From midday on February 9th, 2010 to early morning on February 10th, 2010, poker pros Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies and Tom "durrrr" Dwan took a literal strangle hold on the high-stakes poker tables on Full Tilt poker, combining to win more than $575,000.
Dwan, who has finally started to play poker in the blackjack after struggling for most of January 2010, is starting to look like he recovered his old form, playing straight from midday Tuesday until nearly 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Over this marathon poker session, Dwan posted 4,881 hands playing a mix of Pot-Limit Omaha, No-Limit Hold'em and 7-Game. After participating at the $300 /$600 PLO and losing $180 in ninety-five hands, Dwan dropped down to the lower limits playing for as low as $25 /$50. When he finally stopped playing, Dwan had posted a $241,000 win.
Sahamies had an easier time, making more than $146,000 from 452 card hands of heads-up in the $200 /$400 PLO against Cole South. Once South surrendered, Sahamies moved on to $100 /$200 Cap-PLO where he made another $114,000.
Add on $98,000 from 7-Game and a small $25,000 loss from an early morning game on February 10th, 2010 and Sahamies finished up over $334,000. Cole South, who had lost $50,000 before playing against Sahamies in the heads-up, was unable to recoup his losses ending the day down by $200,000.
Patrik Antonius only played 13 hands of PLO on February 9th, 2010, taking most of the day after posting a quick $243 win.
Aside from that, Brian Townsend has yet to recover from the downswing coinciding with his suspension as a Full Tilt Pro, losing another $158,000 on February 9th, 2010, bringing his overall losses on the year to more than $1.6 million.