With Isildur1 nowhere in sight after losing more than $3.2 million on December 8th, 2009, the high-stakes poker action on December 9th, 2009 abandoned Omaha to join well-known poker pro Gus Hansen on Full Tilt Poker's 7-Game tables.
The one rule in the high-stakes poker world that is followed: The action will always follow the biggest fish in the pond. And until Isildur1 showed up on the poker scene, it was Gus Hansen at the top of everyone's poker hit list.
Hansen said that there has been an ongoing trend in the online high stakes poker world. He said that people have been closely following him so he thinks that there is going to be some poker action in the 7-game mix.
With Isildur1 taking a break after his latest lost, Patrik Antonius, Chau Giang, Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, David Benyamine, Brian Townsend, Matt Hawrilenko, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, David Oppenheim, all spent the night playing mixed games with Gus Hansen. Antonius finished on top, up over $510,000, well ahead of Giang (who plays as "La key U" online), who finished next in line with almost $248,000.
Surprisingly, it was the "big fish of the game" who finished in 3rd place in profit, with Gus Hansen leaving the game up over $222,000. The biggest loser on the night was Hawrilenko, who dropped more than $432,000. 2nd place on the losing side went to Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, who ended the night down by more than $395,000.
Townsend, who was one of the first high-stakes poker players to make the shift to 7-Game earlier this year, losing more than $312,000 twice as much as Tom "durrrr" Dwan, who left the game down by $153,000. The rest of the participants either won or loss less than $100,000.