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The Online Railbird Report: !P0krparty¡ Wins Nearly $500,000

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The online action was in full swing throughout the week, and a Thursday night rush made "!P0krparty¡" the week’s big winner, earning $499,257 in 13,307 hands spread across 76 sessions. A pair of unknowns rounded out the top three winners, albeit quite a bit further behind. For instance, “diggidave” was the week’s second biggest winner with $138,221 profit in 115 sessions of 8,247 hands, and “Kanu7” banked $133,701 in 37 sessions of 5,372 hands.

Unfortunately, the week didn’t prove so kind to a slate of high-stakes regulars. Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil ended up the week’s biggest loser after dropping $252,016 in 2,890 hands spread across 45 sessions. Also losing quite the chunk of change were Ben “Ben86” Tollerene, who dropped $211,014 in 103 sessions of 7,969 hands, and Romain “moirhums” Arnaud, losing $190,366 in 66 sessions of 6,208 hands.

“Koncert888” Takes “verve.oasis” for $87,000

On Saturday, the Russian contingent was well-represented by pro “koncert888,”, who was the day’s biggest winner after playing a 90-minute heads-up match against Brazilian pro “verve.oasis” and winning a wholesome $87,000. The two played $50/$100 pot-limit Omaha and koncert888's ($81,683.10) biggest pot came when he opened for $300, verve.oasis ($20,598) three-bet to $900, koncert888 called, and the flop came down {5-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}.

The action really heated up at this point as verve.oasis bet $1,200, koncert888 raised to $3,200, verve.oasis three-bet to $11,399.50, and koncert888 four-bet to $39,198. Verve.oasis called off his remaining $8,298.50 and discovered he was in a bad spot:

verve.oasis: {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}
koncert888: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Verve.oasis' top and bottom pair was dominated by the flopped set of koncert888 and the former player was left drawing to a queen. The {6-Hearts} turn was not it, and neither was the {A-Hearts} river. With that, the $41,196 pot was sent to koncert888.

Even though he lost the hand just described, verve.oasis managed to win the biggest hand of the match. His success began when koncert888 ($94,309.30) opened for $300, verve.oasis ($22,268.50) made it $900 to go, and koncert888 made the call, leading to the {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{A-Spades} flop. Verve.oasis bet $1,349.59, koncert888 raised to $5,848.30, verve.oasis three-bet to $19,344.40, and koncert888 four-bet to $65,681. Verve.oasis had just $2,024.09 behind and made the call.

The board completed with the {6-Diamonds} turn and {10-Hearts} river, prompting verve.oasis to reveal {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} for the nut flush. We’re not sure of koncert888’s cards as he mucked, conceding the $44,500 pot. Even with that win, verve.oasis went on to become the day’s biggest loser by dropping $86,000.

Sunday Belongs to Sussie Smith

On Sunday, the biggest winner of the day was a Swede, and it wasn’t Viktor “Isildur1” Blom. “Sussie Smith” won $106,000 in 833 hands of $50/$100 no-limit hold'em. It took nine hours of play, and in that time a number of top pros challenged Sussie Smith including “kanu7,” Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil, and Sami “Lrslzk” Kelopuro.

In the biggest hand of the day, Sussie Smith ($52,321.94) was playing four handed when action folded to him in the small blind and he raised to $350. D’Auteuil ($54,778.59) was in the big blind and exercised his option with a three-bet to $950, Sussie Smith four-bet to $2,650 and D’Auteuil made the call, leading to a flop of {9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}.

Sussie Smith wasted little time in betting $3,238.80, D’Auteuil called and the {6-Clubs} hit the turn. Again Susie Smith bet, this time $8,312.89, D’Auteuil called and the {7-Clubs} peeled off on the river. Sussie Smith bet $19,950.95, D’Auteuil moved all-in for $40,576.90, and Sussie Smith called off his remaining $18,169.29. D’Auteuil rolled over {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades} for the missed nut-flush draw, which was easily defeated by the {6-Spades}{9-Spades} two pair of Smith who doubled to $104,643.89.

