Jungleman12 Wins $5.5m In 2010 To Top Full Tilt Money List

Dan “jungleman12” Cates has finished 2010 atop of Full Tilt’s money list, having earned an impressive $5.5 million throughout the year.
Cates was already leading the field going into the last days of 2010, when he gave his earnings a  $502k major boost playing a combination of both PLO and NL $300/$600 heads-up.
Despite going nearly $250,000 down at the beginning of the session, jungleman12 soon managed to reverse the trend to take $382K off Antonius over 1000 hands played, followed by a further $120K over 154 hands against luckexpress10.
During his marathon session against Antonius, Jungleman12 managed to win the top three pots of the night worth $299k, $229k and $173k playing PLO to take a major chunk out of his opponent’s bankroll. As a result Antonius saw his profits halved for 2010 and finished the year up $363,500.
Jungleman12 has consistently excelled throughout the year to reach the pinnacle of cash game winners in 2010, and now adds his name to the prestigious list of previous top finishers which includes Antonius in 2009 for $8.9 million and Phil Ivey in 2008 for $7.3 million.
Other players finishing 2010 in the top five winners group are Norwegian pro Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen on $3.7 million, Tom “durrrr” Dwan on $3.6 million, Phil Ivey on $3 million and finally harrington25 on $2.2 million.
On the other side of the coin, players who had a 2010 they would probably prefer to forget include Brian Townsend aka ‘Sbrugby’ down -$4,120,595, Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies down -$2.05 million, and Gus Hansen down -$1.67 million. Out of the three, Hansen will be the least disappointed having managed to claw back around $2 million in loses over the past few months to end 2010 on an upswing.
Alternatively, Ilari Sahamies was actually showing a profit of $1.48 million in September before hitting what he described as his most sickening downswing yet. He then proceeded to lose around $3.5 million to finish in the red for the year.
Well that’s it for 2010, and with the new year it will be interesting to see how the top pros fare in 2011 at Full Tilt’s high stakes cash games. Don’t forget to check back here at Onlinepoker.net for regular updates.

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