Do you remember Martonas? For those who don't remember him, I can inform you that he's from Sweden and used to play high stakes at Full Tilt Poker over a year ago. When Martonas started showing up at Full Tilt, he won about $2.5 million in less than 2 weeks time (most of it from durrrr) and create headlines all over the poker world. But it didn't take long before he lost it all again (most of it to durrrr) and disappeared from the scene shortly after.
Many thought that we would have to wait for a very long time before another unknown player like Martonas would show up and play against the world's best. However, most people forgot about him almost straight away when another unknown swede entered the scene and broke all the records. You know who I'm talking about, right? :)
Isildur1 (a.k.a. The Unknown Swede) is still doing very well at Full Tilt's highest stakes, and it seems like he is here to stay unlike the other unknown Swede, Martonas. Last Saturday, Isildur1 took on Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan and emptied both their accounts and ended up around $2,5 million plus. However, he lost a lot of those winnings to Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies in Omaha just a few moments later. It only took "Ziigmund" about 600 hands to take $1,5 million from the unknown Swede. Even though Isildur1 lost so much to Ziigmund", he was still $1 million dollars plus for the day.
Many people that have been following Isildur1 at Full Tilt poker can't understand why he's playing against Ziigmund when he's winning big against almost all other players? The answer for this question might be that the unknown Swede is looking for revenge and want to win back the money he has lost, or it might have something to do with pride?
A new unknown poker player has start showing up at some of the higher stakes at Full Tilt poker. The nickname of this player is Isildur1, and he/she is from Sweden, just like the other "unknown Swede", Martonas. Isildur1 uses a very, very aggressive style of playing poker, and he/she managed to play over 4000 hands in just 24 hours.
Unfortunately for Isildur1 was that he/she didn't run so well on the $200/$400 NL Hold'Em tables. The Swede lost around $500k in no-time and decided to change game to $100/$200 PL Omaha. There Isildur1 played against Haseeb Qureshi for a couple of hours and managed to win $400k, which eliminated the most of the earlier loss.
Last week was a great week for some high stakes players from Finland. However, the most successful of those were Patrik Antonius who won over a million dollars, and his fellow countryman, Ilari Sahamies, who won close to half a million dollars. Most of the money Antonius won came from the American pro Tom "durrr" Dwan. Tom "durrr" Dwan came to be the biggest loser last week with around $900,000 lost. But as we all know, that is not an amount that Tom Dwan will cry so much over.
Another poker player that lost a lot of money last week was "Martonas", or the "unknown Swede" as many people call him. It seems like "Martonas" has given up playing on the highest stakes at Full Tilt poker. Because lately he can be found on the lower stakes at Full Tilt. Probably he has realized that he can't afford the enormous swings, or just think its easier making money on the lower stakes?
Yesterday night there was a lot of high stakes games going on at different poker sites. "Martonas", the unknown Swede, has won and lost millions of dollars in no time since he start showing up at Full Tilt poker. Yesterday he won $204,000 after having a great session of poker. This win must have felt extra good for "Martonas" who has been losing a lot of money lately. Another 2 players that played very well yesterday are "theASHMAN103" and "SxMxF". "theASHMAN103", won $193,00 and "SxMxF" $150,000.
Full Tilt poker, is the one and only poker site when it comes to high stakes games. Nowhere else you will find so high activity on tables with for example $2000/$4000 and $1000/$2000 blinds. Of course the most people can't afford to play on these stakes, but it doesn't cost a penny to watch when some of the biggest names in poker play against each other. One must admit that it feels a bit unreal when pots many times are $500,000 - $1,000,000 and the players don't even have "monster hands". The money that these guys can lose/win in just one single hand is many times something that the average poker player won't win or lose in his entire lifetime.
"Martonas", or "the unknown Swede" as many people call him, came from nowhere and played against some of the biggest names in the world of poker. After a week of playing he had already won 2.5 million dollars, most of the winnings from just one heads-up session versus Tom "durrr" Dwan. A few days later, Tom Dwan, got his revenge.
He won back everything he had lost to "martonas" plus some more before he decided to end the session and get some sleep. "Martonas", continued playing against Phil Ivey and other big names after this big loss. He won back a lot of money he had lost and it seemed like he would be back on track again shortly. But, the poker gods had other plans for the unknown Swede. "maratonas", can't get anything going at the moment and the winnings fail to come day after day. According to different sources he's now $1 million minus after just a few months of playing under the alias "martonas". Now the big question is. How much longer can "martonas" afford to play at the highest stakes at Full Tilt poker before the bankroll takes too much damage?
The unknown Swede, "martonas", hasn't been around for very long, but he's already a feared player at the highest stakes. He has won around $1,000,000 since he started playing with the alias "martonas" at Full Tilt poker. Most of the money he has won has come from Tom "durrrr" Dwan. Yesterday these two played against each other once again, and "durrrr" finally got his revenge since their last heads-up session.
Yesterday there was some crazy action going on at Full Tilt's high stakes tables. "durrrr" and "martonas" played heads-up for almost 12 hours straight. The swings were sick, but also very entertaining for those who watched. The pots in this heads-up match many times landed on $400,000 and more. At one point, "martonas", won over 1 million dollars in just 20 minutes from "durrrr". But even though "martonas" won so much money in such a short time, it was "durrrr" who dominated. "durrrr" was up between 2-3 millions against "martonas" for a while. "durrrr", decided that he had enough of poker after playing almost 24 hours straight. Probably he had a very good sleep after this long session since he had won $1,300,000. "martonas" in another hand had no plans on stop playing. He played some great poker against Phil Ivey, Lars Luzak, and Patrik Antonius. Thanks to this, he ended the day when he was "only" $859,000 minus. Even though he lost a lot, he managed to win back over $2 million after that he and "durrrr" ended their session. Quite an impressive achievement!?
Tom "durrrr" Dwan, is one of the best and most well known high stakes players in the world. "durrrr" had a really tough start of the year and he lost a lot of money, but then he managed to win back everything he had lost plus a lot more. Now he's one of the biggest winners this year and once again he showed the world why he's one of the best high stakes players.
Thanks to his great success during his short poker career, he has been nominated to poker hall of fame this year. However, there is not a big possibility that he will be inducted this year as he's up against Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Tom McEvoy, Men Nguyen, Scotty Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Eric Seidel, and Daniel Negreanu.