Three Players Hit Million-Dollar Profits This Month

Three Players Hit Million-Dollar Profits This Month

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

The high-stakes games at Full Tilt Poker have been heating up uncontrollably over the past month or so. Yes, it has only been eleven days since the beginning of the month and yes, in that time three players have made over $1,000,000.

Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin leads the way with a total August profit of $1.17m. Close behind are Cole “CTS” South and David Benyamine. In addition, Patrik Antonius has made $347k in August and is now just over $5 million in profit in the calendar year.

It seems to have mostly come from Gus Hansen (there’s a surprise) and an Italian player known as luckexpress10. Since the beginning of the month, the two have dropped $1.92m.

One factor is the ante tables at Full Tilt - $300/$600/$100 being the most popular – that draw huge pots. Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies is breaking even this month but he was involved in the biggest pot of August, a $336k beast versus durrrr where, in a 4-bet pot, the two got it in on a 953r board. Dwan was ahead with 9865 for two pair to Ziigmund’s AA82, but the turn and river were both 4s to give the Finn a straight and take down the pot.

Watch the high-stakes action at Full Tilt Poker.

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