Gus Hansen Finishes 2011 As Year’s Biggest WinnerPublished on January 2nd, 2012 12:15 am EST
It seems like eons ago since the likes of Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey and Tom “durrrr” Dwan were battling it out on Full Tilt Poker.
The high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker took a major hit after “Black Friday”, as the site quickly moved to block the accounts of US players. This meant no Phil Ivey and no Tom Dwan.
A few months later, the AGCC suspended Full Tilt Poker’s licenses and the site shut its doors, bringing an end to the high stakes games and sending players scattering to Pokerstars and casinos in Macau.
Despite being shut down for more than half of 2011, Full Tilt Poker still produced 6 of the 10 biggest online cash game winners for the year, and 7 of the 10 biggest losers.
Let’s look at the biggest winners and losers of last year, courtesy of HighStakesDB.com:
Gus Hansen, $3,941,703
Ilari FIN, $2,183,832
Matt Hawrilenko, $1,440,095
Phil Ivey, $1,336,313
kagome kagome, -$1,377,281
nasud 11, -$877,151
Cole South, -$778,457
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