The Online Railbird Report: “ChaoRen160” Wins $467,000; Cates & van der Sman Lose Big
The high-stakes online action on PokerStars has been going strong since the end of the World Series of Poker, and this week was no exception as “ChaoRen160” finished as the biggest winner with $467,533 in profit from 46 sessions comprised of 3,519 hands.
Not far behind were the week’s other big winners: Ben “Ben86” Tollerene (+$343,931 in 9,057 hands/116 sessions), “Gozoboro” (+$325,591 in 5,209 hands/62 sessions), and Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$293,905 in 9,829 hands/59 sessions).
Meanwhile, after finishing last week as the biggest winner with $535,000 in profit, Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman gave $307,000 back this week in 6,727 hands spread over 131 sessions, though that only made him the third biggest loser of the week because both “patpatman” (-$413,290 in 905 hands/20 sessions) and Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates (-$410,538 in 9,588 hands/71 sessions) lost more.
“ChaoRen160” Destroys Wrang in Friday Action
On Friday, Aug. 3, the big action was at the $50/$100 pot-limit Omaha tables where “ChaoRen160” emerging as the day’s biggest winner with a $154,000 win. In his biggest pot, action was heads-up when “ChaoRen160” ($29,494) opened for $300 on the button and Jannick “EDWARDHOPPER” Wrang ($39,899.62) three-bet to $500 from the big blind. “ChaoRen160” responded with a four-bet to $1,500, Wrang called, and the flop fell .
Wrang led out for a modest $100 and then called when “ChaoRen160” made it $2,000 to go, leading to the turn. This time Wrang checked, only to check-raise “ChaoRen160’s” $4,800 bet up to $21,438. “ChaoRen160” proceeded to move all in for $25,994 and Wrang called the additional $4,556.
Both players held two pair, but “ChaoRen160’s” sixes and nines were out in front. The river improved “ChaoRen160” to a full house, and he was pushed the $58,986 pot. Wrang went on to finish as the day’s biggest loser with a $171,800 loss.
In the biggest pot of the day, in a brief $200/$400 PLO game, Daniel “W00ki3z” Cates ($67,648.50) raised to $800 on the button only to have last week’s biggest winner, Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman ($62,176), three-bet to $2,400. Cates responded with a four-bet to $7,200, van der Sman called, and the flop came down . The former called a bet of $11,200, and then called a bet of $24,400 on the turn. When the peeled off on the river, van der Sman moved all in for $19,376 and Cates made the call. The Dutchman revealed for a straight, but it was no good as Cates took down the $124,350 pot with for a rivered full house.
Despite the big pot, the two finished relatively close to even, with Cates etching out a meek $10,000 win.
“5tgb6yhn7” Crushes Saturday with $297,700 Win
The $200/$400 PLO game was back in action last Saturday and “5tgb6yhn7” dominated. Not only did he win $297,700, enough to make him far and away the day’s biggest winner, but he also took down three of the five biggest hands.
In the biggest hand, action was three-handed when “5tgb6yhn7” ($94,000) raised to $1,200 from the small blind, Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman ($105,780) defended from the big, and the was run out on the flop. “5tgb6yhn7” led out for $2,000, van der Sman raised to $8,395, “5tgb6yhn7” three-bet $27,580, and van der Sman four-bet $93,530. “5tgb6yhn7” called off his remaining $65,220, and suddenly a $187,995 pot was on the line.
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“5tgb6yhn7” had flopped both flush and straight draws but needed to hit to overcome van der Sman's flopped set. The turn allowed him to do it by giving him a straight, and the river improved him to a flush.
In another notable hand, action was four-handed when “5tgb6yhn7” ($62,120.75) opened for $1,200 under the gun only to have van der Sman ($133,730) three-bet to $4,000 from the small blind. After the big blind got out of the way, “5tgb6yhn7” four-bet $13,600, van der Sman called, and the flop fell . Van der Sman led out for $25,195 and then called when “5tgb6yhn7” moved all in for $49,720.75.
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“5tgb6yhn7's” aces improved to a set on the turn, and the river allowed them to hold up so he could take down the $124,637 pot.
Van der Sman had a rough go at it but turned things around when he took down the day’s second biggest pot. In that hand, action was four-handed and van der Sman ($65,070) raised to $1,200 from the cutoff. “Gozoboro” ($36,195) three-bet to $2,000 from the small blind, and “5tgb6yhn7” called from the big. Not to be outdone, van der Sman four-bet to $9,200. Two calls ensued, and the flop came out . Two checks put action on van der Sman who fired out $15,200.
