Who Have Been the Biggest Winners Since Full Tilt Shut Its Doors?Published on October 15th, 2011 2:04 am EST
Prior to June 29th, 2011, Full Tilt Poker was the center of the universe when it came to online high stakes cash games.
Names like Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey made their homes on Full Tilt Poker, and the resulting cash games were pretty epic. Who can forget the Dwan vs "Isildur1", Antonius vs "Isildur1" and Phil Ivey vs Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies battles on the site, just to name a few.
On June 29th, the AGCC announced that they were suspending Full Tilt Poker's licenses, and the lights went out at the world's (formerly) second largest online poker room shortly after that. The lights have still not come back on.
The high stakes cash game action quickly switched over to Pokerstars, sans members of "Team Full Tilt" such as Ivey, Antonius and Dwan. Pokerstars had wisely signed phenom Viktor "Isildur1" Blom to a deal a few months earlier, meaning that he was already on the site, while names such as Phil Galfond and Brian Hastings popped up once they had relocated outside of the United States.
So who are the biggest winners and losers on Pokerstars since Full Tilt Poker shut its doors back in June? Let's take a look:
Ilari FIN, $1,383,796
Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies had been down on his luck earlier in the year, but life without Ivey and Dwan and the others seems to be paying dividends for the Finnish phenom.
Let's take a look at the biggest losers on Pokerstars since June 29th:
In case you were wondering, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom on Pokerstars has made an estimated $674k since June 29th.
Blom hasn't been seen on Pokerstars for over a month, which has led some to wonder about his current contract status with the site.
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