New kid on the high stakes block
Sept. 23, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm
The thrills and chills of the highest online poker limits seem never-ending. The latest upset in the world of massive swings is called !P0krparty¡ and he's been running the competition over for the last few weeks.
Although his true identity is still unknown, there are speculations that the high-flying PLO specialist is in fact a well-known FTP regular Harry 'ugotabanana' Kaczka. This is yet to be confirmed but is also totally irrelevant. What matters the most is that !P0krparty¡ raised many eyebrows when he started crushing the $10/20 PLO tables last week.
After achieving a win rate of well over 20bb/100 in a space of just 20k hands he decided it was time to raise the stakes and gamble a bit. He went on a real rollercoaster ride but managed to be victorious even at the $50/100 tables. After 36 hours of battling with the toughest competition on Pokerstars, !P0krparty¡ netted a nice profit of over $200k. The brightest moment will surely be his four-tabling match against Rui 'PepperoniF' Cao when the anonymous Canadian won $134k.
But there were more stars emerging on the scene. Benny 'Toweliestar' Spindler had a great week as he won well over $300,000 in the past few days. Half of those winnings came from a great weekend session at the $100/200 PLO tables. In an unusually quiet weekend, Spindler was the brightest star as he took some massive pots from the likes of Ilari Sahamies and Sami Kelopuro.
The two mentioned Finns were also involved in the action as they battled each other a few times. Kelopuro was on the winning side, scooping two $100k pots from his fellow countryman and is finally in the black for this year's winnings on Pokerstars.
Rui Cao, dubbed the best PLO player on Pokerstars at the moment, was also back to his winning ways. Cao worked his way to a massive $143,000 win over just 1,2k hands against two opponents. 'Fake Love888' and 'L0ve2playU' were his victims and with this latest win the Chinese-born is sure to be a big candidate for the biggest winner this year.
The only thing Rui has to do is maintain his superb 9 months long form and he has a chance of taking the likes of 'Skjervoy' and Rafi Amit off the high stakes throne.