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The Online Railbird Report: A Quick Look Back at 2010; Dang Off To Fast Start In 2011

Di Dang

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
cadillac1944-$1.8 million
Gus Hansen-$1.67 million

Other Notable Results

Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn+$1.6 million
Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin+$1.55 million
DrugsOrMe+$1.36 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 {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Hearts} 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: {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} – top two pair
cadillac1944: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Spades} – overpair, bottom pair

They only ran it once, with the {9-Clubs} falling on the turn to give Dang a full house. The {J-Spades} 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 {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop. Dang bet $4,200, receiving a call from cadillac1944. The {5-Spades} turn card was bet by Dang again in the form of $14,200. Cadillac1944 called, landing the {10-Spades} on the river. Dang fired again, this time for $32,400. Cadillac1944 called but mucked when Dang tabled {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts} 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 {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop, which Dang checked. A pot-sized bet of $10,800 was cadillac1944's next move, with Dang smooth-calling. The {8-Diamonds} 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 {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for top pair, a straight draw, and flush draw, while Dang tabled {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} for the nut straight. They ran it twice and cadillac1944 saw the {6-Diamonds} fall on the first run to secure half the pot with a flush. The second run brought the {10-Spades}, 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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