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Online Poker: Alex Millar Wins Back $160,000

Poker Pro Digging Himself Out Of Hole To Start The Year


British poker pro Alex “Kanu7” Millar was down $720,000 on 2016 going into this week, but he was able to take a chunk out of those losses by winning $160,000 over the past seven days, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB. His profits were the most in the online poker world during the stretch.

Despite the losses this year, Millar is still a $2.7 million winner on PokerStars lifetime.

Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky rebounded this week, winning $70,000 after losing $170,000 the week prior. Sulsky, a $4.2 million winner lifetime on PokerStars, is one of the most successful online players in history.

“TheFish77” ($134,000), Mike “gordo16” Gorodinsky ($55,000), Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro ($45,000), Alex “BiatchPeople” Luneau ($38,000), Jason Mercier ($34,000) and Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies ($29,000) were other big winners on the week as well.

On the other end of the spectrum, “I_Mr_U_Bean” (-$177,000), “wilhasha” (-$152,000), and Dan “w00ki3z” Cates (-$152,000) were the week’s biggest losers.

Cates is down $217,000 on 2016 so far, but he is still a $1 million lifetime winner on PokerStars. His profits over on sister site Full Tilt, which doesn’t see high-stakes action anymore, stand at $10.2 million. He did lose more than $300,000 in 2015. The Maryland native’s last losing year was in 2009, when he lost $450,000. Cates trails only Patrik Antonius on the all-time leader board.

The largest hand of the past week barely broke the $100,000 mark. Wilhasha was able to stack Millar in a heads-up hand at $100-$200 no-limit hold’em. Wilhasha held the JSpade Suit 7Spade Suit against Millar’s KHeart Suit QHeart Suit on a board reading 7Heart Suit 2Heart Suit 7Diamond Suit. Heavy betting ensued, with Millar rivering an inadequate top pair against his opponent’s flopped trip sevens.