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The Online Railbird: "DrugsOrMe" Wins Big, Sahamies Active

Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies

The action at the Full Tilt Poker high-stakes tables between Tuesday and Thursday this week saw a flurry of action, with most of it coming on the last day of the period. Gus Hansen, who has been active over the past couple of weeks, was nowhere to be found, but that didn’t stop some big names from getting in the action. Both David Oppenheim (+$121,939.80), and Scott “UrnotINdanger2” Palmer (+$120,471.30) booked solid wins. On the flip side, four players (Di “Urindanger” Dang, Jared “harrington25” Bleznick, tibster24 and Brian “sbrugby” Townsend) lost over $100k each during the three-day stretch.

“UrnotINdanger2” Doubles Through “DrugsOrMe”

In a six-handed match at the $200/$400 tables, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies ($115,057) was under the gun and raised to $1,400. “DrugsOrMe” ($64,685) reraised to $4,800 on the button, and Scott “UrnotINdanger2” Palmer ($93,041), who was in the big blind, made it $16,000 to go. Sahamies got out of the way and DrugsOrMe made the call. The two agreed to check it down and revealed their cards:

DrugsOrMe: {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Palmer: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The {2-Hearts}{K-Spades}{A-Hearts} flop gave Palmer top set and lock on the hand. The turn and river were run twice, for no apparent reason, and came {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} on the first run and {8-Spades}{10-Spades} on the second. Palmer took down the $33,597 pot and added to his midweek total.

“DrugsOrMe” Is Mid-Week’s Biggest Winner

Over at the six-handed $200/$400 PLO tables, “DrugsOrMe” took down a pot worth $48,198 against some stiff competition. In the hand, Di “Urindanger” Dang ($109,038) raised to $900 from the cutoff, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies made it $1,400 from the button, DrugsOrMe called in the big blind, and Dang reraised to $6,700. Both his opponents called and the three saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

DrugsOrMe led out with a bet of $10,200 and both Dang and Sahamies called. All three agreed to check it down and the turn and river came {6-Diamonds}, {4-Spades}. Sahamies showed {10-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades} for two pair while Dang held {A-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{A-Clubs} for just a pair of aces. However, both players were behind the {7-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} straight of DrugsOrMe.

Between Tuesday and Thursday, DrugsOrMe played 1,181 hands over the course of nine sessions to net a profit of $210,283.80, making him the mid-week’s biggest winner.

Sahamies Bests “Luukie21”

Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies was busy facing off against “Luukie21” on Thursday. The pair played 721 hands of $200/$400 PLO in which Sahamies won $134k. From there, they moved on to the $500/$1000 cap game where Sahamies took another $75k off Luukie21. However, the largest uncapped pot of the day did not involve Luukie21, but rather Sahamies and UarePileous.

In the hand, UarePileous ($38,466.25) raised to $1,200, and Sahamies ($63,507.25) reraised to $3,600. After a call, the flop came down {2-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{5-Hearts} and Sahamies bet $5,200. Once again UarePileous called, and the {6-Hearts} hit the turn. Sahamies bet $17,600 and this time UarePileous moved all-in for $29,666.25. Sahamies called and their cards were revealed:

Sahamies: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
UarePileous: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

Sahamies was ahead with a set of aces, but UarePileous held both straight and flush draws. The river was the {K-Clubs}, giving Sahamies the win and pot of $76,932.

Who’s Up? Who’s Down?

This week’s biggest winners (10/26-10/28): “DrugsOrMe” (+$210,283.80), David Oppenheim (+$121,939.80), Scott “UrnotINdanger2” Palmer (+$120,471.30), La Key U (+$83,875.25), UarePileous (+$60,991.75)

In the Red: Di “Urindanger” Dang (-$126,983.50), Jared “harrington25” Bleznick (-$119,298.00), tibster24 (-$105,256.50), Brian “sbrugby” Townsend (-$102,767.00), DaEvils (-$87,833.00)

Year-to-Date Winners: Daniel “jungleman12” Cates (+$4.126 milliom), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$3.95 million), Phil Ivey (+$3.08 million)

Year-to-Date Losers: Brian Townsend (-$2.53 million), Gus Hansen (-$2.48 million)

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