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High-Stakes Online Poker: Niklas 'Ragen70' Heinecker Wins $1.4 Million Over Three Days

Gus Hansen Has Horrid Week, Reaches $17.6 Million In Lifetime Losses


German poker pro Niklas Heinecker was last year’s biggest winner online, capturing a staggering $6.2 million on Full Tilt Poker, according to HighstakesDB data. Combine that with his more than $4 million in tournament earnings in 2013 ($4,546,619 to be precise), and the high-stakes grinder without a doubt had one of poker’s most historic years.

Unfortunately for poker fans, Heinecker opted-out of having his long-term online results tracked, but that doesn’t mean we are completely in the dark as to how he is doing in 2014. Over just three days this week, he won around $1.4 million. He reportedly started off the year sort of slow, but has regained form lately. He could be the biggest winner in 2014 so far. Others in possible contention for that honor include Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene and Dan “Jungleman12” Cates.

Some of Heinecker’s recent profits reportedly came in a heads-up limit deuce-to-seven triple draw match against Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, widely considered poker’s best all-around player.

Reaching seven figures in winnings for the week was even more impressive for the German when you consider that between Mar. 28 and Mar. 30 he dropped around $600,000.

Heinecker’s largest pots lifetime online have been in no-limit hold’em, but like many of the game’s best players, he has followed the action, and it just happens to be at the deuce-to-seven triple draw tables right now. That can quickly change, however.

While the past seven days were very kind to Heinecker, they weren’t so great for Swedish poker pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom. He dropped more than $300,000. Gus Hansen lost more than $500,000 over the past seven days, which brings his lifetime deficit on Full Tilt Poker to around $17.6 million, according to the HighstakesDB data. That’s his lowest point ever on the software.

The Gus Hansen screen name is by far the worst performing single account in online poker history, the tracking says. It’s unclear if Hansen himself has lost the most.

The Danish poker pro was on a huge upswing prior to the old Full Tilt Poker shutting down, but since the site returned in November of 2012, he has dropped nearly $14.5 million.