Poker Pro Sahamies Hits Horrendous $3 Million DownswingNovember 18, 2010 8:53 am
Poker is a game full of ups and downs and every professional player at some time during their career ends up hitting a downswing which will leave them with a bad bout of ‘swing sickness.’
Brian ’sbrugby’ Townsend hit a $3.5 million downswing back in 2007, Tom Dwan $4.2 million in 2009 and Patrik Antonius dropped $3 million right from the start of 2010 before bouncing back.
Now, it would appear it is the time for Finnish pro Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies to suffer a while, as he has gone from showing a $1.48 million profit for the year in September to presently being stuck $1.82 million.
Since the beginning of October, Sahamies has lost a horrendous $3.3 million, and has left poker enthusiasts everywhere in no doubt as to how he’s feeling about it.
“I’m f done with poker, sickest downswing ever. Basic downswing, not in the mood for playing, but still playing, whatever”
Unfortunately for “Ziigmund” Sahamies there doesn’t seem to be any signs of an upswing yet on the horizon and yesterday he dropped a further $300k playing $200/$400 Cap PLO against Rami ‘Arbianight’ Boukai and Marcello ‘luckesxpress10’ Marigliano. Both players were happy to capitalise on Sahamies ailing fortune and walked away richer by six figures.
The 27 year-old pro has now been playing online at Full Tilt since 2007 and at his peak was up by $6.8 million but is currently showing an overall profit of $1,654,112.
Sahamies is well known for his hyper-aggressive and eccentric game and is no stranger to the massive swings associated with poker. In fact, last summer in Bobby’s Room at the Bellagio Sahamies played the biggest pots of his life and raked in a massive $1.7 million pot before losing an even bigger $2.4 million one.
Responding on how he handles those incredible swings, “Ziigmund” Sahamies replied:
“I really don’t know how I handle those. Sometimes I feel I don’t handle those at all but it’s just money…nothing serious.”
Just money or otherwise, Sahamies will he hoping this latest downswing comes to an end soon so he can go back to doing what he does best; relieving his opponent’s of their hard won bankrolls.