12 May 12
High Stakes Round-Up: !P0krparty¡'s Run, High Stakes in Asia, Negreanu Beaten
This week's High Stakes Round-Up brings you news of !P0krparty¡'s latest heater, Dwan and Hachem's high stakes adventures and Negreanu's Fixed Limit loss.
The High Stakes Round-up is a weekly summary of all the goings-on in the world of high stakes cash games. Find out what the rail birds are talking about, who the top winners and losers are, plus catch the biggest pots of the week.
Grinder in High Stakes Party
|Party time for !P0krparty¡
Since returning the online scene in late April, the yo-yo player has blasted through a $30,000 bankroll, turned 100,000 FPPs into $1,500 and taken down a $22 MMT for $3,500.
While positive variance has undoubtedly played a part in their success, the player’s work ethic certainly can’t be faulted. In the last week alone they’ve played 24,079 hands, which is almost as many as the top five winners combined.
Although !P0krparty¡ hasn’t managed to scoop any six figure pots, their 24 table grinds have left them with a bankroll of $781,000 and counting.
Many have speculated that the player behind !P0krparty¡ is Harry Kaczka, but as yet this hasn’t been confirmed.
Hachem's High Stakes ExperienceJoe Hachem has recently returned from Manila after taking part in the Manila Millions.
The Aussie pro has blogged about his experience, saying: “It was a hyper-turbo event but there was plenty of value as one of the big gaming companies brought along 18 of their whales to fill up the seats.”
He goes onto talk about the cash games that erupted in the wake of the tournaments: “We got some PLO going and played some astronomical stakes.”
While the blinds weren’t quite as high as the games in Macau, the $250/$500/$1,000 structure was more than enough for Joe.
According to Joe the buzz surrounding the high stakes tournament was amazing, so much so that many of the players were talking about holding another HKD$1 million buy-in event in Macau.
|Hachem Hanging in Asia
Dwan Dominates in Macau
|Dwan's mega pot
According to reports he managed to take down a pot worth $3.8 million against an unknown Chinese businessman.
The pot swelled to HKD$30 million ($3,800,000) after the both Dwan and the businessman made two pair on an A-T-2 flop.
With blinds reaching as high as HKD$30,000/$60,000 ($3,850/$7,700), the action has been fierce and will no doubt last until the traveling pros head for the WSOP.
Negreanu Reaches His LimitDaniel Negreanu may enjoy the thrill of high stakes heads-up matches but his latest challenge certainly wasn’t a pleasant one.
Buoyed by his success in Monte Carlo and coerced by PokerStars, Daniel accepted a Limit Hold’em match against German player, rUaBot.
|A challenging time for Negreanu
The match was scheduled for 1,250 hands but it took rUaBot just 937 hands to relieve Daniel of $75,000.
The emphatic loss signalled the end of Negreanu’s Fixed Limit HU career, as he wrote after the match: “glad it’s over! Have never in my life played 2 tables of HU LH and I never will again.”
Biggest Hand of the WeekA cold deck handed Domce the largest pot of the week in a three-way showdown against Ilari FIN and Vaga_Lion.
Biggest Winners and Losers of the WeekEireAbu, the Dutch native who now calls Ireland home, has been crushing all comers this week, topping the charts thanks to some assured performances at the PLO tables.
Top 5 online winners May 05-11
|2nd||David "Deldar182" Eldar (PokerStars)||$263,318
|4th||Fredrik "H@££INGGOL" Halling (PokerStars)||$192,405
|5th||Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky (PokerStars)
|Tracked by HighStakesDB.com|
Top 5 online losers May 05-11
|1st||Ben "Ben86" Tollerene (PokerStars)||-$336,031
|4th||Randy "nanonoko" Lew (PokerStars)||-$186,433
|5th||Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (PokerStars)||-$181,068
| Tracked by HighStakesDB.com
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