A 22 year old professional poker player, who wishes to remain anonymous, has claimed that he is more excited to be back playing on the high stakes tables at Full Tilt, rather than retrieving his winnings. Prior to the site going down the player was a regular on the insanely high stake tables of $3,000 -$6,000.
Of course he is happy that he will be getting his money back, but these tables were where he had so much success and that is what he wants back more than anything. His screen name is “Kagome Kagome”, though it was formerly “IHateJuice” before he changed it.
The young pro was renowned for his dominance on the highest limit stakes tables available anywhere online. It is even widely known that Phil Ivey who also regularly attended these tables and is accepted as the best all round poker player of all time, once said in a game in the player chat to “Kagome Kagome” that “I think we both know that you are better than me at limit hold’em”
He Even Incited The Arrival Of These High Stakes Tables
Prior to the bigger stakes tables table he was already pulverizing players on the $2,000-$4,000 limit tables, however he wasn’t completely satisfied with those stakes. He asked them for some bigger games, and with the support of Ivey who was sponsored by the site they finally accepted.
So by the 10th of December 2010 following a huge upsurge in popularity, the German was finally given his higher stakes $3,000 – $6,000 tables and Full Tilt even put his name on one of them. The government has since stated that at around this time the company was in fact heading quickly towards insolvency.
The German professional had previously admitted a little while before the site went down that if he couldn’t keep playing high stakes he would quit the game, this is because the higher the stakes the higher the thrill he receives, he even added “I cannot imagine there are any stakes I would not consider playing”.
Fast Forward To August 2012
Well by now we are all aware of the deal between PokerStars and the DOJ in the United States to acquire Full Tilt poker and allow them to start running once again, with perhaps the biggest joy coming from all of the players that had their funds stuck in the site being assured they receive every penny back.
The German professional admits that it is a relief but he will not be withdrawing his money, he simply wants to carry on where he left off.