The best high stakes poker players in the world left the Pot-Limit grind on August 12th, 2009 returning to Full Tilt's No Limit Holdem poker table for the first time in a while. The game started off just any other night, with poker stars like Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, phil ivey, David Benyamine and Phil Galfond swapping $100,000 PLO cash pots before they traded in 4 cards for 3 and hit the No Limit Holdem poker tables.
It was martonas, a poker player who only recently returned to the high-stakes, who cause the change in games after asking Antonius to face him in a heads-up shown on a 6-max $500 /$1,000 No Limit Holdem (NLHE) poker table. After the other poker players on the site caught wind of the poker action, the remaining $500 /$1,000 No Limit Holdem poker tables started to fill-up.
For the 1st time in many months, 4 poker tables of the biggest stakes NLHE available online filled up with familiar players. The poker action was extremely fast with big pots being contested regularly. There were 3 cash pots worth more than $300,000 and another three pots just short. There were also seventeen cash pots worth more than $200,000 and even more worth more than $100,000.
online poker pro and respected LeggoPoker high-stakes poker instructor Aaron "aejones" Jones started dominating from his first card hand, earning a $600,000 profit over nine hundred card hands. However, online favorite Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfound surpassed Jones' earnings, taking home a total of $780,000.
September 08, 2009