The Finnish poker pros's amazing winning streak has come to an end. After working himself up to a $1.25 million profit for 2012 in just about 1,5 week's time, he dropped close to $900k last Friday and was showing a $25k total loss for 2012 on Saturday.
Now you might think that Sahamies played bad and tilted away his money, but the truth is that he played very well. It almost seemed like the poker gods had teamed up with his opponents given that he lost almost every single pot he was favourite to win. In total, he lost 4 (3 to barcode and 1 to patpatman) of the 10 biggest pots on PokerStars last Friday.
Sahamies opened up the pot for $1,360, and 1II1II1II responded with a $4,240 raise. Sahamies fired $12,880 into the pot and 1II1II1II reraised to $38,800. Sahamies called.
The flop came down 436 and 1II1II1II checked. Sahamies betted 23,000, and 1II1II1II pushed all in for his remaining $146,758 chips. Sahamies called with his remaining $96,956.
Sahamies 75QJ - nut straight
1II1II1II 4AQ10 - flush draw
The turn card J put an end to it all and 1II1II1II took home the pot of $317,592 with the nut flush.
After some raising and reraising pre-flop, the pot was $55,520 when the flop 27J hit the table. Sahamies checked and 1II1II1II fired $19,200 into the pot. Sahamies shoved his remaining $99,930. 1II1II1II called.
Sahamies JJAQ - three of a kind jacks
1II1II1II 107AQ - flush draw
The turn card was the 3 and Sahamies was only one card away from taking home the pot of $255,378. But unfortunately, for Sahamies, the final card was the 6 and 1II1II1II took home the massive pot with a flush.
1II1II1II bet $880 from the button and Sahamies raised to $2,240. 1II1II1II reraised to $7,920, Sahamies made it $23,760. 1II1II1II called. FLOP 842. Sahamies betted $47,518 and 1II1II1II went all in. Sahamies called.
The turn brought the 9 and both players had 2 pair (eights and nines). It looked like it would be a split pot, but the poker gods had other plans. The river was the 5 and 1II1II1II took home the pot of $239,446 with a straight.
patpatman betted $800 on the button and Sahamies raised to $2,700. patpatman reraised to $8,100
and Sahamies called. The first three cards were dealt: 9Q3. Both players checked to the turn card 2. Sahamies betted $16,198, and patpatman answered with a reraise of $64,792. Sahamies pushed his remaining stack of $183,777 towards the centre of the table. patpatman called with his remaining $36,421. The pot was $218,626 when both players revelaed their cards.
Sahamies A22K - three of a kind deuces
patpatman KK310 - pair of kings and flush draw
Sahamies probably couldn't believe his own eyes when the 6 came on the river and denied him another huge pot.