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    WPT Legends Of Poker results; More Macau action looms

    As we mentioned here a few days ago the WPT Legends Of Poker event at The Bike got off to a great start ...

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    Ben86 makes Six Figure NLHE Score vs wilhasha

    August has been kind to Ben "Ben86" Tollerene - since 6th of the month he has won close to $1.2 million at PokerStars high stakes tables, mainly at PLO. Yesterday however Ben felt like flexing his none-to-shabby NLHE skills and took on NLHE heads up specialist wilhasha at the $100/$200 tables and walked away a $140k winner.

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    Terken89 & Ilari FIN Clean up Winning over $600k Between Them

    Yesterday saw a huge amount of high stakes action over at PokerStars with the $100/$200 and $200/$400 PLO tables going crazy, as well as plenty of $1/$2k Draw and FLO8. The main benefactors from the days action were Terje "Terken89" Augdal and Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies who bagged $347k and $274k respectively.

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    bernard-bb Wins $135k at PLO While Isildur1 Continues to Pay a Premium for Limit Lessons

    bernard-bb has been quietly enjoying a fantastic year at PokerStars high stakes tables and is currently sitting 4th in the 2012 list with $1.7 million in profit. Yesterday's share of that was a $135.3k win, mostly at the $100/$200 and $200/$400 PLO tables.

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    wilhasha wins $158k at NLHE & Gus Has a Down & Up Day

    After the daily results being dominated by either the PLO or FLO8 players, yesterday it was the turn of the NLHE specialist as wilhasha topped yesterdays leader board at PokerStars high stakes tables with a $158.5k win at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 NLHE tables.

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    Ilari's $1.6m Week - Online Legend Also Cleans up Live

    Up to this week 2012 wasn't turning out to be an especially memorable year for Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies as he has struggled all year long, with limited success, to break even after a terrible first few months.

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    EPT Barcelona results in; Marafioti gets shirty

    After the WPT kicked off a new season earlier this month, the EPT has now followed suit with its opening event in Spain at Casino Barcelona

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    Gus "broksi" Hansen Enjoys Back to Back Six Figure Days

    Once again Gus "broksi" Hansen sits high on the daily leaderboard from the PokerStars high stakes tables, this time taking top spot with a $164.2k win.

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    mtvdeuem and Gus "broksi" Hansen Make Six Figure Scores

    Although the $200/$400 PLO games seem to have broken since the latest rise and fall of Isildur1 there were still some six figure winners yesterday. The biggest being Slovenian pro Matej "mtvdeuem" Cepon who cleaned up at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO games yesterday logging a $152.5k win. We also saw some great poker from Gus "broksi" Hansen who walked away a $149.5k winner for the day.

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    $400k Day For MrSweets28 & Ilari FIN - Isildur1 Runs Bad

    Huge action again yesterday at PokerStars $200/$400 PLO tables, and once again the action was centred around Viktor "Isildur1" Blom who is on a do or die mission to, in the words of 50 cent, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'". Yesterday however he found himself on the wrong end of variance running over $500k below EV in the PLO games - much of which made its way over to the accounts of Phil "MrSweets28" Galfond and Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies who netted $442.6k and $416.6k respectively.

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    Ilari FIN Finds a Welcome Win and danita332789 Wins $147k at PLO

    It's been a torrid month for Ilari FIN but yesterday saw some well needed respite from his latest downswing as he pulled out a $132k win in 449 hands of $50/$100 PLO. Also peforming well was newcomer danita332789 who scooped a $147k payday.

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    Sauce Wins $600k in Epic 15hr Heads Up Match with Isildur1

    We have just witnessed possibly the longest and wildest head up PLO game ever seen at PokerStars as Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom faced off across four tables of $200/$400 PLO with antes, playing for a staggering fifteen hours non stop. The match featured a staggering 85 pots of over $100k.

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