With Black Friday basically stopping all US online poker players’ cold in their tracks, we are likely looking at the yearly results for any US high-stakes poker player in the list below, and all of the movement that will be taking place will be amongst the European and Asian players.
Gus Hansen, despite a losing streak that has seen him drop nearly $1.5 million, Hansen is still in the top spot on the winners list, and still over $1 million ahead of his nearest competitor. On the flip side, Tom “durrrr” Dwan is still the biggest loser for the year with nearly $2.5 million in losses through the first four months of 2011 –Dwan may be one of the US players who moves abroad to continue to ply his trade at the online poker tables.
Here is a look at the Top 10 money winners through April 2011 according to www.highstakesdb.com:
- Gus Hansen – Full Tilt Poker — $3.133.058
- jungleman12 – Full Tilt Poker — $1.952.994
- gavz101 – PokerStars — $1.875.438
- Patrik Antonius – Full Tilt Poker — $1.775.709
- Matt Hawrilenko – Full Tilt Poker — $1.440.090
- Bixiu – Full Tilt Poker — $1.406.194
- Phil Ivey – Full Tilt Poker — $1.336.313
- NoPasaran – Full Tilt Poker — $1.185.294
- Ingenious89 – Full Tilt Poker — $1.079.552
- EazyPeazy – Full Tilt Poker — $998.625
And of course, here is a look at the top losing players according to www.highstakesdb.com:
- Durrrr – Full Tilt Poker — $-2.474.309
- kagome kagome – Full Tilt Poker — $-1.922.748
- fishosaurusREX – Full Tilt Poker — $-1.399.950
- cadillac1944 – Full Tilt Poker — $-1.336.308
- UarePileous – Full Tilt Poker — $-940.563
- DrugsOrMe – Full Tilt Poker — $-830.315
- David Benefield – Full Tilt Poker — $-742.419
- Cole South – Full Tilt Poker — $-710.207
- Ziigmund – Full Tilt Poker — $-704.277
- Skjervoy – Full Tilt Poker — $-674.277
The player to really watch for the rest of the year will likely be Patrik Antonius, who has been on a $2.3 million heater throughout April, and with some of his stiffest competition now sitting on the sidelines, the man with the self-described “worst game selection in online poker” it could be a record-setting year for one of the best online poker players in the history of the game.
Another player who has been making huge waves since Black Friday is Jens “Ingenious89” Kyllonen, who also plays under the name “jeans89” at PokerStars, and is up about $1.7 million in April alone.
- Online Poker’s High Stakes Winners and Losers for February - March 8, 2011
- Top Ten Online Poker Winners Through March 2011 - April 2, 2011
- Di Dang Tops Online Poker Winners in January 2011 - January 31, 2011
Written by Steve Ruddock on May 3rd, 2011