Sauce1234, Phil Ivey Top High-Stakes Leaderboard in May


As we turn the page to June, it’s time to look back at some of the biggest winners at the high-stakes online tables in May, according to HighStakesDB. The leaderboard is chalk full of brand name poker players this time around.

Ben “sauce1234” Sulsky (pictured) and Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, both playing on Full Tilt, led the way in May. Sulsky turned in 16 sessions totaling 1,157 hands for $691,213 in profit. That’s an average profit of $43,200 per session and $597 per hand. Ivey had 80 sessions totaling 17,582 hands and $442,576 in profit. That’s an average profit of $5,532 per session and $25 per hand.

Ivey’s PokerStarsscreen name, reported to be RaiseOnce, also appeared on the list and booked $278,819 in profit from 35 sessions and almost 10,000 hands. Here’s how the top 10 looked in May:

1. Sauce1234: 16 sessions, 1,157 hands, $691,213 profit
2. Polarizing: 80 sessions, 17,582 hands, $442,576 profit
3. NoelHayes: 149 sessions, 20,033 hands, $378,141 profit
4. Ike Haxton: 48 sessions, 1,967 hands, $352,942 profit
5. RaiseOnce: 35 sessions, 9,480 hands, $278,819 profit
6. luvtheWNBA: 3 sessions, 479 hands, $188,487 profit
7. IReadYrSoul: 7 sessions, 1,304 hands, $186,947 profit
8. WCG|Rider: 28 sessions, 3,050 hands, $172,752 profit
9. Sauce123: 108 sessions, 12,125 hands, $170,170 profit
10. Isildur1: 65 sessions, 9,338 hands, $167,618 profit

The biggest hand played in May that HighStakesDB recorded came in at $296,000 and was won by Ivey(pictured) at a $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em table. In the hand, Ivey’s opponent bet $27,000 on the river of a board showing Q-8-6-5-10. Ivey shoved and his opponent called with pocket queens for top set. Ivey flipped over 9-7 for a straight.

Six pots topped $200,000 for the month and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom won two of them. Impressively, Blom laid claim to five of the 10 largest pots played during May and ended the month with $167,618 in profit. Four of those five pots occurred at PLO tables.

With many of the game’s top pros currently located in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker, we’d expect names like Ivey, Blom, and Sulsky largely to be absent from June’s leaderboard, but anything is possible.

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