First million dollar pot played in high stakes online poker action

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Apparently unfazed by his multi-million dollar losses - primarily to Phil Ivey - late last week, the Swedish online high stakes player Isildur1 was back in action Saturday, mixing it up with Ivey and Patrik Antonius in a session that saw no fewer than five $800,000 or more pots - some of the biggest recorded online.

The previous record of $878,959 set only just over a week ago by Antonius and Isildur1 was smashed by a giant $1,356,947 pot generated by the same duo in a heads up high stakes Pot Limit Omaha match on the Full Tilt online poker tables Saturday night. And, generating a deja vu atmosphere, it was Antonius who scooped it again.

Not content with pulling in the biggest pot in online history, Antonius went on to take Isildur1 for another mammoth pot worth $810,984, according to independent stats from MarketPulse.

The full 4,470 hand session was an expensive one for Isildur1, who handed $2.1 million all told to the Finnish ace.

That wasn't the end of the excitement, however, for the mystery Swede then took on Phil Ivey over a pot worth $827,960 and won it, only to lose a $832,940 pot back to Ivey later on the same night. Over the course of the night Ivey also boosted his bank balance at the Swede's expense, taking $1.2 million off him in POL and NHLE nosebleed action.

Isildur's incredibly successful arrival on the high stakes Internet poker scene back in September saw him play against the best on offer and build a bankroll of around $5 million by mid-November, but that has been seriously eroded by more recent clashes and must now be below a million.

For the record on those records, MarketPulse reports that Tom Dwan and Di Dang set the record for largest ever pot online in October 2008 when they generated a $723,000 monster. Antonius and Isildur1 smashed that record November 16 with a pot worth $878,959, and on Saturday night the duo broke their own record with that mega-pot of $1.356 million.

Source: InfoPowa News