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High Stakes Online Cash Game Action Dries Up

High Stakes Online Cash Game Action Dries Up

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Oct 01, 2011


It was less than two years ago when the poker community was captivated by $1 million hands on Full Tilt Poker. These days, in the post-”Black Friday” era, rail birds have to settle for comparatively lackluster action and drab high-stakes challenges on PokerStars and various other sites, with few pots exceeding $100,000. After the April 15 shutdown of the major online poker sites in the United States and Full Tilt closed its doors in June to its high-stakes European players (the games were actually going strong on Full Tilt in the weeks after Black Friday), the nosebleed scene has largely vanished. The past couple of months have seen the majority of the high-stakes online action come at $25-$50 to $100-$200 pot-limit Omaha on PokerStars. Some high-stakes action is also running on the OnGame Network, but with few pots there exceeding six figures. The smaller action hasn’t stopped some of the ...

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