Ilari Sahamies plays at Full Tilt Poker
Why at Full Tilt?
Ilari Sahamies is mostly to be found online at the high stakes games of Full Tilt Poker. As these are the highest nosebleed stakes games available on a regular basis on the Web, this is where the most dangerous poker pros like to meet and to battle in large big blinds games.
The high stakes section at Full Tilt Poker is appropriately named Ivey's Room. There you will find no-limit holdem or PLO in tables with stakes ranging from $50/$100 to $500/$1000. The regulars at these games are Phil Ivey himself as well as Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, John Juanda, Tom Dawn and of course our favorite player Ilari Sahamies. There are plenty of other high profile poker pros who might not be as well known but are nevertheless forces in the world of online poker: Cole South, Di Dang "Urindanger", Brian Townsend, "Sammy any 2", Ashton Griffin, Isildur1 and more.
Of course you don't have to be one of these ultra high stakes poker players to enjoy signing up at Full Tilt. These games just show that Full Tilt is the room of choice for the best players, so it implies that they think that their money is safe there (and some have bankrolls over one million dollars) and that the games are fair. After all Full Tilt is owned by some of these players such as Phil Ivey so they could have an interest in getting more favorable cards. But this is obviously not the case, as all other top pros not owners of full tilt trust the software that deals the cards. This software with its random number generator is audited on a regular basis and it is clear that Full Tilt Poker is one of the safest online poker rooms.
For us common mortals there are many reasons to like Full Tilt. The software is safe, fast, efficient and enjoyable to use, with its unique graphics, sounds and avatars. The choice of games or tables you can join is so wide that all types of poker players will find the format they like. Ring games or tournaments, small or large stakes. And there is always some action in all these variations at any time of the day or night. They also have a series of online poker tournament events called FTOPS that takes place twice a year and gives you the opportunity to compete in these large buy-in multi table tournaments similar in spirit to the WSOP, just online.
In addition Full Tilt brings innovation and promotions to the table. They recently created a new form of poker called Rush Poker which is an accelerated version of the game of poker, where the unavoidable time wasted waiting to your new cards has bene reduced to the near minimum thanks to a sophisticated program managing hundreds of players in real-time. For the promotions you get a 100% bonus up to $600 when you register. They also offer reload bonuses at times. And they have an internal reward point system. As one of the top online poker room, full tilt is highly recommended and in any case, this is where Ilari Sahamies plays for the most part.
Daniel Cates is already a legend among online poker players, as in just a few years he has risen to the top of high stakes heads-up tables, challenging everyone including Phil Ivey himself.