Sauce123 Becomes 2012's Biggest Online Winner Overtaking EireAbu
Monday, 3 September 2012
Ben "Sauce123” Sulsky has returned to form this year after a disappointing second half of 2011. The American finished last year up just $240k, which was almost $700k below his peak in June. However, he is already up more than 10 times that in 2012, profiting a huge $2.7 million as of the beginning of September, just recently edging out the year's previous biggest winner - EireAbu.
His most successful day of the year came just a couple of weeks ago, when he battled online legend Viktor "Isildur1" Blom heads up at $200/$400 PLO. Ben was up an incredible $1.1 million at one point during the epic match, but finished a more modest (yet still amazing) $630k for the day.
Sulsky's new lead is also helped by the fact that Irish-based pro EireAbu hit a serious downswing last month. August was EireAbu's worst recorded month to date, dropping nearly $800k after an unlucky couple of shots at the higher $100/$200 and $200/$400 stakes tables at PokerStars. Even so, EireAbu has had an amazing 2012, with his peak of being $3.4 million in the black in July, and currently being up a very respectable $2.67 million.
Sauce123's amazing year so far proves that he is truly a world-class PLO and NLHE player and particularly one of the best in the world heads up. His year is probably even more impressive when you factor in that he doesn't really shy away from playing anybody, playing long sessions with the likes of Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond and Isildur1.