The Online Railbird Report: Tollerene & Haxton Win Big; Blom Drops $1,474,629

Online Railbird Report

In last week’s Online Railbird Report, we highlighted Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s remarkable $1,703,125 win against Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene in six hours. Unfortunately for the Swede, he couldn’t hold on to it as Tollerene recouped $1.5 million of it last Friday. Tollerene finished as the week’s biggest winner with $1,209,540 in 3,253 hands spread across 33 sessions.

Other winners included Issac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton (+$504,568 in 13 sessions/1,818 hands) and “SallyWoo” (+$299,494 in 10 sessions/649 hands) on Full Tilt Poker, and “Odd_Oddsen” (+$316,225 in 112 sessions/7,575 hands) over on PokerStars.

Not surprisingly, Blom was the week’s biggest loser, having dropped $1,474,629 in 12,760 hands across 151 sessions. Other losers included Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$385,066 in 7 sessions/908 hands) and Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (-$309,456 in 19 sessions/1,789 hands) on FTP, and Ignat “0Human0” Liviu (-$296,217 in 106 sessions/5,751 hands) on PokerStars.

“Sanlker” Takes Blom for $213,000 in Saturday Action

On Saturday, April 6, a $500/$1,000 capped no-limit hold’em game sprung up on Full Tilt Poker between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and “Sanlker”. The two have a storied rivalry, but this day belonged to the German, who relieved his Swedish foe of $213,000 in 45 minutes. The two played many pots that capped out at $60,000, and here are a few.

Hand #1: “Sanlker” ($35,000) opened for $2,000 on the button, Blom ($73,993) called from the big blind, and the flop came down 66J. Blom ended up check-calling a bet of $2,400, the 3 turned, and again Blom check-called a bet, this time $5,896. When the 10 completed the board on the river, Blom checked for a third time and then called when “Sanlker” bet $19,704. “Sanlker” tabled the 106 for a full house, and it was good, as Blom sent his cards to the muck.

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Viktor \"Isildur1\" Blom

Hand #2: “Sanlker” ($123,416.75) opened for $2,000 only to have Blom ($30,000) three-bet to $6,000. “Sanlker” responded by four-betting the cap of $30,000, and Blom called.

“Sanlker”: 22
Blom: AK

It was a flip, and one that would come down in “Sanlker’s” favor as the board ran out Q9Q7K. Ship the $60,000 pot to “Sanlker.”

Hand #3: Blom ($62,841.75) opened for $2,000, “Sanlker” ($30,000) called, and the flop fell 9JK. “Sanlker” check-called a bet of $2,000 and then promptly checked the 7 turn. Blom kept the pressure on with a bet of $5,000, “Sanlker” called, and the 6 completed the board on the river. “Sanlker” checked for a third time and then called off his last $21,000 after Blom bet that exact amount. Blom tabled the 78 for a pair of sevens, but it was no good as “Sanlker” rolled over the K10 to take down the $60,000 pot.

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On Sunday, April 7, Blom was back at the $500/$1,000 Capped NLHE tables to take on Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton. The two played for nearly two hours, and it was Haxton who walked away a nearly $500,000 winner. Again, there were plenty of capped pots including the following two examples.

Hand #1: Blom ($43,497.75) opened for $2,000 and then called when Haxton ($47,498.25) three-bet to $5,000, leading to an AA4 flop. Haxton led out for $3,000, Blom called, and the 2 turned. Blom ended up calling a bet of $6,000, the 10 completed the board on the river, and Haxton led out for $16,000. Blom made the call, but he had to regret it as Haxton rolled over the 1010 for a rivered full house.

Hand #2: Haxton ($37,263.30) opened for $2,000, Blom ($30,000) three-bet to $6,000, and Haxton capped it at $30,000. Blom called with the A9 and needed help against the JJ of Haxton. The 95K flop paired Blom’s nine, but he needed even more help if he hoped to win the $60,000 pot. The 6 turn wasn’t what he needed, and neither was the 8 river. Haxton’s jacks held, and he was pushed the pot.

Blom Recoups $583,000 in Tuesday Action

We mentioned earlier that Blom had won $1.7 million last week only to turn around and give it back a day later. You can read about this here. On Tuesday, Blom got things back on track and profited $583,000 after playing ten hours at various games such as 2-7 triple draw, fixed-limit Omaha hi/lo and pot-limit Omaha. Approximately $200,000 of that came from Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene at the $50/$100 PLO tables, and an additional $126,000 at the $100/$200 stakes. It was at the latter that the biggest pot of the day occurred.

Biggest Winners/Losers (Full Tilt Poker)

Week’s biggest winners (4/5-4/11): Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$1,209,540), Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton (+$504,568), “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$316,225), “SallyWoo” (+$299,494), “SetoKaiba1” (+$217,084), Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies (+$172,849)

Week’s biggest losers: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$1,474,629), Tom “durrrr” Dwan (-$385,066), Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (-$309,456), Ignat “0Human0” Liviu* (-$296,217), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (-$265,025), Ben “Ben86” Tollerene* (-$158,587)

Year’s biggest winners: Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (+$3,842,936), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (+$2,590,000), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (+$1,994,041), Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$1,984,213), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (+$1,762,651), “SallyWoo” (+$1,161,110), Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon (+$1,133,267), “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$916,096), “1Il|1Il|1il|”* (+$868,198), Ronny “ronnyr37617” Kaiser (+$728,550)

Year’s biggest losers: Gus Hansen (-$2,792,068), Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky (-$1,912,580), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$1,606,502), “patpatpanda” (-$1,330,885), Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver (-$1,220,399), “punting-peddler” (-$1,099,064), “CRAIN85” (-$925,500), “samrostan” (-$863,299), Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar (-$826,652)

*Denotes PokerStars

Data, hands and replayer obtained from

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