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Online Poker: Sebastian Ruthenberg Drops $700,000

However, Many Other Big Name Pros Had Solid Weeks Online

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German poker pro Sebastian “taktloss47” Ruthenberg was the largest loser of the past seven days on Full Tilt Poker. He managed to drop nearly $700,000 over just 4,250 hands, according to HighstakesDB.

Unknown player “Crazy Elior” (-$443,040) and Gus Hansen (-$442,058), who is on a perpetual downswing, came in second and third, respectively, on the list of losers to begin the month of September.

On the flip side, samrostan ($530,395), Alex “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn ($358,375), punting-peddler ($304,901), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond ($212,298), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey ($198,563), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius ($103,540) and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom ($99,213) were the week’s biggest winners. All figures are courtesy of HighstakesDB.

Back to Ruthenberg.

He’s a bracelet winner with more than $3.5 million in career tournament earnings, to go along with his online success. Ruthenberg has opted out of having his long-term results tracked on HighstakesDB, so we can’t tell you how much he’s up lifetime on the web.

He used to be a big-bet game specialist (no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha), but these days most of his action is in the high-stakes draw games.

In fact, the $2,000-$4,000 deuce-to-seven triple draw games on Full Tilt are where most of the high-flying action has taken place most recently on the software.

However, the biggest pots are still in the big-bet games.

The largest hand won outright over the past seven days went to Dan “jungleman12” Cates.

At $300-$600 pot-limit Omaha, Cates and Galfond got tangled up in a pot worth $168,000.

Their cards:

Cates: QDiamond Suit 7Club Suit 6Heart Suit 5Club Suit
Galfond: QSpade Suit 9Spade Suit 9Heart Suit 10Heart Suit

The action began with Cates raising on the button to $1,800. The small blind folded and Galfond elected to make it $5,700. Cates called.

The flop fell 9Club Suit 8Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit, and Galfond fired $6,600. Cates called and the 4Club Suit fell on the turn.

Galfond bet $14,800 and Cates put him all-in for his last $57,000.

The former quickly called and the cards were tabled.

According to the Poker Odds Calculator, it was exactly a coin flip. Galfond’s set of nines were still ahead, but Cates had a huge drawing hand—half of the deck were his outs.

The poker pros elected to run it twice. The first river was the 5Diamond Suit, giving Cates a straight. The second river was the AClub Suit, giving him a flush.