The action was relatively light at Full Tilt Poker's high-stakes tables this weekend, but a few players still managed to have a profitable go at it. Gus Hansen, still down plenty since the beginning of October, has recovered somewhat from his early struggles. Meanwhile, "DrugsOrMe" is headed in the opposite direction following a blazing start to October. Also duking it out were Patrik Antonius and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates.
Hansen Gets the Better of DrugsOrMe
"DrugsOrMe" enjoyed a nice week earlier in the month, but the cards have taken a turn for the worse lately. The biggest loser of the last few days, DrugsOrMe faced off with Gus Hansen and came out in the red at their $500/$1,000 capped pot-limit Omaha battles.
DrugsOrMe opened with a raise to $2,000. Hansen popped it to $6,000 from the big blind, and DrugsOrMe promptly made it $18,000 to play. Hansen called and the flop came down . A check-call for $22,000 to reach the cap from Hansen revealed for top two, while DrugsOrMe tabled for just a pair of aces. Running it twice did not bring any miracles for DrugsOrMe, losing $40,000 to Hansen.
The same result occurred on another hand between the two. Hansen called on the button and DrugsOrMe raised to $3,000 out of the big blind. Hansen repotted and DrugsOrMe called, bringing out a flop of . DrugsOrMe put in a check-raise to the $40,000 cap and Hansen called with for top pair and a flush draw. DrugsOrMe showed for an overpair and a straight draw, but was on the losing end of both turns when the hand was run twice. The and swiftly ended any suspense on the runs and Hansen collected another $40,000 from his opponent.
Dwan's Challengers Battle
Even though the "durrrr" Challenge has not seen action in a few weeks, that did not stop Tom Dwan's opponents from mixing it up with each other recently. Patrik Antonius and Daniel "jungleman12" Cates played a short session over the weekend with Antonius netting a profit. Winning a $198,000 pot at $500/$1,000 no-limit hold'em certainly helped.
Antonius raised to $3,000 on the button and Cates reraised to $10,000 from the big blind. A four-bet to $24,000 followed from Antonius and Cates called, leading to a flop. Cates checked and Antonius kept up the pressure, firing $19,000. The response from Cates? A shove for roughly $110,000. Antonius called all-in for just over $56,000 and revealed , holding a significant lead against Cates' . They ran it twice and no help came for Cates, sending the pot to Antonius.
Who’s up? Who’s down?
This week’s biggest winners (10/15-10/18): MagicNinja (+$130,000), Gus Hansen (+$123,000), Rafi "howisitfeellike" Amit (+$117,000)
In the red: DrugsOrMe (-$316,000), harrington25 (-$156,000), DIN_FRU (-$103,000)
Year to Date: Daniel "jungleman12" Cates (+$4.13 million), Tom "durrrr" Dwan (+$4.01 million), Phil Ivey (+$3.08 million)
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