Biggest cash game action in years at Partypoker

The name of the game was $200/$400 PLO with more than $1.6 million on the table!

Long gone are the days, when we could witness real nosebleed-stakes action online. All poker fans remember the legendary sessions at Full Tilt Poker's 'RailHeaven' table with blinds of $500/$1,000. Six- or even seven figures changed hands easily when the true legends of the game sat down to play.

Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom, Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond, Dan 'Jungleman12' Cates, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius or the Dang brothers. The list goes long when it comes to the real heavyweights of the online cash games. However, these guys have one sad thing in common: they haven't played reasonable volume in the past few years - except for the sickest of all, 'Isildur1', but even he plays very little compared to his earlier sessions.

The stakes have also dropped down significantly, with the highest available tables "only" reaching the $200/$400 heights. But even these tables have gotten pretty dusty as the action of this caliber has dried up drastically. Fortunately for the fans, this seems to change a bit.

With Partypoker's tremendous efforts to become the number one poker operator in the world, the nosebleed games have also returned. The site opened a private $200/$400 PLO table, dedicated to its Ambassador, high-stakes player, Sam Trickett.

Sam has been a force in the live cash game scene for years now, and his usual companion seems to enjoy the online battle too. In the recent past, several crazy PLO sessions went down at this table, with many high-profile participants and a few mysterious monikers. When guys like Leon Tsoukernik, Rob Yong, Trickett, or Matt Kirk show up to play insane action and huge swings are guaranteed.

In their latest battle, each of the participants had six-figure stacks, 'swordfishAA' (who's believed to be 'Aussie' Matt Kirk) sitting on more than $700K at one point. The overall results of these games are uncertain, but the last time Trickett and Yong were the biggest winners, racking up about $300K each.

Not surprisingly, the poker community loved the action, poker player and Youtuber, Joe Ingram even streamed the game live on his channel.

Only the future can tell whether we can enjoy railing these games on a regular basis from now, but considering the deep pockets and the level of degeneracy these guys have, we expect to see the high-stakes online games shaken up a bit!