The Finnish poker pro Ilari Sahamies ended up as the biggest winner of 2011 at PokerStars with millions of dollars won. However, this year has been a totally different story for him and now it seems like he's more or less broke. "I don't have any money left," Sahamies wrote in the poker chat the other day after losing everything he had at the table.
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Joined: Apr '12
Age: 36 (M)
Quite aggressive player indeed… Bad account management at this level is not the answer for this situation… has to do more like his mood, or the way the person deals with a season less good. I believe he’ll be back soon playing high stakes again…
Joined: Jan '11
Age: 54 (M)
When you think you're invincible (winning a lot in a previous period) you're bound to go on as you were.
PS. Please correct the following in the article (as now it looks like awful) : - Biggest winner of 2011 <comment: as otherwise the rest ("2012, however, ....." does not make sense.> - And now it seems <comment: you wrote 'it's seems' - Ilari had really tough start ... <comment: you wrote 'though' > - Furthermore, some commas (,) in several sentences would really make the readability a lot better.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
Sahamies problem lasts for a while now, we just have to make a little research about what came on the news about him during the last couple of years to reach this conclusion. I still believe that, when he says he has no money, he means he has no bankroll that allows him to continue playing the levels he used to. Assuming he is sick is a good beginning for him, and knowing now that he is playing lower stakes is also good, because that may also mean he is trying to manage the bankroll. This can only turn into a major problem if, in fact, instead of being managing his bankroll, he is actually spending the last money he has. If this is what’s happening, it’s very sad to watch this happening to someone who once was a star and that, most probably, will commit arakiri in what matters to his poker career. Hope he manages to get out of the hole, even if he doesn’t come back to play higher again. The health is more important than the wealth.
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
maybe he just has a sore foot- that's why he feels sick...lol- as far as the "no money" comment goes- i doubt this is true, even if the guy has a reputation of one who doesn't care for bankroll management a lot, i still think he has some cash left...at least when full tilt pays him back he will get back to nosebleed tables
Joined: Jun '09
Age: 30 (M)
Wow what a way to go out win so much then lose it even faster he should have stoped playing at the start of the yr i dont feel sorry for him these things happen all the time and its good to see it happens to the pros to i i was him i would have left pokerstars after winning that and never come back
Joined: May '08
Age: 46 (M)
Well to be honest, this had to happen sooner or later, he has no bankrollmanagement so its kinda it happens just time tells when it happens. I dont think he is an example for the poker industry allthough i like him at times. Hope he can climb back.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 37 (M)
From uhhcallmi: If all is ok ,with the experience he got ,he should easely be able to find him a good staker and work from there on to get back where he was once...
From bombsapphire: He needs a loan?
That seems a pretty reasonable solution for him, but there’s a big question there: Who would be available to lend money to a sick gambler? That money would only appear after he was cured. How long will it take till he cures himself? And how can he proof he is in fact cured? If, till now, he only spent his own money, better that way, at least he has no debts, just hope he can get some help to solve the problem…
Joined: Dec '08
Age: 26 (M)
It shouldn't come as big surprise. After all we all know what his lifestyle are: getting drunk and gambling. Imo he doesn't have what it takes to be a pro poker player. It's only 10% talent and 90% hard work and discipline.
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
Posted by rv: It shouldn't come as big surprise. After all we all know what his lifestyle are: getting drunk and gambling. Imo he doesn't have what it takes to be a pro poker player. It's only 10% talent and 90% hard work and discipline.
i don't know that much about him, but yeah I get that impression of him.
there's no sorrow there.
if you're gonna make a tonne of money and get wasted and gamble with no brm then you're destined to go broke.