Cates, who was down over $300k in the last few weeks, took on rumprammer and gavz101 at $500/$1,000 Cap PLO.
In a three-hour span Cates recorded 1,757 hands and absolutely rocked the opposition, proving once again that he’s one of the premier online cash game players in the world.
Not content with merely dominating on Full Tilt, Cates also won an extra $30k on his PokerStars “w00ki3z” account.
Cates is now down only $86k on Full Tilt and, if he’s able to keep momentum on his side, could potentially be even by the weekend.
Jungleman12 wasn’t the only story last night as Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies ventured on to PokerStars as “Ilari FIN.”
It’s understandable that Sahamies is looking to switch things up as he had a miserable 2010 on Full Tilt and was already down $200k on the site this year.
The new site seems to be working out for Sahamies as the Finnish pro was able to rake in $47k playing against Dan Cates and Mitch “LooneyGerbil” Carle.
It had been some time since Phil Ivey had played online but last night the legendary Full Tilt Pro took to the tables for brief session of $500/$1,000 Cap PLO. Ivey pulled in $39k in 65 hands and then jetted.
To the surprise of many railbirds, Ivey is down $189k in online poker this year.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom also played a marathon 2,907-hand session on PokerStars against Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer. Blom eventually lost $39k and called it a night.
Some of the biggest winners of the night included Matt Hawrilenko (+$228k), Sauce1234 (+$187k) and Gus Hansen (+$135k) while rumprammer (-$223k), harrington25 (-$213k) and David Benefield (-$179k) were all on the losing side.
For information on the high stakes action from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.