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Online Poker: Mikael Thuritz Wins $318,000

Swedish Grinder Working On Digging Himself Out Of 2015 Hole


Swedish poker pro Mikael Thuritz was the king of the online poker world over the past seven days. The long-time high-stakes grinder took in $318,000 after 10 unique sessions since last Friday, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

The winnings have brought his lifetime earnings on PokerStars under the screen name “ChaoRen160” to $871,358. He is still down nearly $400,000 on 2015, however.

In addition to the cash game earnings over the course of his career, Thuritz has cashed for a solid $1.7 million lifetime in tournaments.

Other big winners from the week include Doug “WCG|Rider” Polk ($167,546), “JLlama” ($97,495), Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby ($70,309) and Ben “Ben86” Tollerene ($68,899).

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Alex “Kanu7” Millar and Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky all had small winning weeks.

The players who lost big on the week were Alex “joiso” Kostritsyn (-$214,342), “TheFish77” (-$118,948), Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies (-$104,310), “Crazy Elior” (-$86,955) and “RaúlGonzalez” (-$69,609).

Ronny “1-ronnyr3” Kaiser and Mike “gordo16” Gorodinsky lost a bit as well.

With roughly three weeks left in 2015, Blom still leads the online poker world with $2.2 million in profits. Phil “Polarizing” Ivey has $3.73 million in losses, the most in the other direction.