Hurricane "EireAbu" Hits PokerStars HighStakes

26 June 2012

Andrew "EireAbu" Grimason is hitting the high stakes cash tables on PokerStars like a hurricane. His solidity and regularity are worthy of admiration. During the last week was the second player with higher winnings ant the nosebleed tables: $249,999 in 5,706 hands.

Week after week, he keeps adding winnings to his annual balance that already ascends to a staggering $2,560,063, and we are still in June. Grimason is leader in the 2012 winnings ranking, as he keeps opening the gap to his nearest opponent, the American Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky, which has won $ 2,265,790 in 2012. "EireAbu" is a worker of poker. He has Super Nova Elite status, which is rare among high-stakes players, because they usually don’t play a big amount of hands. In this sense, Grimason is a true poker pro.

However, the player who has earned more money over the past seven days in the nosebleeds has been Theo "Theo J" Jorgensen. The Dane finished the week with a positive balance of $272,109 in 5,259 hands. Jorgensen is best known for his results in live tournaments than for his online game. He has achieved victories on prestigious circuits as the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Europe®. His career in PokerStars high stakes tables has been very irregular in 2012. In late May he was $318,287 negative. However, since then, has booked winning sessions after winning sessions and is currently positive in the nice sum of $168,500.

Behind both of them, we see some regulars of the galactic levels, as the Romanian Ignat Liviu"0Human0" or Finnish Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies. Ilari’s case is a bit strange. Sahamies was the best high stakes cash game player of the red spade room in 2011 with a profit of $2,183,832. However, his game has come down in 2012, and accumulates losses of $518,915. We will keep track of his performance to see when he gets out of this downswing, Gooo Ilari!

Below you see the top 20 winners from 18 to 24 June:


In this week “losers” side, doesn’t stand out any particular player. Guy Laliberté's presence in Las Vegas makes nosebleeds less interesting in this part of the story, since he is usually the main donor. We can’t even see among the "losers" Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, who is also in Sin City, playing the first WSOP® of his life.

The player who lost more money this week was the British player Rob "Vaga_Lion" Akery (-$167,402), followed closely by the anonymous Ukrainian "glosik" (-$162,690), the French-Canadian Phillippe "takechip” D'Auteuil (-$127,587) and Britain's Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane (-$115,557).

This is the negative top 20 of this week PokerStars nosebleeds:



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