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Online Poker: Ben Sulsky Wins $223K

Phil Ivey Wins Largest Pot Of The Week In Huge Cooler


It took New Hampshire native Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky 2,300 hands over the past week to win roughly $223,000, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Sulsky was up $1.2 million in September on PokerStars, but he went on a downswing and is now up $195,586 on the year, the data shows.

Other big winners on the week include ClockWyze ($107,326), kardioloq ($85,682), BERRI SWEET ($81,872), Trueteller ($66,811) and Ben “Ben86” Tollerene ($58,043).

Losers on the week include Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies (-$180,985), Phil “RaiseOnce” Ivey (-$173,662), dgrinder92 (-$72,057), Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen (-$70,142) and Dan “w00ki3z” Cates (-$58,008). It was a slow week overall for the nosebleed stakes.

Ivey played the largest hand of the week, a $262,480 no-limit hold’em hand that he was on the winning side of with pocket tens. The game was $100-$200 heads-up.

Ivey had the button and raised to $600. Trueteller called with the 10Spade Suit 7Diamond Suit.

The flop fell 7Spade Suit 7Heart Suit 2Diamond Suit, giving Trueteller trips and a huge lead in the hand. However, it was about to get really ugly.

Trueteller checked, Ivey bet $600 again, and Trueteller raised to $2,200. Ivey made the call.

The turn was the 10Diamond Suit, which was a miraculous card for Ivey and a horrible cooler for Trueteller. Ivey had his opponent drawing to the final seven in the deck.

Trueteller checked, Ivey bet $3,800, and Trueteller raised to $17,000 with his inferior full house. Ivey just called with the top boat. The river was the inconsequential 9Club Suit.

Trueteller bet $24,000, and Ivey went all in for $111,000. His bet was called, and Trueteller saw the bad news. Ivey raked in the massive pot.

Despite the hand, Ivey had a losing week and is now down just under $2 million this year on PokerStars. He’s been losing pretty much consistently all year.