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Ragen70 is the biggest online poker winner of the year
This is the third week in a row in which the German Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker finished as the biggest online poker winner, cashing in a total of $4,654,242 in profits so far this year. The nosebleed action at Full Tilt Poker is really getting heated, with some players are winning huge amounts every week.
This past week, Heinecker won $461,790 across 19 sessions for a total of 2,074 hands. This past week also saw some life from Full Tilt Poker The Professionals team member Gus Hansen as he was the second biggest winner with $340,911 in the green from 3,417 hands. Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond also had a pretty good week, winning $183,888.
Gus Hansen showing signs of life
At the beginning of the month, we talked about Gus Hansen being down $12.7 million on Full Tilt Poker since May 2007. With the only way to climb up this hole being to play more, the Great Dane went further in the red over the first three weeks of November and had more than $14 million in online poker losses. With this successful week, Hansen is now $13,973,212 in the red, $7,561,940 of that amount being just this year.
A familiar face returned to the virtual tables after being away for one month as Phil Galfond was the biggest winner on Monday with a $288,700 payday after just 4.5 hours of play at the 2-7 triple draw tables. Some of his opponents were “Kagome Kagome”, Heinecker, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Hansen. Heinecker also walked away as a winner from the table, with $260,900 more in his account, while Blom lost a quarter of a million dollars.
Despite the big hit, Blom still finished the day in the green, after spending over six hours playing 8-game poker to have total profit for the day of $64,400.
Full Tilt Poker Professional Viktor Blom has been the biggest winner of the year for most of the first months but his huge swings made him fall from the No. 1 position. Heinecker has arguably been the hottest and most consistent player of 2013 and he seems determined to make this his best year, both online and live.
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene is now the second biggest winner of the year with over three million dollars in profits. In third comes Isildur1 with almost $2.4 million. The interesting thing to note is that while ragen70 played 57,673 hands this year and won $4.697,470, Bttech86 has played 116,652 for his three million and Isildur1 has clocked in over 410k hands this year alone. The fact that Hansen has almost lost as much as the two biggest winners of the year combined should raise a few concerns for the Dane, but he seems to be slowly getting back some of that money.
Big swings are quite common when playing at such high stakes and it is not unheard off players winning over one million in just one day. Of course, since this is poker, if someone wins, another player must lose and it is impossible to predict who will be on top next week.