Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey Up $240k At PokerStars In 2012

Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey Up $240k At PokerStars In 2012Online player “RaiseOnce” who is widely believed to be Phil Ivey, is currently showing a healthy profit on PokerStars helped in a big way by a $255,700 winning session on the site at the weekend.
Last year, RaiseOnce had a pretty rocky start to his foray on PokerStars and after playing just 204 hands during November and December slipped into the red by $203,075. This year, RaiseOnce was stuck a further $400k but has made steady progress since the beginning of August to now show a $239,163 profit overall for 2012 after 58,575 hands played. However, his winnings could be significantly more than that amount as his time spent at the HORSE tables have been untracked.
During his latest winning session, RaiseOnce played just one table of FLO8 although he certainly put plenty of time into the game and was online for around 10 hours. Amongst the players contributing to RaiseOnce’s $255,700 winning day was the likes of Vladimir “GVOZDIKA55” Shchemelev and patpatman, who lost a total $330,000 over the course of the day.
Interestingly, mystery player “patpatman” is reputed to be either Tom “Durrrr” Dwan or a Chinese Businessman. Either way, he is currently stuck $1.56 million on PokerStars since December 2011, after reaching a peak in May of $1.07 million in profit. Overall, though, “patpatman” is still PokerStars’ second biggest winner this week up +$415,183 after 13,579 hands played, and is just behind this week’s biggest winner RaiseOnce who is now up $563,702 after 4,097 hands.
Finally, for the whole of 2012 Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky is the biggest winner so far with a profit of $2,861,043, followed by Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen ($2,403,554), “EireAbu” ($2,335,897), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene ($1,920,888) and Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond ($1,898,550).
On the other side of the coin, PokerStars’ biggest cash loser for 2012 is “Zypherin” currently down $3,022,053, followed by Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$2,553,416), Benny “toweliestar” Spindler (-$1,014,004), Gus “broksi” Hansen (-$866,066) and “patpatman” (-$779,133).

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