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The Online Railbird Report: Georgi First Over $1 Million, Blom Drops $224K, Plus Trickett's Back

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The FTOPS XXI has come to a close, and it seems players were keen to take a little break before the holidays as the last week of high-stakes online action was uncharacteristically slow. For the past few weeks, the high-stakes games have spread more regularly on Full Tilt Poker than on PokerStars, and that trend continued this week as the mysterious “Schoitl” finished as the biggest winner with $394,679 in profit from 4,461 hands over 32 sessions.

For a look at the FTOPS XXI results, click here.

What’s more, the next four biggest winners all came from FTP, including Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (+$222,001 in 46 sessions/4,139 hands), “Sanlker” (+$208,658 in 15 sessions/1,004 hands), Davin “davin77” Georgi (+$172,894 in 82 sessions/11,253 hands) and Sam “S3 TRX” Trickett (+$171,307 in 33 sessions/2,237 hands).

On the flip side, last week’s biggest winner with $1.1 million in profit, current FTP Professional Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, finished as this week’s second biggest loser after dropping $224,489 in 1,737 hands spread across 27 sessions. Only “patpatpanda” lost more, dropping $321,340 in 2,710 hands across 17 sessions. Interestingly enough, Phil “Polarizing” Ivey, who returned to the FTP tables last week, lost $207,246 in 27 sessions/1,175 hands.

Blom & “Sanlker” Find Mixed Results In $300/$600 NLHE Action

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom took to the $300/$600 No-Limit Hold’em tables on Full Tilt Poker and played against “Sanlker” and “Trueteller”. Blom managed to take approximately $110,000 from the latter, though he later dropped $143,000 to the former. When the day ended, Blom was down $153,000, and “Sanlker” was the day’s biggest winner with $150,700 in profit.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

In the day’s biggest pot, action was heads-up when “Sanlker” ($98,287.94) opened for $1,200 and then called when Blom ($33,482.55) three-bet to $3,600. When the flop fell {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, Blom took the initiative and led out for $3,600, which “Sanlker” quickly raised to $7,925. Blom made the call and then both players checked the {J-Hearts} turn, which brought about the {J-Spades} on the river. Blom checked, “Sanlker” moved all in, and the Swede called off his remaining $21,957.54. Unfortunately for him, he could only muck when “Sanlker” tabled the {10-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} to take down the $66,965 pot.

In another notable hand, one that Blom also lost, action was once again heads-up, though this time against “bbvisbadforme”. The duel began when Blom ($29,979.65) opened for $1,200 and then called when “bbvisbadforme” ($131,451.50) three-bet to $3,200. The latter then led out for $3,600 on the {4-Hearts}{10-Spades}{J-Diamonds} flop, Blom called, and the {8-Clubs} appeared on the turn. Again Blom called a bet, this time for $7,800, and then “bbvisbadforme” bet enough to put his opponent all in on the {Q-Clubs} river. Blom called off his last $15,379.64 but mucked when his opponent rolled over {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a straight. Ship the $59,959 pot to “bbvisbadforme.”

It’s also worth noting that both Gus Hansen and Eugene “fishosaurusREX” Katchalov won on FTP on Thursday, banking $90,700 and $82,600, respectively.

“Schoitl” & Trickett Dominate Monday’s $200/$400 CAP PLO Action

After a slow weekend, the big games returned on Monday on both FTP and PokerStars. On FTP, Sam “S3 TRX” Trickett played $200/$400 CAP PLO and walked away a $307,000 winner, mostly from two 90-minute sessions. “Schoitl” also did well in Monday’s game, winning nearly $280,000. Other six-figure FTP winners included “mikki696”, Benny “pyschobenny” Spindler and Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene.

On the flip side, Rafi “howisitfeellike” Amit finished as the day’s biggest loser ($200,000); however, his misery had the company of “patpatpanda” and Davin “davin77” Georgi, who both finished as six-figure losers.

In the day’s biggest pot, action was four-handed when Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery ($33593) opened for $800 under the gun, Ben “1Mastermind”Chen ($20,797.50) three-bet to $3,000, “Schoitl” ($69,423.50) called, and Trickett ($59,382) four-bet to $12,800. Akery called, Chen capped it at $19,000, and the rest of the players called.

Chen: {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Akery: {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Trickett: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
“Schoitl”: {A-Spades}{8-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The {Q-Spades}{A-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop was kind to “Schoitl” as it delivered him two pair, though the {9-Hearts} turn gave Chen the nut-flush draw. While the {Q-Hearts} river actually gave it to him, it also have “Schoitl” a full house and the $76,000 pot.

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

In another notable hand, action was six-handed when Akery ($36,011.50) opened for $800 under the gun and Georgi ($50,866) three-bet to $3,000 from the hijack. “Schoitl” ($41,528) called from the button, Trickett ($67,845) did the same from the big blind, and Akery called the additional $2,200, making it four-way action to the {6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades} flop. Trickett immediately led out for $12,200, Akery folded, and Georgi capped it at $13,000 even. Both “Schoitl” and Trickett called and the cards were turned up:

Georgi: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Trickett: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
“Schoitl”: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{4-Spades}

The {6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades} flop gave Trickett a set of tens, but the {5-Spades} turn provided “Schoitl a flush. The {8-Diamonds} failed to pair the board on the river, and “Schoitl” was pushed the $51,200 pot.

Georgi Becomes First Player To Win $1 Million On Full Tilt Poker

The return of Full Tilt Poker brought with it the return of some high-stakes professionals including Davin “davin77” Georgi, who won $224,900 on Wednesday to put him over a $1 million in winnings on the once-vilified site. Georgi has been doing it at the $200/$400 CAP PLO games, which is where his latest win came from.

In his biggest pot, action was three-handed when Georgi ($67,365) opened for $800 on the button and Chen ($22,201) three-bet to $2,800 from the small blind. “Schoitl” ($54,607.50) called from the big, as did Georgi, and all three players saw a flop of {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. Chen led out for $8,400, “Schoitl” called, and then both of those players called when Georgi capped it at $13,200, creating a pot worth $48,000.

Georgi: {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Chen: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
“Schoitl”: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs}

The {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop delivered the lead to Georgi with two pair, but it was the running {3-Clubs} turn and {5-Clubs} river that gave him a flush and the win.

Although that pot was sweet, it wasn’t the biggest of the day. That one actually happened in a $200/$400 PLO game over on PokerStars. Have a look:

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Biggest Winners/Losers

Week’s biggest winners (12/13-12/19): “Schoitl”* (+$394,679), Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic* (+$222,001), “Sanlker”* (+$208,658), Davin “davin77” Georgi* (+$172,894), Sam “S3 TRX” Trickett* (+$171,307)

Week’s biggest losers: “patpatpanda”* (-$321,340), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom* (-$224,489), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey* (-$207,246), Rafi “howisitfeellike” Amit* (-$200,068), “Sussie Smith” (-$173,891)

Biggest Year-to-date winners: Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky (+$3,581,763), Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen (+$2,505,151), “EireAbu” (+$2,176,527), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene (+$2,151,956), Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$1,635,244), Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker (+$1,568,022), “bernard-bb” (+$1,488,484), Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond (+$1,417,998), “longerpig” (+$1,403,455)

*Indicates Full Tilt Poker

Data, hands and re-player obtained from HighStakesDB.com

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