Card Player, the reputed online poker portal, recently published a report of a poker player who won around $4 million, playing online cash poker games.
Ben Sulsky, the online poker player mentioned in Card Player, won close to $4 million in 2012 playing large online cash games. Sulsky started playing high-stakes online poker last year and successfully retained his position as the top cash game earner throughout the year. Gus Hansen, on the other hand, got the title of the year’s biggest loser as he lost more than $3.1 million playing cash games.
Sulsky is a 25-year-old online poker player who hails from New Hampshire and plays at both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. He won slightly more than $3.5 million playing at PokerStars and slightly more than $367,000 playing at Full Tilt Poker after PokerStars re-launched the beleaguered site early in Nov 2012.
Sulsky’s performance at PokerStars in November was quite exceptional as he grabbed the biggest pot at the online poker room. He was taking part in a $200/$400 PL Omaha game when he won around $265,000. His exceptional performance this year earned him the title of top winner of the year while Gus Hansen suffered a downslide and lost over $3 million.
High Stakes DB reported that Gus Hansen lost more than $3.1 million after he retrieved the funds in his Full Tilt Poker account. The poker gaming community surmises that Hansen might have just suffered a lot of bad luck or gotten a bit careless as he just got back his Full Tilt Poker money. Irrespective of the causes, he just turned out to be the biggest loser of the year.
Besides Sulsky, a number of other poker players also had a profitable 2012. While Jens Kyllonen won $2.4 million, Ben Tollerene won $1.9 million. Even Sebastian Sabic added over a million to his bankroll when he won $1.7 million, and player Sven Heinecker won $1.6 million.
The year 2013 has just begun, and excited poker fans have already started guessing who will be the biggest loser and the biggest winner of this year. Poker fans are looking forward to sitting back and watching their favourite poker player in action, either winning in millions or losing in millions. Only time can tell if any new poker player will emerge as the top player of this year or whether the title will be won by the same poker pros.