September 9, 2020

Cole South Off To An Incredible Start in 2020

By parkhyun

In a recent blog posting on, Cole South said that “I’ve been very fortunate to start the year off hot.”

According to Judi Online, South is up nearly $3.5 million so far in 2020 on Full Tilt Poker.

South, who is a member of “Team Cardrunners”, has been active so far in 2020, putting in a total of 42,282 tracked hands. This works out to an impressive $82.50 in profit for every hand that South has played on FTP so far this year.

Cole’s profits are made even more impressive considering his competition – he has already gotten into some high-profile battles against Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies in 2010. Despite the insane level of competition, South has still managed to rake in nearly $3.5 million in two months.

Over the past 14 months, Cole South has been the third most profitable player on Full Tilt Poker, behind Patrik Antonius (+$6.9 million) and Phil Ivey (+$6.6 million). South, despite playing roughly 100k hands less than Antonius during that time, has still managed to make an impressive $5.6 million. Antonius has struggled so far in 2010, dropping over $2 million, which has allowed South to rapidly close the gap between the two of them.

Other players who have had very strong starts to the year include:

Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn, +$2.57 million
Gus Hansen, +$1.8 million
“NEKOTYAN”, +$1.15 million
David Oppenheim, +$923k

Hansen and Tom “durrrr” Dwan (+$703k) continue to recover after both turned in horrendous years on FTP in 2009.

Both Dang brothers (Hac “trex313” Dang, Di “Urindanger” Dang) are currently up around $600k in 2010, while David Benefield has reappeared recently to collect approximately $527k in profits.

On the flip side, as mentioned, Patrik Antonius has gotten off to an uncharacteristically shaky start in 2010, dropping approximately $2.1 million over 32,666 tracked hands. Given how consistently profitable Antonius has been over his career, you would have to expect that an upswing is coming soon.