Gus Down Another $1m in September
Ike Haxton was online poker's biggest winner in September, Gus Hansen dumped another $1m and Jason Somerville confirmed he's no longer sponsored by Ultimate Poker.
Haxton and Saniker Win Big, Gus Hansen and bbvisbadforme Struggle
High-stakes action picked up a lot of steam in September once the various live summer tournament series concluded.
Isaac Haxton aka luvtheWNBA emerged the month's biggest winner while Gus Hansen continued to struggle.
LuvtheWNBA is looking to close out September as the month's biggest earner. He has $717,347 in earnings through Sunday, $200,000 more than second place Saniker.
Rui Cao, aka PepperoniF, was technically listed as third with $391,398 in earnings. However, he dropped over $428,000 under his Rui Cao account and is down for the month.
Mikael "Punting-peddler" Thruitz and Doug "WCGRider" Polk round out the top five. Punting-peddler earned $371,522 this month and WCGRider $318,174.
Phil Ivey and Viktor Blom also had solid months in September. Ivey, playing as Polarizing, earned $129,826. Isildur1 earned $178,036.
Gus Hansen continues to find ways to lose. For the month, he finished down $921,276 over 212 sessions. Bbvisbadforme also dropped a nice chunk of change, losing $538,155.
For the year Daniel "jungleman12" Cates still holds the overall lead with $2.8 million won. Punting-peddler is second with $2.28 million. Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius is third with $1.75 million in earnings.
Haxton's strong month has him fourth overall with $1.29 million and Doug "WCGRider" Polk is the only other player above $1 million this year. He has $1.07 million in earnings.
On the flip side Gus Hansen still leads the big-name losers with $5.52 million in losses, trailing only Chun "samrostan" Lei Zhou. Phil Ivey is second with $2.27 million in losses in 2014.
Isildur1 has been swingy as ever but is still down $1.52 million. Crazy Elior is right behind with $1.13 million in losses.
Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond is still struggling in 2014. He is down $1.08 million on the year.
Jason Somerville Leaves Ultimate Poker
Jason Somerville, poker pro and popular host of the RunItUP Youtube program, has confirmed his departure from Ultimate Poker. Somerville has served as a Team Pro and his Youtube show was sponsored by the site.
Somerville confirmed the departure on his program over the weekend and called the split amicable. Essentially, the company started cutting back on expenses following the closure of their NJ division.
Somerville claimed that he was not a "cheap date" and the pair went their separate ways. He spoke highly of the company and even left the door open for potential future projects.
Ultimate Poker was the first online poker room to open in Nevada in 2013 and the first legal real-money online poker room to operate in the U.S. post-UIGEA. The company expanded to New Jersey in November 2013 but closed shop last weekend.
Somerville is a WSOP bracelet winner with $3.9 million in earnings. This summer, he earned $1.34 million in a $100,000 Super High Roller event at the Bellagio. The prize money was chopped four-ways with Jason Mercier, Dan Smith and Thomas Marchese. Somerville officially finished in fourth.