Since Highstakesdb.com started keeping track of some of the biggest poker games online (since Jan 2007), OMGClayAiken aka JMAN aka Phil Galfond has won the most money (as of 2/14/09). He’s smarter than you. And has over $7M in online winnings to prove it.
He’s also got a new poker training site.
I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind picking up a tip or twenty from a guy like that to prevent me from going busto every few months. Sign up fees start at $99, and the monthly fees are like $25 or so.
To try something a little different, and hopefully provide value to all you aspiring high stakes gamblers I decided to take a look at the high stakes poker results of the biggest games around to see if there were any trends we could learn something from.
First I took the results published by highstakesdb.com – which provides the top 50 and bottom 50 winners and losers for each month. The results are from 1/1/07 thru 7/31/08, including Omaha and Holdem on Ladbrokes/Prima/Fulltilt networks. High stakes horse is also included in the 7/08 monthly results.
I compiled all these monthly reports into a single spreadsheet workbook in Excel, and then combined the months to provide a data set of 19 months of the high stakes poker world. My initial theory was that the biggest high stakes players have the biggest swings but I wanted to visually see the difference between, if they are constantly playing the biggest games, or game selecting and ‘taking shots’…
Who’s who? Here’s some that we know:
Noataima – Guy Laliberte – owns Cirque du Soleil – possible alias: Lady Marmelade
Ziigmund -Ilhari Sahamies – old alias: sutrakama
Patrik Antonius – Alias Finddagrind and Luigi66369, crymeariver8, I_Knockout_U
David Benyamine – ballsrider, magicpitch1
OMGClayAiken – Phil Galfond
Brian Townsend – sbrugby – cardrunners
Durrrr – Tom Dwan
KObyTAPOUT – Jani Vilmunen
trex313 – Hac Dang
Urindanger – Di Dang
Genius28 – Chris Lee
Niki Jedlicka – Kaibuxxe