Online poker players are either going to be very happy a source of income has returned to the online tables at Full Tilt or not so happy when they realise one of the most aggressive players in poker is back.
It’s been a while since the name IIari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies rocked up at any of the Full Tilt Poker tables, but just recently he came back for a session on the Pot Limit Omaha tables where he has built quite the reputation. His style is that of Durrrr, who is also regularly seen on the PLO tables, but has also gained a rep for his aggressive No Limit play in Texas Hold’em and 2-7 Triple Draw games.
Now, Sahamies appears to back choosing his regular PLO cash tables for his return playing at $10/$20 and $25/$50 stakes. Full Tilt was his online poker home until Black Friday knocked Full Tilt out of the online poker room business until PokerStars bought out the troubled website and poker brand name. When this happened Sahamies moved over to PokerStars and has been playing cash there since, but with fulltiltpoker.eu opening up its links the man from Finland couldn’t help but get involved once again with his beloved Full Tilt screen name.
All his life Sahamies has been a competitive player known in his home country for his Billiard skills. In his youth he took down 2 Junior Billiard Championships and in 2009 he was the Finnish Water Sliding champ, quite an impressive set of trophies. However, his poker trophy cabinet is still awaiting a big poker honour.
In fact, he came very close last year in the live Spanish EPT €5,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event in August where he came second by a whisker taking away €629,700 in prize money. A tough EPT event and a second place win is proof of the talent Sahamies has locked away. He also came fourth in the same EPT event just before his second place triumph. He won €291,900 from the €50,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Event.
The EPT was the only event Sahamies was involved in during 2012’s mega mass of tournaments and this is a surprise as his overall live tournament career alone shows he has made himself a millionaire from live poker with $1,590,369 from tournament cashes since he first began on the live scene back in 2001.
Maybe IIari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies feels online poker is the most convenient way to pull in regular cash while remaining in his home country. It is a shame in many respects as his personality has an entertaining knack of winding up fellow poker pros at the table and this is a side of his live poker that is missed, but who can deny the comfort and convenience of multi tabling high stakes Pot Limit Omaha cash games online at Full Tilt Poker!