A $200/$400 no-limit hold'em game sprung up on Saturday, boasting most of the day’s big hands. In one hand, “0Human0” ($40,000) opened for $1,200 under the gun and was met with a three-bet to $3,200 by “mickan1984” ($41,885) from the cutoff. The button and both blinds got out of the way, 0Human0 four-bet to $8,600, and mickan1984 made the call. When the flop fell {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{J-Clubs}, 0Human0 bet $7,200, mickan1984 moved all-in for $33,265, and 0Human0 made the call.

The {5-Diamonds} was put out on the turn followed by the {K-Diamonds} river, prompting 0Human0 to roll over {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}, which was good enough to win the $80,915 pot and mickan1984 simply mucked.

Also of note, verve.oasis managed to recoup his losses from Saturday after winning $90,000 playing nearly 2,000 hands of $25/$50 pot-limit Omaha.

Georgi the Only Big Winner of Tuesday

Tuesday produced only one big winner on PokerStars, Davin “mTw-DaviN” Georgi, who played 3,000 hands of pot-limit Omaha and won a satisfying $110,000. Approximately $30,000 of that came at the $50/$100 limits, while the rest came at $25/$50. It was in the latter game that he won his biggest pot.

It began when “RivalzZz” ($16,992.50) raised to $175 on the button and Georgi three-bet to $575 from the small blind. RivalzZz made the call and action was heads up to the {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop, which saw Georgi check-call a bet of $1,100. When the {7-Clubs} hit the turn, Georgi checked, RivalzZz bet $3,000, and Georgi check-raised to $12,398. RivalzZz moved all-in for $15,317.45, Georgi called off his remaining $1,455.15 and the cards were turned up:

Georgi: {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Spades}
RivalzZz: {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

RivalzZz had turned a set of sevens that were no good against Georgi's ten-high straight. With the {A-Clubs} river changing nothing, Georgi took down the $31,106.29 pot.

!P0krparty¡ Takes on Galfond

On Thursday night and into early Friday morning, “!P0krparty¡” was winning an impressive $333,000 in $25/$50 and $50/$100 pot-limit Omaha against various opponents, with some of it coming against Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond, who he challenged at nine heads-up tables. That match was still going on as of this writing, but at press time !P0krparty¡ had played 4,966 hands spread over 15 sessions, averaging a win of $67.12 per hand. Not too shabby, to say the least.

A few other pros were also in action on Thursday, including Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies ($83,827.35) and Peter “GARFIELD25” Chan ($65,980.94). In fact, the two tangled at a five-handed $50/$100 PLO table in a huge hand that began when Sahamies opened for $450 under the gun, Chan three-bet to $1,600 from the button, Sahamies called, and the flop came down {2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}.

Sahamies checked, Chan bet $2,400, and Sahamies check-raised to $10,648. Chan refused to back down and three-bet to $35,392, Sahamies moved all-in for $82,207.35, and Chan called off his remaining $28,988.95.

Chan: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Sahamies: {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

Sahamies had flopped the nut-flush draw with a gut-shot straight draw, and needed to improve against Chan's pocket kings. Unfortunately, the Finn was unable to do so as the {2-Clubs} appeared on the turn, followed by the {4-Spades} on the river, and Chan raked in the $132,000 pot.

Who's Up? Who's Down?

Week’s biggest winners (11/11-11/17): !P0krparty¡ (+$499,257), diggidave (+$138,221), Kanu7 (+$133,701)

Week’s biggest losers: Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil (-$252,016), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene (-$211,014), Romain “moirhums” Arnaud (-$190,366), mickan1984 (-$152,900), Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings (-$128,078), verve.oasis (-$97,881)

Year-to-date winners: *Gus Hansen (+$3,941,000), *Daniel “jungleman12” Cates (+$1,952,000), *Alexey “NoPasaran” Makarov (+$1,875,000), Rafi “refaelamit” Amit (+$1,823,000), *Matt Hawrilenko (+$1,440,000), *bixiu (+$1,406,000), *Phil Ivey (+$1,336,000), Andreas “Skjervøy” Torbergsen ($1,325,000), Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies (+$1,276,000)

Year-to-date losers: *Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$2,474,000), *Eugene “fishosaurusREX” Yanayt (-$1,399,000), *kagome kagome (-$1,377,000), *cadillac1944 (-$1,336,000), *Esvedra (-$1,182,000), Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker (-$1,038,000)

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*Reflects Full Tilt Poker profit/loss

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