With 2010 in the books, now is a good time to look back and see just who made it out on top in the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes cash games. The big winner was without a doubt Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, while Brian Townsend was by far the most deep in the red. It was a tumultuous year for many, and here is a look at the results of some of your favorites.
2010's Biggest Winners
|Daniel "jungleman12" Cates||+$5.5 million|
|Andreas “skjervøy” Torbergsen||+$3.7 million|
|Tom "durrrr" Dwan||+$3.6 million|
|Phil Ivey||+$3 million|
|Di “Urindanger” Dang||+$2.1 million|
|Jared “harrington25” Bleznick||+$2.09 million|
2010's Biggest Losers
|Brian Townsend (under both Brian Townsend and "sbrugby")||-$4.12 million|
|Ilari "Ziigmund” Sahamies||-$2 million|
|Gus Hansen||-$1.67 million|
Other Notable Results
|Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn||+$1.6 million|
|Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin||+$1.55 million|
|Scott “UrnotINdanger2” Palmer||+$990,000|
|Andrew "luckychewy" Lichtenberger||+$722,000|
|Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro||-$907,000|
|Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo||-$1.44 million|
|Cole South||-$1.45 million|
The action was slow at the start of the new year, but it really picked up on Monday as several of the high-stakes specialists battled. The big winner so far has been Di ”Urindanger” Dang, making much of his profit at $300/$600 pot-limit Omaha against "cadillac1944."
Dang had the button and raised to $1,800. From the big blind, cadillac1944 popped it to $5,400, quickly getting called by Dang. The flop came down and cadillac1944 bet the pot of $10,800. Dang raised to $43,200, cadillac1944 went all-in for an additional $20,000, and Dang called.
Dang: – top two pair
cadillac1944: – overpair, bottom pair
They only ran it once, with the falling on the turn to give Dang a full house. The river card proved to be no help to cadillac1944, and he saw the nearly $138,000 pot head Dang's way.
It isn't all that often that we a six-figure pot without somebody being all-in, but the two managed to have one of those, as well. On the button, cadillac1944 raised to $1,800 and Dang popped it to $5,400. A call from cadillac1944 delivered an flop. Dang bet $4,200, receiving a call from cadillac1944. The turn card was bet by Dang again in the form of $14,200. Cadillac1944 called, landing the on the river. Dang fired again, this time for $32,400. Cadillac1944 called but mucked when Dang tabled for quads, winning the $112,400 pot in the process.
The session could have been worse for cadillac1944 had he not managed a chop in the biggest pot played between the two. With the button, cadillac1944 made it $1,800 to go and Dang popped it to $5,400 from the big blind. A call from cadillac1944 led to a flop, which Dang checked. A pot-sized bet of $10,800 was cadillac1944's next move, with Dang smooth-calling. The hit the turn, and once again, Dang checked. Another pot-sized bet followed from cadillac1944, this one for $32,400. Dang had none of it though, reraising to $129,000. After calling all-in for another $46,000, cadillac1944 revealed for top pair, a straight draw, and flush draw, while Dang tabled for the nut straight. They ran it twice and cadillac1944 saw the fall on the first run to secure half the pot with a flush. The second run brought the , giving the second half to Dang, splitting the $189,000+ pot between the two.
This week’s biggest winners (1/1-1/3): Di “Urindanger” Dang (+$405,000), Jared “harrington25” Bleznick (+$398,000), IHateJuice (+$333,000), Daniel “jungleman12” Cates (+$299,000)
In the red: Gus Hansen (-$332,000), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$318,000), cadillac1944 (-$295,000), Patrik Antonius (-$275,000)
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