High-Stakes Online Poker: Alex 'IReadYrSoul' Millar Wins $1.2 Million This Past Week
Poker Pro Biggest Winner Over Past Week On Full Tilt Poker
Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar had by far the best week at the high-stakes online poker tables, winning a whopping $1.2 million over just 3,346 hands, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.
The young British poker pro is now up just under $570,000 on the year on Full Tilt Poker. The past seven days were crucial for him. At one point in July he was down more than $1.6 million on the year on the software. Millar plays under the screen name “Kanu7” on PokerStars, and he is up around $330,000 on the year there.
Some of his profits this past week on Full Tilt came at heads-up $400-$800 no-limit hold’em. He was battling with the likes of nosebleed regular Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.
The largest pot of the match began with Millar raising to $2,700. Blom called. The flop fell 10 7 5. Blom checked, Millar bet $2,850, Blom check-raised to $12,000, and Millar called.
The turn brought the 2, and Blom fired $24,800. Millar made the call.
The river brought the A, and Blom shoved for $152,793, which had Millar barely covered.
Millar made the call with the 7 2, and he was good against the 8 6 of Blom.
Despite losing that hand, Blom managed to win just under $700,000 for the week.
That monster wasn’t actually the largest hand of the week.
The action started with Sulsky ($196,200) raising to $2,400 from the cutoff with the K 8. Haxton ($306,500) called from the button, and everyone else at the table folded.
The flop fell 8 6 4, giving Sulsky top pair and a flush draw.
However, he elected to check his monster to Haxton. Haxton fired $4,000, and Sulsky called.
The turn brought the A, and Sulsky checked once again. Haxton bet 22,000.
Sulsky called, and the river was the 3, giving Sulsky his second-nut flush. He sneakily checked for a third time to his aggressive opponent, and Haxton bet $47,200. Sulsky check-shoved for $167,000 total, and Haxton called and mucked when he saw the slow-played flush.
These games have been running around unknown Macau account “MalACEsia” who dropped more than $900,000 over the past week. That brings his/her losses on the year to $3.77 million.
Winners In 2013
cottonseed1: $3.31 million
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene: $2.89 million
Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $2.73 million
Patrik “FiddaGrind” Antonius: $2.68 million
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom: $2.57 million
Losers In 2013
MalACEsia: -$3.77 million
Gus Hansen: -$3.71 million
samrostan: -$3.89 million
Phil “Polarizing” Ivey: -$2.98 million
punting-peddler: -$1.52 million
All figures via HighstakesDB.
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