“Gozoboro” got out of the way, “5tgb6yhn7” called, and the turned, which both players checked. The river saw “5tgb6yhn7” check-call van der Sman’s all-in bet of $40,670, creating a pot of $138,135, but his two pair was no good against the Dutchman’s nut flush.
Van der Sman L0ved2play on Monday — Tobergsen Didn’t
After losing $167,000 on Sunday, Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman stormed back on Monday by finishing as the day’s biggest winner with a $238,000 win, playing mostly $200/$400 PLO against a full slate of regulars.
In the biggest hand of the day, action was six-handed when van der Sman ($86,242.55) opened for $1,000 under the gun and was called by Theo “Theo J” Jorgensen ($18,585) from the cutoff. “Yiyi01” ($38,410) came along from the button, as did Gus “broksi” Hansen ($6,600) in the big blind, and four players saw the flop, which they all checked. Three checks on the turn put action on “yiyi01,” who bet $2,800. Hansen folded, van der Sman check-raised to $8,400, and Jorgensen reraised to $14,000. “Yiyi01” called, van der Sman made it $68,595 to go, and Jorgensen called off his remaining $3,585. “Yiyi01” did the same to his last $23,410, and a $96,600 pot was created.
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The was put out on the river, and van der Sman was pushed the pot with aces full of threes. Meanwhile, Andres “Skjervøy” Tobergsen played close to 5,000 hands of $25/$50 and $50/$100 PLO, losing $147,000 and making him Monday’s biggest loser.
Tollerene Tackles Tuesday $200/$400 PLO
On Tuesday, the $200/$400 PLO games were up and running, resulting in some big action. Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies was up $500,000 at one point in the games, but, as usual, he gave some back. By the time he quit, Sahamies profited a more modest $100,700. That meant the big winner was Ben “Ben86” Tollerene, who halted his recent skid with a healthy $306,800 win.
Here’s a look at the day’s biggest hand, which saw Tollerene river a flush to win a $127,700 pot:
Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman was the big loser after dropping $296,700, and Daniel “w00k3z” Cates was next down the list with a $171,600 loss.
Millar Takes on Cates in $100/$200 NLHE on Wednesday
Last year, Alex “Kanu7” Millar finished the year as the biggest no-limit hold’em winner and is on course to capture the title again in 2012. On Wednesday, Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates took a stab at halting Millar’s momentum by playing six hours of $100/$200 no-limit hold’em, but the Brit took the American for $185,300. Cates finished as the day’s third biggest loser with a $156,300 loss.
In their biggest pot, Millar ($54,033) raised to $400 on the button only to have Cates ($32,865) make it $1,800 to go from the big blind. Millar responded by making it $4,000, Cates called, and the flop fell . Cates proceeded to check-call a bet of $4,400, the turned, and Cates checked yet again. Millar took the opportunity to bet $8,800, Cates woke up with an all-in check-raise to $24,465, and Millar called.
Cates had flopped top pair, but it was no good against Millar's big pocket pair. The river was of no consequence, and Millar took down the $65,728 pot.
Biggest Weekly PokerStars Winners/Losers
Week’s biggest winners (8/2-8/9): “ChaoRen160” (+$467,533), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene (+$343,931), “Gozoboro” (+$325,591), Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$293,905), “SleepvsMe” (+$226,626)
Week’s biggest losers: “patpatman” (-$413,290), Daniel “w00ki3z” (-$410,538), Joeri “L0ve2playU” van der Sman (-$307,700), Jannick “EDWARDHOPPER” Wrang (-$172,592)
Year-to-date winners: “EireAbu” (+$3,417,786), Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky (+$2,188,598), Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen (+$1,646,408), “bernard-bb” (+$1,441,943), Alex “Kanu7” Millar (+$1,407,718)
Year-to-date losers: “Zypherin” (-$2,840,746), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$1,560,786), Benny “toweliestar” Spindler (-$1,052,894), “1Il|1Il|1il|” (-$759,718), Gavin “gavz101” Cochrane (-$677,640), “VietRussian” (-$576,709)
*Picture courtesy of nl.pokernews.com.
Data, hands & replayer obtained from HighStakesDB.com