January 2008

Phil Ivey has been loosing horribly to Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies in pot-limit Omaha, but now he can smile when he has found a new opponent to play some no-limit Texas Hold’em. His new opponent plays under the nickname seda1 and in their latest heads-up battle Ivey won app. $300.000.

Ivey looking good with this nice stack:


Here is a nice hand from the session:

Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($165 940.75)
Seat 2: seda1 ($118 070.25)
seda1 posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
seda1 raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey raises to $9,000
seda1 raises to $27,000
Phil Ivey calls $18,000

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Phil Ivey checks
seda1 bets $54,000
Phil Ivey raises to $138,940.75, and is all in
seda1 calls $37,070.25, and is all in
Phil Ivey shows [ ]
seda1 shows [ ]
Uncalled bet of $47 870 .50 returned to Phil Ivey

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Phil Ivey shows a full house Sixes full of Twos
seda1 shows two pair Queens and Twos
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($236 140) with a full house Sixes full of Twos


Ok, some more proof that someone else is playing under the account FinddaGrind from time to time. Patrik Antonius is known to own this account but there has been rumors that for example Tony G had played with his account.

On monday when FinddaGrind was playing at Full Tilt we saw also -ANTONIUS- sitting at b2b-tables – so he was clearly playing himself. But yesterday we saw him using the chat in a way that he never does:

FinddaGrind: how long u gonna play now?
Mark Vos: lol
Mark Vos: 8.75 minutes
FinddaGrind: go &!$& yourself instead of waisting my time
Mark Vos: haha
Mark Vos: well
Mark Vos: we’ve at least worked out its NOT patrik
Mark Vos: now im mildly curious

The game was $1000/2000 Omaha high-low and Mark Vos was doing some hit’n’run sessions.


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Ilari Sahamies (Ziigmund) has been lately playing a lot against Phil Ivey heads-up… and winning nicely.


Phil starting to get tired? Again today Ivey started with a nice lead – Ilari reloading a couple of times. Before they hit a huge pot – the 3rd largest online pot ever.. and Ilari winning it again:

Phil Ivey raises to $3,000
Ziigmund raises to $9,000
Phil Ivey calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [Jd 7h Qd]
Ziigmund checks
Phil Ivey checks
*** TURN *** [Jd 7h Qd] [9h]
Ziigmund bets $18,000
Phil Ivey raises to $72,000
Ziigmund calls $54,000
*** RIVER *** [Jd 7h Qd 9h] [Kc]
Ziigmund checks
Phil Ivey bets $123,000
Ziigmund calls $118,992.50, and is all in
Uncalled bet of $4,007.50 returned to Phil Ivey
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Phil Ivey shows [Kd Jh 6h Ts] a straight, King high
Ziigmund shows [6c Td Ad 5c] a straight, Ace high
Ziigmund wins the pot ($399,984.50) with a straight, Ace high

Daniel Negreanu (KidPoker) doesn’t like Josh Field (JJProdigy) too much.


Josh was interviewed by Poker Road a while ago conserning his cheating/multiple account issues. Negreanu got really frustrated becouse Josh was handled really easily. He was not confronted with real questions about his cheatings and they let him get away easily from saying “I can’t promise that I will never play at PokerStars or PartyPoker” (remember that he is banned for life in those sites).

Negreanu says that Josh isn’t even sorry for the things he did – he is just a lier and a cheat. Negreanu also thinks that he should not be accepted to the poker community or live tournaments. And we totally agree!

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We saw a short session where FinddaGrind (Patrik Antonius) and Ziigmund (Ilari Sahamies) faced eachother heads-up. FinddaGrind won about $80.000 in a short session. After they quit Sahamies wrote on the chat:

Ziigmund: wp tony
Ziigmund: gg
FinddaGrind: gg

Another interesting piece of information was earlier when Tony G was playing in the Crown Casino but sitting at the Full Tilt Omaha table at the same time. Roland de Wolfe approached him:

Roland de Wolfe: ur playing at crown casino right now
Roland de Wolfe: so who is this on the account

But never received any answer…. so could it be possible that the guys have switched accounts to confuse opponents?


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